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« on: April 28, 2007 06:40:58 PM »

i was recently at the dirty store in orlando and for some reason they sell dog clothes.  along with all of the clothes they had little hats for dogs.  they had super cute sombreros and such.  but what really caught my eye was the fez hats.  i would have bought one, but they wanted $40 for a tiny little fez with a drawstring.  it was pretty much just a thick cardboard tube with red felt glued on it with a tassel on the top and a drawstring.  i figured i could make a fez for my cats for way cheaper than $40.  but i have no idea where i could get the cardboard tubing.  it was probably the same size as a cardboard tube for a roll of paper towels as far as the circumfrence.  but the cardboard was way sturdier and thicker.  you think i could find that type of cardboard tubing at a home improvement store or something?
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2007 06:52:47 PM »

Take a small disposable plastic cup (bathroom dixie cup sized), a piece of red felt, white glue and water.  Saturate the felt in the watered down glue, mold it over the outside of the cup,and leave it until completely dry.  Remove from cup, trim off the excess felt, trim to taste (definitely a tassel, maybe some braid around the bottom) and tack on an appropriate length of elastic for a chin strap.  I've always used a double piece of elastic cord so one piece can fit behind the ears and the other piece fit in front of the ears.  It makes it easier to keep the hat on.  Just make sure the elastic isn't tight at all.

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2007 12:46:50 PM »

thanks for the suggestions.  i would have never thought to saturate the felt with white glue and water to make it stiff. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2007 07:40:13 PM »

OMG! What a fun idea! I want to make them, but my cats would be so mad they'd pee on my clothes for sure! lol Maybe I'll make a pair for my friend's dogs. She's got little dogs...and couldn't you just see a fez hat on a Boston?!? hehe  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007 09:09:33 AM »

what a cute idea! i love pet clothes and accessories!
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2007 05:48:35 AM »

Eenodol (sp?) made one for her cat. Its in the completed projects section with the subj: crocheted cat antennae (something like that). Maybe it will help inspire?
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2007 11:39:42 AM »

i saw her amazing crocheted animal hats including the fez.  they're pretty darn cute!
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2007 07:40:14 PM »

that is so clever to soak the felt in glue first! My niece just got a MINI Pincher, I must make her a hat!!
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