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Topic: Hippo Hat {For my baby sister}*tut added pattern still to come*  (Read 78666 times)
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« on: December 13, 2006 05:23:35 PM »

I made this for my baby sis for christmas. It's modeled by the lovely Belkie. Bears are not ment to wear these types of hats. lol.

And then I saw that cute kitty hat that's been floating around on here and it had a tutorial. And I was like awww sydney needs one of those!
So I had a ton of material and decided to make her one.

Since it's in blues and sydney doesn't look to girly right now I though it needed the ribbons. Smiley Pretty much an exact look a like of the one in the orignal thread. Smiley

Tutorial for baby hippo hat:
-Fleece at least one yard
-felt at least one sheet pink, and one sheet of nose color (mine is purple)
-two buttons
-thread in a simillar color to your fleece
-measureing tape

Using fleece cut out pattern:
(insert pattern)
this should be what you have:

3 peices of "v" shaped fleace, one strip fleece, two circle peices of flece and two of felt.
Pin one peice of flece to one peice of felt for each ear and fold strip in half and pin:

Pin two peices of "v" togehter on one side:

(that's what is supposed to show here.)
Next sew your ears together. Leave a small space open for turning.

Tie thread if you're a freak about knots like me.Trim thread near knot.

Turn right side out using hole.

Repeat for other ear. Sew the side you pinned of the "v" shape.

Sew band along the long sides.

This is what you should have so far. Two sewn and right side out ears, one side sewn on the hat, and the brim sewn. Do not turn the brim rightside out as I did.

Now we are going to begin pining the hat together. Lay the first ear at deisred length from point. Turn one side over slightly as seen:

repeat ith other side of ear:

Lay third "V" shape over the side with the ear. Line up the botton edge not the top. and then pin.

here is how it looks from another view. you want the end of the ear to stick out. (the aprt you didn't sew shut)


repeat on other side and you should have this:

fold in half on back seam and sew. Make sure you are only sewing through the edge seam and not your hat itself. (I've done this a few times.) Go slowly and make sure you sew those ears.

Tie ends and clip seams. Turn right side out and you should have this:

Please ignore my wierd expression. It's hard to photograph ones-self and sew.
Turn your hat inside out and pin your brim to it. you want the edges to line up.

bad pick of lined up edges:

Make sure your brim is the right size. Otherwise you will have to gather your hat like I did. I will be re-making the brim at some point to correct this:

Pin the edges of your brim togther like this:

Sew the brim to the hat.

sew over the part where the two edges of the brim meet.

Now we're going to prep the hat fro sewing the two edges of the brim together. pull the inside of the hat away from the pinned edge.

sew the ends together:

You should have this:

Turn right side out and let your bear model it. They like to look even cuter than possible. Don't you love how my "helper" got her nose in the pic?

Now to hippo-ize your hat! (don't you love my new word? "Hippo-ize" I just made that up. lol)
Cut your muzzle peice out of the purple felt and pin in place:

still pinning:

If you are going to add teeth pin those to the bottom. Attach muzzle with a whip stitch. Then add your button eyes and you're set!

I will be adding the pattern later. I relized my brim piece is too small and don't want to give you guys a bad pattern. But you may be able to figure it out on your own too. *shrugs* either way I"ll be putting the pattern up in aday or two. I'm going out of town. Smiley

« Last Edit: December 15, 2006 08:25:05 PM by Eliea » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006 05:30:20 PM »

those are too cute!!!!!
my fav is the first one

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006 05:43:56 PM »

HIPPO HAT?!?!?!  How amazingly adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006 06:58:42 PM »

So cute ... how sweet of you !

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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006 07:03:00 PM »

Awwww....they are adorable!!!

Do you have instructions for the hippo hat?  That one is my favourite!!! Grin

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2006 09:04:27 PM »

har har har...how adorable!
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2006 09:11:10 PM »

 Oh my gosh! I would so wear that first one Cheesy Mind if I copy it for myself?

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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2006 07:43:25 AM »

I do have a pattern and I'm willing to post a tut. I took bunches of pics through the process. Smiley You are more than welcome to use them for personal use and non-comercial use. Smiley I don't want them sold because I'm planning on selling this style of hats myself sometime next year. Smiley (locally for now but still)
I can put the tut up later today or tommarrow. If that's ok. Smiley
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2006 08:20:23 AM »

Awesome! That reminds me of my favorite holiday song - I Want A Hippopotamous For Christmas! Thanks for offering a tutorial - that would be fantastic!
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2006 09:17:52 AM »

That is possibly the cutest thing that has ever existed.

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