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How to make a hat for your Glovetopus

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Want to make a pirate hat for your Glovetopus?

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What do I need to do?

  1. Make sure you have enough felt.

    The size of your Glovetopus may vary. If you want to make sure that you have enough felt, there are several ways to do it. Here are two:
    1. Measure

      Measure the circumference of the head of your Glovetopus. Add four to six inches and divide by two. This will give you the width needed for each of the two pieces of felt you'll use for the hat. The height is a matter of taste, but 4 inches will probably work for your.

    2. Pinch and Approximate

      Take two pieces of felt you think are about the right size. Put one behind the Glovetopus and the other in front. Pinch the bottom corners of the felt together, as in the diagram. If you have at least an inch on each side, you have enough felt.

  2. Mark then cut your hat shape on both pieces of felt.

    If you cut them both at the same time, they will match very well.

  3. Mark, cut and sew your accent piece

    I like to use a running stitch (up and down through both pieces of fabric) for this. With the embroidery floss, it looks cute and graphic.

  4. Sew the two halves of your hat together along the edge.

    Again, the running stitch looks great.