You Will Need ...
  1. Polar fleece (as many colors as you like)

  2. Sewing machine

  3. Scissors

  4. Marker

  5. Yardstick or ruler

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Step 1: 

Lay the yard stick or ruler on the polar fleece. Measure a piece of polar fleece that is 24 inches by 12 inches and use the marker to mark the correct dimensions. Cut along the marker lines.

Step 2: 

Fold the piece of fleece in half so you end up with a square shape.

Step 3: 

Use your sewing machine to sew two of the ends. Make sure to leave one end unsewn for the head to fit.

Step 4: 

You should have a kind of pocket, with three closed ends and one open end.

Step 5: 

The base for the hat is complete, and now it's time to decorate. Cut strips of polar fleece in the same or different colors and patterns. I recommend cutting 6-inch strips that are about 1 inch wide.

Step 6: 

Pinch two little ears at the top of the hat and tie a strip around each!

Step 7: 

You can also fold up the bottom of your hat and use scissors to cut horizontal slits across the bottom.

Step 8: 

Be sure to cut all the way through both layers of the folded hat.

Step 9: 

String your fleece strips half way through each hole.

Step 10: 

Tie a knot and you've got a fantastic warm fuzzy hat!

Step 11: 

You can also make a puff ball at the top instead of ears by pinching the top of the hat together and tying a number of fleece strips around it.

Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Prep Time: 
5 minutes or less
1 adult per 2 children

Take a look at some of my cozy and warm creations!


Here are some of my many winter hats!

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