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From: Dorriebelle
Date: 01-06-2007, 10:58 AM (1 of 2)
Santa brought our son the Disney version of 'Robin Hood' on DVD this year, and he adores it. I thought I'd try to make him a felt hat, and spent some time studying it...

Before I realized that a pattern's probably already out there, online, and possibly even free. Thirty seconds later, I had this super-easy Robin Hood hat pattern.


Basically, it's a half-circle, with one seam, and a pressed fold. Hat took me less than ten minutes. Feather took a bit longer, as I couldn't find a good real one.

It's sized for an adult, but the movie has a boy bunny wearing a too-big hat, so it's fine. And it's darn easy to adjust the size - either shorten the measurements or increase the hat's fold.

Feather was made from leftover orange felt, with a florist wire sewn down the middle, two layers of zig-zag stitching, with extra coverage at the ends. The wire gives it some body and can be shaped.

A button attaches the 'real' Robin Hood's feather, but I just cut another circle of green felt and sewed it on that way. Also tacked the feather end down, under the fold.

Our son was delighted, and has barely taken it off. I'm thinking of making a fleece one to go over his ears for these cool days. There were some scraps, so here's a photo of a doll wearing one. Son (and his hat) are at the grandparents this morning ! When he gets home, I'll see if he'll sit still for a photo.
User: Dorriebelle
Member since: 06-05-2005
Total posts: 15
From: esrun3
Date: 01-06-2007, 10:56 PM (2 of 2)
very cute! Isn't it great when kids use their imagination!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
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