TUTORIAL -- Wild Thing Faux Fur Hat Pattern Ears Horns for Babies Children Adult

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This PDF tutorial and pattern combo shows how to sew a faux fur hat with ears and horns and bobbles that tie under the chin. The pattern has “actual size” pieces for you to print on your home printer in 5 different sizes: baby, child, adult small, adult medium, adult large. Just print and cut. This pattern is suitable for intermediate sewers. Basic knowledge of sewing is required.

Learn to sew a Wild Thing hat to help your little (or big) monster stay warm this Winter. There’s nothing like a faux fur hat with big ears and horns to really bring out your inner beast. The earflaps finish with cord and fuzzy bobbles that easily tie under the chin. Little and big hands alike find the stuffed bobbles tactile to squeeze and fun to play with. The ties keep the hat from flying off while biking or walking in the wind.

I have made over two dozen animal hats like this, using lots of different faux furs, and this Wild Thing design is the result of a lot of experiments in technique and shaping. This pattern is easy to modify into any number of animal costumes including cat, dog, Satyr, bear, wolf, and many others. My friends and I love wearing faux fur hats when we go camping and at costume parties. I’ve noticed that people smile at me a lot more when I wear a Wild Thing hat. Informal studies suggest that if you wear a Wild Thing hat while you are running errands, you will get better service. If you use quality fabrics, these hats are very comfortable, super soft, and of course, very warm. I even sleep in mine on cold winter nights.

The pattern gives complete instructions for sewing the hat, including a discussion of the various types of fabrics you can use for each of the parts. You will need the following materials to make a hat.
Faux fur: (½ yard by 1 yard): Medium or high pile. Find faux fur in my shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gwenbeads?section_id=14348455 or at www.mendels.com
Lining: (½ yard by 1 yard): Best choice is silk charmeuse, but polyester satin, cotton sateen or even flannel will work.
Strap/Ears: (Scraps of fabric or purchase ¼ yard): polyester cuddle fabric, stretch velvet, jersey, polar fleece, or Minky.
Horns (Scraps of fabric or purchase 1/8 yard): including stretch velvet, gold lame´, linen, and cotton. Pick something relatively thin.
Sewing Thread: polyester or poly/cotton blend.
Optional: a handful of polyester fiber for stuffing or just use scraps.

The tutorial is 14 pages, including 49 color illustrations and photographs that show how to complete each step by sewing machine or by hand. Four of 14 pages show six different Wild Thing hats I’ve made with easy variations on the ears and horns. I assume you know the very basics of sewing (like threading needles and tying knots), but if you've never worked with faux fur before, this is a great place to learn how.

The printable pattern in 5 sizes is 46 pages. You will need to print 10 pages for each hat size you wish you make.

HAT NOT INCLUDED. THIS LISTING IS FOR THE TUTORIAL ONLY. MATERIALS ARE NOT INCLUDED. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON TUTORIALS. The tutorial includes discussion of appropriate materials and tools. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at gwen [at] beadinfinitum.com or convo me through Etsy.

After Etsy receives confirmation of payment for your order, you will be able to download your order from your receipt in the "Your Purchases" section on Etsy. Read more about how to download a file you purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949. If you have any questions, please convo me. The PDF document for the tutorial is 4.7MB, and for the pattern pieces is 480KB. These can be opened with Acrobat and Adobe Reader 6.0 and later. If you don't have Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free at www.adobe.com.

If you would like me to make you custom Wild Thing hat, check my other Etsy listings or email me with the colors you like, and we will discuss the details.

This tutorial is Copyright Gwen Fisher 2013, and is for personal use only. Please do not distribute or copy it. Do not mass produce the designs described therein. You may sell a limited number of pieces that you make with this tutorial, but I ask that you please give me credit as the designer. For more information on my copyright policy, visit http://www.beadinfinitum.com/Copyright_Statement.html

Average review
Nov 3, 2015 by Sally Turner
Just loving my hat. It is winter here in Australia. I was tempted to wear this in bed to keep my head warm. Just amazing pattern. All my friends love this to bits!! Thank you so much! X
Jul 9, 2015 by Flathead Jean
Great product, very detailed and accurate.
May 21, 2014 by Jil Gilbert

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