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Pep up a spare old bowler with snazzy felt cat ears!
Hey everyone. I LOVE THIS DIY! Since I made this hat I have worn it literally every day and I love it. It is relatively easy to make if you have basic sewing skills.

Posted by AllyEbdon from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See AllyEbdon's 8 projects »
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  • How to make an animal hat. Bowler Hat With Cat Ears! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out your template pieces.

  • How to make an animal hat. Bowler Hat With Cat Ears! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut your felt pieces. The base piece is optional if you are low on fabric since it is just used as a marker but I like to work with it in fabric as it's more flexible and accurate to how the fabric will lay.

  • How to make an animal hat. Bowler Hat With Cat Ears! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take your back pieces and fold the V shapes in on themselves and sew down these seams. These darts will shape your ears and give them a 3-d look.

  • How to make an animal hat. Bowler Hat With Cat Ears! - Step 4
    Step 4

    After sewing your darts your ears should look like this!

  • How to make an animal hat. Bowler Hat With Cat Ears! - Step 5
    Step 5

    And inside out they should look like this. See that nice curve?

  • How to make an animal hat. Bowler Hat With Cat Ears! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now sew the front piece onto the back piece. Remember that when you pin your front on you need to be able to see the seams of your back piece otherwise when you turn it inside out the back seams will show.

  • How to make an animal hat. Bowler Hat With Cat Ears! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Turn inside out and admire.

  • How to make an animal hat. Bowler Hat With Cat Ears! - Step 8
    Step 8

    Stuff your ears.

  • How to make an animal hat. Bowler Hat With Cat Ears! - Step 9
    Step 9

    Use your base piece as a marker for placement on your hat.

  • How to make an animal hat. Bowler Hat With Cat Ears! - Step 10
    Step 10

    Using chalk or light pencil mark on your placement.

  • How to make an animal hat. Bowler Hat With Cat Ears! - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now sew on your ears. Sew the front line first to make totally sure they are straight.

  • How to make an animal hat. Bowler Hat With Cat Ears! - Step 12
    Step 12

    And you're done!

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Callie P.
Callie P. · Ballymena, Northern Ireland, GB
absolutely adorable xxx
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Nixie Nightshade
Nixie Nightshade · Brandon, Florida, US
Do you think that since they are both felt, that maybe you could needle felt them in place and hide your seams? if not, you've still got a killer adorable hat, but wouldn't that blend and kinda make it all look uniform?
AllyEbdon
AllyEbdon · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 8 projects
That's a really brilliant idea! I shall give it a go!
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Yizzimindi
Yizzimindi · Newcastle, New South Wales, AU · 1 project
Thanks! These hats are so cute!
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PinkWeeds
PinkWeeds · Omaha, Nebraska, US · 207 projects
super cute!
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