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Sew adorable mini witch's hat

Posted by Melanie G. from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Melanie G.'s 4 projects »
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  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 1
    Step 1

    First of all you will need something round to draw around. The final hat height will be half the radius of the circle.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out the sinamay.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 3
    Step 3

    And then fold in half.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 4
    Step 4

    You can either cut in half and use two colours of sinamay.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 5
    Step 5

    Or simplay use a damp cloth to release the glue and join the sinamay together.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take corners and pull into a cone shape. Trim off excess sinamay if you need to. Make a sinamay strip as seen in the fascinator tutorial and stitch this up the back seam of your witches hat.The bottom of the cone needs shaped with a curve so that it will sit properly on the head.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stitch wire along the outside edge of the cone base using a blanket stitch. Make sure that the ends of the wire over lap each other by at least an inch.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 8
    Step 8

    Next decide on the shape and size of your brim. Make a paper template if it helps.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 9
    Step 9

    Again two pieces of sinamay joined using a damp cloth and iron will be needed.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 10
    Step 10

    Wire the top edge of the brim with wire and blanket stitch again.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 11
    Step 11

    Draw around the cone onto the brim.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 12
    Step 12

    Cut a good 2cm inside this shape and then cut flaps back to the outer edge.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 13
    Step 13

    Tuck the tabs under the cone of the hat and stitch tightly going around tow to three times.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 14
    Step 14

    Choose a bias cut edging such as petersham. If you dampen the petersham before you stitch it on, it will dry smoother.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 15
    Step 15

    Use a stitch which only shows on one side and match the thread colour well.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 16
    Step 16

    I have used a looper braid to cover stitches on the underside of the brim.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 17
    Step 17

    I have then decorated the little hat with another rosette and tiny pumpkin.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 18
    Step 18

    Covered the join between top and brim with some braid and used a little sinamay twist and burnt ostritch feather at the back.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 19
    Step 19

    The small feathers are called spikey goose and can be curved by running your thumb firmly down the back.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Mini Witch Hat - Step 20
    Step 20

    Usually a piece of elastic stitched into the underside of the hat and worn around the back of the head under the hair will keep the hat on. You can also sew in a couple of elastic loops which the wearer can slide hair clips inot to keep firmly on the head.

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Marleyy Bear
Marleyy Bear · 5 projects
Super cute! Happy
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