Faux Fur Hat

Faux Fur Hat

Faux Fur Hat

Oh my word. That’s me in this faux fur hat. I absolutely hate, like cannot bear,  having my photo taken. Hence my model does all the work. This faux fur hat is made from left-over fabric from a faux fur shrug I made. You can see that – on this link.

I knew I wanted to make a faux fur hat but wasn’t quite sure how to go about it. I found inspiration from a blogger called Aimee at Clones n Clowns. She gives lovely detailed instructions with plenty photos. Her hat is lined but I’m always in too much of a hurry to wear things so I skipped that step. Provided the inside of your fake fur is not scratchy it’s fine.

You need: –

  • faux fur
  • matching colour thread
  • sewing machine
  • pins
  • sewing scissors
  • side plate
  • tailors chalk or a piece of old dry soap
  • hand sewing needle

You do: –

Trace the top of your hat from a side plate. My side plate was 18 centimetres in diameter. If your side plate looks on the big side don’t worry, you can always take in with a bigger seam. And trim away the excess.

Trace outline for top of hat

Trace outline for top of hat

Cutting faux fur – or any fabric with a pile – can be tricky. I cut my fabric really close to the base allow the fur to remain in tact.

Cut close to the base of the fake fur

Cut close to the base of the fake fur

Now you need to cut a strip to fit around your hat. That’s the length. Always cut a bit longer. It’s infinitely easier to cut away that to have to add. And the width? Depends on how tall you want your hat and how low over your ears. And how wide your  seam will be. Need to factor that in as well. I cut my strip 15 centimetres wide.

Cut top and side pieces

Cut top and side pieces

When it comes to sewing the top and side piece together you may want to consider the direction of the pile. At the top I had the pile running front to back. And the side piece I had the fake fur falling from the top to the bottom.

Pin together and sew

Pin together and sew

Next stop, pin your pieces together – and without poking yourself with pins – try on your hat. If you’re happy, go ahead and sew it together. Too big or small. Adjust now with bigger or smaller seams.

And finish off by rolling the lower edge back and hand sewing a hem all around.

I have to say this hat is super warm. And everyone tells me I look good in it. Maybe why I felt bold enough to pose?

Have a fabulous eco friendly week.

Greenie.

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