How to make a santa hat

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How to make a santa hat
A Santa hat is essentially a folded red triangle with a white rectangular trim. (Nomadsoul1/iStock/Getty Images)

St Nicholas, Father Christmas and Santa Claus -- that jolly old man has a plethora of names. Regardless of the name he goes by in your house, his red-and-white hat has become synonymous with the Christmas season. Making a Santa hat for seasonal festivities is an easy project requiring moderate sewing-machine skills. You can create this Santa hat in about a half-hour at home with your sewing machine.

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Things you need

  • 33 by 56 cm (13 by 22 inch) red craft fur or velvet triangle
  • 56 by 10 cm (22 by 4 inch) white craft fur
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Table
  • White pom-pom
  • Glue gun and glue sticks

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Spread the red craft fur triangle flat on a table with the plush fur side facing the table and the underside of the fabric facing you.

  2. 2

    Place the strip of white craft fur with the underside facing you on top of the bottom edge of the red craft fur triangle. The white fur should touch the underside of the red fur fabric, with the red fur touching the table so that you are looking at the underside of the red and the white craft fur. Align the bottom edge of the white craft fur with the bottom edge of the red craft fur, and pin.

  3. 3

    Sew the white fur to the red fur using a 2.5 cm (1 inch) seam allowance and a straight stitch on the sewing machine. Remove the pins.

  4. 4

    Fold the red craft fur triangle with the attached white fur in half vertically, with the right sides of the red fur touching, aligning the outside edges of the fabric to form a smaller triangle. You will be looking at a folded triangle of the underside of the red fur with the plush side of the white fur strip sewn to the bottom. Pin the sides of the red fur triangle and the white fur strip.

  5. 5

    Sew along the pinned edge to form a triangle using a 2.5 cm (1 inch) seam allowance and a straight stitch. Remove the pins.

  6. 6

    Turn the hat right side out by reaching inside, grasping an edge and pulling it out of the hat/head opening. Fold the white fur strip up and over the red fur hat. Both the hat and the white fur strip will now have the right sides of the fur facing you.

  7. 7

    Glue the large white craft pom-pom to the end of the Santa hat with the glue gun and the glue sticks. Allow the glue to dry.

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