Homemade Peter Pan Hat

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Homemade Peter Pan Hat
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Peter Pan is a popular costume for children and adults. Kids dress up like Peter Pan on Halloween and adults dress up like Peter Pan for costume parties. Children even participate in school plays starring Peter Pan. The hat is one of the most recognisable pieces of Peter’s costume. While it may seem difficult to make it is one of the easiest parts of Peter Pan’s costume that you can sew. Make this Peter Pan hat in any size you desire.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Heavy green felt
  • Measuring tape
  • Chalk
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Green thread
  • Red feather

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Use the measuring tape to measure around the head of the person wearing the Peter Pan hat.

  2. 2

    Lay our your felt on a flat surface. Draw out a square on the felt, using the chalk, to the head measurement plus 1 inch all the way around.

  3. 3

    Cut out the square with sharp scissors. Cut across the diagonal of the square to make two triangles.

  4. 4

    Test one of the triangles to see if the hat will fit. Measure one of the triangles on the person’s head and see if it comes just past the half way mark. Adjust the size accordingly here if necessary.

  5. 5

    Line up the two triangles at the top point. Sew from the top point down the side seams using a ½-inch seam allowance. Stop sewing 1 ½ inches from the bottom and backstitch to hold the ends of the thread in place.

  6. 6

    Turn the hat right side out to hide the raw edges.

  7. 7

    Fold up the bottom, unsewn part of the hat. Overlap the excess points and stitch the folded flap to the main part of the hat at the sides.

  8. 8

    Stick the point of the red feather down inside the flap at one of the sides. Sew over the end of the feather three or four times to hold in place.

Tips and warnings

  • If you have trouble overlapping the points or it seems bulky when you fold up the flap on the Peter Pan hat, you can trim these points away if desired.
  • Instead of sewing the feather into the hat, you could use a hot glue gun.

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