One vivid smell from my childhood is that of my mom’s fur hat coming from the winter cold. It’s a scent I often remember when I smell my cat right after she comes inside, and it’s fresh and comforting. I don’t own any fur items (except for this; cat doesn’t count), but I do like the look of it on collars, hats and sometimes coats. Long story short, I bought some faux fur and visualized making this hat in my mind. Turns out – it’s not that difficult to make!
What you need:
- faux fur
- fabric for lining
- measuring tape
- sewing machine
DIY faux fur hat:
Measure the circumference of your head, add 1-2 cm seam allowance and write it down (mine was 56). Cut a piece of fur with the length equal to that number, and the width of 12 cm.
To make the top of the hat, you need a fur circle. The diameter of this circle is the number you wrote down divided by π (3.14). In my case, this was 56/3.14=17.83. Add an extra 3-4 cm seam allowance, and cut your circle.
Use the same measurements to cut the lining fabric.
Stitch the fur rectangle to the fur circle, on the wrong side of the fabric, all around. Then stitch the ends of the rectangle together. Do the same for the lining, and you get a lining hat.
With the fur hat and the lining on the wrong side of the fabric, stitch them together almost all around, leaving 5-6 cm open. Turn the whole hat on the right side through that hole, and stitch the remaining piece by hand.