By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 6 and up
Everyone will be green with envy after getting a peek at this super cute frog hat. Whether your children make this for one of their dolls or stuffed animals, or enlarge the pattern big enough for them to wear, it'll be a hit.
What you'll need:
- ½ yard green fabric
- 12" x 4" strip of green felt or t-shirt material
- Fabric glue or needle and thread
- 5" x 1" piece of red felt
- Black permanent marker
- 2 cotton balls or large white pom-poms
- 2 small, round black or dark brown buttons
- Stick pins
How to make it:
- Fold green fabric in half so that the right sides of the fabric face each other. Wrong side of fabric should be facing up. Pin pattern to the fabric and cut around pattern. Keep the two pieces of fabric together, and remove pins and pattern. (See photo.)
- Cut the strip of green felt in half lengthwise, you should have two strips 12" x 2". (See photo.)
- Fold one of the edges inward and hot glue it in place to create a clean edge. Repeat this process on the second strip.
- Separate the two hat pieces. Take one hat piece and flip so right side is facing up. Lay the clean folded edge of one of the green strips on top of the hat piece. Glue in place to create the hat brim. Repeat this process for the other hat piece and green strip. (See photo.)
- Place the right sides of the hat fabric together once more. The wrong sides should be on the outside. Trim the excess fabric from the strips off of each side, leaving a little a ¼" overhang. (See photo.)
- Fold the rough edge of the strip up onto the inside of the hat piece and glue in place. Holding hat pieces together, flip them over and repeat this process on the other side. (See photo.)
- Sew or fabric glue the curved edges of the hat pieces together.
- Cut a tongue shape from the red felt and attach it to the inside of the hat brim with glue or needle and thread. (See photo.)
- Turn hat right side out and attach the pom-poms or cotton balls to the top for the eyes. Attach buttons to the pom-poms.
- Use black marker to draw on two nostrils. (See photo.)
- To make this hat big enough for a child's head, measure around child's head then enlarge the pattern so that the straight edge of the pattern is half the circumference of the head measurement.
- If making for a child, use t-shirt material for the hat as it's stretchy and flexible.
- If you do not have pom-poms cotton balls work fine but are not as sturdy.