So, just in case you didn't have anything to do this weekend, I finally have a Mario Hat Tutorial for you.
Because I'm assuming you are all last minute Halloween-ers, too, like me. You guys have 3 whole days left to make costume magic!
So I'm really not that late in posting this, really.
Since everyone else in the world procrastinates just like me. I know it.
Here you go:
This is not an exact science.
Wonkiness is okay. Mario is wonky.
The top piece is a circle with a 9 3/4" diameter.
I "egg" shaped the top to make it stand up more.Mario style.
The measurements on that middle piece are kind of hard to read.
Here they are:
On the right: 1 1/2" and 1 3/4"
Bottom: 1/2" and 2 1/4"
I doubled my felt over because I had a lot of hats to make,
so I cut for 2 hats at a time. If you're making 1 hat, just use one layer of felt.
You'll end up with this:
I pinned the bottom just so it wouldn't shift around while I was pinning the puckers. But now you need to take that bottom pin out
so you're working with just the middle of the hat.
Fold JUST the middle piece of the hat, remember it is no longer attached to the top piece!
Now pin the top and middle pieces together again, wrong sides together.They should match up well now that the puckers aren't puckers.
Okay, here is a big fat disclaimer.
I took these pictures of the first prototype,before I figured out it was better to sew and cut the puckers, rather than leaving them puckered. So from now on in these pictures,ignore the puckers.
Your puckers are sewn and cut.
no longer puckers.
Sweet. You're done. Mario Hat...
Man, that feels good. I actually for real posted something on my neglected blog.
I'm sorry, sad blog.
I'd like to say I promise to spend more time with you, but I've heard stories about empty promises.
I wrote the stories about empty promises.
I miss you.
at least now you have a cool hat to keep you warm in my absence.