We have a little bunny in our house!
Yep, I'm at it again! I'm making silly hats for my son who will kill me when he sees these photos in 15 years! The design is very similar to the pumpkin hat and Santa hat I made earlier. I bought some white stretchy cotton fabric and I used one of his hats as a template.
I traced around his hat and added some extra for the seam allowance. I usually make my DIY hat a little bigger and then try it on him and adjust as needed.
For sewing with knits, I've found that using my sewing machine foot that's made for knit fabric makes a huge difference. It doesn't bunch up as much as when I use the general foot.
For the ears, I sketched out a little design for the pink and white parts.
I used felt so they would be a little more stiff than a cotton fabric.
Good old Elmer's glue did the trick to attach the pink shape to the white ear.
I stuck the ears inside two layers of the hat (with right sides together).
I like to add a folded up band at the bottom so the hat can be adjusted slightly if needed. I made this one awhile ago, so Connor's head was a little bigger by the time he wore it.
Press the seams and we're ready to bunny hop!
I think he enjoyed playing with the plastic eggs more than modeling his new hat...