Ni Hao, Kai-lan No-Sew Fleece Hats

Ni Hao, Kai-lan No-Sew Fleece Hats

Say hello to a warmer winter. Create these no-sew hats with fleece and our printable template.

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Ni Hao, Kai-lan No-Sew Fleece Hats

Craft Features

Parent Supervision Needed
This craft requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or intricate handiwork.
Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.
Gift
The best gifts are handmade. Make this craft together and give it as a gift to a parent, grandparent, or your child's classmates.

Developmental Skills

Create with Us
Create with us skills involve self-expression, experimentation, and imagination through visual arts (like painting and sculpting), dramatic play, cooking, and dance.
Ages: 4-6

Materials

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Cut the fleece into a rectangle that measures about 13 inches high by the width of your child's head plus 1 inch.

  2. Step 2

    Right sides together, fold the fleece in half, aligning the two 13-inch edges. Glue along the inside of these edges, stopping about 4 inches from one end. Dry thoroughly.

  3. Step 3

    Just below the glue area, snip in (perpendicular to the seam) about 1/2 inch deep.

  4. Step 4

    Turn the hat right side out. Overlap the two unglued edges. Glue in place. Let dry.

  5. Step 5

    Roll up the hat from the bottom (about three times) to create a rolled cuff.

  6. Step 6

    Print and cut out the hat template of your kid's favorite character.

  7. Step 7

    Trace the face pieces and cut them from the felt. For tiny shapes, if it's easier for you, draw them onto the hat later with the fine-tip markers or fabric paints.

  8. Step 8

    When the hat is dry, place the seam at the back and glue the character face pieces onto the area above the rolled cuff.

  9. Step 9

    Cut a short, narrow strip from the fleece. Gather the top of the hat like a ponytail, and use the strip to tie it tight. Knot. Snip ends close to the knot.

  10. Step 10

    Fringe the top of the hat above the tie.

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