Well this weekend started off promising, and then I came down with something that resembled a 24 hour bug. I suspect it was just a pregnancy thing, but Saturday night through Sunday afternoon I felt downright awful. Based on my symptoms I thought I might have food poisoning, but everyone else who ate the same meal with me had no ailments. Oh well, chalking it up to the joys of pregnancy.
In other news, Will and I have finally settled on a color for the baby’s room! I’ll save it as a surprise for now because I’m certain I’ll do several posts on the re-do of the guest room into the baby’s room. And I found this super neat fabric that I want to use as curtains, but it is REALLY expensive. I’m debating if I want to pay as much as they’re charging… But it really is cute…
On the subject of cute things, the tiny renaissance boots I made prompted a request for some Star Wars themed baby paraphernalia. I’d been planning for a while to make an adorable ewok hat, so this was my chance. Here’s the finished hat, being worn by an eggplant (I don’t have a baby around, and the eggplant was the only nearby thing that was fairly baby sized). It was very quick to make (even while I was feeling awful this weekend)! I made this for a newborn (13.5″ circumference head) but you could very easily scale up the design for an older child or an adult! I’m taking requests for other adorable baby accessories!!
Baby Ewok Hat
- 1/4 yard of fleece in burnt orange
- 1 sq foot of light brown faux fur
- 1 yard of brown yarn
- Pattern – to be posted whenever Will or I can get the scanner to work.
All patterns have 1/2″ seam allowance unless indicated.
- Cut out fleece and fur from pattern above.
- With fur right sides together, stitch 1/2″ from the edge of the fur, leaving an opening between two notches.
- Turn ears right side out.
- Place fleece pieces, right sides together and sandwich the ears inside the hat. Make sure the ears are placed on each curve and the open side of the ears lines up with the curve.
- Stitch between notches on hat.
- Fold the bottom of each side of the hat under. Pin and stitch.
- Fold the unfinished edge on each side of the flap in up to the notch. Stitch in place from the notches on the hat to the finished seam in step 6.
- Folding only 1/4″ of the face portion of the hat under, sew in place.
- Put a knot in the end of your yarn and thread other end through a yarn needle.
- Stitch two x’s onto one side of the hat, just above the notches marking the flaps.
- Tie another knot inside the hat to secure. Repeat with second side.
- Find an eggplant, or better yet a baby, to model your hat!