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Pint-Size Pals | Homemade Hats

Pint-Size Pals

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

It's all about personal style when it comes to this customizable cap. With removable accessories - braids, horns, flowers, pint-size pals, even a "fauxhawk" - your kids can change their look to match their changing mood.


  • Kint stretch glove
  • Fleece
  • Embroidery floss
  • Snaps
  • Fabric glue
  • Googly eyes


Mix & Match Hats: Flowers - Step 1

Start by sewing five snap bases to a store-bought hat (one at the center and the remainder placed 2 inches out, hole-to-hole, in varying directions, as shown at right). Then create the fun add-ons shown at right, using the snap tops.

Mix & Match Hats: Pint-size Pals - Step 2

Cut off the fi ngers of a knit stretch glove. To make each pal, fold a 2- by 1-inch piece of f leece in half widthwise and fringe the unfolded edges. Stitch the folded edge to a glove fingertip with embroidery floss (see right).

Mix & Match Hats: Pint-size Pals - Step 3

Stuff the finger with fleece scraps.

Mix & Match Hats: Pint-size Pals - Step 4

Sew the open end closed (C). Sew a snap to the unfringed end and use fabric glue to attach googly eyes.