Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Jessie Hat Tutorial

Today I am sharing a quick tutorial on how to make a Jessie hat. I am going to go ahead and apologize for not taking better pictures. I got so excited during the process that I forgot to take pictures along the way.
Anyway, the supplies you will need.
Cowboy Hat(I already had one left over from E's b-day party, but they have some at Hobby Lobby)
Red Spray Paint(if the hat isn't red already)
Red Yarn
Needle and Thread
Yellow Hair bow, or yellow ribbon
1" White Grosgrain Ribbon
And the really thin ribbon...not sure the size on it. 
Hot Glue Gun

I started out by spray painting the hat. I don't have step-by-step pictures. I just laid the hat on some newspaper, and sprayed a few coats on. Top and inside the brim. I didn't worry with the inside of the hat b/c no one will see that part.

Unwind the yarn and decide on a length for the ponytail. Remember to leave a little extra on the length because you will be braiding the ponytail. You will also need to decide on the thickness you want it to be.
Once you have figured out the length and thickness, tie the top off with a small piece of yarn.
Trim the bottom, so that there aren't any loops. Find something to lay on the yarn, and section the yarn into thirds. Start braiding.
When you are done, take another small piece of yarn and tie the bottom off.
The next step didn't get a picture either...sorry:o/
You will sew the braid to the inside back of the hat. You will want to use coordinating thread if possible. Just make sure that it is in there securely. After you have the braid sewn in, take the grosgrain ribbon and wrap it around the crown. Use your hot glue gun to secure the ribbon.
After that is all complete, it's time to sew in the thin ribbon. 
When sewing this in, make sure to leave it "loopy."  Such a funny word;o) When you have made it all the way around the hat, slide the needle thru a little piece of the brim on the underside so that you can tie it off. The picture shows you what I am talking about.
Tie a small little knot and trim.
Add a yellow hair bow at the bottom of the braid, and enjoy your little one in all of her cuteness:o)
See that pumpkin? I'll share the other pumpkins we carved tomorrow...They are awesome!