10/11/2017

Make Your Own Unicorn Hat!

Hi guys!

I have a fun, simple project to share with you today!!  My kids and I have a Halloween party to go to in a couple of weeks, and we thought it would be really fun to all go as the same thing.  I wanted something simple--since I've already made the kids their regular Halloween costumes.  Lu came up with the idea of going as unicorns, and I thought it would be so fun! We thought we could all wear white, and we'd be easy peasy unicorns!

So yes, I actually made THREE unicorn hats, but Lu was under the weather when I was taking the "finished" pictures here...so I just have these of me with my baby unicorn Ellie!
This project is really simple guys!  It starts out with a simple white baseball hat (that you can find in most craft stores).  Then add a little bit of felt, a stuffed horn, yarn, and some googly eyes! Easy peasy.

 It was virtually impossible to get pictures of Ellie not making her "unicorn face" or crawling around on all fours.  I'm thinking I might have to rethink her wearing all white, haha!
Who is ready for the tutorial?
Here's what you'll need:
  • small scraps of felt for the ears
  • small piece of gold fabric for the unicorn horn
  • two large googly eyes
  • multicolored yarn 
  • glue gun
  • template
  • thread and needle

Start by cutting out the unicorn horn and unicorn ears.  Sew up one side of the unicorn horn, as shown below
Then stuff your horn.  Use a gathering stitch to sew up the base, and pull the opening closed. Next I made segments in the horn.  I did't take great pictures here because I think Ashley has a really great tutorial on how to do the horn over on Make It and Love It.  Finally sew the unicorn horn to the hat.  I just did this by hand, grabbing a little bit of fabric from the horn and then pulling my needle through the fabric part of the hat.
Here it is all attached!
 Now, go ahead and sew up the ears.  Turn them right side out, and then sew along the base by hand to gather them up a bit. Attach them to the hat in the same fashion as you did the horn.  I just sewed the ears on by hand, working my way around the ears as I attached them to the hat. 
Now cut up lots of pieces of yarn for the mane.
Tack them onto the hat by hand by creating a look in the center of the yarn.  Pull it tightly to secure it.
I hot glue'd the eyes on, and that was it!  Not too hard right?  I think they turned out so fun!

Have a great rest of the week everyone!!
XOXO, Jill 

If you liked this post, you might also want to check out my DIY unicorn headband:

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