You can make this out of fleece or knit if it’s warmer at your home. For supplies you’ll need small amounts of two colors of your material choice & some applique interfacing.
Now a word on sizing…
I was able to reconfigure to the correct sizing below
You’ll need TWO RECTANGLES in these measurements:
Newborn: 6″ x 8″
Infant: 7″ x 9″
Plus a strip of contrasting fabric:
Newborn: 4″ x 12.5″
Infant 4″ x 14.5″
Plus a small amount of contrasting fabric for the spots & antennas.
Take each of your rectangles & fold them in half, cut a curve on the non-folded edge.
*cut both rectangles at the same time so the pieces will be symmetrical
Next cut out a few circles for your little bug’s “spots”
Finally cut a small 2.5″ slit down the center of each hat half. (These will give the hat a better shape) After those 3 steps your pieces should look something like this…Next go ahead & applique your spots to the hat halves. (basic applique instructions here)
After the spots are in place fold piece in half with the right sides together. Sew the slit you made shut. Repeat with other half of hat. Set aside.
Now to make some antennae. (antennas?) Cut out 4 mushroom shaped pieces that are around 2.5″ long. You can either topstitch them shut or stitch & then turn them to hide the seams. I just stitched around the edge for the fleece but with knit I might turn them & then push a little stuffing inside so they’d stand up. It’s really up to you…
Next up, let’s put the hat together. Place your two halves, right sides together, with the antennas stuffed inside. Pin the antennas so the bottom of the antenna edge is lined up with the hat’s edge that way you catch them in the seams. (See below)Stitch around curved sides of hat. Turn right side out.
Last step is the brim! Fold your long contrasting piece of fabric in half & stitch the short sides shut. Next fold the tube down so it’s about 2″ wide.
Place the tube inside your right side out hat so that the edges line up. Stitch around the bottom of the hat being sure to catch all 3 layers.
It should look like this after stitching…
Flip up your brim & your little bug is ready!
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