Monday, January 2, 2012

Chubby Fashionista Hat

Many of you have been clamoring for the Hat Tutorial.  Thanks so much!  I know your favorite baby will be beautiful wearing it.
The Christmas Hat that matches Chubby Fashionista's Christmas Cape is adorable! 

Here's where the story begins. 
This boucle' sweater is a couple of years old.  Chubby Fashionista's Cape was made with the fabric from this sweater.  A matching hat was a MUST!  Accessories are always a MUST!  *wink!* 

Using a pattern from this book:   
('Love this book!  You may want one yourself!  'Got mine from Crafter's Choice.)
and one sleeve from the sweater, I made a darling hat for our gorgeous little girl!  Trace and cut the pattern from the book.  Lay it on the sweater sleeve.
 Carefully cut the sleeve.
Flip the pattern to the other side of the sleeve and continue cutting.
Sew each of the four "valleys" toward the center of the hat.  The top of the hat will look like a cross.
Can you believe it?!  You are finished with the hat.  Turn it right side out and embellish! 

Using ribbon instead of fabric, I made a Chubby Fashionista Rose Accessory .  It's the same idea as using fabric.  Sew along the edge of the ribbon with the longest straight stitch on your sewing machine.  Tie off one end of the seam.  Gently tug on the bobbin thread at the other end of the ribbon.  This will gather the ribbon.  From there, follow the directions for the Chubby Fashionista Rose Accessory just like you would for the gathered fabric. 
Attach the Rose Accessory it to the Christmas Hat.  Sometimes Chubby Fashionista is cooperative with modeling.  Other times, not so much!  This Teddy Bear makes a greart stand in when we need to get angles from different sides.
Adorable!  Absolutely adorable! 
You can see the original hat idea on the teddy bear, but it was a little too big for our sweet girl.  We had to flip it up about one inch for Chubby Fashionista.  I like it that way, though.  It makes me think of Paddington Bear!  It's nice that there is plenty of sweater to cover her precious little ears. 

OK.  OK.  Here's the real super model! 

Chubby Fashionista loves her snuggly hat and  sweater cape .  Isn't she beautiful!?

Thank you for sharing our joy!


  1. Oh my goodness, sooo cute! It's projects like this that make me want to have a second kiddo, just in case it's a girl. Thank goodness for nieces! :-)

  2. Sent this blog to the Arklahoma Birth Network co-founder. . .there are many in that group who would treasure the retro sewing book suggestion. Additionally, this post will cause more mamas to have more babies. . .you are causing a population explosion with cuteness overload. Tami

  3. Thank you! Thank you! I totally agree with both comments about "CUTENESS". You just can't have too much of that! This is an excellent book. All patterns are in the back with easy to follow directions!! 'Love it! -Marci

  4. How Cute! what a great job you did and what a beautiful model you have! Karima

  5. So cute... I'm going to have to make one in adult size for me though as I don't know any tots at the moment (well, that my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!)

  6. Thank you! Chubby Fashionista really knows how to "work an outfit"! ;-) *wink* Cold weather is just an excuse to wear cute hats! -Marci

  7. It made me think of Paddington Bear too! Love how big the flower is!

  8. Don't you love Paddington Bear! He's almost as cute as our Chubby Fashionista! -Marci

  9. That outfit is adorable! And so is your little one! I found you through Ladybird Lane. Thanks for sharing! :)

  10. Hello, Crafty Mischief! I love Ladybird Lane, what a great blog! 'So glad you hopped on over. Yes, Chubby Fashionista is quite the super model! ;-) *wink* -Marci

  11. Oh my!! That gorgeous little bubba is just too precious!! Love the outfit too! ;)

  12. I can't possibly imagine what i was doing in January that I missed this adorable project and your gorgeous supermodel! Must have been a crazy work week. Thank you for linking it up a the IC!

  13. Oh goodness! I doesn't get any cuter then that. I love the outfit! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.


  14. She is adorable and I love, love, love that hat. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  15. So totally cute!! Thanks for linking this wonderful post up to my “Themed Blog & Shop Hop!”

  16. How adorable! Love this so much. cute cute cute
    ~ Sharon and Denise


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