Things You'll Need
- Thick black fabric
- Matching thread
- A sewing machine
- Heavy iron-on fabric interfacing
Mickey Mouse hats are a fun, and almost essential, accessory for your Walt Disney World trip. Unfortunately, these hats cost between 15 and 20 dollars if you buy them in the park. This is just too expensive for many people. Luckily, these hats are very easily made at home for a fraction of the cost. Make enough hats for everyone in your family, pack them in your suitcase, and you're ready to go! These hats are also great for Halloween costumes.
From the black fabric, cut out two semi circles that are each 8 inches wide at the base and 8 inches tall. Cut several small slits (about 1/4 inch long) all around the circular part of the pieces of fabric.
Pin the two semi-circle pieces together, one directly on top of the other, with the right sides facing each other. Sew all around the curve of the semi-circles, sewing the two of them together. Do not sew the flat part of the semi-circles together.
Hem the flat part of the semi-circles and then turn the hat right-side out.
Cut four circles out of the black fabric, each about 5 inches in diameter. Cut out two circular pieces of interfacing, also 5 inches in diameter. Make two groups of circles, each with two fabric circles and one interfacing circle.
In each group of circles, iron the interfacing circle onto the wrong side of one of the fabric circles. Pin and sew the two fabric circles together with the wrong sides out. Leave the seam open about 2 inches so you can turn the ear right-side out again.
After each ear is sewed and turned right-side out, hand sew the openings closed. Sew one circle to each side of the hat base.
To make a Minnie Mouse hat, just add a red bow to the top of the hat.
Courtney Clark studied English, creative writing, film and history at Southern Virginia University from 2005 through 2008, earning a Bachelor of Arts. During her time at SVU, Clark participated in the English Honors Society and the university's film club.