You only need:
Fleece (at the most, a 20"x30" rectangle)
First you must measure your head around (circumference) where you would like to wear the hat to determine the length of fleece you will need. Add three inches for the fringe and you have the length. In my case, 24" (circumference)+ 3" (fringe) = 27" length
Make sure the length is the stretchy direction of the fleece.
|Fleece is green|
Cut a piece of fleece 14"x27". 14 inches is the height of the hat. You may want to increase this measurement if you want a larger fold or have more on top. 27" is your head circumference (24") + fringe (3").
Place a piece of masking tape three inches from the edge along the length of the fleece.
Fold the fleece in half (masking tape strip on top) and cut fleece in 1/2" strips making sure they are even as you cut.
Open fleece and bring the two fringed edges together (touching).
Tie fringes together into double knots, starting at the bottom. Stop tying the fringes together about three inches from top (eyeball it).
Fold bottom of hat to form brim. I like just one fold, but you might prefer folding twice.
Try the hat on and determine the height you like by gathering the top with your hand and tying tightly together with a small piece of fleece. (I used a piece of selvage edge I had cut off earlier)
Make vertical cuts in the top portion of the hat to create a pom-pom, and VOILA! You have made a very cute no-sew fleece hat!
Now it's time to make the scarf. I found an awesome tutorial here that you can make in no time.
This is what I used:
3 strips of fleece - 5 inches wide by 60" long (you can adjust the length you want)
needle and thread
I layered one purple strip between two green strips.
Then I did a running stitch using a needle and thread straight down the middle of the layered strips. This would probably be neater if you used a sewing machine, but I wanted to make a scarf anyone could do, so I used a needle and thread and remember, I didn't want to pull my sewing machine out.
Fold the layered strip together along the stitching line and cut 1/2" slits along the entire length of the layered strip. Being careful not to cut through the stitched line.
Fluff it up and it's ready to wear along with your hat!
How cute is this!
And done in less than an hour and ready for the cold weather!
Until next time,
Take a little time to enjoy!