My husband's school is also having Crazy Hat Day tomorrow, so when I asked him last week after seeing this tutorial from Mama Lusco if he'd like a hat like The Cat in the Hat, he shocked me by saying yes. (Usually when I ask him about projects I see that I think are awesome, he just gives me a blank look that means "NO!")
I followed Mama Lusco's tutorial... mostly. Given my inability to follow directions, I made only a few changes:
- Sub on-hand green and yellow felt for red and white
- Skip the lining. The hat is probably a bit floppier this way, but I like it!
- Double-check my measurements. Somehow I managed to cut (with my new rotary cutter and mat--woohoo!) one green strip smaller than the others. Hopefully it's not too noticeable...
- Widen it just a tidge. The 22-inch strips make for a snug fit around my head, so I'd probably add another inch or so there.