by Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Here’s the deal, you can’t be a fancy gnome unless you sport a fancy gnome hat.
What you need:
Pair of scissors
Batting for stuffing
Flower patches (I purchased mine from Oui Fresh)
Needle and thread
Sewing machine (optional)
Measure around your head, add 2″ and divide that total number by 2.
For example, my head was 22″ around. 22+2=24″, 24÷2=12″
Lay two pieces of felt together and use this measurement as the base of your gnome hat.
Use chalk to draw a straight line the length of the measurement you came up with for your head.
Draw two chalk lines up from the ends of the base about 15″ to 18″ to a point.
Cut out the two pieces of the hat.
Using a sewing machine (or hand sewing), sew the two sides together. You can also turn up the ends and sew to make a nice finish to the bottom of your hat.
Now is where your personal flair comes in. Cut out pieces of felt in the shapes of leaves and flower petals and sew onto the hat. Sew on your flower patches or any other patches you love too!
Stuff the hat with a batting (I used the end of a spatula to push into the point), but don’t fill all the way…just until about 4″ from the end. You have to get your head into this thing.
Wear it around the house! (WATCH VIDEO HERE)