These guys definitely have a “too much to drink at the office party vibe” or SantaCon but with flies… And the little scrunchy bend in the hat really delivers the holiday magic. The hat works on mice too or anybody really little. They only take a few minutes to make.
how to make a tiny santa hat
You will also need:
- felt (wool or wool blend is best)
- extra fluffy chenille stems – I got these at Joanns
- white and red thread
- basic sewing kit
1. Cut out the hat shape from felt. PS – we don’t use the glue for the hat but I did use it to make the flies legs a little stiff. Put a little on your fingers and rub it onto the threads. Also- I love that glue.
2. Bend one end of the chenille wire over- about 1/2 inch.
3. Use your finger to separate the chenille as you stitch it to the edge of the felt with matching thread. Wetting your finger a little will help to flatten the chenille. Stitch over the wire in the center. We’ll fluff it back up after.
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4. Here it is form the back – stitch to the end.
5. Clip the stem (with scissors you don’t love) a little past the end.
6. Bend the end in towards the back.
7. Bend the end of the remaining stem over about 1/2 inch.
8. Place it on the back so the bend extends past the top edge. Trim the other end and bend the it up a little past the bottom edge.
9. Wrap the felt around and whip stitch with matching thread.
Open the bottom to its round shape and bend the tip over in a jaunty flop. You can pin it to the head or use a few stitches to make your fly permanently jolly.