How To: Yeti Hat

Friday, October 28, 2011

Faux Fur Yeti Hat

This isn't a true tutorial, since the first step involves purchasing Simplicity Pattern 1953 (Women & Girls' animal hat pattern), but I thought the world might appreciate my custom yeti face pieces for constructing a yeti hat. Ya know, for when you need a main feature for your Halloween costume.

Simplicity 1953 Hat Pattern

Above is a photo of Simplicity pattern 1953. Since we're using faux fur that doesn't stretch as much as the fleece that the pattern calls for, the largest sized hat must be used. If you have a larger head, you'll need to hand draft a larger version of the hat. I followed view 'B' (the owl hat) with view 'F's (the frog) short yarn tassels, but instead of cutting out owl pieces, I took some felt and made yeti pieces, below:

After following the pattern directions and you've constructed the outer, faux fur hat piece, it is time to make the felt face pieces.
  1. Attach the black felt pupils to the white eye pieces, and then attach that to the blue eye area. You can either hand sew or hot glue, your choice.
  2. Now, attach the entire eye area to the center front of the outside of the hat (similar to where the owl eye area would be located). Make sure the bottom of the blue eye area is at least one inch from the edge.
  3. Construct the rest of the hat with lining and ear ties as instructed in the Simplicity pattern directions.
  4. Construct the teeth by attaching the 6 teeth pieces to the blue gum rectangle, as marked on the pattern.
  5. Attach the white teeth backing to the back of the gums, to reinforce the teeth pieces.
  6. With the teeth completed, you should now attach them to the hat brim. Pin the teeth to the lining of the hat, centered and in the front. Make sure to position them in a visually appealing way, this isn't an exact science.
  7. Sew the teeth in place where you pinned them, and you're done!

Faux Fur Yeti Hat

Along with the faux fur leg warmers and fingerless mitt paws, we're beginning to have a real Halloween costume here.

Yeti Costume
  1. BYOV's How To: Yeti Hat or Simplicity pattern 2853 (gorilla hat)
  2. BYOV's No Sew Fur Vest or Costume Goddess' How To Cover a Costume Bra (with faux fur)
  3. BYOV's Simple Elastic-Waist Skirt Tutorial (faux fur + lined with blue cotton fabric with pockets in the lining hem)
  4. BYOV's How To Make Furry Leg Warmers
  5. BYOV's Faux Fur Fingerless Mitts DIY


Stephanie said...

SO CUTE! It reminds me of the Abominable Snowman on the old Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer movie!

h said...

Thanks, Stephanie. The Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer Abominable Snowman was kinda the inspiration for this hat.

Oh, and fyi, the "Abominable Snowman" is also known as the "Yeti." So that explains that :)

Megan said...

That hat is fabulous - I love the teeth!

Unknown said...

your costume is turning out awesome! I hope you'll model all the pieces together! I love warm and cozy halloween costumes.

Anonymous said...

that's the cutest and most adorable hat.

Atley said...

The hat is cute and all... but I think I like the leg warmers more. they are cool!

Stephanie said...

So cute! I agree with Ajax, I hope we'll get to see the whole costume put together!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

Now you have a whole outfit (well almost!) with the leg warmers and the mitts! Great job!

h said...

Haha, Stephanie, tomorrow you will see why I won't be modeling the costume on this here blog ;)

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