July 6, 2011

GET YOUR SMURF ON! A Quick and Easy How-to for Making Your Own Smurf Hat:



I can still remember wheeling out my family's 13" Sony Trinitron on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons with my brother and catching our first glimpse of the teaser commercial for a new show called "Smurfs".


And like every other relic from the quintessential 1970/80s childhood, Hollywood is dusting off the boys (and girl) in blue, and giving them a modern spin for new generations in this summer's movie lineup.  One can only hope that it doesn't go the way of the depressingly awful, childhood-classic-massacre of the Where the Wild Things Are movie in 2009.  Yeah, I'm still bitter about that one.  But I digress...



My youngest daughter has been utterly captivated by the "coming attractions" for the Smurfs movie, and decided, on her own that when the movie is released, she would like to attend in full Smurf regalia. I'm thankful that she wanted a Smurf hat and not something more challenging like a Harry Potter Hogwarts uniform, or a Bumblebee mech suit for the Transformers movie. A Smurf hat is just my speed, and is perfect for anyone with the most basic of sewing skills.

Here's how to make a Smurf hat for your own pint-sized pretenders...


SIMPLE SMURF HAT TUTORIAL


(2) 14"x10" pieces of white fleece
(Note: 1/3 yard will make three hats)

Step 1:  Download and print both pieces of the pattern.  The pattern is sized to fit heads with a circumference of 21"-22" inches.  You can resize the pattern as you see fit.  Fit both sides of the pattern together.  Tape together, then cut.


Step 2:  Trace pattern on to a doubled-up piece of fleece. Pin pieces together.




Step 3:  With a ruler and pencil, ADD a 1/2" to the bottom of the hat (so, you're extending the height of the hat by an additional 1/2").  This will also give you a fold-line for the brim.


Step 4:  Cut.
Step 5:  Sew. Remove pins.


Step 6:  Fold up the raw edge by 1/2" (along your pencil line).  Pin and sew in place.

Step 7:  Turn the hat right-side-out, and you're done.  Wear and feel perfectly Smurfy.



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13 comments:

  1. I went through a SOP...Smurf Obsessed Period. It's all coming back to me now! This is adorable! "la la la la la la la"

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  2. That is so cute. I saw those coming attractions, I think the movie will be fun!

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  3. Your girl looks fantastically smurfy! I LOVED the Smurfs as a kidlet. My brother even liked them enough that we both collected Smurf figures and played together. Now, while it was easy to make your girl a Smurf hat (too cool that she wants to see the movie all dressed up!), was it so easy to make her blue?! :>

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  4. Hi from your newest google friend follower, saw you on the linky party, Karima x
    www.karimascrafts.com

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  5. I loved the smurfs as a kid. I think I may still have the smurf costumes my grandma made for me and my brother. I'll have to rummage through my hope chest.

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  6. That is adorable! You did such a great job! Always loved the Smurfs as a kid too! :)

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  7. So fun!
    I saw you saw that you won, but I need you to email me your address so that I can get the necklace to you. I appologize if you did email me, I have had issues with my email at yahoo. Here is my email address mhilton05@yahoo.com and that is a zero 5@yahoo.com

    Congratulations again and would love for you to link this up at my Party Mindie Style linky that runs Friday afternoon through Monday night!

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  8. Ha! I love the Smurfs growing up - cute idea!

    Andrea
    www.addicted2tutes.blogspot.com

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  9. Still no luck with my yahoo I am sorry if u would pm me on facebook I am on there my personal account as Mindie may Eyre hilton

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  10. hehe I LOVE THIS!!!
    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

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  11. Jenn, I am featuring the Smurf Hat Tutorial this week in my linky party. It is so cute!!! HUGS~ Jenni

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  12. Perfect for Halloween! What did you use on her skin?

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  13. I have been sewing smurf hats today, five down! Thanks for the pattern, I made it a bit bigger for my bigger kids.

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