I was reminded by a lovely customer of an idea that I had quite some time ago – I love dealing with customers, I get so much inspiration from you ladies! Anyhow, I pride myself on my hair – how it’s attached and just how much there is on the dolls head. Most of the dolls hair ‘mixes’ have mohair in them which can sometimes be a bit fluffy and be a bit tickly for little noses if your child sleeps with his or her doll. I’m going to start selling little simple hats that you can get as ‘sleeping hats’ to keep the dolls hair under wraps and away from those delicate noses.
It’s such a simple idea and pattern that I thought I’d just post it here so that , if you’d like, you can just make one yourself. I’m not sure how to post PDF files for you to download (any help here would be greatly appreciated) so I’m just going to give you the measurements and some pics…
All you need is an old tshirt, or tshirt material, a sewing machine or you can do it by hand, some thread and a needle.
Cut out a 2 pieces of fabric that measure 9″ x 10″.
Sew along one side that’s 9 inches – with the fabric right sides together.
Turn over a 1/2′” seam along the bottom , this will be the bottom of your hat – this is where I like to use a ‘fancy stitch’ on my machine – it’s like the only time I get to use a fancy stitch.. here I used the 22 stitch. Rainbow thread ( I go through about 6 spools a month of this stuff )- is by Coats.
Turn inside out and stitch the top and other side of the hat. Turn right side out. I got all fancy pants and clipped the edges with pinking shears – only because I have them. This is totally not necessary.
About one inch from the bottom of the corner – I anchor a stitch, then run a running stitch to the other side and anchor there (think – the little triangles at the top) – this gives your hat cute little ‘ears’ – repeat on the other side. ( I normally would match the thread to the hat, but this white thread was for training purposes!)
Et voila! A doll hat!
Proud of your crafty goodness? Send me a pic to post on Bamboletta Love!!
PS First one to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org gets the hat!