Monday, September 16, 2013

Felt Witch Hat for Barbie

I wanted to make a simple Witch Hat for Barbie and found a great graphic about how to make one HERE. Now, I pigheadedly didn't follow those instructions... but I recommend that you do:@)

I free handed a circle and cone shape out of felt. This hole was about 1 1/2" wide.
 Barbie says "I'd appreciate it if you'd get the fuzzies off my head before a close up"...
Diva.

I glued the hat together. First make the cone shape by overlapping the two sides
and making it just fit inside the hole in the brim, glue and allow to dry. 
What's a real good fast drying craft glue?

Then I put glue all around the outer bottom edge of the cone and fitted it into the brim. 
Hold it until it begins to dry then set it upside down in a cup until it dries completely.
Note: This worked as a decoration/prop for me, but I suggest the method shown in the link above if you're making hats that little girls might play a little rougher with.

It's fun to add a little embellishment where the brim meets the cone. Ribbon, funky yarn and rick-rack are all options. I crocheted a chain of 24 using a G hook, then just glued that to the hat too.

Earl only has one question...

There's nothing spooky about this easy craft folks-whip one up and make a girl smile!

13 comments:

  1. That's one well dressed Barbie! She will be the gal to know at any Halloween party.
    Sam

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  2. A perfect witch hat for Halloween, Lynn! I think the funky yarn gives the hat just the right amount of bling. :-D I love seeing your latest craft and crochet projects. Have a great day, Lynn!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  3. barbie's such a diva! now, earl... he's more my kinda model. :)

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  4. You're having so much fun making outfits for Barbie, the diva that she is. I'm kinda liking the hat on Earl... did he steal that from Barbie?

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  5. Earl, you are so funny...No, the had doesn't make you look fat, actually, the way it goes up to a point is sooo slimming and you do know what they say about black.

    Really sweet project Lynn, thanks for sharing. xo

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  6. Earl, it actually is very flattering and gets you so in the mood for Halloween. Fun and easy hat for Barbie. I have a little neighbor girl who is making Barbie furniture and she would love making one of these!

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  7. Lynn, I always suspected Barbie was a diva! So cute with the yarn addition. I would think a light hand with a glue gun would be quick and easy for your project. Tell Earl the answer is 'no' :)

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  8. H Lynn,
    thats the right outfit for the upcoming Haloween-Party. What a fun to have it. And no, Earl, it doesn't make you looking fat!
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  9. What a clever idea! As to the fat thing - good friends never tell :-). I hope your week is off to a great start. Have a good day. Blessings...Mary

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  10. Have to admit I like it best on Earl. That Barbie is one spoiled (lucky) girl!

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