Monday, February 10, 2014

Sew an animal hat and scarf from a hooded towel set

Sew an animal hat and scarf from a hooded towel set

My kids were each given a fuzzy hooded towel with adorable animal faces, ears, paws and tails. Such cuteness! The towels were 100% polyester. Wha...?! Since when does polyester absorb moisture? Isn't that the point of a towel?

Sew an animal hat and scarf from a hooded towel set

Luckily these towels were perfect candidates for making toddler hats with faces and ears and matching scarves with paws!

Sew an animal hat and scarf from a hooded towel set

These things just crack me up! They'll be gifts for other little ones we know which is why the white one is small for my guy.

Sew an animal hat and scarf from a hooded towel set

I give full instructions in this post on my blog, but in a nutshell I used a hat that fits to cut out and sew the flattened hood into the right shape and size.

Sew an animal hat and scarf from a hooded towel set


Then I cut off the paws, cut the towel into two strips, and sewed them together with the paws at the end.

Sew an animal hat and scarf from a hooded towel set

There you have cute little hat and scarf sets, a sort of animal (and kid!) friendly callback to fur caps and stoles.

Sew an animal hat and scarf from a hooded towel set

And your kid will feel like he's dressing up for Halloween every day! What fun!

Like I said before, for more details and a complete photo tutorial, take a peek here!

6 comments:

Sandy said...

oh, this is so much better than the towel idea! I am sure the kiddies will love it.
Sandy in the UK

Minnado said...

So cute! A great idea.

Debbie EOD

cucicucicoo: ecological living said...

Thanks so much, Sandy and Debbie!

Jennifer Elliott said...

What a fabulous refashion! I love it! I prefer the hat and scarf combination so much better than the hooded towel. Great job!

cucicucicoo: ecological living said...

Thanks Jennifer! Yes, I much prefer them this way and they're much more useful than non-absorbent towels!

Lovely-Vintage-Doll said...

Cute !