Ok, so a while ago I was looking for a useful hat tutorial for Nepeta, but none of them seemed to fit very well or be what my headcanon for her hat is (sort of an aviator hat).
I played around with a few patterns and came up with this. Feel free to use it, but please credit me (or at least like/ reblog this post) if you are planning to make this hat.
So, here we go!
First, here’s what you’ll need:
Next, you need to draw up a pattern! As a base I used this one to an extent, but here’s a quick diagram of my *altered* version-
Do a little test and see that everything fits where it should by wrapping the paper around your head.
Great! Now we can start pinning it to the material!
If you place the patterns like ^^^^^ so, then you can save material!
All pinned? Start cutting!
REMEMBER: You need 1 triangle-y top section, but 2 bottom sections.
If it looks like that then you’re right on track!
Next, pin those triangles to one another, fabric inside-out!
Sew along the joined triangles as shown in the diagram. Make sure that there are no gaps in the top where the points meet!I hand sewed this hat because I prefer to hand sew for smaller projects and it took me a couple of hours to finish. But if you’re good with a sewing machine and don’t want to hand sew it, please machine it all you like.
Looking somewhat like the top of a hat now?
Great! You can set that aside for a little while now.
Now we’re going to pin the bottom part of the hat (with the flaps, remember?) together. Just get the 2 pieces and pin them inside-out along the edges.
Make sure you leave the flat side and the sides unpinned.
Then, go ahead and sew right along the pin line!
Turn it inside-out. The curves should still be well-defined.
Here’s a tricky part to explain- we’re going to pin the two together.
First, get the top bowl-shaped piece. Turn it the good side out, as if to wear it properly.
Next, turn the rim piece (with the flaps) upside down, (NOT INSIDE-OUT THOUGH) so that the flaps face up.
Now, wrap that rim (still upside down) around the (right-way up) bowl. The two straight edges of the pieces should be both facing downwards now, one wrapped around the other.
pin it, DO NOT SEW IT.
Gently turn it inside-out to see if it works still and has no edges showing apart from the unjoined ends at either side of the rim. (these will be sewn in a minute, but for now they should be facing each other, nearly -if not actually- touching to make a perfect circle of the rim)
if, and ONLY IF YOU ARE SURE THIS IS OK, sew it.
Hooray!! Job well done.
Now throw a few pieces of white fleece onto that thing (actually it would be better if you sewed them on, instead of literally throwing them on…) and cut where your horns need to be!
Most likely your horns will fit into the side panels on either side of the hat, which leaves a clean, large space for you to measure and cut out.
Try it on! Your Nepeta hat is complete!~
If you used this tutorial, please credit me by either linking me to a photo of it, or liking/reblogging this tutorial.
Hopefully I can make another tutorial soon! >_<
Finally, if you have any questions about how I made this hat or really any questions related to cosplay at all, (or if there is a huge mistake o_o) feel free to send me a message! Thanks for reading my poopy tutorial!~