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11.12.2015

Funky Fleece Hats


I received a copy of this pattern at no cost to me. I was not required to write a blog post about it, but I liked it so much that I wanted to share it with my readers. This post does contain some affiliate links. Thank you for using my affiliate links to purchase certain products. This helps me maintain my sewing and blogging efforts.

'Tis the season...to sew hats! Call me crazy, but I'm one of the few who actually likes the winter. Don't get me wrong, I like the other seasons too, but I really prefer winter. I enjoy so many outdoor winter sports and my kids do too. It's just too much fun to bundle up and play outside in the snow. There are just too many things to do: skiing, fort building, snowboarding, riding the snowmobile, sledding, and the list could continue. The best part is always coming inside to a cup of hot chocolate and a snuggle in a fleece blanket right next to the space heater (because we don't have a fireplace).

Speaking of bundling up...go ahead make some new hats! I know, I know, not everyone loves winter. But why not make the most of it, and make some cute hats to top those adorable little heads in your house and keep them warm and toasty while they are outside. 

Funky Fleece Hats is a Monkeysbug pattern. The hat pattern features a double layer of fleece plus ear flaps to keep those ears warm with options to add pom-poms or braids. We discovered that by leaving off the funky braids or pom-poms, a boy version could be made and it would be totally reversible, which is another super fun option for boys.
The Funky Fleece Hats pattern includes sizes for newborns all the way up to teens, so I was able to make hats for each of the my four kids and my niece, plus a few additional hats. I discovered that I happened to have somehow accumulated quite an impressive stash of fleece. No idea how it got that out of control, but this caused me to really get into the hat making mood. I was even able to make a few extra to donate to a local church that was hosting a clothing giveaway of some sort. So that felt nice to be able to help someone out AND deplete my overabundant stash of fleece. My girls even helped by making a couple new no-sew fleece throws for us to snuggle under after playing outside.

One word of warning: this pattern is totally addicting! Once I made one hat, I simply couldn't stop. And it's such a quick and easy sew that I found that I had sewn up 8 hats in no time at all! I have plans to make several more so that I can use up even more of my fleece stash. The best part about sewing with fleece is that you don't need to worry about it fraying.  Plus it's available in so many prints that each hat you make will be truly unique. This pattern would be especially perfect for a beginner considering all of the different sizes and the step-by-step photo tutorial.
I received a copy of this pattern at no cost to me. Even though I wasn't required to write about the pattern, I wanted to share it's awesome-ness with everyone anyway. All thoughts and opinions are my own and I would never recommend a sewing pattern to my readers that I myself didn't love and enjoy. This post contains no affiliate links. I'm simply sharing my project and my experience with my readers.


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