White knit hat (I used a one size fits all from walmart for $1.50)
Black buttons (enough for eyes and a smile) Can use different sizes if you want
Black thread and sewing needle
Sewing machine with orange thread
fabric marker (optional)
Step 1: Lay your hat flat and begin arranging the buttons as eyes and a smile. Play around with the scale of the buttons seeing where you like larger vs. smaller ones and mix of sizes if you want. I sometimes like to offset the eyes on an angle a bit.
Step 2: Cut a triangle from the orange felt about 4 inches long (my base was just under 2 inches wide). Place it on the hat and see of the scale is to your liking. If not, trim a little on the sides you’d like shorter or not as wide.
Step 3: Pin the carrot nose into place. If you’d like, use a fabric marker to mark where the button placement was and move the buttons off. Using your sewing machine, attach the carrot nose to the hat.
Step 4: With a hand sewing needle and black thread sew on the button eyes and smile. And you are DONE!
A cutie hat that is perfect for all winter long after the Christmas Season has ended. pssst….I bet you have most of the supplies on hand too except the white hat so it’s a great inexpensive gift too!