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MAKE: Christmas Elf’s Hat
by Ali Burdon of Craft Matters www.craftmatters.misi.co.uk
This sparkly hat is perfect for filling 1. Cut out a template for the main **Tip: If you want to make 3 hats
with sweets (Fair Trade chocolate coins body of the hat. The easiest way is to you can draw a circle & dividing lines
– yum!). Hang it on your tree and it will draw a large circle, approx 20cm in straight onto your felt.**
look as if one of Santa’s little elves has diameter, on a piece of paper or card 3. Now for the fun bit, it’s time
left a hat-full of goodies for you and and then divide it into  equal parts to sew on your decorative bits and
your family. This lovely little ornament (very large cake slices!). You can do pieces. Go to town – it’s Christmas
is bound to become a treasured part of this by eye because a degree or ten after all!
your Christmas traditions. either way doesn’t really matter but
if you want to be very accurate, the
You will need: measurement of the angle you need
Paper, pencil and scissors is 20 degrees.
Felt (2cm x cm)
2
Trimmings (ric-rac, buttons, beads, 2. Cut out your paper template
sequins, embroidery thread, and draw round it on your felt. Cut **Tip: In the finished hat, one of the felt
contrasting felt) it out so that you have a piece of felt edges will be covered so leave a small
Needle shaped like picture . area free of any lumpy decorations
Sewing thread such as buttons, beads & sequins (see
Pins pic 2). **
Hanging ribbon/cord/string **Tip: If you are sewing on ric-rac or
Toy bell (widely available from craft ribbon, have it overlap the felt on the
or beading shops) edge which will form the outside of
your hat – then you can turn it under
Instructions:  and avoid fraying edges (see pic 2).**
 | ukhandmade | Winter 2009
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