How to Make a "Sam I Am" Hat

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You may not like green eggs and ham, but you will love these adorable Sam I Am hats. Create a warm and cozy Sam I Am hat to wear for any Dr. Seuss Day activity, costume party or cosplay event, or make a paper Sam I Am hat for temporary use or for classroom activities. Both of these hats can be made in less than an hour.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 yard red fleece
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Sewing pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Red thread
  • Red poster board
  • Clear tape

Fabric Sam I Am Hat

  • Measure the circumference of your head around your forehead area. Add 4 inches to that measurement.

  • Cut a circular piece of fleece that is equal to your head measurement plus 4 inches.

  • Cut a hole in the center of the fabric that is the same size as your original head measurement. You should have a tire-shaped piece of felt. Make sure to cut the felt on the bias so that the fabric will stretch.

  • Cut two pieces of fabric that look like a snow cap. The bottom of the fabric should be the same length as your original head measurement. Cut the bottom line so that it is slightly arched. This will allow for the hat to fit properly. The top of the hat can be as tall as you’d like. Make sure to cut the fabric on the bias.

  • Pin the two pieces of the upper hat together. Sew them together. Remove the pins.

  • Pin the tire-shaped hat brim to the bottom of the hat. Make sure that fabric seam is on the inside of the hat.

  • Sew the hat brim onto the hat. Remove the pins.

Paper Sam I Am Hat

  • Measure the circumference of your head around your forehead area. Add 4 inches to that measurement.

  • Cut a circle from the red poster board that is equal to your head measurement plus 4 inches.

  • Cut a hole in the center of the poster board that is the same size as your original head measurement. The poster board should look like a doughnut.

  • Cut a rectangular shape from the poster board that is the same width as your original head measurement. The vertical length can be as tall as you’d like.

  • Roll the paper into a tall cylinder and tape the edges together.

  • Trace one end of the rolled paper onto the poster board. Cut the circle out and set it aside.

  • Slide the hat brim over the cylinder. Tape it to the bottom of the poster board.

  • Tape the circle to the top of the hat.

References

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