How to Make a Fox Ear Hat

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Animal costumes are popular subjects for Halloween; however, they are also incorporated into casual dress by people who like to add a creative and distinctive touch to the way they dress. Adding animal ears to a hat can add amusement and interest to an otherwise normal set of clothes you wear day after day. If you would like to make your own fox ear hat for wearing outside, you can do so easily on your own.

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Orange felt
  • White felt
  • Scissors
  • Needle and orange thread
  • Orange cap
  • Sketch one large triangle for the shapes of the outer part of the fox's ears using a pencil and paper. Beside this triangle, sketch one smaller triangle; this will be the inner, white part of the fox ears.

  • Cut out the two triangles using a pair of scissors. Use the large triangle to trace the shape of the outer ear on two orange pieces of felt. Trace the smaller triangle on two white pieces of felt. Cut the felt ears out with the scissors.

  • Line the white inner ear over the center of the orange triangle so that the white triangle's base covers the center of the orange triangle's base. Sew the two top parts of the white triangle to the larger orange triangle, but leave the base of each triangle unstitched. Do the same for the other two triangles. Use a needle and orange thread.

  • Push the two sides of the ear so that the base of the ear folds out to form a slight bulge. This will keep the ears from looking too flat and will keep them standing erect once sewn onto the cap. Repeat this step with the other ear.

  • Sew each ear onto each side of an orange cap.

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