How to Make a Baseball Cap for a Teddy Bear


How to Make a Baseball Cap for a Teddy Bear. Teddy bears look great in baseball caps - especially when their ears stick through. Here's how to turn any bear into a major league fan.

Things You'll Need

  • Buttons
  • Felt
  • Glues
  • Measuring Tapes
  • Sewing Needles
  • Thin Cardboard
  • Threads
  • Worktables
  • Scissors
  • Paper And Binder Clips
  • Paper And Pencils
  • Use a flexible tape measure to measure the circumference of your teddy's head, right below the ears.

  • Hold on to the circle you've just made. Lift the tape measure up and carefully set it down on a piece of paper, making sure the shape of the circle still reflects the shape of Teddy's head.

  • Draw around this circle carefully: This is your basic pattern.

  • Unfold the tape measure and use it to mark and cut a piece of cardboard about 1/4 inch wide and as long as the circumference of Teddy's head, plus another 1/2 inch for overlap.

  • Bend this strip into a circle, glue it and let it dry.

  • Mark the front, center third of the circle pattern you drew - this will be where the brim attaches to the cap. Draw a brim (or bill) so that it will extend outward over the face. Add three tabs - about 1/4 inch wide and 1/2 inch long - at each end and in the middle on the scooped-out side (you'll need these to attach the bill to the cap).

  • Use this pattern to cut a brim in cardboard.

  • Use it again to cut a brim in felt.

  • Take the circle pattern and use it to draw a bigger circle. For a small bear, cut a circle 3/4 to 1 inch outside of your pattern; for a medium bear, 1 1/2 to 2 inches; for a large bear, 2 to 3 inches.

  • Place your felt circle on a worktable, right side down.

  • Smear the outside of your cardboard circle with glue and set it on top of the felt circle.

  • Pull the edge of the circle up and press it to the gluey cardboard. Do one side and its opposite and then turn 1/4 turn and do one side and its opposite so that you've got 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock secure. Then gently do the rest, pleating as you go to gather up the fullness (and adding glue if you need to).

  • Set aside to dry. (Once it's dry, try it on Teddy to make sure it fits.)

  • Place your felt brim on the worktable, right side down.

  • Smear one side of your cardboard brim with glue, and place it glue side down on the felt.

  • Allow to dry.

  • Smear glue on the top side of the tabs and squirt a generous line of glue along the inside edge of the bill (where it will attach to the cap).

  • Attach and allow to dry.

  • Sew a button on the top.

  • Try the cap on Teddy and cut slits for his ears if desired.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use lots of glue.
  • Paper clips or binder clips come in handy to hold material in place until the glue dries.

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