How to Make a "Sam I Am" Hat

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Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 yard red fleece

  • Measuring tape

  • Scissors

  • Sewing pins

  • Sewing machine

  • Red thread

  • Red poster board

  • Clear tape

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.

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Fabric Sam I Am Hat

Measure Head Circumference for Sam I Am Hat

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

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Cut Out a Fleece Circle

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

Cut a Hole the Size of Your Head

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.

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Cut Two Fabric Snow Caps

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 and Sew the Upper Hat

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

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Secure the Brim to the Bottom

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 Brim Into Place

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Sew the hat brim onto the hat. Remove the pins to complete your Sam I am hat.

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Paper Sam I Am Hat

Measure Your Head's Circumference

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

Cut a Red Poster Board Circle

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

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Cut a Head Hole in the Poster Board

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.

Clip a Poster Board Rectangle

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.

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Roll a Tall Paper Cylinder

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

Trace a Poster Board Circle

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

Position the Hat Brim

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

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Secure the Circle to the Hat

Tape the circle to the top of the hat to complete your Sam I am hat.

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