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

Step 1

Use a flexible tape measure to measure the circumference of your teddy's head, right below the ears.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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

Step 6

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).

Step 7

Use this pattern to cut a brim in cardboard.

Step 8

Use it again to cut a brim in felt.

Step 9

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.

Step 10

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

Step 11

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

Step 12

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).

Step 13

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

Step 14

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

Step 15

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

Step 16

Allow to dry.

Step 17

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).

Step 18

Attach and allow to dry.

Step 19

Sew a button on the top.

Step 20

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

Tip

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