So I started with a "felted" sweater that was turned inside out (right sides together) , a sewing machine, a pair of scissors, and an idea of size measurements that would fit my 7 year old. You could also use another hat with a similar shape as a guide when cutting just keep in mind that you will need a 1/4" seam allowance. I cut a piece of paper as more of a guide than a pattern that was a half circle with a length 11" and a mid height of 7.5 in. Notice that the paper has an odd shape that I had to perfect in a second go around:) The use of a compass, a tool I clearly don't own, would be helpful here! If you aline the pattern piece witht he bottom of the sweater that there is no need for hemming the hat. You will have a nicely finished brim.
So I cut out the hat and sewed around the rounded edge using a 1/4" seam allowance. Then i simply trimmed and and turned the hat right sides out.
The hat seemed a little plain for my little fashionista so I decide to whip up some flowers out of the extra sweater material. I cut several circles out and threaded a needle.
next I stitched it to the bottom of one side of the hat for a sweet look. You could add as many or as few that you like. I think it looks super sweet on her!
When I was done, I still had the arms that just seemed wrong to throw out. I could have made more flowers for headbands and purses but I decided to try a deconstructed looking scarf.
I started by cutting the arms off below the arm pit.
Then, I cut up the sides of the sleeves making four separate pieces like below.
Last, I trimmed the seams.
I made two more flowers and stitched one to each end of the scarf.