Make these easy hats from left-over or reclaimed scraps of fleece.
You will need 6 scraps of fleece roughly 8" x 4"(20cm x 10cm) & one strip about 2" x 24"(5cm x 60cm). Fleece is very forgiving & stretchy so exact measurements are not vital.
Measure round the head in question! Divide by 6; add 1 cm to the result and call this figure "X". Make an arch-shaped cardboard template about 20 cm or 8 " long and "X" wide at the middle & bottom. Cut 6 fleece panels round the template. Stitch fleece arches together - I use the zig-zag setting on my machine for this. Check that the seams are firm and pop a couple of stitches in by hand at the top where they all join up. Cut a strip head measurement + 1cm long & 5 cm or 2" wide. Stitch band into a loop. With seams inside, place band on hat, tuck raw edges under, pin & stitch into place. (Zig-zag stitch again is best as it will stretch a bit.) You can add a line of blanket stitch round the bottom for emphasis if you like, or applique motifs onto plain panels. The hat can be worn with the band folded up for small heads or down for extra warmth & stability.