Beginner | 40 min
Taught by Michele Muska
Michele from Simplicity teaches you how to stitch up a variety of animal hats and hoods, including foxes, bears and leopards, following an easy Simplicity pattern. You will need to purchase Simplicity Pattern 1514, available at, and then Michele will walk you through every step of the pattern, including great tips on working with faux fur to create a variety of silhouettes. This is a perfect beginner sewing project, and the finished hoods will be a big hit with children (and adults) of all ages for birthday parties, halloween or just everyday fun. Simplicity Creative Group is one of the leading suppliers in the craft, sewing, knitting, hobby and home decorating categories with a long history of supplying innovative and quality products to a global customer base. Simplicity designs, produces and markets sewing patterns for individuals who love to sew. Simplicity Creative Group’s well-known brands include Simplicity®, Wright®, and Boye®
Learn how to:
  • Read a sewing pattern
  • Working with faux fur
  • Cut out pattern pieces
  • Customize hats
What you’ll get:
  • Detailed class by the experts at Simplicity on creating a variety of animal hats for all ages
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Step-by-step instruction and a downloadable PDF pattern included
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

Getting Started
Make Hat
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Simplicity Pattern 1514 (available at
  • 1/2 yard faux fur (for outer hood)
  • 1/2 yard contrasting faux fur (for inner hood)
  • Two 5” squares faux fur (for ears)
  • 8 yards of yarn (if doing braid closure)
  • 1 yard cording (for pompon version)
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Snips
  • Seam ripper
  • Fabric marker
  • 7” square of felt and fusible webbing (if doing version with paws)
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