L. rocking her Pirate Costume at the Faschingsparty at the German Saturday School. I saw a pirate hat like this at a friends house who inherited the hat from a relative for her son. It’s such a simple construction that I pushed it out till the very last minute to make one. It’s basically two half circles and three seams. To be worn, the hat folds inside out.
Well, actually, I pushed making the whole costume out till the very end. The pants are another version of the harem pant pattern, which you can download here. It’s still the 2T version, just lengthen the legs about 2″ or 5cm longer to make a long pant version as shown in the picture. The belt is just a single 2″ wide strip of black felt.
Pardon the wonky scan – but I was excited to share this guy:
1. Cut two identical half circles of felt (the inner radius is the head)
2. cut the scull and x-bone and apply to one of the circles. I used my sewing machine and the blanket stitch but you can easily glue it on too!
3. with the applique on the inside, sew the two sides of the half circles and the top of the half circles as indicated below. Backstitch at beginning and end to secure the seam.
4. turn inside out and voila – you have your pirate hat!