DIY Pilot Hat and Goggles

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In preparation for a field trip to the National Air and Space Museum with my little buddy I made the above Pilot Hat and Goggles.  The original pattern was made without a lining and my crafty self decided to adapt the pattern a little.

Click links for the free patterns from Parent Magazine

Pilot Hat Supplies:

  • 1/4 of yard of Brown Fleece
  • 1/4 of yard of Black Fabric

Instructions:

  1. Cut hat out of the brown fleece and black fabric.
  2. Place the brown fleece right sides together and sew the center seam of the hat.
  3. Place the black fabric right sides together and sew the center seam of the hat.
  4. Take the brown fleece and black fabric and put it right sides together.
  5. Pin the hat together leaving a gap at the base of the neck so you can turn the hat right side out.
  6. Sew around the hat leaving the gap open.
  7. Turn the hat right side out.
  8. Iron or finger press the seams flat.
  9. Fold in the unsewn edges of the gap.
  10. Top stitch around the entire hat

Although I love the look of my googles, I  suggest using foam per the pattern instructions. The felt and vinyl are hard to work with on such a small item. Blame it on my sewing skills but I promise you it’s not worth the headache.

 

 

 

 

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