The hat made here is for our four year old, whose head had a circumference of 21″. Adjust any measurements to fit your own head. Also note that we allow for a seam, or hem, of 1/3″ (0.75cm) – all measurements include this seam.
This hat has fur on the interior and exterior. We made the interior using brown fur and the exterior using black. Make sure you use fur that is soft and oiled, so that it is pliable and waterproof.
Several freshly skinned rabbit furs, depending on size
Needles and pins
For the interior, or liner, mark and cut the following pieces.
For the exterior, mark and cut the following pieces.
You can sew by hand or with a machine, as rabbit fur is very soft. If using a machine, it’s best to tack it together first, as the fur slides against itself. Use a denim or stretch needle, and make the stitch width as wide as possible (stitches too close together can cut the fur). Use a couple of scrap bits of fur as a test for what tension you need.
Your hat should now be closed and finished. Enjoy.