Wednesday, October 26, 2011

DIY Yoda Hat

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So my son wants to be Yoda for Halloween.  Great! I'll order a cute Yoda hat off Etsy and dye his old karate uniform tan.  Well..... turns out I thought my husband ordered the hat and he thought I ordered it.  And the karate uniform?  Well it is lacking in the hood department and apparently this is vital.

I happened to have some scrap green fleece from a comforter I made a couple Christmases ago.  I cut four pieces into Yoda ear shapes.

Then I turned them right side out, put a pipe cleaner along the top of the Yoda ear and stitched along side it to hold it in place.

I'm so lucky that we had a green hat lying around that my mother crocheted.  I'm sure you could use any existing hat, headband, or perhaps dun dun dun.....make your own?

I pulled the pipe cleaner through the hat and back up into the bottom of the ear, while holding the ear at the appropriate angle (a model is very useful). I hand stitched along the base.  The whole hat took perhaps ten minutes.
The robe is a most impressive display of asymmetrical seams and could be used in a home economics class as an example of how NOT to make a Jedi robe.  It was a Snuggie I found at Savers for $1.99 and has flashing neon lights that scream "HOME MADE by a tired mom!"  In case you are wondering, Yoda is using the force in the above picture.

Of course a red shirt isn't a traditional Yoda color but who knew he could be so cute!

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  1. If my husband read this post, he would be drooling and asking me to make this for him! Great job!

  2. The costume is cute as it can be...but your model is a doll!

    Some of the cutest pics I've seen!!

  3. super cute! Love the yoda costume. Again, super cute son too! Awesome repurposing of the snuggie, that is a great idea.

  4. Too cute!! It totally worked!
    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!


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