So what does this have to do with Angry Birds? Well, after the Angry Birds I made them for Christmas, my son mentioned wanting an Angry Birds hat. And since I can sew faster than I can knit, I thought these hats would help hold them back while I finished the knitted hats.
I used an existing fleece hat to make a pattern for the hats and appliqued the faces, beaks and feathers onto the hat. Basically I made 2 hat pieces, a front and a back with darts in the top to help shape the hat, cut pieces of fleece for the faces, feathers and beaks and sewed them on the front of the hat. Then I sewed the two side seams of the hat together, added the feathers at the top, and stitched the darts in. Then I made an 1 1/2 inch hem at the bottom, turned it under and stitched it in place, then added the beaks.
My son picked the "Bomb" Bird and my daughter picked the "Blue" Bird (didn't get a good photo in process of the bomb bird) so here is the Blue bird with the pieces laid out.
And my son wearing the finished Bomb Bird hat.
Both hats finished. (I didn't get a photo of my daughter wearing hers....yet)
Gotta admit they're very cute, and the kids just love 'em!