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Make a Yoda Hat: Tutorial

3 August 2009 66,424 views 35 Comments

by heather

I recently took part in a Star Wars crafting swap on Craftster.org. While I was working on another project, I came up with this idea, using a green fleece blanket from the dollar store that I found in my arsenal of dollar store crafting supplies. The Yoda hat is a quick and easy project, and you can make three or four of them from one dollar store blanket, making them quite the bargain!

Project Estimate:

  • Fleece blanket, $1
  • Buttons, on hand
  • Sewing machine, thread, etc., on hand

Total: $1

To Cut:

  • For each "ear" - 2 long triangular pieces (4 pieces total)
  • 2 half-oval shaped pieces about 10 inches wide
  • 2 rectangular pieces about 10x3 inches

To Make:

1. Sew triangular pieces together, right sides together, then turn right-side out.
2. Lay one half-oval piece fleece side up.
3. Lay ear pieces on top of half-oval, facing in, with raw edges.
4. Lay other half-oval piece fleece side down on top of ear pieces.

5. Pin around curved edges, and sew around curved edges.
6. Turn right-side out.

7. Sew rectangular pieces together at short edges (make sure you lay them right sides together before you sew).
8. Slip top piece inside rectangular sewn pieces, make sure right sides are facing each other.
9. Pin rectangular pieces to the bottom of the top piece.

10. Sew around pinned area.
11. Hem bottom edge of hat.
12. Add button eyes.

My son is modeling the hat for us. It's a bit big for a toddler. Adjust measurements if making hat for kiddos.

Stay tuned for my other Star Wars crafts! I have four more to share with you, and one more full tutorial!

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  • Someday Crafts said:

    Cute idea! I know a couple kids that would love one of those. I linked to this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

  • shannon said:

    the poster of this blog is a genius.

  • Mike Turner said:

    Oh, I am SO going to see if we can do this for our boys. Yoda is a big timer in our house.

  • LizAnderson said:

    Darn – my kids are too big, but I’ll bet it gets fought over in the Dress Up bin for my DayCare Kiddos. Sometimes it’s hard to find good “boy stuff” if you know what I mean.

  • susan b. said:

    Love it, Heather!!

  • Ellen said:

    Cute idea. I was just thinking about the Princess Leia necklace I made with my kids last year: http://thelongthread.com/?p=794

    I’m sad that their Star Wars fascination was short-lived. The hundreds of used action figures my husband bought sit in a box until we have a boy over to play. Of course, Princess Leia was the only female in the entire movie, I think.

  • Rachel said:

    That is SO. CUTE. I love it! I’ll be linking.

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  • Sewmarm said:

    This is so cute. I loved Yoda.

  • craftig.com said:

    How to Make a Yoda Hat…

    A must see for any Star Wars fan! This is a great idea for a minimal approach to Halloween costumes, too….

  • jillbutts said:

    This is so cute. I was just about to throw out a pink fleece blanket and then I saw this. I modified mine into a pig since pink yoda’s don’t make sense. I love how it turned out. Thanks for the idea and directions.

  • SewCraftyMeg said:

    I love this hat! I have a grandson that this would look sooo cute on! Thanks for sharing your idea, it should be easy enough to adjust the size for a baby. Great for Halloween!


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