So, it was Dr. Suess Week at my son's school. Apparently, this is a celebration recognized nation-wide. I had no idea... until I was faced with "Dress As Your Favorite Dr. Suess Character" Day.
We have a huge library of Dr. Suess books, but Dylan's absolute favorite is The Cat in the Hat. So, it was easy to decide what to do.
I found many hat tutorials online, like this one and this one, but I determined pretty quickly that this is a project all about personal preferences. Do you prefer wider stripes or thinner ones? A floppy brim or one with body? A taller hat or a shorter one?
I wanted a tall hat with wide stripes and a substantial brim.
To make a hat like mine, you will need:
2 - 12"-13" large circles cut out of white felt
1 - 6 1/2" circle cut out of red felt for the top of the hat
3 - 4" x 22" strips of red felt
2 - 4" x 22" strips of white felt