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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

🎁12 Days of Christmas: Day 12 - Elf Hat

🎢On the 12th Day of Christmas CKC gave to me,
an oversized Elf Hat for all to see!🎢
Let's hear from Stephanie on how she created this adorable look!

Elf is seriously a favorite in our house, we watch it at least once a week in December. I had this vision in my head for my daughter and started sewing her dress first. No outift is complete without accessories! So, I decided she needed an oversized elf hat to “top” it all off! Here’s how I got the look. 

Materials needed: 

  • Fabric
  • Ultra-firm interfacing (sew in or iron on)
  • Hot glue and glue sticks
  • Optional: any decorative items
  • Pattern piece you can download HERE. 
  • Pins
Approximate finished circumference: 24”
Approximate finished height: 12”


First, we will cut out our fabric using the pattern piece provided. Fold the fabric in half with the selvage edges aligned. Place the pattern piece with the edge marked fold, along the folded edge of the fabric and cut. 
Trim the pattern piece on the dashed line and repeat the step above with the interfacing. 

Center the interfacing on top of the wrong side of the fabric. Pin in place, then fold the excess fabric over the interfacing and sew, 1/8” from the edge.

When you get to a corner, fold the fabric in a create a small pleat as shown below and continue sewing.  

Once you are done sewing, this is what it will look like. 

You will now gently roll into a cone and add hot glue along the edge, as indicated in red. 

Overlap the opposite edge on top, about ½” and hold in place until the glue cools. 

You can now add decoration as you please. I chose to add a yellow band with a red feather, and just hot glued them in place. Here’s the final piece, pictured with a modified CKC Gayle’s Dress.

Of course, once we were done, we HAD to have a fun little photoshoot. We found this fabulous huge decorated tree near us. It was the perfect setting! 

I'm sure you are just as inspired as I am!  Thank you SO much, Stephanie! I can't wait to see what you do with this free pattern, so please come share with us in our sewing community on Facebook or on Instagram @CKC Patterns.

~SEW Inspired,


  1. So cute, I may need some elves this year! ❤

  2. So adorable - reminds me of the elves from the classic Rudolph movie.

  3. Oh gosh, this is so cute! I named my daughter Jovie, so yeah, I'm going to need to do this!

  4. I need this for Christmas at Mom's for the two babies! Thank you so much!

  5. This is a great idea for Christmas.

  6. Great idea! I could make this for my grandkids !!

  7. Adorable, sew cute for the holidays.

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