To make a gnome hat, measure the circumference of your head, then cut a piece of felt fabric into a triangle with a round bottom edge. Fold the fabric, then sew the straight edges together.
- Measure the circumference of your head
Wrap a tailor's tape measure around your head so it crosses the center of your forehead. Note the measurement.
- Mark the measurements on the felt fabric
Determine the desired height of the gnome hat. Lay out your fabric on a flat surface. Using a fabric pencil and a ruler, draw a vertical line indicating the height of the hat. Place the ruler perpendicular to that line, then make a horizontal line indicating the circumference of the hat, adding 1/2 inch on each end for the seam. This is the same measurement as the circumference of your head. Make sure that this line is centered on the height line. Draw a diagonal line going from the top of the height line to the beginning and end of the circumference line. Draw a curved line going from one end of the horizontal line to the other for the bottom of the triangle.
- Cut the fabric
Cut the fabric along the diagonal lines and the curved line.
- Sew the gnome hat
Fold the hat to form a cone, making sure that the pencil lines are facing out. Sew along the height line, leaving a 1/2-inch seam. Hem the bottom of the hat, then turn the hat inside-out.