Yesterday my favorite crafting site posted a tutorial for a Mini top hat. I was super excited and left at 11pm to go and get the felt I needed (plus cream cheese since I also spotted an awesome cinnamon roll recipe). So, after I got home, I got to work! First I went to the website and printed out the pattern. Then I added about an inch to each side of each pattern. That mini top hat would have been too mini for me and my kiddos! I cut everything out and checked it. It worked (the second time). Then I tried to follow her instructions, but they didn't make sense to me. Which made me feel crafting challenged. Then I realized I don't usually follow directions anyways, so I made it my way. First I sewed the big middle part together at the seam, then I sewed it to the brim. Then I sewed the top of the hat on. All using my sewing machine. I flipped it right side out and I added cardboard a little smaller than the pattern for the top and the middle and the bottom and added it inside. After that I was able to sew on the bottom felt to complete the initial hat. I wanted to make it ready for the fourth, so I added some Fourth of July ribbon. I like.it. Then I made a matching bow tie. It's going to be so cute! Thankfully, I was only up until 3 doing it! Here's the result!