The Cat in the Hat Striped Hat

Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat- Hat

My biggest joys in life are my kids and reading.
I hope that someday my kids will say the same. 
I am always looking for fun ways to make reading enjoyable 
so in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday (March 2, 1904) I made a "reading" hat.

Start with red and white felt strips. Mine are 24" long and 3.5" high  
Sew them together with a simple stitch 

Fold it in half and sew the seam

To make the brim was a little trickier. 
I had to stand the cylinder on a piece of paper,
trace the circle, then add a couple of inches 
around it as if to draw a doughnut. 
Then I used the paper as a pattern. 
Follow the image above to see how it is sewn. 

Here is our reading hat.
Perfect for a morning breakfast of green eggs and ham. 

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