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ShadowKitten
07-30-2002, 11:50 AM
:rolleyes: Help!!!!!! I can't figure out how i'm supposed to make puchiko's hat thingie. someone pleasepleaseplease help me. :(

Makoto
07-30-2002, 12:25 PM
It's not as bad as you think. ^_^ I've made quite a few DiGi Charat hats, and they get much quicker with practice.

http://www.paper-wings.org/gallery/projects/puchiko-newhat.jpg

This is basically how I made mine (which is sized to fit your head... I've seen some Puchikos with hugely over-sized ones lately, and that will involve making a frame first):

I make the "hat" portion first. (If you have a wigstand, it helps a lot.) Mine is two semi-circle shaped pieces, each double-layered. (The "fuzz" of the fabric is only on one side of the material, so the smooth side faces inwards and can't be seen.) Then I slowly take the two pieces in on the sides until the cap fits my head snugly. The arch isn't perfectly smooth, but the ears will compensate for a lot of that.

The ears are also a half-circle shape, in three layers: orange fabric, interfacing in the middle (SO important), and pink fabric for the inside of the ear. Here's where the wigstand really comes in handy: I pin the ears to the hat, straight into the styrofoam wighead, making sure they're even from all directions. (Rather grisly, but it works... ^_^) Then I hand-stitch the ears to the hat, along the very outer edge so the stitches are less visible and don't interfere with how the ears will stand up.

I considered a few options for the stripes, including satin-stitching, but I finally ended up on the typical taboo of sewing-work, Heat-n-Bond. Since the hat won't get washed, it will hold firmly, without seams. Good stuff. ;)

The face on the front is two French knots and a little back-stitching done with brown embroidery floss.

Hope that helps!

NyanNyan
07-30-2002, 12:35 PM
hmmm at shoujocon their was a tiny lil girl dressed as Puchiko
and hes came out nice...as did her mothers... they both cosplayed people from Di Gi Charat... I dun watch that so i dunno who... but It kinda looked like it was made from felt... I dunno though

Luna
07-30-2002, 09:53 PM
Great Hat! Wow, you did such a wonderful job! I am thinking of making a Puchiko costume for my 5 year old, so your picture and sewing directions were very helpful to me too! :-) Thanks!

ShadowKitten
08-03-2002, 03:33 PM
Oooo pretty hat........ Arigato for the info ........... now i just have to make mine..........*blinks* i hope it turns out okay.............

Integral
08-03-2002, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by Makoto

The face on the front is two French knots and a little back-stitching done with brown embroidery floss.

Hope that helps!

Mako-chan- Don't forget my super-extra-special patch-making skillz! :razz:

Makoto
08-05-2002, 02:21 AM
Gomen, gomen! XD Integral-chan made the flower for me. Stiffened felt is great for stuff like that. ^_^ My original flower was just an iron-on patch I found at Joann's, but the stiffened felt Integral used was much cuter and much more accurate. Thanks, dear. ;)

Mezurill
07-04-2008, 09:39 PM
Is it easier to make a hat (and save money, but waste time), or buy a hat? (and save time, but waste money)

Michi
07-08-2008, 06:07 PM
Please don't reply to 6 year old threads. Your advice would be much more useful in the present. :)