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Pikachu Hat Tutorial by nikkiswimmer Pikachu Hat Tutorial by nikkiswimmer
This took me a while to finish... Please, leave some love for me! T__T

I made this for ~T-Pen, who so kindly supports me! Thank you!!

Thanks to my brother for lending me his lappytop.
Thanks to Nintendo for making Pokemon.
Thanks to my new and old supporters out there! ^__^

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Here is Clearkid's tutorial on how to make a hat. She is my hat-making hero, and you all really should check out her gallery right away!
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heartless-2 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how would you suggest a variant with like say........rabbit ears? or long arms with claws? like one of these? werewolf9595.deviantart.com/ar…
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r1243 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Not the person who originally made this tutorial, but the rabbit ears would probably work like these - clearkid.deviantart.com/art/Ho… - basically, you'd want to sew together two and two hat triangles (assuming you'd be using clearkid's hat pattern and tutorial), then sew those two parts together with the end of the ears in between them. If you want them to be large and floppy like in the picture you added, you might want to not stuff the ears - in fact, you might just be fine with cutting the ear shape out of fleece, adding the inside of the ear (through whip stitching), or if you want a large inside of the ear, make them like the ears shown in these tutorials but leave out the stuffing.
Alternatively, you could use this clearkid.deviantart.com/art/Bu… as a visual reference - the ears are somehow sewn between the triangles and the bottom band of the hat. I can't exactly tell you how - I'd need to see the inside of it - but I think the end of the ear might just be sewn between the two halves of the bottom band. Not quite sure.
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Silver-Rainbow-Kitty Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Thank you so much for this tutorial! :D
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elfwood224 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can u use felt to make the hat itself? because that's the only material i have right now.
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GamerGirl5263 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
how do you sew on the ears?
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r1243 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Really late answer and I'm not who made the tutorial - but I believe you just put the ear on top of the hat with the bottom edge against the hat's top seam (they should lean backwards on the hat, like you can see on the last picture), and whip stitch them on.
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xBagPussx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
where can you get the pattern for the hat?
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xBagPussx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
oops :p found it :D
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HijaDeLosEspinos Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
*.* I love you. Thank you for the tutorial
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luvinmybbyz Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
sooooooooooooo cute!!!
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BlackRose2009 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
how did u get the mesurements right? thats my problem... >-<
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hazardbaby Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nikkiswimmer from her new account: If you need proper measurements to make the hat base, check out ~Clearkid's tutorial, download her pattern, and print the PDF file at 100%. Her pattern comes with a 1/4'' seam allowance, so keep that in mind! Most heads are 22-23'' in circumference.

For the decorations, you'l just need to practice and experiment with sizes, always keeping in mind that items being sewn on a machine will need to be designed with seam allowance in mind (AKA, make your pattern slightly bigger all around the edges). If you're going to whipstitch something on, a seam allowance might not be as necessary.

If you really want/need a pattern for the pikachu hat, I have one available: [link] I included the length and width of each item to give people a reference for what size things should be. No seam allowance needed. Just download and print at 100%.
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Im-annecy-yo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
This is sooooooooooo useful and so cute. But if i wanna give a mouth, what will it be made of?
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hazardbaby Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nikkiswimmer here on my other account. If you want to add a mouth, you can choose to either:

1. Applique it on using black silky thread
2. Draw/paint it on
3. Whip-stitch a mouth-shaped piece of felt on
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Hikaru-Amuto-fan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used this tutorial ;w; It was really helpfull~
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hazardbaby Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nikkiswimmmer on my other account. Looks amazing! ;--; So cute
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Hikaru-Amuto-fan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thanks :)
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tortiny93 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
omg i am so using this! where can i print out the pattern you used???
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nikkiswimmer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
[link]
Happy sewing!
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ParadoxAnime Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
X3 I'm making my friend a pikachu hat!!
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Ninjacat46 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
soo cool :)
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BumblebeeNeko Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whooooooo thanks so much for the tutorial <3
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MetaLinkRox Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you make the hat part?
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nikkiswimmer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I believe I gave credit to ~clearkid for the actual hat making part, but here is the actual link to her tutorial: [link]
Happy sewing!
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tenshi1988 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
i like it nwn
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eline7733 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
nice!!
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Trudos Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Sweet tutorial! Thanks a lot
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LIDIAMARINA Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hi, this is cute!
Congrats!!!!!!
Great job!
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essie7198 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dude... that's awesome! i dont really get the ear part (what diagram?) but i'll figure it out if i ever get around to doing that!
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Kuziifish Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! My kids love Pikachu, so I'm sure this winter they'll love to have a Pika hat! :D I love the details you added, it's perfect, and not too much.. I hate seeing hats that have way too much going on.. it's like wearing a fruit bowl on your head, lol. Good job!
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nikkiswimmer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thank you and good luck with your project! This tutorial is a bit old and I've learned a lot since making it, so I do recommend sewing the ears into the actual seam of the hat if you decide to make it. It's much sturdier that way. :)
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Aiithekitteh Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Photographer
ピカチュウは素晴らしいです!
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NruFrx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! You have the same pikachu toy I have! Does it make sounds when you squeeze its hands too? xD

Oh, and I love your tutorial. The hat looks very nice; much better than the many others I came across.
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nikkiswimmer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Yeah it does! I love my Pikachu. Glad you liked my tut!
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misakicosplay Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute and help full
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Rebecca-47 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Do the ears weigh it down and make is difficult to wear? :damphyr::flagcanada:
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nikkiswimmer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Not at all ^__^ The ears rest flat towards the back and don't move around or weigh the hat down. I don't suggest making them much bigger for that very reason though.
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
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XxxNekoxShoujoxxX Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student General Artist
OMG I MUST MAKE ONE!!<3 it~ what a great tut as well! =^_^=
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nikkiswimmer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
w00t thank you! ^^
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ree-mi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
OMGGG! THAT IS SO CUTE! :'3 <33
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PikaPandaa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Totally gunna make one ^____^
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nikkiswimmer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Yay good luck! ^^
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Super-Emo-Slurpy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
soo cute >w< im going to make one...soon i don't have the fabric >.O
awsome bandaid to xD lol <3 ~
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princetheripper33 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haaa, a really cute tutorial xD
and the hat itself came out very well too ♥
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nikkiswimmer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thanks! :)
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x-Pippin-x Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
This is a good tutorial, though I would not recommend using a whip stitch for the decorations, as it looks messy. But it is faster and easier than doing it the way I do (up and down weaving, like with a sewing machine, only by hand).
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nikkiswimmer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
You can actually get a very clean-looking whipstitch if you are patient and uniform with your stitching. The way felt works, most of the stitch gets hidden behind the felt. :)

But I'm always open to new suggestions for better stitches out there! I heard the ladder stitch is quite useful. What do you recommend?
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gabrieleven Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
and where do u buy the fleece, i cant find it anywhere
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nikkiswimmer Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Polar fleece can really be found at any fabric store. I find mine at the local chain called Joan's for example. Unfortunately, fleece is more of a winter item. So I guess you might have better luck searching online until then.
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