Friday, December 6, 2019

Merry Little Christmas Stitch-Along — Day 3

Happy Friday!  It's Day 3 of the Merry Little Christmas Stitch-Along and today we're making Santa's hat!

Day 3 - Santa's Hat


We'll spruce up the cuff of the hat with an embroidered garland, complete with French knot berries, and then top the hat off with a sweet little snowflake button.  My button is the "small snowflake" (sku 4442.s) from Just Another Button Company—I love, love, love their buttons!

For today's block, you'll need:
  • 4½" Square of fabric
  • 3½" x 3½" Red flannel or felted wool
  • 1½" x 3½" White flannel or felted wool
  • Embroidery floss in white, green and red
  • Snowflake button


Day 3 Santa's Hat Pattern Sheet

The hat pattern has already been reversed for use with the fusible web.  I've also drawn a sample wavy line on the cuff for the stitched garland.  Use my line as a pattern, draw your own or simply freehand stitch a wavy line—once you add the straight stitches and berries to the garland, the wavy line doesn't show up very much, so don't worry about making it perfect.

Here's the Santa hat that I made with wool for my traditional pillow:


I love the red plaid wool that I used for the hat.  It's subtle, but gives it a bit of extra texture—so much fun!

I'll be back here on Sunday with a new block.  In the meantime, have fun making your Santa hats!

—jen