To say my children LOVE Blippi is an understatement! My 2 yo can spell his name… that’s how much we watch him. He’s a YouTube star making super colorful children’s educational videos. We sing his Firetruck song every single day! 🙌🚒 I am grateful for his channel because his content is educational and always safe.
I decided to sew a Blippi hat with some felt I already had and it surprisingly came out pretty good. You can buy his Blippi replica hat on Amazon if you don’t want to DIY it.
Eventually, I’ll sew the suspenders and bow tie. I’m already waiting for the orange glasses I ordered online. $2 on the WISH app (minus the Blippi logo) 👍 If you do not want to wait a month to get these gems shipped from China, you can order the official Blippi Glasses for Children – Orange Nerd Glasses on Amazon.
For the Blippi Hat DIY… I found this free beret pattern/tutorial from Lil Blue Boo.
So easy and cute! The pattern is free for personal use and has adult and child sizes. It’s intended for knits using upcycled clothes but since I only had felt in orange and blue I will have to sew in an elastic band.👉 Check out my tutorial on the bigger (adult) version of this hat 🧡💙
In order to get the alternating blue orange pattern on the top circle piece I had to do some piecing together. Since i had felt squares I didn’t have a big enough piece to fold and cut. I cut out 2 of the half circles (adding 1/4″ seam allowance on the flat edge): 1 orange and 1 blue. I cut a 1/3 piece of the alternative color for each half circle.
Make sure the triangles point towards each other (mine do not but I was hoping the button on the top could hide it). After sewing the triangles to the half circles I cut out the excess fabric under the triangles. This seemed easier than cutting 6 triangles and quilting them together.
Next you want to attach the 2 finished half circles right sides together and continue with the pattern instructions.
Again, I had to attach the 2 halves of the rim and the band because of the limited felt squares. I top stitched the sides of the seam because I didn’t have time to iron and it helped keep the felt flat at the seam. It also looks nicer.
The lasts few steps are to sew the band (with elastic or stretch fabric) and to sew the button on the top.
All done! I did not add elastic in the last piece (which has a casing for an elastic band). I will cut a slit and safety pin a 1/2″ elastic band through. After my sons have worn the hat a few times the felt has stretched and it’s now too loose.
This hat is officially approved by my 4yo Blippi fan!
I can’t wait to get the rest of the items I’ve ordered …. this might just be the best dress up outfit we have yet for both boys to be matchy-matchy. 👬🧡💙
Update 8/20/18: I added a 1/4 elastic band in the casing of the Blippi hat and it fits great on my now 3yo.
The glasses I got from WISH were adult size and too big to stay on the boys’ face. 🤷♀️ I definitely recommend the child size Blippi glasses on Amazon.
Another funny thing is my now 5yo is more interested in Mario Odessey and so we bought him the plush Cappy hat and he LOVES it!
Any Blippi fans out there? I’d love to see what you’ve DIY’d for your littles. 🙌 Please comment below!
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