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+Link Hat Tutorial+
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Published: November 28, 2007
© 2007 - 2019 nayruasukei
Made this by popular demand :D

Here's my hat for reference: [link]

PROTIP: If you need help keeping it on your head, try one of two things: bobby pins on the sides if you don't mind them showing, OR if you do, try cutting small slits parallel to the brim of the hat inside it to slide the pins into. This should keep it secure all around :3

Feel free to come to me with questions. :heart:

WANT AN OCARINA?
You can buy a nice ocarina from songbirdocarina.com for $30
that is either the fairy ocarina or the ocarina of time. They sound beautiful and work great for cosplay!

HAPPY SEWING!!!

First girl in the hat is me, second girl is :iconnimhithegra:~ go give her some love :heart:
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plaker's avatar
your instructions indicate to cut the curved line of the hat pattern on the bias, if the bias is the folded portion of the fabric, it is a straight line and you cannot cut the curve of the pattern on a straight fold, is this a typo or am I reading it wrong?
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kisalina|Hobbyist Artist
aww thanks c:
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Runagon's avatar
Runagon|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Assuming I forgot to add the tail end before sewing it all together, is there another way I could add it without it looking messy? Thanks c:
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CrissyTheFireWarrior|Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! My aunt needed this!
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HealerKira|Hobbyist Writer
Really good tutorial! I feel like a few things could've been better explained, but I did end up with a pretty nice hat in the end. Kudos!
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Thechaosninja|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Need to make a new hat before long, but love your simple tutorial.
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XxAmuFujibioshixX's avatar
Thank you very much for making this tutorial!! It helped me a lot, and I'm half way done with making my hat!
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Vaarian|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so so much for this guide! I would never have been able to finish my halloween costume to the high brand of quality that it is now without it! ^^ 

(You can see the hat here if you wanna: laplace-demon.deviantart.com/a…
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Wow, this is awesome! I want to cosplay as Skyward Sword Link next year (so I'm getting started on it now, as I'm not a very good seamstress ^^;), so thank you very much for this! The TP hat and the SS hat are really similar, so I think I can improvise with the differences here. :D

Now, I hope you don't mind me asking, but what kind of fabric would you suggest for the SS hat? Also, rather than having to pin it in place, how well do you think sewing elastic inside the brim will work? And by "elastic", I mean that stretchy band you find in the top of your yoga pants to keep them up -- I don't know what it's actually called, elastic is just what I call it. :XD:
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shadethenighthunter's avatar
How do you know how big to make the triangle and how big to make it to the size of your head?

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TheKennyLoggins's avatar
Oh man, This Is It. This is The Real Thing. I will cherish my hat Forever, thanks!
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ZGundam0's avatar
Oh man, this is awesome
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Aquos4|Hobbyist Writer
my mom made my older brother a link hat when he was in 5th grade, but now we're going to make a new one for me to use in my link costume. This will be very useful. :)
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My felt Link hat came out perfect! I followed a youtube video [link], along with this pattern. I cut mine like he shows in the picture: 30-36 inches long on the longest side and 12 inches wide for head width (24 in.{-1in after sewn} circumference), I cut 2 identical isosceles triangles 12"x 3ft. Did a 1/2" seam for all the sewing.
I also made Link ears! Hand drew them 2" to 2 1/2" at the widest point, and 5 1/2" long up to the point. I made the ear on paper, cut out the shape pinned the paper to 2 "skin" colored felt material- right sides together, sewed around the paper. Leaving the widest opening unsewn, turned it right side out, folded in and sewed the edge shut. Added a few details to the ear with zigzag stitch and attached the ears to the hat with a few stitches with invisible thread! :)
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Another tutorial showed the hat to be cut 12 inches wide. So that's what I'm going to do. 3ft x 12in.
And the head band 6in wide by 24in. long :)
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ordonlink|Hobbyist Photographer
I think i have said this before. The seam is on the top?
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mint-heart's avatar
what are the dimensions for the triangle part please? you've only put 3feet on one side.
and how big should the end piece be?
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PhyscoBallerina|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally helped me finish my Halloween costume! <3
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Pokemon-fox|Student General Artist
I failed...
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muffinblaster's avatar
Hi! I loved the Tutorial and took a crack at it myself! Thank you so much!
[link]
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Aquos4|Hobbyist Writer
PERFECT! this is just what i need for my epic cosplay pic of someone behind me taking a picture of me looking in a mirror whilst in my normal link cosplay and then i take a pic of myself looking into the same mirror in my dark link costume and BOOM SON, Mirror of Dark-awesome-ness!
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Starletta39's avatar
thank you SO MUCH for making this tutorial!!
and your first photo is very cute ^.^
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kyosplosion|Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm modifying this pattern for my Ultra Sword cosplay, and this really helps!

I can finally have my own wind sock hat! :D
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Silver-Kit|Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best Link hat tutorial I've found. This is great!

Thank you so much!
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