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    Super Member mpeters1200's Avatar
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    After spending more money than I wanted to on cheapy gloves, as good ones were ridiculous, I thought I would pose a question here.

    I am looking for a pattern to make a fleece hat that would extend down around the ears. I'd also like to make fleece gloves and scarves for my kids. One of my sons has a rather large head and those one size fits most covers the top of his head only and he looks kinda silly.

    I have only started venturing into the sewing world as I've only ever been a quilter. Is it possible to make gloves or do you think they'd be a pain in the neck? I figure fleece would be good and warm and it does ravel.

    I was able to get a fleece hat that has these little ear flaps for my youngest. I'd love to get my hands on a pattern to make those. I was thinking about taking it apart and using it as a template, but with my older kids, the hat would be too small.

    Thanks in advance!

    Melissa

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    All the major pattern companies ( simplicity, mc calls ect) have fleece accessory patterns. You can look on line or better yet go to joann's and look at the pattern books. I can't remember if they have any gloves, but they do have mitten patterns.

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    if you have a hat that sorta fits your sons head open it up and start adding to it until it fits and go from there with a new pattern. just a thought.
    sandra

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    I've got a polar fleece book with patterns in it.
    I think gloves are more trouble than they're worth. I make mittens.
    There are several hats.You can easily make a hat to fit your son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    All the major pattern companies ( simplicity, mc calls ect) have fleece accessory patterns. You can look on line or better yet go to joann's and look at the pattern books. I can't remember if they have any gloves, but they do have mitten patterns.
    i have one of these commercial patterns and they are easy to adjust sizes

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    Gloves :thumbdown: Too much time and bother for the price they can be purchased. Hats and scraves :thumbup: Easy and can be fit to order. I know the major pattern companies have one with ear covers because I have one.

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    I agree. Gloves are too much trouble. Hats, scarfs, mittens, those are do-able.

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    I made a scarf last year for my son out of t shirts..if that helps your thought process any.. Went together in a snap and was very warm but not bulky.

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    Hi Melissa,

    I'm so glad I read your post. I have a pattern for fleece hats which I got because my husband has a big head! I've never used it and I was going to list it as a Pay It Forward tonight. If you PM me with your address I'll be more than happy to send it to you. I think it will fill the bill.

    Lynda

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaOH
    Hi Melissa,

    I'm so glad I read your post. I have a pattern for fleece hats which I got because my husband has a big head! I've never used it and I was going to list it as a Pay It Forward tonight. If you PM me with your address I'll be more than happy to send it to you. I think it will fill the bill.

    Lynda
    Oh that is wonderful, thank you!

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    No pattern needed for gloves or mittens. Trace around person's hand. Add seam allowance. Sew together. Done. easy with fleece.

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    I didn't even think about that with fleece. I'd probably have to add quite a bit for the seam allowance and what my son calls "the squishy factor". It's the amount of room inside a garment/quilt you need to squish around in. I love the name he gives stuff.

    I wonder if I made mittens if he'd be willing to wear the cheapy gloves under them. He can't tolerate it when his skin is cold, so it's difficult for him to wear mittens. I bet my other ones would though!

    Thanks again!

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    For the mittins what about those using wool sweaters from the thrift store? I know its lots of trouble, however I was thinking about tracing around my hand and using the sleeve cuff as the ribbing at the wrist. I did those with the fleece lining and the seam in the palms..........too much work.........but they are warm so for a loved one might be worth it...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaOH
    Hi Melissa,

    I'm so glad I read your post. I have a pattern for fleece hats which I got because my husband has a big head! I've never used it and I was going to list it as a Pay It Forward tonight. If you PM me with your address I'll be more than happy to send it to you. I think it will fill the bill.

    Lynda
    Lynda, you are a real sweetheart!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by calla
    For the mittins what about those using wool sweaters from the thrift store? I know its lots of trouble, however I was thinking about tracing around my hand and using the sleeve cuff as the ribbing at the wrist. I did those with the fleece lining and the seam in the palms..........too much work.........but they are warm so for a loved one might be worth it...........
    I wonder if I could find soft wool somewhere. My son hates scratchy clothes as much as he hates being cold. I've never done gloves or clothes or anything like that. I wouldn't know how to add a seam in the palms.

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