Last Thursday, I made Betsy Ross Mob Caps with the girls and George Washington Admiral Hats with the boys.The Admiral Hats were easy to make, however, I don't have any pictures of those to share but I will try to do them at home with the girls some time and share them with you then.
The Mob Caps are easy to make, unfortunately, I deleted the pictures to go with the tutorial. Here, in words, is what you need to do.
Cut a 24" circle out of a fabric that doesn't fray easily (cotton knits are too flimsy, this is actually left-over material from some curtains I made that has been hanging around in my stash for three or four years). If you choose a material that frays, you will either need to hem it or apply fray bond to the edges.
Three inches in from the outer edge, cut slits every two inches.
Cut a length of ribbon 18"-24" long. Pin a safety pin on each end.
When the children sew their mob caps, pin one end of the ribbon by their entrance hole. Have the kids use the free safety pin like a needle and sew around the inner circle using gigantic up and down stitches (watch them as it is easy for them to wrap the ribbon around the edge of the cap).
The cap will bunch up as they sew it.
Place the cap on their head (these caps should sit on the back of their heads, but I had had children who insisted on wearing it like a baseball cap and they couldn't see anything but the ground) and tie the ribbon to fit. Arrange the gathering for best effect and you are done.
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