I'll start with the scarf since it couldn't be simpler:Wrap a tape measure around the neck of the penguin as you would tie a scarf. That will give you the measurement you need. (Poppy = 18", Pip = 16") Cut a strip of felted sweater that same length x about an inch wide. Then just snip the ends to make fringe. Done! The green scarf on Poppy is a thick piece of felted ribbing.
Now for the hat instructions:Measure the penguin's head circumference with the tape measure then add 1/2". (Pip: 8" + 1/2" = 8 1/2" total length) For the main hat, cut a rectangle of sweater felt: total length x 3" tall. Cut a piece of ribbing the same length x 1 1/2" tall. (Note: I would normally cut out a hat cross-grain when sewing for a human being so that the stretch goes around the head, but for a head full of stuffing it's not that important!)
Fold the ribbing toward the right side of the main hat and press again.
Turn the hat right side out and press the gathers to shape the hat.
Do you think I am completely bonkers for accessorizing stuffed animals? I hope you find them as adorable as I do! For pdf patterns of the penguins, visit my Etsy or Craftsy shop. Next week I will share another mini cold weather accessory tutorial. In the meantime have a great Thanksgiving!