If you didn’t catch Designing Mom Shinmin’s amazing Anatole Mouse costume for her daughter Mila, then rewind here to see it. She’s back to share her DIY for a beret fit for Anatole or your little one…
by Designing Mom Shinmin
A beret is basically made of a couple circles and a band. You can either sew this by hand or by machine.
Measure the circumference of your head.
Cut a 2” wide strip of fabric as long as your head circumference plus ½ inch.
The two circles
Draw a circle with a circumference that equals to your head circumference on a pattern paper.
Draw a second circle 2 ½ inches outside the original circle.
Cut out two large circles from your fabric and remove the inner circle from one of them using your head circumference pattern (forming a “donut”).
Fold the band in half and sew the short ends, right sides together, with a ¼” seam allowance.
Sew the band to the edge of the inner circle of the “donut”, right sides together, with a ¼” seam allowance.
Sew the top piece to the donut piece around the outer edge, right sides together, with ¼” seam allowance.
Turn the beret right side out and you are done!