Thursday, July 22, 2010

Children's Chef Hats

These chef hats were a huge hit with the kids this past Christmas. They were part of the accessories I made to go along with the pretend kitchen that they requested from Santa. I used this pattern from You Can Make This. It is a great tutorial that not only includes detailed instructions, but also the pattern pieces. And it's free!!!

My mom was kind enough to hand-embroider each of their names on the chef hats. She did a really neat thing and had my daughter write out her name so that it would be in her own handwriting. I thought that was a very cute personal touch!

The pattern includes 4 sizes (extra-small, small, medium and large) ranging from 15"-25". My son should have been an extra-small but I decided to go with a small so that he could have it a bit longer. In order to help with this, I placed a larger Velcro than called for in the pattern and it works great. This is one of the times that I wish I wasn't against posting pics of my kids on the blog because I would really love for you to see how cute they look in their chef hats.

They wear these 90% of the time when cooking in their kitchen, which equals to about 90% of the day. I am in the process of making them more accessories since it's where they spend most of their play time. They recently have requested that I make additional chef hats for when their friends come over. Here are the chef hats in their natural habitat, the play kitchen.

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Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

VERY cute!!! I might just have to do that for Christmas this year!! Thanks for the great idea!!

Becky said...

Those are adorable! My son has a collection of little aprons. I should make one of these for him!

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Threeundertwo said...

So stinking cute! I wonder if my 12 and 13 year old kids are too old. Heck, *I* want one!

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Staci J said...

Those are just adorable!! My kids would love these...
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shopannies said...

Pati= The chef hats are so cute. Another idea I had when I saw them was to do some baking and they can wear their hats

Mary Ellen said...

how adorable! I may have to make something like these for my kids when they get their new play kitchen this Christmas! ;)

Found your blog from the FB comments on bzzagent. Glad I did. You have some of the cutest projects!

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