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DIY Bear Hood Cape for Toddlers

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com

Bear Hood Cape
[Step by step tutorial] 

Meet little David, my friend’s 2 years old toddler. Not only is he the cutest kid on the block he is also the most talented model I’ve had the pleasure to work with. He posed, jumped, smiled and growled like a real pro. And everything for only 2 lollipops :). 
I created this adorable bear hood cape for the #ProjectNewYear called into by Etsy. The idea behind the project is that Etsy shop owners like me encourage parents, aunts, uncles, sisters or brothers to get creative and even consider setting up their very own Etsy store. You can follow the #ProjectNewYear hashtag via Instagram and Twitter for further handmade inspiration.

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Fold the knit in fourths so you have 4 layers. Place the tape measure on the corner, measure down the half of the wingspan, and draw the circle with the chalk.

Measure down the neck radius and draw the neckline.

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Cut out the cape pattern.

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Draw and cut out the hood pattern.

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Pin the edges of the hood.

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Sew the parts together with the zigzag stitch. Put a plastic hand gauge under the feet so the seam doesn’t stretch.

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Flatten the seams with an iron if it’s stretched.

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Turn 2 cm (1.6″) outside the hood edges and front of the cape. That way you will have a contrast piping.

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Seal the seams with the zigzag stitch.

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Find the middle of the neckline, match it to the middle of the hood and pin it together.

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Pin the bottom seam of the cap.

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Seal the seam with contrast zigzag stitching.

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Make an eight shape from the cord and sew the ends together.

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Attach the cord closure and button to the neck

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Cut out a and sew the ears.

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Turn the ears inside out and iron them flat.

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Attach the ears to the hood and you are done!

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com

An easy tutorial for a super cute bear hood cape for a kid. Designed and photographed by Xenia Kuhn for fashion blog www.fashionrolla.com
Thanks for reading,
Xenia Kuhn
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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Sandrina S
    9. January 2014 at 8:26 PM

    wirklich toll 🙂
    LG, Sandrina

  • Reply
    Leah OConnor
    17. October 2015 at 8:09 PM

    radius calculation divide by 6.28 for both metric and imperial. 6.28 is 2 pi and does not have any units.

    • Reply
      NiaKunn
      17. October 2015 at 11:06 PM

      Yes, you are right Leah. It's a mathematical fallacy from my side. Thank you for noticing. I fixed it.

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