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How to Add Ears by clearkid How to Add Ears by clearkid
Base Fleece Hat Tutorial --> [link]
If you want to wire your ears so they stand up: [link]
Part 2 of making a Typhlosion hat and the patterns for this: [link]


So this is actually part one of three tutorials centered on this new Typhlosion hat I made, and now you can learn to make it too. :)

Don't feel limited to ears either, this can be used for anything that you want to put through a seam!

Bonus tip: If you're using a sewing machine, use your reverse function to sew back first and then forward. This will keep your stitches from unraveling.

Tutorial (c) ~clearkid Please don't re-post this anywhere, kindly leave a link instead.

For the glory of God!

If you have any questions, feel free to post them below.
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violetarchriot Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Darkpotato57 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
If you sew across the bottom edge of the ears, which closes them, how can you put wire into them?
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clearkid Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You can slip the wire in between the stitches. :)
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Darkpotato57 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Never mind.
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KamikazeKitteh Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Now, when it comes to using wiring to keep long/skinny ears up...how do you avoid the uncomfortable half circle wiring in the back? could i completely avoid this and only put the wiring in the ears without putting wiring in any other part of the hat? Do you get what I'm saying..?
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xXunovianXx Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I keep reading this over and over and over again but I can't seem to understand everything... :P
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AisurandoEmil Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much, im gonna adjust it and make a prussia hetaween hoodie! this helped~
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karkittyxD Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Hi.. Like you haven't already done enough but what size ears did you use? :)
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mf136718 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can you post a new link cause this one leads me to automotive college ad
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mf136718 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oops wrong post sorry its the how to make a fleece hat entry its being dumb for me
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WhiteSpiritIge Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I added the wolf ears, they won't stay stand still. They keep falling back and forth. Any advice?
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:iconclearkid:
clearkid Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You can put wire in any thing you want stiffened. Try this: [link]
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:iconcandyslush:
CandySlush Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Writer
I got a buckle of fabric under my ears TT^TT does anyone know what I did wrong? Or this happen to anyone else?
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Thee-Enchantress Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Writer
Okay, I am working on the Toothless hat and I don't know how to do the two bottom fins? Do I just add another seam in the rectangle?
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starrywishy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student General Artist
I needed this so bad! Thank you thank you thank you!
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gothicmennace Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
I plan to make a jester's hat with only two points. How would I add those in, since they'll be a bit of an awkward shape? :} I only have a week to make this hat perfectly, so I'd love some advice! <3
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gothicmennace Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
I'm wondering, how would this work to add Jester...flaps? I'd like to make a Jester hat, with only two points, not three. I know how to sew the dangly parts together, I'm just wary of attaching it to a hat. :} The hanging parts will be much longer than ears, etc, and I don't want to mess up, I only have a week to make this hat perfect! <3
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AzakiShimo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Artist
Can you teach me how to sew? :D Seems fun~ :D This is my... i dont know.. but my firs time trying~ :D
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BuggyCashew Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm confused.
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inherithp Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
So if I wanted to make a pony hat with ears, do you think I should make the seams on the sides of the head and add the ears a bit further down? Probably the best course of action? And if I wanted to maybe add a mane, do you think it'd be best to sew it into the center seam?
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clearkid Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yep. A tip, if you add the ears wider apart, you need to give the ears a serious angle at the bottom so they'll stand up straight against the curve of the hat.
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inherithp Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
So, let's say I'm making a pony hat. Would it be best to orient the seams so they go along the sides of the hat and then add the ears further down?
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reaperxnekoxx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to make a pikachu hat but i understand how to do tha fleece hat but the whole ears thing confuses me :/
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MotionlessCX Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
I'm going to do the same thing, but I'm winging it on the ears. I am going to make them just smaller than they look on pikachu to reduce flopping and use the wiring to hold them up :3
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Kyra-Usagi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mwahahahaha make one for everyone i say
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Requiem-Owl Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
This confuses me.. D: I don't understand what you mean on the second step that says, "Next, sew your two pairs of hat triangles together on the front and back seams." Help. ?_?
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tahtipolya Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Would this work for a Mudkip fin? Just put it on the seam in the middle and make it look like a fin?

(I think I already might have posted this....Or maybe I'm going crazy....?)

And, when I do make the fin, how would it stand up? Would I need to stuff it or would it just stay up with the fleece itself?
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clearkid Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yup, middle seam would be the way, and you could wire it to stand up: [link]
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tahtipolya Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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tahtipolya Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How would you add the Mudkip fin on the top of his head and the orange things on the side of his face?
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Beannababy12 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
great!! iloveit
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Tejutsu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your tutorials are really amazing! They really helped!
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PlushPrincess Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
coooolll
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StopEatingMySocks Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
I decided to make hats for my family for christmas and my cousin is a bit of an oddball, so I'm adding antenna to his. The thing is, they're cylindrical (is that a word?) and I'm not really sure if that calls for a different technique. They're supposed to stick up, like your Kingdom Hearts Heartless hat.
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rewritingreality Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
i'm really loving your hat tutorials. :) will definitely be using them! :D
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Kickgirl52 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
How do you make tall ears stand up on their own?
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:iconclearkid:
clearkid Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
you either have to sew them on with a C shape or put wire in them: [link]
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slice-of-insanity Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
I want to make the ears curved, like a cat's ears (not flat like the Typholsion hat's). Is there a way that will work?
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clearkid Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
A hard way yes, sew it on top of the finished hat by hand. I've done it.
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slice-of-insanity Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Thank you! ^^
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Cree-cree Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are my savior :worship:
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AcrylicMuffin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
I don't see the attached pattern on this description. :\
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XenosagA Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
u make me wanna buy a sewing machine!
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ra-ra-rasputin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
I just made a Terriermon hat using your base patterns! I'll take a picture of it eventually. :) Thank you so much for putting your tutorials up!
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Bel-serpente Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Thank you sooooooo much!!!!!!!^^ I have been needing this for forever!!!!
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HanaIchigo94 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
is it possible to use felt too other than fleece?
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Hatty-hime Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not reccomended...
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:iconhanaichigo94:
HanaIchigo94 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
okay thank you! ^w^
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Hatty-hime Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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Bucketman11 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! ^.^ I have already attempted a regular hat and it went well lets say im just trying again lol but These tutorials are very helpful thank you lots ^.^
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