One small piece of regular felt for the top of the fez.
One piece of stiff felt (or regular felt if you prefer)
for the body of the fez
thread and needle
small tassel (purchase or make your own with braided
Initially, I must note that
although this pattern fits Lucius, it may need slight
adjustments or improvements to fit your needs. Therefore,
first, measure the circumference of your companion's
head. Lucius' head is approximately eight and
three-quarter inches in circumference. If your subject's
head is larger or smaller, you will want to take that
into consideration when cutting the pattern.
Second, right click on the picture
to the right and save a copy of the picture. Next print
your saved copy. The printed copy should be full size.
Then cut the pattern out, adjusting as needed. You may
wish to rough fit the paper pattern to your compatriot's
head to make sure of the fit before cutting the felt.
Third, cut out your felt using
your pattern. I prefer using stiff felt for the body of
the fez as it holds its shape better. However, I prefer
to use regular felt for the top of the fez because I feel
that a more malleable fabric is required.
Fourth, wrap the long piece of
felt (the body of the fez) around your friend's head and
use several pins to fix the two ends of the felt together
where you wish to sew them. At this time, make sure the
conical angle of the fez is to your liking. Sew the two
ends together leaving the top quarter inch free.
Eventually, the top quarter inch of felt will be folded
inside the fez and will be sewn to the top of the fez. If
necessary, cut away any final excess felt.
Fifth, turn the body of the fez
inside-out. Bend the top quarter inch of felt outward.
You will need to make a few cuts in the felt so that it
folds outward properly (three or four should be
Sixth, take the top of the fez and
lay it on top of the folded down quarter inch and pin the
two pieces together. Remember that once the top of the
fez is sewn on, you will turn the fez right-side out
again. Therefore when placing the top of the fez onto the
body, place the side that you want to show on the bottom.
Seventh, sew the body and top of
the fez together by stitching the folded down quarter
inch to the top of the fez. If necessary, you may make a
few small cuts around the edge of the top of the fez to
avoid gaps in the felt.
Eighth, turn the fez right-side
out and shape the fez to your liking. Sew the tassel on
top of the fez. Add any additional embroidery or other
decoration that you desire.
Last, enjoy your fez.