It recently came to my attention that one thing I truly lacked in life was a wizard hat. Aside from the fact that it complements my crazy hair, it also sounded like a fun project.
The fun part about this was the mix of skills. I sew on occasion, but haven’t done much with leather. I also happened to have a bunch of leather lying around, but no pattern. I decided to use a method a friend of mine uses for stuffed animals – model the item in blender3d, unwrap the texture UVs, and use that as a pattern.It worked flawlessly, especially considering I really didn’t like any of the hats on google images. After scaling the picture and printing out the pieces, I cut out the leather and sewed it all together with a simple cross stitch. The whole process took two evenings, but the end result is pretty epic.
As a bonus, I play as a warlock in D&D so now I have something to wear every time.