- One piece of red felt for the top of the fez.
- One piece of red felt (I prefer wool felt) for the body of the fez
- Red thread and needle
- Small gold tassel (purchase or make your own with braided nylon cord)
OK, now right click on the pattern and save a copy of the picture. Next print your saved copy. The printed copy should be full size. Now cut the pattern out, adjusting as needed. You may wish to rough fit the paper pattern to your monkey's head to make sure of the fit before cutting the felt.
Now, cut out your felt using your pattern. Next, wrap the long piece of felt (the body of the fez) around your friend's head and use straight 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 from the sewn edges.
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 sufficient). Now, 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.
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 need to make a few small cuts around the edge of the top of the fez to avoid gaps in the felt.
Finally, turn the fez right-side out and shape it to your liking. Sew the tassel on top of the fez. Add any additional embroidery or other decorations that you desire.