So here's what she did.
In the words of my friend Cat:
I measured his head around front, ear to ear, for width of the felt sheet (side seam to side seam, remember to leave enough extra to have seam length). Then, I used the edge of plate to get good curved edge for top of hat. Cut top as seen in pic. When you cut the eyes out, do it at the same time so they are the same size. Using pinking shears, cut the brown outer edge, then cut slits in it with regular scissors. I top-stitched the brown and white circles together to the front of the hat first, then stitched the side seams of the hat. Last, I hand stitched buttons as eyes and hand stitched the beak.
Easy really...if I can do it as a sewing novice of all novices....you can do it. I may or may not have cheated and used glue for the eyes instead of "stitches." Also, did you know that felt sheets are 4 for $1 at Hobby Lobby?? They are!
Want a sneak peak of my finished version of all this??
Just wings and hats! Hope you have a glorious weekend! I'm at the beach....so it's already glorious for me! Love you and miss you Joshy, O, and L!