He stood by me the majority of the time I was sewing, watching the monster come to life. When he saw the mouth, he was jumping up and down--pretty exciting.
I didn't take pictures of the process, because I didn't know if it would turn out, and we were in a hurry with a toddler on the edge of his seat. So here's what I did in case your little dude would love one too, or you have a little guy on your Christmas list.
The pattern is actually for fleece, but the faux fur had enough stretch I figured it would work.
I did line it with fleece though.
HORNS: Cut 4 fleece triangles that curved a little. Sewed 2 together, trimmed the edges and turned them right side out and stuffed them with Polyfil fluffy batting. I sewed them at the bottom of the side seams.
EYES: I hacked out 2 circles from scraps of white vinyl. RJ chose a lime green scrap for the little irises. I just straight stitched those on with a short stitch length, 1.0 I think. Then I hand sewed the little black button pupils on each eye. I had sewn the center seam of the hat at this point, and just straight stitched each eye on. They are a little off, not intentional, but look like a scary monster I guess.
MOUTH: I cut a oblong piece of the charcoal fleece, then zig zagged the white triangle scraps on for teeth. I attached the mouth with a straight stitch, then a small zig zag right on the edge.
Probably because he helped plan it himself, and made most of the choices as we went. It was so fun to see him get so excited when it was finished. I imagine when I have older kids I won't get such a great reaction as his when I make them things.
We finished the hat and he wore it while he and his dad played some video games.