There are so many birthday crown ideas out there and I've read a couple and knew I had to make one for my little guy who just turned 1.
First you need to pick your colors! This is the fun part. You can really make it anyway you want. I used two main colors and cut out two pieces of felt and make the green slightly smaller than the other.
I used paring scissors to dress it up a bit, you could do both if you wanted.
The three groups of boxes remind me of jewels a real crown had. I put buttons and a "I" for my son's initial.
You want to first sew the red squares to the green piece and then do the decorative items next. I hand sewed the buttons and used the machine to sew the "I".
Next to make it more durable, I ironed fusible webbing to the side that will be against the head.
I used elastic to make the back of the hat so it stays on his head. I covered it with fabric and I used real skinny elastic to connect the fabric, i can make it bigger the next 18 years! :)
I used a decorative stitch around the edges and I think it looks great