I saw some Princess Leia hats online, but they were expensive. Then I realized that I could easily make one myself!
I started by buying some brown fleece at Hobby Lobby (I LOVE buying fleece in the spring and summer. It's always on sale, so 1/2 yard cost me like three bucks!). I then made the basic hat from the free pattern found at Fleece Fun. That took about 3-5 minutes. Super easy--LOVE that pattern!! I then cut some strips of fleece, rolled them up, and tacked them to the sides of the hat by hand. It was so easy, so fast, and so cute!
Everybody kept stopping me to take pictures of her and ask where I got her hat. It was definitely a hit!
(That's my Yoda backpack next to me--I used it as my diaper bag. You can find them at Thinkgeek.com. It got a lot of compliments, too!)
One of the highlights of my son's day was getting to cross lightsabers with Darth Vader. The force is strong with this one. =)
We had such a GREAT time! May the force be with you!