I downloaded the pattern, taped it together and cut the backing fabric (slightly larger.)
I got lucky and found a small glass that is the same size as the pom pom on the hat so I don't have to make a template for it.
I am very 'old school' when it comes to applique and since the hats are almost all the same - and one is reversed, I only needed one hat template and one brim template. These are just made of some cardboard that I had put aside for templates. I have template plastic too but cardboard is a bit thicker and I seem to prefer it. I often use cereal boxes.
I will iron the pieces before I applique them. The orange hat is complete. I do like this BOM. This block is 18" by 21" finished. There are to be two of these blocks. It's fun looking for suitable hat fabric from my stash.
This block of the month is called From Head to Toe - A Knitter's Gifts and the pattern is by Denise Russart. It just started on Feb. 15th but once a new block is posted, the previous block will no longer be available for free.
Speaking of free patterns, there is also a cute sew along put out by the Red Boot Quilt Company called Baby It's Cold Outside and I had mentioned it a couple of posts back. Well, all the patterns are now available but only until the Olympic closing ceremonies. So if you want to make it, download the pattern now.