The leather for my Ewok cat hat came from an old chamois used for car windshields. It has the perfect combination of softness and a worn-in look that matches the Ewok aesthetic. Unfortunately, I didn't plan the design very well and the blue marker ended up showing on the finished product.
It took about 20 minutes to construct the cat Ewok hat from a design by Instructables user carlsonbryant. It requires cutting out three pieces of leather, punching holes, and tying it all together. The most difficult part is getting the sizing and ear holes right.
The finished Ewok cat hat could use some improvements, which is more a testament to my lack of skill than to the instructions provided by Instructables user carlsonbryant. Next time, I would take more care with creating the outline on the chamois.
CNET test cat Dashiell seemed pretty pleased with the Ewok cat hat. Unlike the the other two test cats, he purred, laid down, and chilled like an Ewok on its day off. If he were a smooshy-faced cat, then the Ewok effect would be even more pronounced.
Getting a cat to hold still for a photo shoot while wearing a homemade Ewok cat hat is challenging. CNET test cat Dashiell was happy to model the hat, but he found the scraps of leather and string left over from the construction to be much more interesting than his modeling gig.