With the holidays, I took a little break from crafting and blogging. It took most of my efforts to keep up with the massive amount of dishes produced from the massive amount of food I was cooking for company. The company has left and the washing machine has started a marathon session so I've sat down to write about a project my daughter and I did yesterday.
My father in law sent my daughter two of my late mom in law's sweaters. They are nice sweaters but didn't fit her and were a bit out of style. They also had some holes in them so I decided to re-purpose them into something usable.
We made these:
The red sweater is one of my old sweaters that no longer holds its shape. It made a pretty cute hat!
The steps are easy.
Lay out your sweater. I flipped it inside out so that I didn't have to re-match up sides just in case my cutting wasn't even.
We picked a hat that we currently wear and like and used it as a template. I wanted mine to be a bit looser so I cut a bit wider than the hat.
Sew up the cut sides.
Voila! You have a hat!
Here is my super cute, very professional model showing us some of the hats. I am sorry. . . she's in an exclusive contract with me so you can't have her SEVENTEEN and TEEN MAGAZINE!
Got Milk?If I do it again:
I wouldn't cut the red hat so wide. I tossed the sweater into the scrap pile because it doesn't hold its shape. The hat fit me great for the first five minutes then it started sliding down my head. I resewed the seams while it was out of shape and it fits much better.