DIY Winter Hat

DIY Hat From An Old Sweater @themerrythought Trying to survive Western New York winter can be tricky. Snow is beautiful for a while but it drags on and on and I’m usually ready for spring after a couple weeks of snow. I’ve been making the most of it by trying to come up with projects and activities to make me embrace the chilly weather a bit more since it’ll probably be sticking around until April. Making a winter hat was on my list of DIY projects and when I found an awkward fitting sweater with a great pattern on it at Salvation Army, I knew it would be perfect for this project!
DIY Hat From An Old Sweater @themerrythought DIY Hat From An Old Sweater @themerrythought What you need:
-Old Sweater
-Hat to trace
-Fabric chalk/tracing pencil
-Sewing Machine
-Needle and Thread

How to make it:
-Turn the sweater inside out and trace around a hat that fits your head. Adding about 1/3″ around the actual hat so you have room to sew. (I recommend using the bottom edge of the sweater for the bottom of your hat.)
-Cut out along the line.
-Use a sewing machine to sew around the hat, leaving 1/3″ seams on the sides. Be sure not to sew the bottom closed.
-Make a pom pom. I give instructions on how to do that in this post.
-Turn hat right-side out and use the needle and thread to attach the pom pom to the top of the hat.
DIY Hat From An Old Sweater @themerrythought DIY Hat From An Old Sweater @themerrythought DIY Hat From An Old Sweater @themerrythought Go keep your noggin warm!

xo. Caitlin

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  • Friday, January 10, 2014 - 10:00 am

    sarah - so cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Friday, January 10, 2014 - 10:13 am

    Jessica - Love it!!! I always have a hard time finding winter hats that I like…but usually don’t have any trouble finding thrifted sweaters with great prints. This is a perfect idea!!

    I also adore the rug/tapestry in your photo background. 🙂 SO pretty!

    Happy Friday!
    Being BarlowReplyCancel

  • Friday, January 10, 2014 - 11:27 am

    shysnarrativeShy - Great tutorial! I love this idea to reuse a great old sweater. To be honest the title kinda gave me a giggle. I’ve never heard it called a winter hat. We call these toques up in Canada!ReplyCancel

  • Friday, January 10, 2014 - 1:00 pm

    Andrea - Your creativity and constant flow of new content never ceases to amazing! Loving this hat! Too adorable. Another job well done! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Friday, January 10, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    Leen Philips - Looks really nice!!ReplyCancel

  • Friday, January 10, 2014 - 7:52 pm

    julia-tagandtibby - such a fun idea!ReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 8:01 am

    Sheryll Seidel - Amazing idea. Hubby always has sweaters he’s not wearing anymore for one reason or another. I’ll be making tops and winter hats for my grandchildren!ReplyCancel

  • Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 3:11 pm

    Marie - Love the hat and I’m going to be going to Goodwill soon. We live in Mn so would be nice for winters.ReplyCancel