Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fall Hat Tutorial

I had this $1.50 hat from Wal-Mart laying around. I also had some felt left over from my leaf garland (shown above), so I decided to make the hat a little more fun to wear.

1. Using the basic $1.50 snow hat from Wal-Mart, measure how it will fit onto your head, then cut off the excess area.
2: Cut some petals, little circles, & a leaf out of your felt. They don't need to be perfect (it's part of the charm.)
3: Place pieces onto the hat to get a general Idea of how you'd like your hat to look.

4: Stitch your pieces onto your hat. I used the left over gold floss from my leaf banner to stitch the flower onto my hat.
5: Finish your bottom edge. I plan to fishes the bottom of the hat off with a simple stitch using a thin yarn.

7 comments:

Lauren said...

I love the applique! I think it would look equally cute on a cardigan or messenger bag.

Dana Gustafson said...

From plain 'ol cap to boutique chic! Great share!

GroverFamily said...

love it! and thanks for the idea on the garland...im totally going to do it:)

jenjen said...

What a cute hat - I love it!!!

XOOX
Jen

And the banner too - adorable!

Anthonette said...

Such a wonderful idea for using felt pieces!

lavendarrose29 said...

That is a really cool way to dress up something so plain and a good use of leftovers

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

I just found your blog and love your garland and your hat! Just gorgeous!