Hello Readers. We are still in the middle of Snowpocalypse 2016. SNOW EVERYWHERE!! It inspired my project today. We were snowed in so I had time to think about the cold and how much I wanted a new wool blend beanie hat. I wanted simple and warm. Free wouldn't be bad either.
I started with this pink sweater from a clothes swap. I don't wear much pink. It's just so...pink. It isn't my favorite color. A little pink is great, a lot of pink is too much. I knew it would be cute and warm as a hat. It is part wool. Wool is really warm so it would be nicer than some cheap acrylic hat from a discount store. And I couldn't go anywhere, I needed a project.
Here is the first step. I cut off the ends of the arms and the bottom of the sweater. I figured I could make two beanies out of this. My daughter would love a beanie hat. And it would keep her warm while we shoveled out the cars. We were working and taking breaks to rest and dry off. An extra hat would be a blessing.
Step two was stitching them up and cutting off the excess. I rounded the tops of the hats. The material is very stiff, but it went through my sewing machine fine. I didn't take the time to try to iron the new seams. They worked without it.
Here we are in our finished hats looking out at all the cold snow we had to shovel. These are nice and warm. Perfect!
What did I do with the sleeves of the sweater? I played around with making a mitten/glove hybrid. I wanted my fingertips and thumb to stick out because I always take my gloves off to use my phone. These do the job, but lack style. I stitched between each finger and that helped keep my fingers warm. These aren't for shoveling or playing in the snow, just staying warm on a normal day.
Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.