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Friday, September 17, 2010

Upcycled Hats from T-shirts

Cheri's Upcycled T-shirt hats seem to be spreading through blogland like wildfire.  Her versions are so cute and I absolutely love all of the little details that she added. When I saw her post I knew that I had to try it out.

So here is my attempt at making the upcycled t-shirt hat.  I think that it turned out fairly well. I wanted to make it to go along with his new raglan sleeve shirt.  I didn't zig zag all of the edges like Cheri, and I don't miss it all that much. I used knit ribbing instead of t-shirt "tape".  It seemed to adjust to the curves well.

I was really pleased that Clark left his hat on as long as he did.  Normally they are ripped off and thrown to the ground in three seconds flat.  Yesterday he wore it the entire time we were in the post office.

After making Clark's hat I started wishing that I had one of my very own.  So I repurposed a couple of shirts and made one for myself.  I used this covered button tutorial from No Big Dill.  For my hat I cut down on the length of the ear flaps (I could have cut them down much more).  My hat strips were about 21" long and the domed piece was 4 1/2" tall, and the middle section was about 21/2" tall.  Visit Cheri at I am Momma Hear Me Roar for her full tutorial.

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Unknown said...

Yours looks great. I love Cheri's boy tutorials don't you? The hat looks amazing with the shirt. And I love the hat for you. Actually, I found myself wearing the hats that I made for the boys. Maybe a girl version for me is in order.

Unknown said...

Both hats look amazing! These are also on my list... which means we might have them by next fall.

Unknown said...

oh yes! i've seen these. what a great idea! they must be so soft and comfortable, eh? they look lovely!

Sew Can Do said...

I really like these & we've got tons of old t-shirts to try this with. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)