Tuesday, January 25, 2011
It's Tutorial Tuesday! - Emily's hat
As much as you guys can relate to me & my wool crafting, would you believe that almost all of my real life friends are not crafty & think what I do is weird? If there was an award for "least likely to be crafty & into recycling wool", I would have pinned it on my friend Emily a long time ago. Guess who got crafty with wool ;) ? She started reading my blog, made a few mittens for Christmas & now is hooked! She came up with this cool hat all on her own!
First take your felted sweater & cut 2 pieces in the shape of a simple beanie hat, though make it about 2" longer. Make sure the ribbing or edge of your sweater the bottom of your hat pieces, so you will have a nice finished edge. Now sew them together. You can also start out with a simple beanie hat from this tutorial, again making it about 2 inches longer.
Now pinch the fabric all around & sew. I made mine about 1/2" (1" folded in half), but probably should have made them a little smaller.
Whether you want 2, 3, or 4 rows is up to you! Emily prefers 3, and that looks good to me! Add a flower or a pin for a fun look! The flower pin on mine (at the top) is from this tutorial.
Here are Emily's fabulous hats! These pictures don't do them justice... they are much cuter on!