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Up-cycled felted sweater baby hats

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Children
Style Eco-Friendly, Whimsical, Cute
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What materials did you use? Felted sweaters, yarn, sewing thread.

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What are you most proud of? Making good use of old cast-offs.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use only 100% wool to felt or it will fray. Then be willing to experiment a little bit. Some sweaters want to be hats, so want to be purses and some want to be mittens or leg-warmers. There are no rules!

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I love em, I have a retro store in my town that has alot of old wool sweaters, maybe not as bright as todays fashions, but a good starter practice project.

07/14/2011 Flag

Thanks. Use the ribbed bottom of the sweater for your hat bottom edge. Then just cut an arc about 9" wide and 9" high through the front and back. If your sweater is big enough you ca get two hats from one sweater. Just sew them up right sides together and embellish any way you like..

07/15/2011 Flag

Do you use a certain pattern or measure head size? These are adorable!

09/18/2011 Flag

I measure the head size. The two with yo-yos fit a child about 1-3 yrs old, the bear fit a 4 yr old boy, and the embroidered one fit a small head adult. Usually somewhere between 8 and 11 inches across the front and the back. It is always best to over-estimate your arc for the crown of the hat because you can always decrease it but you cab't make it larger! Also, take into account how stretchy your felted sweater is. Some are quite stiff while others stretch a lot. Hope this helps.

09/18/2011 Flag