Monday, November 19, 2012

little beanies.

 why hello. my name is Dawnelle. i am considered many things, mother and wife are at the top of the list. but you must not forget lover of sharpies, chief nose wiper, avid obsessor of texture and fabric, bohemian lover, interior designer, laundress, and the best book reader ever. i write over on Just Dawnelle about my sweet family and my life... what i think, feel, love, believe, do and obsess over.

I have a thing for toddlers in little beanies and how can you not adore those two little knots?? They look like they could be little ears! Plus, a fast little upcycle project is just what everyone needs every once in awhile right?

With the cold weather coming, hats are going to be an absolute must! And they always seem to be like pacifiers... you can never find them when you need them so the only solution is to have a gazillion! can't tell me your heart doesn't just melt a little when you see a this!

Old t-shirt (knit fabric!)
Measuring Tape
Sewing Machine

Begin by measuring your littles head. My boy's head was about 20" in circumference.

Lay the shirt you are cutting up out flat with the bottom hem all lined up INSIDE OUT!

Using your measuring tape, mark the sides of your hat. You will want to take the total circumference and split it in half to calculate the two sides of your hat.

Measure up about the same as the width of your hat so you have marked out a large square.

Sketch out your hat so it looks like the image. I know rather vague but I promise it is sooo much easier than it sounds. The two little long pieces for the knots are about an inch maybe an inch and a half in width and approximately five inches long. But you can make it any size you want really!

After you have sketched out your hat, pin it all together so when you cut it out the pieces don't separate.

Cut it out! Both sides of the shirt together.

Once it is all cut out, sew it together! How simple right? I sewed mine with a 1/4" seam all the way around, single stitch. I'm really not a seamstress by any means, but this seemed to work just fine!

Flip the hat right side out.

Knot each of your little "ears"

Try your little hat on your littlie and marvel at your mad skills!

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