Want to try one? I suggest you use a loosely knitted sweater, but I had none, so I made do with a light angora like sweater. Though I may just peruse the thrift stores soon…
So, to make one, you’ll need an old sweater, thread and needle (and sewing machine), scissors, and measuring tape.
First, measure around your head. You’ll wear your hat low in the back and high on your forehead, so wrap the measuring tape around there.
Mine measured 23 inches.
You’ll be using the bottom hem of your sweater for the rim of your hat.
Divide your measurement in half, so mine is 11.5.
Measure it out on your sweater and add 1/2 inch.
Then I cut it at 11 inches in length.
You should have two square like pieces of your sweater.
Place them right sides facing in and pin the two sides together, leaving the top open.
Sew up the sides with a zig zag stitch.
Now pull out a needle and coordinating thread (this was as close to coordinating as I had), you could also use a thicker thread like embroidery floss, I was just worried you’d see the thread.
You’re going to be sewing up the top of your hat.
First, sew the middle of the front and back together. Put a few stitches in it.
Then do the same with the sides. You’ll end up with an x shape like this.
Sew up the remainder by stitching through the middle of each loop and into the center. Go around and keep going. This will prevent the raw edge from showing when it’s right side out.
Here’s the top of the hat all finished and sewn up.
Flip the hat right side out.
This is the top of the hat right side out. You’re done, so try it on!
Yeah, I look tired.
I made a slouchy hat! And it worked! Try it yourself.
My husband’s a trooper for taking the pics of me. I would have TOTALLY had my hat modeled on a dummy or someone else, but my kids were asleep. So you get me.
Have a good one!