I might have taken this a little too far. It started with some wide 1970's ties that I just wasn't going to make into skirts becasue they were too ugly....
I had the image of a little elf hat in my head and after a couple of failed attempts I came up with this gem:
I hope this makes you smile!
These photos are of my daughter, Kaitlin, and her sweetheart, Jeff. I know she's adorable and has completely gorgeous hair!
Here's my tutorial. Anyone nuts enough to try this - please post photos -thanks!
Start with five or six really awful 1970's wide ties....
Now cut them off at about 7 inches. Measure up the side of the tie - not from the point.
It is very important to remove this lining fabric from the ties. If it is basted, just pull out the stitches. If it is machine-sewn, trim it out with scissors. Also remove any labels. Re-stitch the ties closed by hand.
Stitch the ties together starting at the bottom with a nice wide bartack, then continue to stitch up the sides with a nice wide zigzag. Finish with another bartack at the top. Sew all of the ties together.
Join the last two edges in the same manner. Topstitch about 1/4-inch in from the top raw edge.
Gather up the top of the hat with a doubled strand of heavy-duty thread. Tie off securely, but don't cut the thread.
Add a 1.5-inch covered button to the top. Stitch it securely, knot it off on the inside and cut the thread.
I cover the inside center gathered part of the hat with a fabric yoyo. Just cut a 5-inch circle, gather it up, secure it and glue it to the inside to cover up all of the messy raw edges. I know what you're thinking.... That hat looks pretty cute inside out... Why not put the button on the inside?..... It's a whole new look....
All Done - LOVELY!