A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 299,157
Currently Running With Scissors:
463 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 3 4 [All]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Hats from sweaters! (now with tutorial!)  (Read 26932 times)
Tags for this thread: tutorial , sweater_recon  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
pleaseelise
« on: January 08, 2006 07:56:51 AM »

I made these in about twenty minutes (each), and I hand-sewed them.  I got the idea from the book Super Crafty, which is a wonderful book!  I had several old sweaters that I loved but that were either too small or pilling in certain areas...so now I get to wear them as hats!  The little appliques are so fun to make, too.  It's a great project to do in front of the TV Smiley







Here's a written and hopefully understandable tutorial (I don't have pictures of me making the hats!):

1.  Lay the sweater on a flat surface, smoothed out

2.  At the bottom of the sweater (the nice, hemmed part), measure a half-circle that's 11 inches long and 7 inches high.

3.  After you mark the measurements, it helps to draw the semi-circle with tailor's chalk or something before you cut it out.

4.  You can either cut through both layers of the sweater, or just cut through one layer, turn the sweater over, and remeasure and cut.

5.  Put both pieces right-sides-together, and sew.  I hand-sewed using a blanket stitch, but if you plan to throw it in the wash, you should probably machine-sew it.  And because you're using the bottom of the sweater, you don't have to hem the bottom of your hat!

6.  You can decorate by adding bias tape (like I did on the zebra hat), felt appliques, buttons, ribbon, rick-rack...anything you want!

I hope that's clear.  Let me know if you have questions.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2006 12:56:24 PM by pleaseelise » THIS ROCKS   Logged
mommabear1963
Offline Offline

Posts: 1496
Joined: 07-Jun-2005

Life is a Long Lesson in Humility"Isaac Asimov"


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2006 09:23:08 AM »

vary nice, excellent idea
THIS ROCKS   Logged

wokeupafraud
it's always you in my big dreams
Offline Offline

Posts: 644
Joined: 16-Jul-2005

andrew mcmahonnnnn <3


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2006 09:42:57 AM »

i think you should give me that zebra one (;


wink wink wink


i really love that one
THIS ROCKS   Logged

so I guess we're back to us, oh cameraman
swing the focus. In case I lost my train of
thought, where was it that we last left off?
let's pick up, pick up


http://home.promosquad.com/referal.shtml?referer=_heartacheontv&band=62
snails
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2006 12:45:13 PM »

oo those are really cute! i love the second one
THIS ROCKS   Logged
BiscottiTogs
Offline Offline

Posts: 100
Joined: 22-Oct-2005

Life's too short for cheap chocolate.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2006 01:25:00 PM »

Very cute!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

peanutbutterkp37
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2006 02:36:36 PM »

Could you make a mini-tut, pretty please? I so want to make some of these! Nice job.  Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Flickr
Vegan Cookie Blog
I'm writing a vegan cookie blog.
elleislove
Offline Offline

Posts: 171
Joined: 22-Aug-2005

i couldnt help myself.


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2006 02:38:13 PM »

ohhh very cuute!<3

mini tut, pleeasee?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/BELLACLOTHING

BE THERE, YO!
bubba*tink
Offline Offline

Posts: 1100
Joined: 11-Jun-2005

there's nuffin loik a warm cable-knit necklace


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2006 06:31:43 PM »

YES!!!!!!!!!!  I can't knit worth a frik, and I've always wanted to make a knit hat!  Now all I need is an ol knit sweater and my trusty sewing machine!  THANKS!!!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I can tell you, Fall is composed of

1 part dead fish smell
1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
a few very still moments
a good deal of inner reflection
jutybo
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2006 06:32:22 PM »

Those are adorable!  I love the applique on the gray one- is that (the applique) from a sweater, too?  I third the request for a mini-tute... I've got a 3-sizes-too-small sweater just waiting to make a great hat.   Roll Eyes
THIS ROCKS   Logged
missy_potaimia
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2006 07:34:56 PM »

I love you.
Tute please!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
PinkDaisy
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2006 08:00:41 PM »

I love the second one! I just might have to make me some... that is if I can figure out how to. :-P
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Jewelry/Plus Size Clothing Etsy:  http://etsy.com/shop/alibuttonsdesigns

My fatshion blog: http://alibuttons.blogspot.com/
samuraikiss
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2006 03:40:02 PM »

Absolutely brilliant! Thanks for the tutorial. I love the ones you've made. If only it were cold enough here to wear them...
THIS ROCKS   Logged
peanutbutterkp37
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2006 04:58:32 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial!! I've had a creative block for the longest time and you just might have cured it!! I'm going to go make one (or three!). Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Flickr
Vegan Cookie Blog
I'm writing a vegan cookie blog.
jutybo
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2006 06:53:00 PM »

Thanks!!  That really does look brilliantly simple... I love it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
elleislove
Offline Offline

Posts: 171
Joined: 22-Aug-2005

i couldnt help myself.


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2006 07:11:40 PM »

i made one!
it doesnt look that great on me, but im not a hat person.
but it actually workied really well,
but i was on the phone and my seam wasnt straight
so its kinda bumpy at the top and it looks akward.

so a warning to everyone:
keep your seams straight!

<3
THIS ROCKS   Logged

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/BELLACLOTHING

BE THERE, YO!
*smileyzebra*
Offline Offline

Posts: 38
Joined: 30-Dec-2005

Zebras are the stuff


View Profile
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2006 05:57:42 PM »

two words sew cute!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
peanutbutterkp37
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2006 03:15:35 PM »

i made one!
it doesnt look that great on me, but im not a hat person.
but it actually workied really well,
but i was on the phone and my seam wasnt straight
so its kinda bumpy at the top and it looks akward.

so a warning to everyone:
keep your seams straight!

<3

Mine turned out bumpy/wrinkly too.  Undecided
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Flickr
Vegan Cookie Blog
I'm writing a vegan cookie blog.
jutybo
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2006 11:46:21 AM »

Here's the result of my hat-making efforts:
The weather warmed up here the last few days, so I made one out of an old rugby-looking shirt instead of the sweater....  and I winged it instead of measuring.   Undecided  No measuring= hat too small for mama, too big for baby.  Oh well- he'll grow into it!  That's the hat over on the left, too- it was so cute I had to change my avatar.   Roll Eyes

Sorry for the dark picture...  the hat's got ears!  The dark green of the stripe was too dark for the blue background I guess, but they really are rounded ears and not horns.
Thanks again for sharing the how-to!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
happy cricket
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2006 12:35:23 PM »

Ive never sewed, so this may be a dumb question, but why doesn't it unravel?   
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Bubba of Borg - "Y'all's fixin' ta be assimilated" - Chris Richards

http://cookingsucks.blogspot.com
bubba*tink
Offline Offline

Posts: 1100
Joined: 11-Jun-2005

there's nuffin loik a warm cable-knit necklace


View Profile WWW
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2006 05:40:00 AM »

ahhh, the wonders of sewing!

When you use something like the zigzag stitch on the sewing machine, it kind of holds the ends together in a loving embrace (heehee) and stops ends from fraying.

THIS ROCKS   Logged

I can tell you, Fall is composed of

1 part dead fish smell
1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
a few very still moments
a good deal of inner reflection
bubba*tink
Offline Offline

Posts: 1100
Joined: 11-Jun-2005

there's nuffin loik a warm cable-knit necklace


View Profile WWW
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2006 09:34:18 AM »

jutybo, what a great hat!!!  I love the wee ears!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I can tell you, Fall is composed of

1 part dead fish smell
1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
a few very still moments
a good deal of inner reflection
dazy
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2006 11:08:19 AM »

Waw, there all so cute! Can you make them from any sweater?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://dazydesigns.etsy.com - check it out!!
www.myspace.com/friskypigeons
Lover of personal swaps!
Have 1000's and 1000's of undented perfect condition bottle caps to trade!
WANTED!!!! someone to do a nerdy/geek/games personal swap with me :p
loyda1
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2007 09:55:18 PM »

i love the hat
THIS ROCKS   Logged
LOaccidentallyVE
I'm the lost one.
Offline Offline

Posts: 520
Joined: 18-Sep-2006

I HATE Valentine's Day!!!


View Profile
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2007 04:03:46 PM »

What a cute idea! <3
THIS ROCKS   Logged

*~*Stormy*~*

I'm just a girl.

My name is Crash. Don't make me prove it! Wink

I'm a Craftster Goddess!! Cheesy
pug2010
I love crafting .camping, making thjngs from recycling, baking
Offline Offline

Posts: 46
Joined: 09-Jan-2009

View Profile
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2009 02:14:11 PM »

great job  ,very nice  I'm gong to give it a try! thanks Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Shelby Lynn
Vindi
Offline Offline

Posts: 43
Joined: 03-Jan-2009

I have a glue gun...and I am NOT afraid to use it!


View Profile
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2009 06:56:59 PM »

Love this hat idea!  Watch out old sweaters! Here I come!  Thanks for posting this idea!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
cre8ivegenes
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2009 09:45:41 AM »

Love it !! I wanna try these. With the left over scraps from the seater you could make. Leg warmers from the arms. Pot holders or coaster from the center and some headbands or mittens. very cool!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
lindseylee21
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2009 04:30:20 PM »

I'm totally trying this tonight. I found 4 sweaters at Goodwill that are excited for their new lives as hats!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
lizbef
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2010 04:29:12 AM »

omg!  I have so many sweaters that I never wear..  I buy them because they are fabulous and I am SURE that I will wear them and then i never wear them because sweaters do not like me...  blah!  but hats LOVE me, and they are amazing gifts too, what a great way to recycle!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
NinjaKatt
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2010 08:08:28 AM »

I love the zebra one!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
NancyLM
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2011 11:58:46 AM »

Very nice idea.  Now I know what to do with those old sweaters that don't fit but I just couldn't bear to throw out!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [All] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Crochet a Beanie Hat Part 8/26
How to Crochet a Beanie Hat Part 6/26
How to Crochet a Beanie Hat Part 5/26
How to Crochet a Beanie Hat Part 4/26
How to Crochet a Beanie Hat Part 20/26
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Japanese Shibori Dyeing
@Home This Weekend: Embellished Guest Towels
Handmade Gift Ideas: Hostess Gift

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.