It’s one whole degree outside in Kansas City this morning so I decided to make me a new sweater beanie since the one that I made for myself last week ended up going to Olivya. I am so glad that I learned how to create these no-sew D.I.Y. Slouchy Beanies from old sweaters. Gone are the days of spending $15-100 on just one beanie. Now, I can also easily create them in different sizes, textures, colors and patterns for less than $5. How fabulous is that?
Make your own beanie using old sweaters. It’s very fast and will save you cash. Follow along and you’ll soon have your own collection of cool Beanies too.
What you need
- Old Sweater (found mine at the Thrift Store for $1.98) If you have an old sweater then it’s FREE. Children’s size work too.
- Glue Gun (you may use sewing machine
- Tape measure
- Black marker
I like to place a pin in the middle of the fabric.
Cut the first side with a curve. You can use a hat and trace it of just free hand. I want this hat to be very big for when my hair is big. I am fine with the straight line across because I don’t want my hat to be a cone shape.I then fold in half to cut the other side.
￼If needed, trim the top even. Would have trimmed the top if this turned out to be a cone shape. I basically skipped a step. I turned the fabric inside out with right side facing each other. As you can see my shape is not perfect, but that’s okay. Glue the sides all the way up to the top leaving 2-3 inches in the middle. If you can see the glue, this is where I stopped gluing on the sides; leaving 2 inches in the middle. Then you will turn your hat and fold in the opposite direction leaving the seams running down the middle.
This whole project should take you less than 10 minutes and is very easy. You can make it a family activity and create for cool hats for the kiddos. Adding bows, rhinestones and other embellishments are a great way to jazz things up. Be sure to become a FREE member of Marsha Willis Living for more fabulous D.I.Y. projects.