Day 2 of the Great Striped Shirt Challenge: This week, I am featuring projects repurposed out of one shirt. Yesterday, I showed how I made a skirt out of the body of the shirt. Today’s project is baby hats!! These newborn hats were made out of the sleeves of the shirt. The soft, stretchy knit material is perfect for constructing these hats.
2. Find a circle shape that you can trace about 7.5″ in diameter. I used this bowl which I think is a good size for a newborn hat:
4. Pin pieces together so that they don’t move when you cut them out:
5. Cut out hat, then sew around the half circle perimeter with a 1/4″ seam allowance:
Turn the hat right side out and you’re done! Easy peasy!! You can decorate the hat with a pom pom on the top, buttons, flowers or with any other embellishment:
I sewed a tag with the baby’s name on this hat:
I had enough fabric leftover to make another hat from the top part of the sleeves:
For this second hat, I took off the button and strap that was on the sleeve (you can see it hanging there in the above picture) and added it as an embellishment to that hat:
So cute and easy!