Upcycled Hat

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By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Have a hat that could use a style upgrade? This tutorial will show you have to add flair to a hat and turn it into a fashionable and practical accessory.





Choose a hat you’d like to upcycle.

I found this particular hat at a thrift store. It’s 100% wool and was made in Italy. It’s super warm but I felt it needed a style upgrade.

Gather up some supplies. For my hat I used some fabric flowers that I had made years ago.

Find decorations that have clips on the back side. If they don’t, you can sew the flowers directly onto the hat.

Thrift stores are a great place to find hat decorations.

Sew a string of beads around the rim of the hat.

If your hat has a bow, sew the end of your beads underneath the bow.

A hat ribbon makes attaching flowers easy.

Sew together some feathers at their base.

Wrap the thread around each feather. If they are sturdy you can sew into the stems. Sew feathers onto hat.

If the costume jewelry has back loops you can attach them to the hat.

If not, wrap the thread around the jewelry piece as you are sewing it into the hat.

Position jewelry piece over the feather stems.

Continue adding flowers, beads and jewelry until satisfied. Try on the hat periodically to make sure you’re not putting too much weight on it.

Now you have a stylish hat to wear out.

Craft on!

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About Stephanie

Hello everyone. I’m Stephanie and I’m so happy to be the Yarn and Needlework contributor for Think Crafts. A friend taught me to crochet back in 2000 and I’ve been hooked on textile crafts every since. Knitting soon followed, then spinning, needle felting and sewing joined the team. I love making my own clothes and home accessories. Creating fun monsters out of sparkly yarn is my current obsession. I blog about my crafty creations at Twilly 23.

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