I have wanted a slouch hat ever since I saw Tatiana Maslany wear one in the first season of Orphan Black (if you haven’t had a chance to check out this show, I highly recommend it)…. so when winter gear came out this season I snagged the first cute beanie that I found. Not exactly what I wanted, but close. Then I saw this tutorial a few weeks ago and decided that Easton needed one too – beanies for everyone! For my first hat, I decided to upcycle an old sweater – I didn’t see myself ever wearing this style again and the ‘material’ screamed hat (or boot socks): Easton wasn’t as impressed with this hat as much as the one I whipped up yesterday so I tried it on myself and was happy to find that it fits me, too! The sweater knit is pretty stretchy (and I used smaller seams) so it’s not too surprising that it fits me as well. As for the sewing, it may have taken me an entire 10 minutes to make this – I did skip the band and used the finished ribbing at the bottom edge of the sweater which made it go even faster.
It snowed today – guess what I’ll be sporting when I venture outside?