I wish I had taken before pictures of the sweaters that these hats came from, but I was way too excited to cut them up and make these hats.
I've been experimenting with hats these days and was inspired by this post by Rae. I brought my experimental hat over to a friend's house on Friday to try on her kids' heads' just to get a sense for size. As many of my friends know, I have a really small head and usually HAVE to buy kids hats for myself, so it's really hard for me to judge size. Anyway, C loved the hat I made and sent me home with 2 of her husband's sweaters.
I used this pattern from Martha Stewart and used the sweater for the outside and a cotton knit for the inside. I decided not to the do straps and added a bird applique with felt on one hat and these beautiful sweater roses to the other.
Sorry, a little out of focus! These roses are so beautiful and so easy to make. I was inspired by this project and tutorial.
I even got my almost (1 week to go!) 4 year old to model.
I hope Matt doesn't miss his sweaters! What do you think?
Look for more of these in my shop soon!