Remember our “Have a Sweater? Make a Pillow!” post? Well, now it’s time to use the same principle to make an adorable pom-pom hat to go with the cooler weather that’s rolling in. If you don’t have expert sewing skills, don’t worry! It’s really easy and a great way to upcycle either an old sweater or make use of a thrift store sweater that doesn’t fit but has a good pattern or color. Let’s get started!
-standard sewing machine
-yarn & cardboard for pom-pom
First you’ll want to grab a knit hat that has a shape you already like. Turn your sweater inside out, flatten, and place the hat at the bottom of the sweater band. Trace the outline around the edge of the hat with straight pins.
Use your sewing machine and follow the lines of the pins to sew the outline of the hat. Use a medium to small stitch and go slowly as you sew your line.
Use your fabric scissors to cut around your sewn hat, leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance. Take your cardboard and yarn and follow this pom-pom tutorial to make a fun topper for your hat (just change the cardboard donut size to 4″ wide with a 1″ hole in the middle. If you want to make a mixed color pom-pom like the black and white one, just wrap two different colors at once. Use a needle and thread to secure the pom-pom to the top of the hat, and you’re finished!
See, I told you it was easy! I bribed these two pretty ladies into being my hat models by telling them they could keep their favorite hat. Thankfully, we all liked a different hat the best so it worked out perfectly! Happy sewing! xo. Laura