I love this DIY refashion from Disney of Ruffles and Stuff! So adorable and she makes it look easy. Enjoy!
Hi everyone! I am so honored to be here at 30 Days guest blogging today! My name is Disney, and I have a little craft blog called Ruffles and Stuff, where I share my ideas, projects, and as many tutorials as I can. :o) I love to make anything girly & cute, and the easier the better! I also try to focus on recycling and thrifted projects, as most of my materials come from what I have lying around the house. I love the challenge of a low budget!
Today I’m going to share with you a project that costs nothing at all if you’ve got an old sweater lying around!
The cardigan hat:
I was inspired by this little cutie at Anthropologie:
Here’s how I did it!
1) Start with an old cardigan (I loved this one, but sadly, it’s too small!). Cut a circle out of the middle, the larger the better!
2) Cut off the ribbed band around the bottom.
3) Sew a long stitch (the longest stitch length on your machine) around the edge of the circle, and pull the top string to gather into a circle the size of your head, or the person’s head your making it for.
4) With your gathering stitch threads hanging out, fold the band of your sweater around the edge of the hat, and sew a zig-zag stitch just above your gathering stitch. Then pull your gathering stitches out. (this way it will be able to stretch)
If yours turns out a little big (like mine, I didn’t measure first! Naughty!), you can sew some elastic on the inside of the band!