A project theme dear to my heart is repurposing t-shirts. I just love doing this for some reason! I saw a similar tutorial on what is becoming my favorite blog and just had to make some of my own. I switched up the embellishing a bit, and I'll do a different tutorial on embellishment options!
I made 10 hats from four different unloved t-shirts.
First, trace a pattern for the top of the hat (about 7.5" at the bottom...) Then cut the hat's cuff. I made mine 5.5" tall and about 16" wide (I had to cut some off...I'll point out where).
This picture just wouldn't cooperate, so it sideways it stays!
Before you begin sewing knits, check and see if your machine has a 'stretch stitch' setting. Mine does. I found it best to use the running stretch stitch option.
Stitch around the curved top of the hat (right sides together). Close up of what that type of stitch looks like on my fabric:
Fold the cuff piece in half so that the 5.5" sides match up with right sides together. Stitch these sides together to make a wide tube--this is where you need to make sure your tube is the same width as the hat. Cut any excess as necessary.
Line up the cuff's raw edges with the raw edges at the bottom of the hat. The wrong side of the curved part of the hat should be showing. (This allows the seam to be on the outside of the hat, but hidden). Pin and then stitch the cuff to the hat.
The next step is to steam iron the hat. Do this on the wrong side first, then flip it right side out and carefully shape it. Iron the right side of the hat.
Fold up the cuff and iron it into place.
Make a few hand stitches in the hat's cuff to hold it in place.
I'll share how to embellish these cute little hats in my next tutorial! I made a lot because I have so many friends having babies.
We are expecting in July, so I wanted to have one for our new baby, too!