I was inspired to do this project after seeing a famous socialite wearing a black Chanel beanie. I swear it looked just like the one I made, but said "Chanel". My guess is, she spent hundreds of dollars for that hat. I just made ALL my beanies for a few dollars.
Check them out!
-Plain hats (mine from Salvation Army!)
-Iron on letters (Wal-Mart or craft store)
-Belt buckle (Joanns)
-Needle & thread
-Broken tiara (mine was my niece's)
-Craft snippers/ clippers
I followed the directions on the package for the iron on letters. I decided to pick a word that fit my life. I'll admit, I'm super into zodiac signs and horoscopes. I just find it fascinating that my zodiac is always on point. Scary accurate about me, a Sagittarius, in just about every way. We Sag's are a rare breed ;)
This red hat was super fun. I have had this gold belt buckle for a few years. You know. You think you're gonna use something for a project. Then you don't and your house ends up looking like Hoarders. Anyway, I decided to use the buckle on my hat after seeing a similar hat on Instagram. I centered the buckle on the hat and sewed all four corners down. Then I added studs for a little extra bling. Easy peasy.
I found this broken tiara at my mom's house.
I thought it was too cute to not steal it and reuse it.
Using my clippers, I snipped off any weird, protruding pieces. I sanded any sharp edges. Then, using invisible thread, I sewed the tiara to the hat. I knotted the thread a few times at the end to keep it from coming undone.
I had to stretch the hat a little to make sure it fit proper when worn. Otherwise, the hat would stretch in some places, but not others and look funny when you put it on.
Bow to the Queen.....
I hope I made you rethink your basic beanie! Now, go rock yourself in a super cool, super creative, super cheap beanie!
Thank you for checking out this post!
Until next time,
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