Spring is officially here, and we can’t keep ourselves from talking about it on the Needlearts team. Soon we’ll all be flocking out to plant our gardens, walk our dogs, ride our bikes, and generally enjoy the great out-of-doors. So what do you need to make the great out-of-doors even more enjoyable? A cool hat (to keep you cool), of course.
Actually, hats are pretty easy to make and they don’t require a lot of fabric, so they’re perfect to make with materials from your stash. Here’s a little assortment of hats I found on Etsy that show you some possibilities.
Everybody needs a basic sunhat. Here’s a great one from Freckles California. I’ve got some tropical prints that would be just fab in this design.
This hat from Living Tree Designs is made from recycled rags. How cool is that? They’re wrapped around cording and stitched into a spiral. What a clever idea.
If you don’t have enough of one print to make a hat and lining, combine some fabrics for a reversible hat, like this one from CooperStreet. This lovely chapeau by Iheartmisslemon has a similar vibe, with the lining in a vintage print. The grosgrain band is removable.
If you’re more of a cap gal, check out this little gem from DoeFiBoutique. It’s perfect for combining a little of this fabric and a little of that fabric for a fun combination of prints.
Are you a knitter? Check out this lovely raffia hat from onnesti’s shop. Isn’t it lovely? It’s designed for travel and can be squashed and packed with no worries.