Thursday, August 23, 2012

Guest Post: Just Dawnelle

Hello Darth Pickles readers! How are all of you today?! I'm excited and honored to be here sharing a little project I am super super excited about!
I have a thing for toddlers in little beanies and recently found these fabulous little hats that I have fallen completely in love with. How can you not adore those two little knots?? They look like they could almost be little ears!
So my thought... lets try making one! Ooh, out of a t-shirt! How fun right? You could even use a little bit of the graphic on the t-shirt in the hat right??
And you can't tell me your heart doesn't just melt a little when you see a this...!?
Here's what I did...
Old t-shirt (knit fabric!)
Measuring Tape
Sewing Machine
Begin by measuring your little's head. My boy's head was about 20" in circumference.
Lay the shirt you are cutting up out flat with the bottom hem all lined up INSIDE OUT!
Using your measuring tape, mark the sides of your hat. You will want to take the total circumference and split it in half to calculate the two sides of your hat.
Measure up about the same as the width of your hat so you have marked out a large square.
Sketch out your hat so it looks like the image. I know, rather vague, but I promise it is sooo much easier than it sounds. The two little long pieces for the knots are about an inch maybe an inch and a half in width and approximately five inches long. But you can make it any size you want really!
After you have sketched out your hat, pin it all together so when you cut it out the pieces don't separate.
Cut it out! Both sides of the shirt together.

Once it is all cut out, sew it together! How simple right? I sewed mine with a 1/4" seam all the way around, single stitch. I'm really not a seamstress by any means, but this seemed to work just fine!
Flip the hat right side out.
Knot each of your little "ears"
Try your little hat on your little and marvel at your mad skills!
 Would it be totally weird if I made one of these for me?? I totally want one...
Be sure to come and check out all my other super fun projects over on JustDawnelle!! I would love to have you!
Thanks so much Dawnelle, these are too cute! I can't wait to whip some up for my littles. I certainly have an overabundance of old t-shirts I could put to good use!


  1. I love, love, love this idea. So adorable. As is the little man modeling them. What a little munchkin.