DIY Embellished Hat

I am not much of a ball cap type of girl. They just don’t look that great on me. I need more volume like a wide brimmed sun hat! BUT that type of hat isn’t always the best option for some situations. So I tried to revamp a cute hat to fit me better. It’s an easy project you can do too!
Plain hat/cap
some knit scraps
needle and thread
Step 1: I found this cute gray hat at Target sometime this past year. I liked the shape and color but didn’t care for the bow on me. But I knew it was easily removed after looking at it before I bought it.
 Just a little help from the seam ripper and it was off! I saved the bow piece to use and cut up and use for embellishment with a few other materials too. 
Step 2: I stuck with a gray palette but you could use any colors you’d like! Using an old tshirt from my “refashion” pile I cut several circles in different sizes. 
Step 3: Take 1 circle (larger) and fold it in quarters. These create a “petal” and when stacked together in a circle and layered on top of each other they look like a flower (easiest to stack largest on bottom to smaller on top). The knit curls and folds in a great way to give volume and interest. Use your needle and thread and run a few stitches through it to secure it on. Repeat this process to create the look you like. 
You can also roll rosettes and attach with your needle and thread. 
Just create a look you love stacking different colors, sizes and shapes. Make it full or minimal! Now I guess I won’t ever be caught wearing the same hat as anyone else!
 Are you a hat wearer? 


  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Sep. 20, 2012. Thanks again.

  2. Ok Girl your totally rockin the hat! Love it! Wish I had the right head shape to wear this lol.

  3. I’d def a hat wearer, moreso in the colder months than the summer ones but I do wear a hat often. This turned out so great!

  4. Very creative! Never know what to do w/ those hats….now I need to get to work on a couple so I can show them off Thx:D

  5. Adorable!! That looks so cute!

  6. So cute, as always!

  7. Thanks for linking’ up to Frugalicious Friday Magan…love your hat!!!


  8. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love this Megan!! I wish that I could pull off a hat, but it just doesn’t work.

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