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Monday, 16 May 2011

Upcycling- Holes to Hats

Whenever a tshirt gets a hole in (a regular occurrence in this house for some reason) I put it in my to do pile ready to reuse the material. The pile was over flowing so I finally started to do something about it today!

Really simple to do too...just how I like it!
Lay out a tshirt and draw around a hat. I used the bottom edge of the T as the bottom of the hat so I wouldn't have to seam it!

Sew right sides together, turn inside out and DONE!! Told you..easy peasy!

Knittingwise there is some progress...

One gauntlet...one on the needles still!

and a hat! There is a neck warmer to go with the set too that I am considering but am a bit bored with the cabling at the mo so might do a different project in between!

Lastly, I finally took a photo of my sewing corner!

Just enough room for what I need it for! (do you like my side table/sewing stool??)

See you soon!



  1. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I love these hats. I tried to make these last winter and mine ended up looking for like Jewish yamikas (not sure how to spell that one) Yours turned out so cute:>

  2. Thankyou! The yellow one turned out a bit tight for Monkey girl so will bw passing it on to one of the babies in the playground at school! I have been making flowers from the left over scraps to girlify them!

  3. What a great idea for reusing old shirts! Very fun and FRUGAL!!! I love it. Especially since my kids can lose hats & gloves like nobody's business.