Saturday, August 25, 2012


I needed a really quick, easy and cheap project to make my brothers for their birthday (they're twins)  I was lying in bed and it occurred to me that I have so many woollen jerseys that a warm hat would be nice and straightforward.  I googled a few hat patterns, but since I don't have a printer at home, I just winged it.  DH has an earflap hat, so I drew around it on a piece of paper to get the pattern, then cut out two halves and overlocked them together.

Because I was using wool, I made a lining from some stretch cotton jersey, to keep it soft next to their heads.  I overlocked the outer and the lining together, and turned it.  Just 3 seams for the whole thing.  It took about 10mins for the machine sewing.  Simple, quick and easy.  

I blanket stitched around the bottom to close the opening from turning it, and to give it a more finished look.  A more thorough seamstress would have slip stitched the opening, and then done the blanket stitch, but finishing is never my strong point.

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