Hats made from Old Sweaters (nothing is safe from my scissors…ha!)

Remember how I put up a post last Friday about our little Denver meet-up?  And then I said to check back later, because I had a post ready to go up?  Yeah, sorry about that.  Plans changed.  My littlest one hasn’t been feeling well lately.  And the second half of Friday turned into a fussy-bucket day.  You see, it’s teething season.  And with teething season comes achy little gums and low fevers and cranky nights and tugging at ears.  I took my little teether to the doctor a week ago, sure she had an ear infection or an eye infection or a something infection, to explain the ear tugging/eye rubbing in addition to the achy gums.  But nope, nothing.  So, I knew I just had to bare this teething season a little longer.  Well, each day, the fussiness got a little worse.  And her eyes started gooping up.  She was just getting more and more fussy and stuffy and cranky and achy.  So the rest of Friday I did a lot of holding.  And not much else.  (But secretly I kind of like it when that happens.  Because then busy babies slow down and let their mommas rock them.)  Then, over the weekend, this little one of mine woke up with gooped-shut eyes.  She was miserable.  So I took her into Urgent Care, once again sure that there was some sort of infection bugging her.  And yep, this time I was right.  She had developed an ugly ear infection.  Which caused the goopy little sad eyes.


So that, my friends, is why Friday turned into a busy day.  And that the tutorial that I was excited about, had to wait another couple days.


But here’s what I made.  Cutie-pie little baby hats……made from old sweaters.  If you’ve never tried it, the bottom rim of sweaters makes a perfect hat brim.  (Wanna see a really old tutorial of mine?  Go here.  I turned an old sweater of mine into a hat back when my 2 older kiddos were so itty bitty.  Wow, things have changed!)



And guess what?  Today I have girl versions AND boy versions. Yay.






Turns out, the striped hat kept my little baby’s ears nice and snuggly on our way to Urgent Care over the weekend.




Funny how little ones can perk up and flash you a smile, all while feeling cranky and achy.  But awww, those sick little eyes.  Glad she’s on the mend.




Good thing I made her 2 hats, so she can have a backup.




When we arrived to the Urgent Care………it still didn’t open for 15 more minutes.  So I plopped her up in the front seat with me, while we waited in the parking lot.





She loved it.  And her hat kept her little ears nice and snuggly warm.  Whew.




What a fun way to make your own little personalized hats though, right?  Cheap too.





I can’t look at old sweaters the same way any more.  And yeah, they kinda don’t stand a chance next to me and my scissors.  Ha.








I love them all.






The boy hats are baby size……so my 3 year old boy can’t wear them.  But I just had to sew up a few in baby boy styles too.  Just for fun. 


So, if there’s anyone out there who wants a little re-purposed sweater hat for their little boy, let me know.  You can totally have them.  (they are about a 9-12 month size)  There are still several chilly months left, right? 


I’d hate to see these just sit on my sewing table, so if you’d like one of the hats, let me know in a comment below this post, and then I’ll just pick 2 different people at the end of today.  Sound good?



Well, as long as you don’t care about my little tag on the back.  (You can always pick it off and pretend you made it.  Ha….I won’t tell!)



Anyway, I’m keeping the two girl hats.  But the boy ones are up for grabs.  Any takers?

. . . . .




Back to the hats.


If you’d like to turn your own sweaters into little hats (even for you!), here’s how:



First of all, you need sweaters.  I have found that the best sweaters to use are the ones with ribbing along the bottom.  That will give you a nice snug brim for the hat.  Look in your closets, check out the hand-me-down pile, or look at your local thrift store.  There’s always an old sweater that needs a new life.


Then, line up the bottom edges of the sweater (the front and back) and then cut out a nice rounded hat shape.  Be sure that it’s tall enough to cover the head and then come down to cover the ears.  (Click here and here for other hat examples.)


To make the argyle hat, cut two diamond shapes and iron some fusible adhesive onto the back (more help with that here).  Iron the diamonds down onto the front hat piece and then stitch around each diamond, attaching it to the sweater.  Then stitch a “V” shape and then an upside down “V” shape in another color……creating that argyle look.  I sewed the “V’s” two times each, to make them a bit bolder.


Next, place the 2 hat pieces together, with right sides together.  Stitch all along the curve of the hat.  Then either sew another straight stitch next to the first one……or sew a zig-zag stitch.  Sometimes sewing a zig-zag on woven sweater material can stretch it out, so increase your stitch length so that it jumps over more fabric.  Otherwise, just stick to another straight stitch.  Then trim the excess edges.

**HINT: Pulling and a bit of rippling is normal while sewing old sweaters.  Press flat with an iron and steam and that rippling will flatten out and sort of suck back into place.


Turn the hat right side out and then press again.  Don’t pull or stretch the sweater but press the iron straight down.


To make the pink hat with a bow, cut the hat pieces out the same way.  Then, cut another strip of the sweater that is just a bit wider than the hat pieces and then twice as tall as you’d like your bow to be.  Then fold the top and bottom edge of the strip towards the back.


Then turn that strip over and lay across the bottom edge of the front hat piece.  Sew along both ends, attaching the strip to the hat.


Then, cut another little strip of sweater, wrap it around the center of the strip that you just attached to the hat.  Then hand sew the two ends of that small strip closed, making sure that the strip is nice and snug, pulling the bow into a nice shape.  Rotate the hand-sewn edges to the back side of the bow.  Then sew the front and back hat pieces together to create your hat, just like shown above.


The navy blue hat just has 2 buttons sewn right to the hat, after the hat was all sewn together.


For the pom-pom hat, sew your hat together like the hats above…….but then cut some strips of kit fabric (that won’t fray).


Cut those strips into shorter pieces.


Then group your little pieces together and then tie thread around the middle, nice and tight.  Knot it closed.


Then bend all the little pieces upward and then wrap thread around the bottom, forcing the little pom-pom pieces to sit upwards.


Then hand-stitch the pom-pom right to the top of the hat.




And that’s it. 


A few new hats made from old sweaters.



I promise, they’ll make you happy to make. 


Nothing beats the whole “trash to treasure” thing. :)





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296 Responses to “Hats made from Old Sweaters (nothing is safe from my scissors…ha!)”
  1. 1
    Aimee Bryan says:

    soooo adorable! how clever

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    For the extra hats, check this out:

  3. 3
    Cindi says:

    Those are SO cute!!! And I have a little guy who would love those hats!

  4. 4
    Tanya says:

    I have a 9m old baby boy! I’d love the boy ones (-:

  5. 5
    Carrie H says:

    So cute! I need to go thrifting!!! I would love either of those boy hats, they would be so cute on my little man and he is probably just the right size right now!

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    Melissa says:

    Love them! I would love either of those boy hats. So cute! I’m due to have my 4th in the next couple of months and my kids tend to have big heads so these would probably be perfect for next winter :) I may need to do this the next time I purge my closet :)

  7. 7
    Beth says:

    I just found out my #3 due in June is a boy- so a 9mo hat will be perfect for next winter in Chicago! They are so cute…and definitely making me rethink my Goodwill pile.

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    Lisa says:

    oh. my. goodness. SO CUTE!! love this. i need to dig out my old sweaters!! :-)

  9. 9
    Amy says:

    Wow, those are adorable. I’m definitely going to make a few! I’d love to have one of the boy hats!

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    Jessica says:

    Completely ADORABLE!!! :) I am also very interested in either of the boy hats, I have a little guy who would love one! :)

  12. 12

    Cuuuute! I know I have some old sweaters around here somewhere…gotta dig them out now!

  13. 13
    Natalie says:

    Adorable! I’m living in the tropics but headed to Utah to have a baby next month. I’d love one of those hats for my little guy!

  14. 14
    Donna Fick says:

    Yes I would love a boy one. I have 3 boys. :). These are beautiful.

  15. 15
    Courtney c says:

    Adorable, I have a pile of old sweaters to try this on! I have a baby boy on the way and would love one of the boy hats!

  16. 16
    Jen says:

    I have a 7 month old cutie Who could use a hat! He’s a chub, so they’d fit him just fine. And I wouldn’t pick off your adorable tag!

  17. 17
    Sara says:

    I would love to have one of the boy hats! These sound like so much fun, I have friends having little girls, so I can’t wait to get started making one for them!

  18. 18

    I’m due in 2 weeks with a little boy so I’d love your extra hats. They are so adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  19. 19
    Melanie says:

    Love the hats! You always come up with such cute ideas and make them so easy for us to make also. I do have a little man that would look adorable in either of those hats!

  20. 20
    Alyssa says:

    You never cease to come up with super cute things! My little guy (5 mo) is so big that all the 0-6 mo hats are too small, the boy ones would be so cute on him! I may have to go raid my closet for old sweaters….

  21. 21
    Amber says:

    What a great idea.

  22. 22
    Rachel says:

    Genius!!! Gonna make some for my grandbabies :)

  23. 23
    Angela says:

    I’d LOVE the little boy hats!!!! <3

  24. 24
    Amanda Thomas says:

    What adorable hats; you’re so creative! My little man LOVES hats and I’m sure he’d love one of those!

  25. 25
    stacey says:

    these are awesome!!! must look for sweaters now…okay, maybe after the dishes are done…

    i would love one of those baby boy hats for a nephew :)

  26. 26
    Ashley says:

    These are darling! I would love one of the little boy hats!

  27. 27
    Patty says:

    I would absolutely love one of those boy hats! Thanks for all of your great tutorials, I try things from your blog all the time and will surely have to try this myself either way!

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    Lynette says:

    What a fun idea! I love these. I would love one of the boy ones. It would be perfect for next year, as my little guy that’s due in April will be just about that size! I will have to try this for sure. Thanks for doing boy ones too so I can have ideas!

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    anna says:

    I’ve been following your website for a while now, and every time you post I’m amazed by your creativity! :) Those little hats are adorable, I will definitely have to make some…I think I can find some old sweaters lying around!


  30. 30
    debbie higgins says:

    Hats are too cute. Love to have a hat.

  31. 31
    Denise Pipkin says:

    MEEEEeEEE! I’ve got a 6 month old that would love to sport these!

    Love love love everything!

  32. 32
    Kristen S says:

    Ohh I would love the little boy hats for my nephew!! If I don’t win, I might just have to see if I’ve got anything to make some with :)

  33. 33
    Valerie says:

    I love your creations! You inspire me to hang onto old clothes. I haven’t repurposed anything yet, but someday I will! My little boy would look darling in one of these hats! I hope you pick my name!!

  34. 34
    Anne says:

    I love these! We just moved to Seattle from Arizona and I don’t have any winter clothing for my little guy! I would love to have a cute little hat for him!

    • 34.1
      Robin says:

      Oh yeah, if you moved to Seattle area he’ll need winter stuff til the end of July. From one Arizona girl who has been living here in Seattle for four years to another. We normally get two weeks of summer here. Last year we only got 5 hours of summer (summer = temp of 80 degrees and above).

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    Jamie Younker says:

    These are absolutely adorable! I have three little girls, and just found out I am expecting identical twin BOYS this summer! I don’t have any random little boy sweaters laying around to make these… but maybe I can start checking local thrift stores. I would LOVE to have one of these hats for one of my new babies!

  36. 36
    Jenaca says:

    I love these and I would love one of the boy hats… it would deff come in handy!! Thanks for this great tutorial!

  37. 37
    Jenaca says:

    Also, where did you get your little girls little pink boots? I need some of those for my little one!

  38. 38
    Winter says:

    Our 9 month old grandson would be even cuter in one of these hats! We would be thrilled to receive one for him.

  39. 39
    bobbi b. says:

    I would love one of the boy hats. They are all adorable! Thanks for posting the instructions for making these cute hats!

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    Rachel says:

    I’d love the little lad hats! :) They’d make great props for my photography babies! I’m going to go out and find some old sweaters and try this myself! PS. Love your little tag, and hope baby is feeling better!

  41. 41
    Jen says:

    These are adorable! YES I would love one of the boy ones!! I especially love the argyle

  42. 42
    Kaitlynn says:

    Glad your little one is on the mend! It’s so hard when they are sick! I would love one of your cute hats for my little one I’m always trying to find cute ways to keep him warm!

  43. 43
    Sabrina says:

    I, I mean my son, would love one of those adorable hats and I would totally leave the tag on! It would be like a signature from my favorite blog lady. :) I remember reading the first tutorial, your sweet family HAS grown up SO much! Hope your little lady starts feeling better. My son is about to get his bottom two teeth so we are right there with you.

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    Ivana Brata says:

    What a great DIY repurposing project to make! Would love the boy hat for my baby! Perfect size for him!

  45. 45
    Amy M. says:

    Absolutely adorable hats! Hope your little girl gets better soon, it’s not fun when they don’t feel good.

  46. 46
    Lauren says:

    Aww! Love these! I’m due to have our first little boy April 5th ;) definitely need to get busy!

  47. 47
    Rachel says:

    Yea! I have a little boy due to arrive in less than a month! I love those big wooden buttons, and I think I will try those argyle diamonds on a little onesie.

  48. 48
    Kaitlin says:

    I love these! I have a holy cashmere sweater that was going to be thrown out — hooray for re-purposing! I would love one of the boys hats — I just found out I’m pregnant!!

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    Kim Brown says:

    Would love to have one of these cute little hats for my photography business. I am always looking for something cute for my baby boys as there is so much to choose from for girls. These are adorable! Good job!

  50. 50
    Andrea says:

    Those are so adorable. Time to go look for some old sweaters!! I would love one of the cute boy ones!!! Your stuff is always so amazing.

  51. 51
    lisa jack says:

    My lil guy is a week old today. I have NO hats for him! Guess I need to hit the upcycle pile!

  52. 52
    Tammy says:

    These are sooo cute. Pinned them immediately. My little guy is too big for your hats, but it is so sweet that you are giving them away.

    As always, thanks for the tutorial and great ideas! I don’t think you sleep!

  53. 53
    Kendra says:

    Well good thing nothing is safe from your scissors because these are awesome!!!! Even seem like something a non sewer like myself could tackle. Love the pink bow one but that are all fabulous!

    Kendra aka “Domestic Princess in Training”

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    Anonymous says:

    As IF I’d pick off the tag, ha! That’s the main reason I’d want one, I LOVE your things, you’re my SAHM celebrity crafty goddess. ;-) I have 3 babies, spanning from 19yrs down to 2 yrs. And now, I’m about to become a grandmother to a baby boy. At 38 yrs old. While my youngest is still in diapers. Yikes. But a baby is a blessing anytime, right? Pray for me. And, maybe pick me for a hat. ;-D

  55. 55
    Makenzie says:

    I have a new baby boy with a rather large head (lucky me!). He was born with a decent amount of hair but has lost nearly all of it! I would love to have some cute beanies for him since he still loses a lot of heat out of his head (so I’ve been told). Love everything you do. Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. 56
    Jamie H. says:

    They are so cute! My little boy is 8 1/2 months old. We live just outside of Denver and got some snow this morning, so we could use a hat!

  57. 57
    Jennie Shellenberger says:

    I would love to have one of your creations! And the fact that my little boy is due ANY day… maybe coming today the way I am feeling… a 9-12 month size hat would be perfect for next winter! And of course… I would leave that tag on it! My sister and I *love* your blog! I made the ruffly heart Valentine’s shirts for my two little girls along with adding ruffles to some old jeans-turned-skirts for outfits for them. I received so many compliments! Thanks for the inspiration!

  58. 58
    Sarah E. says:

    Those are totally adorable! I’d love some for my baby boy!!! cute!

  59. 59
    Lani W says:

    I’m expecting my third boy coming at the end of May and would LOVE one of those super cute hats… you are AMAZING!!!!

  60. 60
    Desirée Kastendieck says:

    Hey Ashley! I would LOVE those little boy hats! I’m having my first in SIX short weeks and those toques are so sweet. The only problem is I’m from Canada. Any chance you want to send them to Alberta???? :)

  61. 61
    Ashley says:

    How cute! I know my little boy will look darling in a cute hat!

  62. 62
    carol says:

    You are so talented and creative! I would love these hats for my special little baby boy.

  63. 63
    Rhiannon says:

    I love this idea! I have just been chopping up some of my old tops for skirts for my daughter! This whole blogging world makes everything look different! I can’t just donate any more :) My little boy Ethan would love either of those hats. But I do especially love the chunky buttons on the blue one, so cute! Thanks for the chance!

  64. 64

    I can totally do this one!!! I have so many sweaters that no longer fit me and I can’t stand to get rid of them. I love this!!

  65. 65
    katie says:

    i have a nine 1/2 month old that would love these! ;)

  66. 66
    Amy says:

    These are sooo cute! I would love to win either one of the boy ones! *fingers crossed*

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    Jill says:

    Very sweet. I’d love either one of those boy hats for my little guy!

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    Melissa says:

    I have a grandson so I would be very interested in winning one of the hats… :)

  69. 69
    Lauren Nguyen says:

    Shucks! Makes me wish I didn’t donate old sweaters!!
    My baby boy is due in 8 1/2 weeks. This would be perfect timing for him since it would fit during fall/winter.

  70. 70
    Jenny says:

    You are so crafty! I wish I could come up with such cute things…at least I have your blog for inspiration!

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    Inge says:

    Loooove the hats and yes I have a boy who would look so cute with one of these hats :-).

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    Leslie DeYoung says:

    I also would love a hat. They are adorable. The blue one is my favorite. lam4god@hotmail.com

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    Heidi Crawford says:

    I would love one of these hats for my little guy they are so cute! Thank you!

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    nicole j says:

    ashley, i’m sure you have others who want those hats, but even i would take them for my little miss Q. even though they are “boy” colors doesn’t mean she can’t wear them. i guess it’s all personal preference. you could put some “girly” buttons on the blue one…. thanks for idea! also, i LOVE the title. nothing is safe!

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    Rebekah says:

    After two girls, we now have a little man. We would LOVE to put one of those cutie little hats on him!

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    Tracy says:

    I would LOVE the little boy hats. I have a friend who had a boy and for the life of me I cannot seem to get my act together to make her present. We are not entering our busy season so I don’t know if I will ever get it done. I did do this tutorial you did a while ago for a friend and her daughter. Lets just say I need practice cutting out evenly. :)

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    Tracy says:

    I love this idea for my boys. I have a 5 month old at home who could use one of the hats -in case mommy doesn’t get around to seeing this weekend.

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    Alysha says:

    I’m so excited you posted another BOY tutorial! I have one little guy and baby brother due to arrive at the end of May. I’d absolutely love to throw in my name in the hat (ha- okay, pun intended.) for consideration! I’ll definitely be making some soon!

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    Kristin W. says:

    Love how you see the potential in what most of us see as useless! I have a 10 month old boy who would look quite handsome in one of those hats. :) But even if you don’t pick me, I still plan to make one for him, as well as one for his older brother! Thanks for all the great ideas you share with us!

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    Kristi says:

    Love, love, love!!! I can’t wait to dig up some sweaters to cut up. :o) And I totally get the ear infection thing. Both of mine were diagnosed with doubles last week. Grrr cold and flu season.

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    Anika says:

    Your boy hats are adorable (the girl ones are too, but I’m partial to boy things)! My twin boys would looks so cute in them! So if you think the set should stick together, we’d love to take them off your sewing table! ;) Love the little argyle touch. I wonder if my husband has any sweaters I could take a scissors to… :)

  82. 82
    Rhea Knol says:

    I would love to have your little hats. I have one that’s 7 months but wearing size 9-12. But we live in Canada. Which means it will be cold for a while, but are you willing to ship it up?

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    Chassity says:

    This is such a cute idea for whipping up quick little hats for charity! I’m working on crocheting hats for a charity due next month called Project 16 for kids with cancer. I think you should donate them, or maybe one of them if I were to win one because my little boy is more 18 month size. You can check it out at http://www.crafthope.com/2012/01/project-16-the-littlest-warriors/. Now I think I’m going to rummage around in my sweaters to see what I can whip up to add to my stash of hats to send! :)

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    Abby says:

    My little man would for sure rock one of those little boy ones!

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    Sarah says:

    I’d like a boy hat! Going to have a newborn soon- this would be great. :)

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    Amber says:

    I would love to have one of the little boy ones! My little guys hat is getting too small and has a Velcro strap that keeps scratching his poor chin. I’m sure whoever gets them will love em!

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    Sunni says:

    I would love a hat! I have a little baby boy who has quickly grown out of his hats and those would probably be the perfect size.

    By the way, I love your blog! I randomly had a dream that I got together with you and a bunch of little pre-teens last night for a sleepover. :)

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    Courtney says:

    We are (hopefully) getting an infant boy via adoption in May. It would be amazing to win this since my husband won’t let me buy anything for him yet (we had a daughter that was stillborn a couple of years ago and he doesn’t want to risk having to pack a bunch of baby stuff in an emotional state again).

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    Brittney Dye says:

    Would love love love these hats for my little man. Thanks for the tutorial… love it!

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    Karli says:

    First of all… amazing! How brilliant is this?! I am a Pinterest junkie and this if for sure one of my favorite things I’ve pinned in a very long time. Thanks for the ideas! Second… I live in Canada and it’s cold… like a few weeks ago it was -36*C cold! My 10 month old, Cohen, would look adorable in one of the little boy hats! And for the record, I would give you all the credit! :)

  91. 91

    I’ve got a friend having her #2, a baby boy, via C-Section in a few days. I’d love to add a couple hats to a new-baby package!

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    Aimee says:

    Aww…I love them!! My baby boy just grew out of the itty-bitty hat we made for him…I’d love the upgrade!!

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    Anne Marie says:

    These are darling – would be perfect for my new grandson!

  94. 94
    Teresa Bess says:

    I would love those hats! I am expecting in June and it would be so fun to have those cute little hats! Thanks for always being so willing to share!

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    Amanda R. says:

    I’d love these for my baby boy! Adorable!

  96. 96

    this is sooo cute! ♥ what a perfect idea!

  97. 97

    These are very, very cute! For those of your blog followers whom want to work more with recycled/reclaimed natural fiber sweaters, please check out my blog. Our motto is: “Outta the landfill, into your heart.” :) :)

    p.s. I totally wish I was in Colorado so that I could attend the meet/greet. If you ever make it out to Whidbey Island, would love to host a get together here. :)

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    Deb says:

    What perfect timing! As I was driving home from the grocery store this morning, I was thinking about attempting to make a hat for my girl out of a leftover sweater. What a great surprise to see this tutorial when I got home!
    Also, your crafting get-together sounds amazingly fun. I wish I lived in Colorado! (Plus, Kirsten G. is a friend from college, so I’m doubly jealous that you get to spend time with her. :) )

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    Elizabeth P. says:

    So cute! I could definitely use a boy’s hat!

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    Lauren says:

    We would LOVE one of these hats for our little guy!! Too stinkin’ cute!

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    Lynn says:

    Thanks for sharing and I SO could use a baby boy hat, I am pregnant with my 3rd, a boy, and after 2 girls I am really struggling trying to find “handsome” boy stuff, but those are perfect! Also, I love that your highlighted sponsors are VA TECH students, my hubby is alumni!

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    Ronda says:

    Cute hats – would love one for my grandson

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    Alice says:

    My little boy will arrive next month! These cute hats will be perfect for his first winter!

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    Pam says:

    So cute! I love argyle – would love to have that one for my little guy! Up here in Canada, warm hats are a must!! :)

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    Jessica Smith says:

    These are awesome! They would be perfect for my little guy!

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    Carol says:

    I have a brand new grandson. He would look even more adorable in one of your hats. What a clever idea! So,so cute your little one is a doll. Hope she is feeling better!

  107. 107

    I love this idea!!!! I have a baby boy who just turned 6 months. He would look adorable in your cute hats. I would even be happy to pay for shipping as I live in Utah. Thanks for sharing your fun ideas!!!! Love them all!Hope you are having a great President’s day!

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    Narelle says:

    I would love one! Pregnant and due in June! What a great idea!

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    Mallorie says:

    What a creative idea!!! My nephew would look amazing in one of those hats! I need to make some for my kiddos but a bit bigger since we have lots of big heads around here :)

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    Kate says:

    The hats are sooo adorable! I have a little one who is also teething…blah.

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    Stacy H says:

    My bestie just had a boy a couple weeks ago. I’d love to give her one of the boy hats.

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    Chris says:

    I would love one of these hats for my boys. Thanks! :) They are so darn cute!!!

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    Krystee says:

    Super cute hats! I would love to have one for my baby boy!!

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    Svenja says:

    Hey Ashley,

    I’ve been reading through your blog for days now, some entries twice or more often, and you have totally encouraged me in many ways.

    I had not been sewing since my grandma died, and I wanted to start again because I was totally unable to find the pillows I wanted for our new couch at a price that was acceptable, so I figured, if I just purchased the fabric for the pillow cases and get cheap pillows from Woolworth … Well.
    I’ve been infected with the “sewing virus” again.
    I’ve been doing little exercises to get used to the work again and because right now my back is killing me if I sit too long, but as soon as it’s fine again, I’ll really start.
    I just wanted to make some pillow cases … and now I am planning on so many more projects, most of them inspired by your work!

    Thank you!


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    Christine says:

    My 3 1/2 year old just said “All those hats are VERY cute.”

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    Christina says:

    So… I have a baby boy and I’ve love one! But then again, looks like a lot of other people would like one, too. :)

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    Shauna says:

    I have a sweet little baby boy head that would love to model one of your hats :)

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    Cindy says:

    SO cute! I would love a boy hat! They are so adorable and would look so cute on my little guy! :-)

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    Christy says:

    Those hats are so sweet!! I love little boy things. I guess thats good because I’m about to give birth to our second baby boy any day now!! I would love to stick one of those on my new little man when he decides to arrive. Great re-use…I love love love that!! not throwing out anything in this house!!

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    Kim says:

    I would love one for my nephew who is due next month! :)

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    Heather says:

    I have two lil boys and would love one of those hats. You did such a good job love them.

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    Karissa says:

    Oh, I’d love one of those sweet little boy hats for my little guy. And, dude, there’s no way I’d remove the Make It and Love It tag! I’d want everyone to know I’m lucky enough to have gotten one of your adorable creations! :D

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    Jenny says:

    Perfect hat for my little boy!

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    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, you’re a genius!! Love these adorable hats, well done! :)

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    lechelle says:

    I would love a boy hat. My 6 month old inherited my gigantic head so it would be the perfect size. My 22 month old has a tiny head like his dad so I wouldn’t be surprised if it fit him too.

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    Jennifer says:

    Those hats are DARLING!!!! You are so talented!!! I would love one of the boy hats for my little guy … too cute!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    I would LOVE a boy hat! I have a little guy, who would too cute in one of those hats!
    madebyjen (at) live.com

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    Kara says:

    Love it! My little boy needs a warm hat here in Iowa where it doesn’t get warm until June…

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    Nicki says:

    I have a question about cutting into sweaters… I’m always afraid that they’re going to totally unravel when I cut into them. I don’t have a serger, so I’d just be zigzagging the edges, and I’m not sure that will hold it. I love all the re-purposed sweater ideas I’ve seen, but I just can’t bring myself to cut into them, for fear that they’ll unravel. The ones you used look pretty solid, but have you ever tried cutting into one that was a much looser weave? Do you have any tips on what sweaters NOT to cut? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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    MelindaB says:

    sooo cute! Would love to have one of the boy hats!

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    heidi says:

    We just had boy #3 1 month ago. These hats would be fun to finish out the winter with! Maybe I’ll have to find some sweaters. Oh wait, I don’t have time to make things these days! Maybe sometime I will again1

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    Jeannette says:

    Thank You for this awesome idea!

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    yulie says:

    YES! I would love to get one of those two ADORABLE baby boy hats. My baby is due in about 1.5 months. So, the weather will still be cold. Thanks :)

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    serena says:

    These are adorable…I tried to repurpose a sweater into a hat for my son and it was a mess, so I would love to be the recipient of one of these hats

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    Tia says:

    These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing the idea, and for offering us a chance at one! Our family has oodles of babies right now, so it’ll certainly get put to good use (probably many, many times) should it get sent this way! :-)

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    Laura G says:

    I would love to it my little boy’s name in the “hat” for one of those creations. So cute! I love that you are fearless to work with knits that cotton lovers like me shy away in fear from. But one of these days I am going to try it, because your projects turn out so neat.

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    Oh, I want one for my grandson in VA. He is almost 2 years old.
    This is a great site! Thanks so much for the tutorial.
    Your little girl is a piece of Heaven.

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    Abby says:

    We’re having a little boy in April and one of you hats would be perfect for him next winter! We already have a little girl so all of our current winter clothing is a little on the pink side. :) I LOVE your site. I could have spent all afternoon looking at old blogs but someone began calling my name from her crib. :)
    Thanks, Abby

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    laura dassance says:

    either of these would be perfect for my nephew for next winter (he’s not here yet, but will be soon!) Thanks for the chance!

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    Cheree says:

    So adorable and clever! Now I have yet another DIY that I think I really could do thanks to you! It appears you have a lot to choose from to give away your boy hats….so I’ll add to that by stating I have a 3 month old that weighs 17 pounds (he’s bigger than his 6 and 7 month old boy neighbors down the street who weigh about 13 and 14 pounds! He’s a chunker and could wear the hat right now! So feel free to send on my way! I loved your video from your 4-miler. Way to go! You motivate me to do better with some area of my life every time I visit your blog! Thanks!

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    Erin says:

    I am always taken aback by how simple, yet creative your projects are, Ashley. I am now wishing I had saved more of my sweaters! Seriously, how simple…why didn’t I think of turning them into hats? Thanks for the idea!

    I would love a hat…we’re having a boy any day now and all our previous clothing for little people are in the pink shades! Plus, even if I make a few hats, I’m pretty sure yours will be more well made than mine will and last longer.

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    Kelli says:

    I would love one of the hats to help my little man’s head survive winters in Fargo.

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    Sarah says:

    We’re expecting a baby boy soon, and those little boy hats would definitely come in handy. I always love reading your posts and seeing how easy, and yet wonderful, your projects are. I even made the Valentine outfits you posted for my little kiddos, and some of the knit hat/ receiving blankets you posted a while back for a baby shower I went to! Thanks for taking all the time you do to post these wonderful ideas! :)

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    cucicucicoo says:

    oh my cuteness! i’ve seen this sort of project done tons of times before, but never this adorable! just love ’em! :) lisa

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    Stephanie says:

    Super cute hats! I have a sweet little boy who would love them!

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    Kathryn says:

    These hats are adorable! I’m 7 months prego with my 2nd baby and it’s my first boy! Fun to imagine these cute lil hats on his head :) Might have to find me some old sweaters.

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    Aileen says:

    Sooooo cute! Can’t wait to make some for my 5 month old grandson. They’ll be perfect.

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    stacey says:

    I would love those adorable hats for my two baby boys!

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    meghan says:

    I have little munchkin that would wear the heck out of a hat. He is also teething. My poor baby. Seriously 2 teeth in about 4 days. He’s handling it like a champ, in my opinion, I know I wouldn’t take it as well, but he does the ear tugging, hasn’t been sleeping well & is so tired & fussy. He even does this thing where he puts his hands together & kinda hits himself in the mouth. At first I was kind of worried, but he doesn’t do it all the time. I guess it gives him some relief. I just feel so bad for the little ones. It must be rough, being in pain & not even really understanding it. Hopefully it passes quick. I hate knowing he’s hurting.

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    Always looking for something FLAT to put in care packages to my grandson in Lima, Peru !! YES, send it to this HONEY!!( my grandma name)

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    Deborah Nowland says:

    Darling! I would love one of the boy hats for my little grandson. Inspiration!

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    deb cashmore says:

    i love these hats! you are so like i used to be. these would look fabulous on my grandson Avery’s sweet little head. I’ve always been creative too but I can no longer sew because I am disabled. I know my daughter would appreciate them as well. she always says homemade is best because it is so personal. these hats fit his personality perfectly. i love your blog and your baby girl is gorgeous. we are kind of baby crazy around here. keep posting good ideas! thanks

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    Chelsea says:


    My little man LOVES hats, but they are hard to find in little sizes. See how cute they would be on him?? http://codyandchelseagroves.blogspot.com/search/label/hats

    Maybe just maybe we will win them. :)

    Love your site.

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    Billie says:

    Oh! These are just the cutest little things ever! I would love some tiny hats bopping about in the snow. Thanks for the give away!

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    bekah says:

    So CUTE! I’d LOVE one of the boy hats. I have a 10 month old little guy that would really wear either of them well! And, I wouldn’t even pick the tag off – what an honor to have something made by you. Such a fan!

    Thanks for the great tutorial. Can’t wait to give it a try!

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    Heather says:

    What a great idea! So cute. I’ve got a little boy that I would love to plop one of those cute hats on (tag and all)!

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    Anna says:

    I have two little boys (one who is 2 but the size of a 1-year-old, and one who is 2 months) and either one would look adorable in one of your hats!

    In fact, I think I may just have to take an immediate trip to the thrift store to find cheap, old treasures to make into hats!

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    Suzanne says:

    I LOVE these!!! (and i think my little girl would look AWESOME in the “boy” hats! … we would LOVE one!)

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    Julia says:

    I would love to get these boy hats for a friend of mine about to have her first boy!

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    Kathy says:

    What an absolutely awesome idea! I love recycling things. This is the best I’ve seen in a while. Such adorable hats…made from sweaters that probably would have been discarded.

    Thank you so much for sharing this clever idea with us all.


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    Michele T says:

    You are incredibly creative!! Love those hats!! My neighbour’s son would be perfect in the boy’s hats!!

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    Alison says:

    Well, were we live it will be winter for a few more months. Would love one of those adorable boy hats. I will definintely be keeping my eye open for sweaters!
    aliben7 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Stacy says:

    Love those. I’m be we throwing away sweaters again. My little boy would b able towear those hats next winter!! Us please!

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    Marla says:

    I would love a little boy sweater hat for my eight months old! Thanks

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    Michelle Smith says:

    I’d love one of those cute little boy hats for my cute little boy :) thanks for sharing!

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    Micah says:

    Sorry that your little one is sick hope she gets feeling better soon. Your hats are so cute. I would love one of the boys hats. Thanks for always post such fun ideas

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    Courtney says:

    I LOVE your website! I always get so excited to see something new to try. I can’t wait to try this out. I would love to have one of your baby boy hats. My sister is pregnant with a little boy and is due in about 2 weeks.

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    Maren says:

    One of those hats would be just right for my baby boy by the time next winter rolls around!

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    Vanessa says:

    Hey Ashley! I would LOVE to have the hats! I love both but my favorite is the blue on! My friend recently had a baby boy and it’s actually getting cold here in Florida.. but apparently it’s next to impossible to find baby hats here! (since we’re supposed to be ‘The Sunshine state’. Anyways, she would be extremely excited if I gave her one of your hats, and Brantley would look nothing but adorable in them! Thanks so much for sharing! :) I love your blog and all your products! You are truly talented! p.s. We would totally leave the tag on and direct everyone to your site! ;)

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    Jennifer says:

    I would love one of these hats for my littlest man! He would look adorable in either of these!
    I think I have found a new item to add to my search list for yard-sale season this year!! I am picturing matching hats for my boys next winter! :)

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    Kelly P says:

    These hats are so adorable! I have a little guy (#6!!) on the way. . . sometime in April, in fact. . . so a hat this size would be perfect.

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    Lorene says:

    LOVE this! I would love a boy hat for my niece who is due in 2 weeks with her second boy. I am on the hunt for some old sweaters!

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    Camille Schultz says:

    Those are seriously AMAZING! I would love to take one of those hats off of your hands. We are pregnant now and our little guy is due in July. It would be great for next winter! I hope you pick me for this cuter than store bought hats!

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    toni says:

    Would love to have one of these foe my little guy! Thanks for the chance.

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    Aunt Jeri says:

    Another brilliant idea. Hope C is doing better! Send you boy hats to Mimi, they would be adorable on E!

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    brittany says:

    so cute! And thanks for the reminder on how to make the cute pom pom tops. I would love to have the boy hats. My brother and his wife are expecting their first and would love to gift them to them for their baby for next year. They are currently in our beloved Rexburg where it is FREEZING! I am sure a warm hat is in their baby’s wardrobe.

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    serena says:

    ooh i want the adorable boy hats!! i need to try that… off to raid my closet. take cover, sweaters!! =)

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    Tammy says:

    I know a special little guy who would look aDORable in one of those hats! :)

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    Those are so dang cute! I have to go to the goodwill store now and buy some sweaters to make hats for my nieces and nephew.

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    Sam says:

    would loooove a boy hat for my little guy! So cute, my husband better hide his sweaters, i’m coming!

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    Jackie says:

    I love them! I’m all out of old jumpers (just took them to the op shop), but can see me adapting this and making some out of the 000 T-shirt bodysuits the newbie’s just grown out of.

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    Sarah says:

    I have a little boy just that age! I could use a hat! Also, we have like the same car seat. I told my hubby, “my favorite blogger has the same car seat!!! I’m so excited!!!” ;)

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    Tawni says:

    I would love one of the little boy hats!

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    Alex G says:

    These are just adorable. What a fantastic easy idea! I have a little boy that would look just darling in one of those! (and one due next month!)

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    elisa says:

    I love these! I have bought my son 3 new hats this season and lost them all. If your still giving the boy hat away I’d love one. PS. Love you blog!

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    Kim N. says:

    Well, I’ve been in the moving process and without internet…so I’m glad I was finally able to get back in the cyber world in time to see this amazing post! Poor baby girl…but if she has to be sick, at least she is very stylin’ at the urgent care. (Won’t you be so glad when your hubby can just handle all that stuff?? I always thought they couldn’t write prescriptions for family members, but was thrilled to find out they can…as long as it’s not narcotics.)

    So, have I ever mentioned that I have a 10 month old little boy? He is always adorable no matter what he wears, but would look so stinking cute in one of those hats. :) (And we live in freezing WA.) (And I will send you some Cadbury Mini Eggs…you take bribes, right?!) :) And if I can’t win a hat, can we just plan on my little guy marrying your sweet little girl?!

    And when I finally figure out which box has my sewing machine, I’m so trying this!

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    Tamara says:

    I follow you from the great white north – Canada. My little 8 month old would rock one of those adorable hats.

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    Simply Complex says:

    I prolly missed it, but I’m In! I am due to have another boy in a couple of months and this would be great for next winter.

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    Clara says:

    I would love either of the boy hats to give to my little nephew! A nephew on my side of family was born in Dec and on husbands side in Jan.

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    Kristina Noall says:

    DARLING! You’ve inspired me–my boy is due in 4 weeks and gosh darn it, I’m gonna make him a little hat! Who needs the generic hospital one?? (It’ll have to be non-sweater, though. He’d roast in the AZ balminess.)

    But, when he’s 7-9 months, we just might hit a few cold-esque days and I’d LOVE to have one of your hats. So nice of you to give them away to your loyal readers!

    I talk too much, but one more thing–totally feel ya on the goopy eyes. My poor kid has pinkeye. At first I thought that’s what you were going to say your little one has. Hope she feels better soon!

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    Amanda K. says:

    I have a new, 12 week old baby – they’d be great!! We’d love to have them, as we live in a cold place. Either way they’re so cute and clever. :)

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    katie says:

    you should do a tutorial on those cute lil shoes she has on :)

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    Liz says:

    Those boots she’s wearing are gorgeous! Are they handmade too?

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    Kelly O. says:

    I’m loving those hats! especially the boy ones because I have a boy! and I’m incubating another one too! and he’d look sooo sweet! you can send them to me! great ideas! thanks for sharing!

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    Lara says:

    I may be too late, but I have an adorable 7 month old little boy who would be a perfect fit for one of those hats. I’m kicking myself right now because just last month I donated a bag full of old sweaters! Oh, what was I thinking!

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    ira lee henson says:

    ok, this is a great idea. i have some sweaters that havent been worn in a couple winters. however, slouchy beanie hats are in right now. i just bought one at american eagle for $20!!! gasp!! ikr. maybe this would be worth trying to make into a slouchy adult sized hat. hmmmm…

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    Ashley says:

    i’d love to have those two little hats and put them to good use! :)

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    Danna says:

    Ohhhh I would just love one of those hats for my little man! Very studly looking ;)

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    Heid says:

    Hi, Those hats are the best!! I’d love to have the chance to win a hat for my little man. thanks

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    Emma says:

    You are very talented, I am always impressed by your creations. I have two little boys who would put your hats to good use!

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    Kylie says:

    I know I’m too late, but I have a 9-month old boy and those hats are just too cute! I’ll have to try out the tutorial. :)

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    Andrea M says:

    Those hats are adorable!! I just had a baby boy two weeks ago today : ) He would love to sport those hats!
    I am sure they are already spoken for. So, maybe someday when my sewing machine gets fixed, the house gets/stays clean, and I am not tired then I will finally learn to sew!! Until then I will just keep reading your blog and getting my head full of ideas ; )

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    HOLY cow. These hats are so amazing. I can’t wait to try to make ones for my kids.
    Amazing. How did you even think of this?

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    I would love to win one of your boys’ hats! I take my little girl and boy running with me in my double jogging stroller, so he’s always bundled up in a hat! But if I don’t win, I’ll definitely be keeping my old sweaters for this project! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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    Annie says:

    I love the boy hats! Well, I think they are all pretty cute, but I am pregnant with my first boy, due in 2 months, and the boy hats are just so darling! Pick me!

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    Jennifer says:

    I love the last picture of your daughter with her little chubby baby hand pressed against the window. SO adorable! I love your hats too. Although, we live in Houston and it doesn’t really get cold enough here for hats.

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    Liz- Image3D says:

    Such an AMAZING idea!

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    aimee says:

    Love the boy hats. They are so stinkin’ adorable. Totally need to make some for my liitle guys.

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    Jenna says:

    My little guy would love one of those hats for our winters here in Minnesota. Also a suggestion, what about matching mittens out of the bottom of the sleeves?

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    bjahlstrom says:

    I’m having my first baby in May…a boy! By the time winter arrives, these hats will be rockin’!

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    Kim says:

    Love the hats, and especially love the adorable pics of your baby girl! Hope she’s feeling better soon :)

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    Michelle says:

    I have a little boy who would look adorable in one of those hats!

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    Erica says:

    I would LOVE one of those little boy hats! Not only for my 3 month old, but as a pattern to make more. :)

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    Natasha says:

    My 7.5 month old has got a big noggin, so a hat is perfect!!

    By the by – I LOVE your tutorials!!

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    Karen says:

    I have a super cute 7 month old that would make good use of one of the hats! Of course I would keep the tag on too!

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    SLS says:

    So cute! Off to find sweaters :)

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    CM says:

    Adorable! I think the argyle hat is my fave

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    Laura says:

    This is seriously amazing!!! Love the hats and your photos are gorgeous.

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    Jessica says:

    I love the blue hat with the buttons! Very cute.

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    Ruth says:

    how or where do you make your clothing labels,this is something I’ve been wanting to do for the clothing I make for my children,just not sure where to start. any info would be greatly appreciated! & I love the hats,will definately be making some for the kiddos

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      Kirsten says:

      Ashley has a posting about it on here under the Clothing tutorials. If you scroll down a little bit, there’s a posting explaining where she got them and links to their site as well. They are cute little labels, aren’t they?!

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    Sewil says:

    I admire your ideas. Thank you very much. I will visit your site and in the future.

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    Torrie says:

    I am sure you’ve already given them away-but I would love either of the boy hats!

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    Emily says:

    Oh my! Came across your site a few days ago and is now safe to say I have fallen in love with your ideas! I must also admit im a bit envious of your domestic goddess super powers lol!! Big HUGE fan. Gonna check out your boy crafts now that ive drooled over your girl ideas lol. Your truly awsome all though im sure you already know that so here is a high 5 via internet lol!

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    Amy says:

    What a great way to make baby and kids’ clothes last a little longer! Take that sweater you love to see on your kid that he’s outgrown and make a hat the next size up! Love it! Going to rummage now . . . Thank you!

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    Nadia says:

    So very cute!! Love the idea!

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    emma grace lapp says:

    so totally awesome and super creative!! i have a 14 mo. and a 4 mo.(both boys) and would love one of your hats!!

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    Becca says:

    Love the hats! So cute and snuggly. My 7 month old little guy would think so too, I’m sure. I’m now racking my brain to determine if I have any sweaters on hand to try this out.

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    Mindy says:

    I’m playing catch up in my reader. Your posts are killing me with the cuteness!! What’s going to happen when all the kids are grown?! :(

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    These are so cute & oh so practical! :)
    I love that you’ve upcycled sweaters so they’ll probably be nice and soft for little heads.
    I’m in New Zealand and we’re just going into the cooler months so i will be making several of these.
    Thanks for sharing!! :D

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    krista says:

    Thankyou so much for this great tutorial!
    I just finished my first sweater-beanie! Great!!!!
    Check my blog if you would like to see the result!
    Greetings from Holland

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    I love this idea about the hats but I cannot find a size for babies or todlers

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    Amber says:

    omg this will be perfect! if only i could find a sweater good for this!

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    brandi says:

    I would love to know where you get your little tags for the back of your stuff
    and the hats are so cute

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    Diane says:

    I have 2 sweaters that ive been saving, knowing I’ll find a good use for them. So, I’m gonna go sew a few hats tonite. Thank you for the best ideas and tutorials. Ive made quite a few legging using your pattern. You definetly know what your doing and are talented. Ive sewn for 42 years and still get all excited to see good patterns. I now have a boatload of grandkids, and if I win a hat, a grandbaby might havva warm head next winter. We have 3 coming by the end of the year.

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    Neha jain says:

    your ideas are just amazing..i’m sailing right now but can’t wait to go back home and try these hats designs..and all other stuff..just loved it..from whr u get these ideas i’m so happy to found this site…

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    What a cool idea! I just need swaeters!


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    Alisha says:

    Found your pictures in a tutorial here:


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    Shay says:

    This is an awesome idea. I was planning on doing the sweater dress and depending on how much sweater is left I just might make a matching hat :)

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    Susan Conley says:

    Is there a pattern? I would LOVE to have it.

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    Molly says:

    Thank you for the great ideas! I am looking forward to making some of these hats. I am not particularly talented in this area so I really appreciate people, like you, that share your great ideas with me.
    I will share my info with you…unsolicited advice from my area of expertise. For little ones that are teething, when they reach that point of irritated ears and eyes, have a good Pediatric Chiropractor check them out. Usually this will keep your little one from getting ear or eye infections. I won’t go into details here of why or how this works but feel free to email if you want to know. There are many Chiropractors trained in working with children, just ask them. There is also a list at International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. icpa4kids.org .
    Thank you again!

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    Charlize says:

    This is soooooooo great! I was looking for a hat for my little girl and then I found this great hats.
    Today I´ll try to make a hat myself.
    Thanks for the great inspiration!

    P.s. Sorry for the bad English, I´m from the Netherlands ;-)

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    Elsi says:

    By the way, you can turn the sleeves into leggings for your little ‘un. Wouldn’t that be so cute? Matching hat & leggings?

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    VEE says:

    Great presentation. Now I have some ideas for my old sweaters.

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    Anonymous says:

    Precious and a great idea!!

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    branwen willow says:

    love the hats but how do I know what size to make,my grandaughter is a year old and lives far away,my other grandaughter is 5 and far away too so please tell me how to know how big to make them?
    branwen in vancouver canada

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    Hayley says:

    Wish I had a little one because I love to make baby stuff. My relatives are so lucky. hehe Just wish they would hurry up and have more – – no, they have enough. It would just give me an excuse to try some of these cute little sweater hats.

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      Deborah Hoffman says:

      You could make these for yourself you know… or give to your charity of choose. I was saying to you cant take the arms of the sweater to make leggings. I have also made fingerless gloves from these.. Real cute so much to choose from from your local thrift store too.. oh yea you can felt by shrinking you wool sweaters…

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    Anonymous says:

    Good Idea!! Will try it soon. Thanks

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    cucicucicoo says:

    Hi Ashley, I just saw this on pinterest and remembered it being yours, but they cropped out your watermark and put in their own. Just wanted to let you know: http://www.duitang.com/people/mblog/25631058/detail/

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    LisaS says:

    Approx. how wide did you make the hat?

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    Deborah Hoffman says:

    Love this upcycle you are a women after my own heart.. Had children of Nine. so well you can figure out the rest.. I have a thrift store around the corner that sells sweaters for 1.50 wow this will be fun.. Another idea for you is you can take the sweater legs and make leggings. Lots of atta boy for ya. Thank you for the pics and blog.


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    Deborah Hoffman says:

    ah another idea Ive been making flowers for headbands they r removable ones made with hair clips alligator clips ect. could clip one of those on them to… just a idea everybody have a wonderful day!!

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    Glenda says:

    Great idea. I’m making me some hats got myself.

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    anila says:

    I like it very much I will try it my hate looking beautiful

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    Leah says:

    A newbie sewer here. Can I use my regular needle on these thicker sweater projects or should I use a different one?

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    kari says:

    What a clever idea! My babies are grown, but I’m going to keep my eye out for cute sweaters to upcycle as gifts. :)

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    Alicia says:

    Thank you for posting this tutorial! I just need to find some sweaters now so I can try this out.

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    suzanne says:

    You made mu day seeing these cute hats! I am going to be a first time grandma and can’t wait to be creative! Thank you !

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