Homemade Hat and Sweater

Tis the season of hats and sweaters. Cozy time. Around here, I like to make our hats the easy way: out of old sweaters. I just cut them into the shape I want, and sew the pieces together. I learned this method from my crafty stepdaughter. I’ve been saving up sweaters for over a year, so now I’ve got lots to choose from. My daughter outgrew her baby sized hats, so it was time for mama to create again.

This year I chose a sweet pink sweater to work with, with a nice cable knit. First I made the necessary hat, patterning the shape off of a hat that fits her well. Then, with the leftover material, I cut out pieces for a toddler sized sweater.

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Here are some photos of River feeding our chickens in her new sweater.

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And her rearranging our CD collection.

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About Erin O'Neill

Hi, my name is Erin O'Neill. I am a part time urban homesteader and a full time homemaker and new mom. I enjoy canning my own food, crafting, raising chickens and working my bit of land. This blog is for anyone who wants to hear about the day to day struggles and successes of incorporating the old ways of life back into today's busy world.
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