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.
Here are some photos of River feeding our chickens in her new sweater.
And her rearranging our CD collection.