Little Bear Hood a DIY Toddler Hat

Toddler Winter HatThose of you following along in with PR&P know this week’s challenge was a remix of Cottage Mama’s Party Dress. While we had set a goal to participate in each weeks sew along, let’s just say this dress is still a WIP (work in progress). The bodice came out just as envisioned, but the skirt is currently a hot mess. And for some reason my toddler really, really, REALLY hates it. Does anyone else have a child randomly revolt against clothing? I’m not sure what is so offensive about a cotton dress, but you would think I had lit it on fire- she was not having it.

I needed a pick me up. For some reason my son has no hats that fit him. His sister has a dozen. I upcycled a sweater into this hat for him, but this works pattern would work great for a little girl too.

zcozy winter hood Oliver & SThis easy little hood pattern is found in Oliver + S Little Things to Sew. I made a small designed for 12M-3T. My material had more give than what she recommends, but my 3 yr. old has an average to large sized head and there is plenty of room. If you have a 2 and under you may want to consider going with the extra small.

I started with a medium man’s sweater. I like to start with a large, but this was exactly the color palette I wanted so I decided to risk it.

upcycled sweaterI only used the front so, the ribbing, sleeves and back are in the fabric stash for another project. I lined the hat with a flannel to give it just a little bit more structure.

sewing for boysI’m taking advantage of the fact he is still small enough to think that bear ears are cool.

Instead of ribbon for the ties I cut 1/4″ stripes of flannel and braided them together.

winter hat patternThis was a nice fast project. After my pattern was traced it was about 30 minutes. If you haven’t put together a 3 piece hood it may take a bit longer, if you have this will sew up very fast.

Happy Sewing,

Rachel


Comments

  1. So, so cute and a wonderful way to reuse an old sweater. I love it!!! I was going to do the dress remix, but didn’t even start. I still hope to join in with some weeks.

  2. The hat is super cute! Love that you upcycled a men’s sweater for the outside.:)
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  3. Super adorable!! Thanks so much for linking up to the weekly creative :)

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  4. What a great sweater upcycle! Bet it keeps his ears toasty warm!

  5. What a great way to recycle an old sweater. I am a new follower! I found your link on Flamingo Toes. I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party Fluster Muster on Wednesday’s @ http://www.FlusterBuster.com.
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  6. This is adorable! I love the idea of using the mens argyle sweater! Love it and he’s so cute!
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  7. Love how you used argyle!!
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  8. I’m visiting from the We Made That linky party. Very cute hat!
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  9. The hat turned out darling – great job!

  10. WOW that is so cool! I would have never guessed that it was made from a sweater. I came out just so awesome, I love it. Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

  11. That hat is adorable (and your son, too!). I love Oliver+S patterns and that is so neat that you used a sweater. Love the argyle. Thanks for linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday:)
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  12. Wow this hood looks super cute on him!! Such a good job, congrats!!

  13. This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen upcycled from a sweater. It looks very well made…
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