The sun came out this week and it’s felt like summer is finally here! If you’re anything like me, you’ll have delved into the back of your wardrobe and pulled out various summer clothes you’ve not worn since last year.
So what do you do, as a crafter, when you try to put on your favourite pair of denim shorts, only to find you can’t do them up any more?
Answer: you cut them up and upcycle them into a summer hat! (and think about doing some more exercise…)
Here are my beloved shorts pre-refashion:
They were nothing fancy, but they were the perfect length (not to short, not too long), they had lovely big pockets, the fabric was cool but not wafer-thin, and they were (once) very comfy. By refashioning them into a hat, I can keep the nice memories of the shorts, but give the fabric a new, useful purpose.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know about my love for baker boy hats. So why break the hat-habit of a lifetime?
The fabric really is perfect and it’s made the hat lovely and cool, while also keeping the sun off my head. Incidentally, those big pockets turned out to be particularly handy – they were just big enough for one of the eight segments I needed to make the hat.
So here’s the finished hat:
If you wanted to sew your own baker boy hat, you can now buy the pattern on Etsy here.