Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Skull Cap for your Skull - tutorial

Try explaining what a skull is to your four year old. Then try explaining to her why her hat is called a beret and why her brother's is called a skull cap. Since we made Sweet Pea a recycled sweater hat to match her button scarf , we figured we better make one for Jojo too.

Making this hat was super duper easy. Like, 10 minutes and done easy. Helped that I had a cooperative turtleneck sweater, a huge coloring book to keep Sweet Pea occupied and a sleeping Jojo.

1. Start with an old turtle neck sweater. It has to have a big wide, stretchy neck.
2. Cut off the neck!

3. Figure out how long you want the crown and the straight part to be. Mine were about four inches each. Make a mark in the center. And a line to separate the crown from the straight part. (wow, bad wording. does that make any sense??)
4. Cut the two sides of the hat into humps like this. Mine really should look more like a football shape, but this is what we got. Be sure to cut through both layers of the neck.
5. Sew the sides of each hump together to a point & put it on your skull.
6. HOpe that you have a model more cooperative than mine. :)

And don't forget to vote for my other recycled sweater hat over at Fireflies and Jellybeans.


  1. My son LOVES hats like this. I tried making one last year that turned out okay, but didn't think to make the points like that. That would make it fit so much better! I will have to make one for him for Christmas.

  2. What a GREAT idea!!! I LOVE upcycled stuff! Thanks SO much for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope to see you again soon.

    ~Lori @ Paisley Passions

  3. Great idea I also like the upcycling part of this project. Come link it up on my blog and get a extra entry in the GreenSmart Messenger Bag Giveaway. Here is where to link it up and the giveaway linky will be at the top of the blog.


  4. Oh that IS super easy! Excellent job! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  5. LOVE this idea! Never thought to repurpose a sweater like this! Thanks for linking up at Sew Woodsy! I featured your project today! Make sure you grab a "featured button" and come back next week to link up more great projects!!!


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