Monday, January 18, 2016

Upcycle (Crochet) Your Dollar Store Hat


See this little cutie in the picture below? Like every year, I bought her a new winter coat. Isn't it wonderful to be a kid? They grow like weeds and get a whole new wardrobe for each season.

I found the coat at a second hand store. It was like brand new and only cost about eight dollars. Isn't that amazing? 

Unfortunately her hat from last year did not match the new coat. I got super lucky and found a simple black hat that would match perfectly.I found it at the dollar store.

The hat fit my Honey Bunny good but it was a little thin and boring. I immediately knew what to do. I would crochet onto the original hat to make it warmer and more interesting.

You know I am often amazed by the variety of items you can buy at the dollar store.


Take a look at the picture directly below. See the hat was just a plain simple toque with no brim.


You know I am often amazed by the variety of items you can buy at the dollar store.


You know I am often amazed by the variety of items you can buy at the dollar store.Starting with my size 5 hook, I single crocheted all around the edge of the hat. I was surprised how easy my hook went through both layers.

When I got to the end I slip stitched into the first sc. Chained 2 and started the next row with dc. 

I wanted a substantial brim so I continued making dc rows - eight rows of dc then tied off.


You know I am often amazed by the variety of items you can buy at the dollar store.You know I am often amazed by the variety of items you can buy at the dollar store.


















I love how it turned out. It keeps her ears and forehead warm while looking stylin'. I think so anyway.

You know I am often amazed by the variety of items you can buy at the dollar store.
It must be alright. She isn't embarrassed to wear it all the time. Outside that is. 

And she did an awesome job modeling for me.

Silly girl.


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24 comments:

  1. So very cute (and your hat is, too)! :)

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  2. Awesome upcycle! Your young lady is just too adorable and the camera just loves her. I foresee many years of awesome blog modelling in her future.

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    1. At first she didn't want to cooperate. She was acting all silly, sticking her tongue out, moving quick just as I was about to snap the pic. Lucky I got a few good shots in.

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  3. I love how you added crochet stitching to the hat and the model is just adorable.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Julie. I can always count on to say something nice.

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  4. ohhh what a great idea!! I have seen those hats everywhere and yes, boring kind of thin, small. What a fun and easy way to give the hat some WOW and easily personalize it too!

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    1. I thought about adding something else but couldn't make a decision so I just left it as for now.

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  5. What a great idea! I've crocheted onto a store bought shirt, but never a hat.

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    1. Oh I really want to crochet onto a shirt or something too.

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  6. Great idea! I'm crocheting onto a purchased blanket to keep in my car for traveling.

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  7. Darlene,
    That is a fabulous hat! Great job!

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    1. Thanks so much Suzie. Thanks for stopping by with your sweet compliment.

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  8. This is super cute and genius! Wonderful job!

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  9. Your honeye bunny is just adorable, and a great model! Adding that crocheted piece really enhances the hat and makes it special.

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    1. Thanks Mary. My Honey Bunny just gets more beautiful every day.

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  10. You had a great idea crocheting over the hat, and she is so pretty! I guess she's really happy with it and had fun modeling in spite of the faces, girls do that!

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    1. Hi Pili. Thanks. The hat turned out great. Now I don't have to worry about her ears getting cold.

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  11. Ha! So cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  12. What a cool idea! I never would have thought to add crochet to a hat! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty!

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  13. That hat is so cute!! I love the upgrade and she is such a great little model!

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