It's time for another blog post about up-cycling sweaters! As you may remember, I had several sweaters set aside for up-cycling projects, but there were so many projects, I realized it would be better to split them up into a series. Part One was all about making leg warmers. You can find the first post about how to make leg warmers and boot socks.
Here's the sweater before:
thrifting recently. The skirt was adorable, and in such good condition that I had to get it, even though it was too small for me.
This skirt was turned this into a cute hat, and matching mittens. This is how I did it:
Now for the mittens.
Sew that bad boy up, and trim the excess fabric. Repeat that whole process again with the other hand, because you want two mittens, not just one...unless you only have one hand. In that case you do not need to make another one. ;) (Remember, serging all the trimmed edges is a good idea, even though I forgot to do that).
After I finished, my son found the hat, and insisted on wearing it. He calls it the "Star Hat," because he thinks the "X's" on the fabric are stars.