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Craft experts Rob & Corinne are at it again! This time on Threadbanger we take an old pattern print sweater and turn it into three items! A beanie hat, poncho and mittens. With this quick how-to you will be ready to rock your winter fashion wardrobe. Do it yourself fashion for the next generation, DIY or DIE!


Step 1: The Beanie Hat: Measuring and Marking

Picture of The Beanie Hat: Measuring and Marking
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1. Flip the sweater inside out and pin the two layers together.

2. Next measure 10 inches across the bottom starting at one of the side seams and mark it.

3. Make another mark in-between these two points, and measure up 8 inches.

4. Make sure you secure the area with a few pins to avoid shifting.

5. Next draw a dome shape connecting the three points.

 
capricorn2 years ago
This is so easy and at smart at the same time. Love it, thank you for sharing it :)
aowen63 years ago
Good job man! Always lookin for new ways to make wearable stuff. Thanks. :) I'm gonna make a ''Bill Cosby-sweater'' beanie next time I run to the thrift store. :)
I just made the beanie, and it was as easy as described - one note: i used a thin cable knit sweater and don't love how the material gathered/bunched around the knits. The picture appears to use a nice flat knit and I think that would be the best!
sadieboop5 years ago
wow this is the pattern i have been needing i have 6 kids and they always loose hats and gloves. people always give me lots of old clothes. this is a pattern that i can get a ton of mileage out of.
starrlara6 years ago
The best, most detailed, most easily explained sweater hat instructions I've found, and the exact shape of hat I'm looking for. Thanks so very much.
threadbanger ROCKS!!
snowmoonelk6 years ago
what's the point of the poncho???! I like the beanie and mittens, though...
lawizeg7 years ago
Can you guys show how to make a girls hat? Like the one the girl in the video is wearing?
Natrat7 years ago
Kewl way 2 recycle. the hats and mittens could be made and donated to homeless shelters!
neubaten7 years ago
Im calling the fashion police on you, for your own good! :P
kraM7 years ago
I have bin wanting to make my self a beanie for so long ( cant find any in stores that will fit ). So thanks for the info.
Cool Instructable! They look really nice in the end.