Even though it’s raining here today, I thought I’d share with you this quick and easy sunhat refashion. I am not a hat wearer. You know there’s some people that wear hats all the time and they look AWESOME. And then there’s the rest of us that love how hats look but never actually wear them. Whether you don’t think hats look good on you, they’re not comfortable, or whatever- I just forget that they’re an option. Growing up we wore hats when we didn’t wash our hair. So now- no matter how nice the hat, I think people will assume I’m hiding my hair because I didn’t shower. Ridiculous, right? I never think that when I see other people wearing their fabulous hats- but that’s what how I feel every. time.
So even though I’m loving the sun hat trend, I didn’t want to spend much on one because I wasn’t sure how much I’d wear it. When I saw this black one at the dollar store, I thought- I can work with that. It had this black raffia with beads on it, so that was the first thing to go. I bought this grosgrain ribbon from Indigo and stamped it myself.
I used the same stamping method as I did when I made these onesies. Using a carrot as my stamp and my trusty Tulip Paint Soft Matte Black fabric paint, I painted an arrowhead pattern (I don’t know if I’ll ever get over missing out on those Nate Berkus rugs). I got to stamping enough of the ribbon to wrap around my hat. When I was done, I used a lighter to stop the edges from fraying. I used to do this all the time when making hair clips and it works SO WELL. The trick is not to even touch the ribbon with the flame or you get a brown burnt look. You want to hold it just close enough to melt the fibers so none will fray.
I originally just fastened the ends to the hat with a glue gun but there is a bit of a gap and the ribbon flapped around (that’s how it’s done in these photos) so I went back and ran a thin bead of glue behind the whole ribbon. Much better :)
Who knows, I might get on board with this sunhat trend yet! Are you a hat fanatic or do you steer clear? I’d love to hear! And yes, I’m rhyming my dear.