In between making gifts and filling orders, I like to motivate myself with new ideas. I’ve been wanting to sew a baby knot hat for a long time now just haven’t found the time or right materials.
This week’s ‘quickie project’ came when I was cleaning out my closet of all the old and ill-fitting things. You ever buy something after you convince yourself it will look great only for it to sit in your closet for over a year unworn? Yea, I shoulda known better than to buy a short, strapless, fitted cotton knit dress last year. The fabric is a stretchy nautical looking blue and white striped knit but clearly the style of the dress was more for a teenager. I had told myself it would look great for summer, maybe in Vegas… just needed to lose a few pounds, tone my legs… you know the usual clothes pep talk. Well, that didn’t happen. So instead of tossing the never worn dress, I thought I would get something out of the fabric it was made up of.
The front of the dress is sewn in panels, which doesn’t give a lot of usable continuous fabric.
Once I had the front and back separated, I laid out my pattern pieces. Yes, the shape of the hat pattern looks hilarious. But that is exactly what it is needed for the Top Knot Hat. I was luck that there was just enough in the panels for a newborn size hat.
Took me a whopping 15 minutes to whip this guy up! Not kidding. Left me itching to make more. I now have a pile of cotton knit clothes waiting to be rescued into something new and enjoyable. Best part is it cost me nothing!