Clothes, Tutorials

3 Easy Beanie Mods

I love beanies. Like shoes and scarves, I feel like you can never have too many. Since it's finally starting to get cold where I live, I thought I'd put together a few ways to spruce up some simple, plain beanies.

A summary of the video will follow!

Beanie 1

For the first beanie I embellished it with two pom poms to give it a sort of teddy bear ear-esque look. Hover over the images or click on them to see instructions!


Beanie 2

This second beanie mod is inspired by Korean fashion. One of my guilty pleasures is Kpop music, and I feel like I was always seeing the idols wearing cute beanies with really long bunny ear like bumps on top. I decided I needed to own something similar. And here it is! Hover over the images or click on them to see instructions!


Beanie 3

This last beanie mod isn't reminiscent of any kind of animals like the last two were. This one is simply if you wanted to add a little edge to the thing. Hover over the images or click on them to see instructions!

And those are the beanie modifications I wanted to share with you all! I hope you all liked them. I'm super excited to add these guys to my beanie rotation now!


Late night crafting: Part two!

Well, I showed my little sister my new billed beanie hat, and she fell in love with it. I found her wearing it a lot after I had made it, so I decided to make her one today! (It's her birthday)

Here are the pictures! I took shots on my progress, so this post will look strikingly similar to my other late night post.

Dammit, I hate flash. Here's the sweater I cut up to make this hat.

Here are the pieces. Freaking flash... the blue isn't this saturated in person, it's more of a midnight blue.

Here she is wearing it. I don't think any of the pictures show the true color of this hat.

As you can see, I added a little more to this hat, which I like a lot. The sweater was a military sweater, so it had those little flaps on the shoulder, which I cut off, sewed together and sewed along the brim. I think it turned out pretty nicely. :) She already pinned on a bunch of pins we grabbed from the Maker Faire last year, but when I tried to snap a photo, my camera decided it hated me and died. (After I had stuck brand new lithium batteries in)


An oldie but a goldie: Mohawk Beanie!

I don't have time to make anything today, so I figured I'd show you guys one of my older crafts that I'm pretty proud of. Since I made a beanie last night, I'll post another beanie today! I give you, the mohawk beanie. It's inspired by the book from knit-head, Pretty in Punk. They offer knitting patterns, but at that time, I wasn't confident with my knitting skills, so I decided to crochet it up! Here are the results:

Myspace angled shot.

Closeup of the 'hawk.

Detail of the string off of the ear warmers.

Here's a blue one!


Late night crafting

This will probably be one of many late night craft sessions/blog posts. It's just a trend for me to start crafting in the evening.. Anywho, let's get to the meat of this post! After watching Threadbanger's latest video, I was inspired to make a billed beanie. Even though the video topic this week was male fashion, I liked the beanie too much to pass up.

I kind of threw together a half-assed tutorial... really it's just a few pictures of some of the steps to make the hat. If you want a really detailed explanation, please check out the video (the link above) because it will be a way better tutorial, haha.

Here's everything cut out.. Hehe, camo duct tape :)

Almost done! Just gotta sew the bill on!

And wa-la!

I love this hat.

So basically I'm going to make a lot more of these cuz I think they're just so darn cute ;) I already know a few people who I need to make some for!