When I hear “beanie” the first thing I usually think of is those little multicolored ones you see in cartoons with the little propellers on top. Well, “beanies” are something quite different now, and they’re fast becoming a fashion statement for both guys and gals.
The thing about hats is they always looked really difficult to make to me. They were all ... roundy, and fitted ... and brimmed. I really wanted to stick some swank embroidery designs on a beanie, but hooping them wasn’t really an option. The only way to embellish my beanie would be to make it myself. Eek!
Well, once I stopped needlessly panicking and did a little research, I found out that making a swank beanie is really quite simple, and since you make it yourself, you can embellish it however you like. All you’ll need is an old sweater, measuring tape, and some cardboard and tape. If you want to embellish it with a fantastic button-eyed animal, you’ll need some fabric and buttons as well.