How to Make a Kitty Hat (for Humans!)

comments (7) October 5th, 2012     

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leethal Lee Meredith, contributor
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Some simple sewing and embellishing can turn a recycled sweater into this supercute hat!
My kitty can look around with his shank-button eyes!
This one was made with a recycled T-shirt and machine topstitching for the whole face.
Some simple sewing and embellishing can turn a recycled sweater into this supercute hat!

Some simple sewing and embellishing can turn a recycled sweater into this supercute hat!

Photo: Pete Bejarano
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By the way, you can definitely use yarn instead of embroidery floss for your hat embellishments. I often use yarn to stitch on sweater fabric. So next I stitched on my bottom layer of buttons.

  This already looks like a cute cat face, but adding an extra button layer will really bring it to life!

Then I just stitched my shank buttons on top, through the first buttons' holes. You can use regular (non-shank) buttons for the top layer too, which will lie flat, whereas putting shank buttons on top of flat buttons make them pop out and wiggle around.

  My kitty can look around with his shank-button eyes!

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Comments (7)

sandienicole writes: It's so cute!!!
Posted: 6:24 am on August 1st
EchoLin writes: creative idea, i never thought the old clothes can be used in this way. Very useful , thanks for sharing.
Posted: 1:28 am on March 12th
cRaFTista writes: They are too cute to pass up! =0.0=

Will make some for my niece. Thanks for sharing :)
Posted: 6:54 pm on April 24th
sassysewer writes: Too cute! An organization here collects caps and mittens for neighborhood children in the winter. What a fun way to use all those sweaters I got sick of this winter and bagged up for donation. I'll make kitty hats instead for the kids! Ooohhh, a new fun project. Thanks so much!
Posted: 10:25 am on April 18th
miss_kodama_loli writes: ...there is a name for this kind of hat in Japan- it's called "Neko Mimi" (kitty ears)
Posted: 1:52 am on March 27th
Eternal_Clouds writes: OMG my friend would totally love this thanks so much for posting it now i know what to make her for her birthday!!!!!<3 :)
Posted: 9:48 pm on March 7th
ImaMes writes: Very cute! I'll have to make some for my grandkids next fall.
Posted: 1:04 pm on March 1st
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