Thrifty DIY project – Quick Cat Hat

With blustery weather and April showers just around the corner, I thought that today would be the ideal time to share a super-simple, really fast DIY project to jazz up your winter hats for spring. I have a plain grey beanie hat (I think I got it from the pound shop) that I’ve never worn, so I thought about what I could do to it to make it more appealing. I’ve got it! Turn it into a cat hat, of hat diy-4Honestly, this is probably the easiest DIY you’ll ever do and you’ll be finished in minutes. It’s always satisfying to complete a craft project so sit yourself down with a cup of tea and great ready for some serious satisfaction as you transform your old unloved bobble hat into a cool cat cap.

You will need: a knitted hat, white wool, black wool, a black button, needle with a large hole for threading the wool.

cat hat diyStep 1: Sew the button onto the hat to create a nose. This will give you the centre point for the cat’s face.

Step 2: Use the white wool to sew whiskers either side of the nose. Try to make them equal in length and in spacing.

cat hat diy-2Step 3: While you’re still using the white wool, stitch the shape of a smiling cat’s mouth below the button nose.

Step 4: Thread the black wool onto the needle and sew two cute squinty eyes above the nose.

cat hat diy-3I hope you enjoy your newly-decorated feline hat whenever the weather turns cooler in April and I’d love to photos of your own DIY projects so please tweet me @Cassiefairy with your hat diy-5

This is one of my DIY projects for Oxfam Fashion so please hop over onto my author profile to see more of the DIYs I’ve shared over the years. I’ve been volunteering as an Oxfam writer for over 2 years newย and I love it!


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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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