Ribbon-Embellished Ladies Winter Hat
Embellish a purchased winter hat with ribbons for a fashionable, feminine DIY winter accessory that also makes statement!
Living here in Colorado I tend to wear a lot of winter hats and always look for something cute that makes a bit of a statement. I’d been looking for something new and decided I’d just need to make it! Here’s how I made a darling, fashionable winter hat with a few inexpensive supplies.
At Target I found a soft chenille winter hat that came in a variety of colors and at $9.00 each I knew I could find all kinds of things to do with these cute hats. Some of them I embellished with felting (Needle-Felted Winter Hat) but I decided to do something different with the white hat and embellish with flowers or ribbons. My trip to Jo-Ann’s rewarded me with all kinds of choices of lovely ribbon trims and the key was finding something with an elastic backing. I found the cutest trim that was just perfect!
Wanna give it a try?
Materials to make a diy Ribbon-Embellished Winter Hat
Purchased hat (mine was chenille but wool or cotton would work too)
Tapestry Needle and very heavy thread or string
Purchased elastic-backed trim* (must have elastic backing or it won’t stretch around your head)
*measure around the perimeter of your hat and add one inch
Instructions how to Make a Women’s Ribbon-Embellished Winter Hat
Thread a tapestry needle with very heavy thread or string. Begin stitching ribbon firmly down in place. Use a long stitch and weave back and forth to secure all sides of the trim down.
When finished stitching, double over your ending and stitch down securely, hiding any raw edges.
That’s it! The only time consuming part of this project is picking out a special hat and trim. Sewing it on is a breeze and you’ll be so pleased at your masterpiece! Hoping you stay warm and healthy this winter!