In the past week you may have seen a few holiday pics from our week in Devon. I am sure you will agree we picked the best week of the summer so far for a UK holiday? None of us expected the temperatures to rise quite so high and therefore we all forgot to pack a hat. Luckily I had an idea for a diy holiday project.
It wasn’t just the dog who was panting!
My Diy Holiday project inspiration
A quick trip to the supermarket solved our hat-less problems and we were soon kitted
out and ready for the sunshine.
This was my hat, it cost approx. £6 from Asda, there were very few choices, so I
picked the one that would provide the most shade. It was ok and definitely fit for purpose, but quite simply I did not like it. Lots of glue, a cheap piece of fabric as a braided trim
and some gaudy, gold plastic bobbles yuk, not really my style…
However, during the same shopping trip, I popped issue 4 of Crochet Now mag in my basket, on arrival back at out holiday cottage I had an idea…
The magazine came with a useful free gift, 3 small balls of pretty, dk yarn and included a few pattern ideas on how to use it.
You know what’s coming next dont you?
A Diy holiday project crochet style:
or How I gave a basic summer hat a pretty makeover:
1. Carefully remove the old trimming (actually I ripped mine off!) It looked so much better already!
2. Plait together three shades of yarn (I used the free gift from Crochet now mag issue 4) or use a crochet hook to make a long chain. Make sure its long enough to go around the brim of your hat plus some extra length for dangly bits…
Top tip: I sewed mine onto the hat, just catching it down every inch or so…or you could use glue?
3. Next come the fun bit, the decorations
Its your choice…
You could add or make some pom-poms, some tassels, thread up and sew on some seashell or beads, add fresh blooms or even leave it bare with just the cord?
If you can crochet or knit some simple blooms even better. I used the pattern from the mag and made up a few of my own…
Time for a before and after… although I will be adding a few white pom-poms later, this will be an ongoing project.
So what do you think? Do you have any old summer hats that could do with a makeover? Will you give my diy holiday project a go?
A 2016 summer holiday successful diy holiday project.
I love a quick holiday crochet project Oh happy Days!