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Gift Ideas: Doll Scarf and Hat

8 December 2009 10,777 views 9 Comments

by Care

dollar hat scarfNeed a quick, easy, and cute Christmas gift for a girl who loves her doll?  I've got just the thing!  Make a doll-sized hat and scarf!  All you need is a double-layered knit hat from the dollar store -- or better yet, one that has been sitting unused in your closet since last winter.

Project Materials:

  • knit hat, $1 or on hand
  • doll to fit your hat and scarf to, on hand

Total:  $1 or free!


STEP ONE: Pick a hat to remake.  You will want one that is double layered.


STEP TWO: Put the hat on your doll, all the way down to her nose.  This will allow ample room for you to turn up the brim.  Pin around her head, as shown in the photo, carefully avoiding pinning her hair into it.

STEP THREE: Sew!  Leave a 1 1/2" to 2" opening on the edge, as shown.

STEP FOUR: Turn right side out and sew the opening shut.

Her hat is done!

Now, on to the scarf:

Cut a strip along the folded edge of the hat, making it as long as you can.


STEP TWO: Open, then refold it lengthwise and sew along the long side.  Turn it right side out.

Finish the edge.  I did a long, narrow zig-zag stitch, then frayed the edges a bit.  You could even add more rows of stitching to look like stripes!

all dressed
All done!  She's ready to go play in the snow!

Check out this post on my blog to find out how I made the rest of my doll's outfit -- all from dollar store and on-hand items!


Caroline Sanchez (Care) has been sewing since her mom taught her the basics at around six years old.  She has always been driven to CREATE, even from a very young age.  She is mommy to two little boys and one baby girl, and almost every spare moment she has is spent in her sewing room or working on her blog, Obsessively Stitching

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  • Kari @ Ucreate said:

    I LOVE THIS IDEA! I’m so featuring this tonight!

  • Tutorial: Doll hat and scarf · Sewing @ CraftGossip said:

    […] from Obsessively Stitching guest blogs at Dollar Store Crafts with a tutorial showing how to make a hat and scarf set for your doll out of a dollar store knit […]

  • Anne Weaver said:

    Love this!! WHY do people post such great ideas on days when I have so much work to do?? Filing it away for a less busy day…

    I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


  • Dorrie said:

    You might even be able to make socks or mittens out of the leftover hat piece ! Thanks for a great idea – my hubby destroys at least one hat like this every winter, and now I can make something out of it instead of using it for stuffing or toss it !

  • Clemencia said:

    thank you for sharing this, very helpful for us with low budgets

  • Beverly said:

    Love this! What great idea. Thanks fo sharing it!

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  • Chu said:

    Oh my goodness! this is cute! too bad I have so much work!

    I got an idea, based on Dorrie’s comment: If instead of a scarf we make a
    collar (think infinity scarf without the twist) using half the length of the scarf; then we have the top of the hat to cut the two mittens. (picture your hands with palms down and you’ll see how to cut them)
    oooohhhh… now I want to make one of each!