Need 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.
- 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:
STEP ONE: 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.
STEP THREE: 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!
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