quick craft: t-shirt sleeve baby hat

Here's another quick baby craft for you - turn the sleeve of an old t-shirt into a baby hat!

When using a long sleeve, you will need to hem the widest side (this will be the open part of the hat). Use a zig-zag stitch so it will still stretch easily. Choose how you want the top to look. There are many possibilities here - you can just round it out, do a long point, or here, I sewed "bunny ears" that can be tied in a knot, like so:

Short sleeve tees work really well too, especially since the end of the sleeve is wide and can be used as the hat bottom, no hemming required. Just finish off the top and you're done!

31 comments:

lana and drew said...

I LOVE it! My husband's cousin is expecting her first child this January. I'm going to try this out. Thanks for the great idea!

gigi said...

SEW cute!

Chelsea said...

Very cute. I like that you tied the tops. Martha Stewart Baby also had this when the magazine was in production. It's the issue with the cute baby with the white rabbit hat on the cover (from the t-shirt project). I'll see if I can find a link to the projects. They actually used 1 t-shirt and got a few things out of it (burp cloth, tiny blanket, etc)

Okay, no link to the actual project. It's this issue: http://cgi.ebay.com/MARTHA-STEWART-SPECIAL-BABY-ISSUE-MAY-02-VERY-CUTE_W0QQitemZ180291294539QQihZ008QQcategoryZ280QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247

(there are less expensive listings for it on ebay or you can call MS directly for a back issue, which is about $6.50 after shipping)

I have the issue and would be happy to scan it and email it to you. Contact me if you're interested!

20-Something Superhero said...

What a cute idea. I love the little knot on top!!

Annie Miller said...

What a cute idea! I really enjoy your blog. You always have the best ideas!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is really freaking cute. And SO easy! I'll be linking to this.

Jill said...

Thanks, Chelsea - I forgot about that article! I do have it, and it has some other great ideas. I'll have to go home and pull it out. :)

Shannon & Eli said...

i love it and i have a ton of shirts...hm...maybe a project for after the kids go to be tonight! Thanks Jill!!!

Amy said...

How in the world do you have time to be pregnant... find these ideas... find the supplies for these ideas... and then find the time to create these ideas.... and then to actually create and FINISH these ideas- you're superwoman, I swear! Thanks for another great idea!

Maryam said...

woow very cute! I was actually thinking of making my daughter a hat but was dreading the lengthy time it would take to knit one. I'm definitely going to be doing this one! :)

Jen said...

very very cute!

Jenn said...

So cool! I have some T-shirst that were going to good will, but I think I'll pull them out of the bag now.

Aunt Mary said...

Do you lay awake at night thinking of these things?? Your ideas are so cute and well thought out. I can't wait to see your babe in these things.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Great Idea, thanks!

Sylvia C. said...

Darling... and, just as important: super doable!

Thanks,

Sylvia C.

Jenny said...

You are looking fabulous!

Thanks for the sweet baby leg warmers! I love them. I was actually thinking about ordering some for Huck, so it was quite a pleasant surprise!

Burnetts said...

Hi Jill: I'm Jared's aunt (Diane) - his dad's youngest sister! I love your blog! I got it off of Holly's. Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas!!

Knick Knock said...

Hi Jill
My first comment even though I've been following your creations for months. This one ticks all my boxes, small, simple and green - my favourite colour. I love your stuff. You've also been one of the blogs that inspired me to start my own..pop by if you get a minute!
www.knickknock.com

Tasha said...

That is such a cute idea!! Now to go through my clothes and see what I don't wear anymore!

Penny said...

how cute is that??? Thank-you for posting this little tut!

Cheryl said...

This is super CUTE and even looks easy for those of us that are craft challenged. Love it!

Rebeckah said...

What a great idea! These could not be any cuter!

mamabear said...

I can't wait for the to-do about the tag animals. Hope you are resting and can't wait for updates on the baby! :)

Liz said...

Super cute. I'm going to have to give this one a shot.

Robin said...

That's ingenius and adorable. With sewing skills, nothing ever goes to waste!

Lacie E. said...

amazing idea

Fedelm said...

What a cute idea!

TanuvasaCasa said...

so, nothing has gotten done in my house since I found your blog yesterday!!! I love it. Now I'm extra motivated to get my machine fixed and get to sewing!
My son Deacon had a hat similar to this when he was an infant, except, instead of tying it into one knot, each ear was tied into a knot...so it was still like two ears, but each with a fat knot in them. ugh, hard to describe, but does that somehow make sense????

Dot said...

Hiya!
Just wanted to let you know that we've included this on dabbled.org today for our clothing refashion roundup... thanks for sharing this great idea!

dot

Link: http://dabbled.org/2010/02/clothes-tutorials-recycle-your-wardrobe.html

Lotsie said...

I love it!

Make handmade said...

So cute! i love it, thanks for sharing.