It may be chilly out, but you can stay warm and chic when you create your own DIY Veiled Beanie.
TOOLS & MATERIALS:
- Knit hat (beanie)
- Large Veiling
- Feather trim or yarn
- Needle & thread
- Hot glue
Measure your veiling around your head and not your hat before cutting. I recommend putting your hat on and measuring the veil around your head, so you can mark on your hat where you want to sew.
You don’t want your veil to be tight across your face.
Lay your veil flat on a table and place your hat on top.
Gather your ends and using your needle and thread tack your veiling to your hat using small stitches.
Do this for both sides.
Flip up the bottom of your beanie.
Heat up your hot glue gun.
Take your feather trim and make small pleats adding glue to every pleat to hold it.
Continue wrapping and gluing your feather trim until it forms a pouf.
Glue your pouf to the top of your hat.
If your prefer you can use yarn to make a pom pom for the top of your hat instead.
You can wear it with the veil up or down.
I’ve been seeing Anna Dello Russo wear one of these for awhile now and looking uber chic as usual. Kate Spade has one and I believe the trend started with Jill Sander. No matter who started it, it’s still an awesome combination of utilitarian warmth and classic sartorial chic (with a bit of whimsy thrown in for fun)! What’s not to love!?