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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

PILOT & PIXIE CAP PATTERN - Another Upcycled Sweater & Fleece Sewing Project

Just in time for the cooler weather coming on, these cozy hats are the perfect thing to keep your little ones ears nice and toasty!

This is another opportunity to use some of your sweaters from your stash.  If you are like me, once you start making things from upcycled sweaters, collecting second hand sweaters becomes an addiction.  You just can't pass up another great color or unique textured sweater.

If you would like the look of a hand knit hat for your child but you don't knit, but you DO sew, this pattern works great.  Use the bottom cuff of a sweater and cut it out with the method I show in my pattern tutorial and it will hug around your child's face just like you had knit it by hand. 

For those days when the little ones just need a light covering, a cap made with cotton knit is the perfect thing.

You can also use fleece and cotton knits to make the caps.  Line a fleece hat with a thin cashmere sweater or cotton knit and you have a cute REVERSABLE cap.

Using the method I show, in a previous post, to bind the hat with fleece, makes the hat so cozy around the face and ties comfortably under the chin.  Just think of all the cobinations of color and texture you can use to make up a bunch of these caps.  They make awesome baby gifts, and Christmas is just around the corner.  Plenty of time to get sewing.

The caps take very little fabric and sews up in a jiffy.

The pattern to make the caps can be found in my Etsy or Craftsy shops.

So dig into your sweater stash, or purchase a small amount of fleece and get sewing!  Holiday sales are coming up and fleece can usually be found at a really good price this time of year.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Have fun sewing!






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