One big trend in 2013 for fall are hats! DIY some great looks to stay on trend and stay within budget! Some of these designs and looks require some helps, like a serger, etc…which I miss having mine during seasons like this! There are ways around using them, be creative with your standard machine by pulling the knit fabrics while sewing a close set zig zag on the edge, you can achieve a similar look, just work s l o w l y!
My Eva Foreva blog has a darling black beanie made by recycling an old sweater not only for the base of the actual hat, but for the large, ruffled flower! The edges of the fabric flower were serged but use my hint above to create the same look with a standard machine. The finished look hits a lot of trends, from the hat to the large, floral accessory and the monochromatic look!
Another beanie version, a laid-back slouching version, is shown also made from a thin knit sweater on the Style Bizarre blog. Love the 4 panel design and I am sure this would be adorable in a stripe or fair isle pattern as well! Experiment with some style in your pattern!
A trapper hat is perfect for your cooler days coming up and See Kate Sew has just the cutest tutorial on making one for yourself! Using a cotton (or even flannel!) interior fabric and a faux fur, make one for yourself …you can even reverse it (it’s a trend to show raw edges on the outside!)
Green Trunk Designs used a pattern from McHats on Etsy to create this all lace (another trend from summer…just transferred to fall!) newsboy hat! An adorable mix of laces and tones of cream, ivory and ecru.
Lastly, one of my favorite tutorials is this wool felt handmade hat! Just beautiful! DIY Pics shares step by steps with pictures and it isn’t as difficult as you would think! Give it a whirl with a piece of remnant wool and make it something that matches your wardrobe this season!