I made myself a hat. A floppy, funky sort of beanie.
I got a wool sweater at my favorite thrift store. I washed it in hot water and dried it in the dryer... against the recommendations of the tag... and I did it on purpose!
Washing and drying the wool sweater bonded the fibers together, kind of like fleece or felt. Once the sweater was shrunken and felted (nappy), I cut it apart. I made six panels and sewed the pieces together. I topped it off with a big button. It still needed a little something... so I cut a flower out of a red wool sweater that I had washed and dried, stitched around the edge, sewed a button in the middle, and attached it to the hat with a safety pin...
I also made stockings from these sweaters... check back soon to see!