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DIY Phrase Floppy Hat

DIY Phrase Floppy Hat

Hi there and happy Fourth of July!!

I hope you all ate lots of hot dogs, watched fireworks, and celebrated getting rid of us British weirdos :)

So today's post is a little DIY for you guys that is suuuuper simple and easy to make. I've been seeing these cool phrase floppy hats everywhere (and by everywhere I mean on instagram) but the $400 price tag was a teeny bit out of my price range. My DIY version was just $21 for all of the materials, so it's a much more wallet-friendly option. Check out my simple tutorial (with pictures, duh) below:

 

DIY Phrase Floppy Hat

Total Time: 40 minutes

Materials:

I bought the yarn from Jo Ann Fabrics for $7 and the Isaac Mizrahi hat from Marshall's for $14. I already had the rest of the supplies so the total cost for this project was $21. Not bad compared to the $400 price tag of the other hats!

I bought the yarn from Jo Ann Fabrics for $7 and the Isaac Mizrahi hat from Marshall's for $14. I already had the rest of the supplies so the total cost for this project was $21. Not bad compared to the $400 price tag of the other hats!

Step 1

Write out your desired phrase on the rim of the hat in black sharpie (or match whatever color yarn you bought). Make sure you're writing on the back half of the hat, and take your time to make sure everything is spelled correctly! I chose the phrase Bon Voyage but some other options are Do Not Disturb, Summer Vibes, or Let's Get Tropical.

Step 2

Heat up that glue gun and get ready to start gluing the yarn! BE CAREFUL because I hot glued my fingers a couple times, so take your time and don't rush like I did. I covered one letter in glue, attached the yarn, and moved onto the next letter. I used two long pieces of yarn, one for the "Bon" and one for "Voyage".

Step 3

This step is optionable, but if you have a shoe waterproofer or hairspray can nearby feel free to lightly spray the hat. I used a can of waterproofing spray just to seal in the yarn and protect it a little. This isn't really super necessary but it doesn't hurt either!

Step 4

Pics or it didn't happen.  Try on your new fancy hat and snap some cute pics for your latest instagram post. Bonus: live near a horse field so that your pictures look extra outdoorsy.

VERY outdoorsy.

VERY outdoorsy.

And there you have it people! A super easy tutorial on how to make your very own phrase floppy hat. Plus no one has to know yours was $20 and not $400- it's our little secret ;)

Don't forget to share some pictures of your own DIY hats and tag me in them @tesnialys, I can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

Keep Crafting!

Tesni Alys

 

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