I’ve never really been a “hat person” but it’s not for the lack of trying. I’ve always been a bit envious of the stylish woman that can wear cute ball caps, hipster-ish fedoras, floppy sun hats, and slouchy beanies but I felt like I could never quite pull it off. Actually, it reminds me of this hilarious Bruno Mars carpool karaoke video (see minute 2:13 in the video).
I went on a mission this winter to find a slouchy beanie that 1) wouldn’t look absolutely ridiculous on me and 2) was made of a super soft fabric that wouldn’t make my forehead itch. So, after hating every ready-made beanie I tried on at the store, I spotted the Delia Beanie sewing pattern a few times in my insta feed and decided to snag the pattern and give it a shot.
Pattern: Named Clothing Delia Beanie
Fabric: Some crazy soft knit I found at Fancy Tiger Crafts. Unfortunately, I have no idea which one it is by looking at their website.
Size: One size
Thoughts: This is such a fun and quick project! However, the pattern piece is a funky shape so I was stumped for a couple seconds with figuring out which darts I was supposed to sew first. But, a harder look at the instructional drawing under step 3 cleared up my confusion.
I’m still struggling with figuring out how much forehead one is suppose to show with a slouchy beanie. Is it just a little bit? Does the rule of 3rds come into play? And, why does it look funny when I tuck my hair behind my ears? More importantly, am I pulling this look off?!
Next Time: I’m going to definitely make this pattern again. It sews up super fast – nothing quite like an instant gratification sewing project! I think it would be fun to upcycle some old, soft sweaters into beanies, so I might play around with that and figure out how to use the existing sweater hem.
Shop the Post: Hat: Handmade | Top : Anthropologie (similar, similar) | Jeans: Gap (similar) | Shoes: Toms | Necklace: LandMine Design
Photography: Laura Murray Photography