Cheap & Easy DIY Hat Protects Your Favorite Baby From Sunburn

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Baby Love

You know what they say: babies have the best skin out there. It hasn’t braved the elements yet, making it super soft and super sensitive.

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Everyone knows that if you take a baby outside into the sunshine, then you’ve gotta slather their skin in sunscreen. A hat is usually a necessity as well in order to protect their scalps.

If you have a baby or know someone who does, then you can’t go wrong with this DIY. 

You can make a ton of these little hats for next to no money, and they’re done really quickly. Whether you’re using these for your own baby or you’re stitching up a gift, you’ll definitely save money.

In addition to all of that, this pattern can be used to customized any baby’s wardrobe, and it keeps their little heads protected from the sun. What could possibly be better than that?

Wanna make one (or a ton) of these hats yourself? Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • knit or stretchy fabric of your choice
  • beanie pattern that will fit your child (the pattern is a long oval, as shown in the video)
  • something to trace with
  • scissors
  • sewing machine or needle and thread

How It’s Done

Start by placing two pieces of identical fabric wrong sides together, then trace and cut out your pattern. Fold this fabric and cut a line in the center.

Unfold, then sew all 4 of those mini openings closed. Do this with the fabrics right sides together. Then align these and pin both seams.

Sew closed leaving a 1 inch opening. Fold in half and sew up the top to form the hat. Flip right side out from the 1 inch opening. Straighten out the seam, and it’s ready to go!

Check out the video below for a visual, then get started on your own. Good luck!

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