Saturday, September 14, 2013

Upcycling Hats or Caps

When I included hats and caps in my list of clothing to upcycle, I didn't think they would draw such a blank when I started to search for ideas!
We have a LOT of caps, and since we only have 4 heads in our house, I thought I'd maybe find something useful to do with the excess.


Funnily enough - just this week in the Round Tuit linky party, there was an entry about upcycling a cap!


What a great idea!

The only 2 other ideas I found were:

Stitching the opening of stretchy hats and stuffing them to make small pillows. (see them here)

I used an old cap to make a frog headpiece for our froggy team to wear during a fundraising swim we did:

So there's the challenge to put out there - what uses can you find for old hats and caps?  Ways to upcycle or reuse them? What do you do with yours?

I've added the linky below for anyone to link up their hat or cap upcycling projects - but will we get any?

The linky is open long term, so come back any time you have a bright idea to share!

To see ideas for upcycling other clothes - item by item, go here.

Happy Upcycling!

16 comments:

  1. I actually LOVE all three of those ideas! Now my thinking cap is on, pun intended.

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    1. I'd love to see what you come up with Michelle!!

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  2. The thread catcher is a great idea. I upcycled a cap into a...er...cap! I cut out the brim and incorporated it into a sun protection hat for my son, seen here http://www.meggipeg.com/2011/02/boy-sun-protection.html. I love your upcycling series and that nothing is put into the too hard basket!

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    1. Just went and had a look - love your sunhat, great way to reuse and old cap!
      Thanks for stopping by again Megan! I'm having fun with this series!

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  3. I do love a challenge. Gonna have to give this one some thought.

    Cindy @ Upcycled Design Lab

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    1. Thanks Cindy! Do let us know if you come up with anything!

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  4. Jill, I love the thread catcher idea!
    The thread catcher gave me an idea to add a waterproof lining and stuff the cap between couch cushions OR place two bills (facing each other) and sew them on top of one other to place over the arm of a fluffy couch or someplace else.

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  5. Glad you liked the "Thread Catcher" idea. Thank-you! As I read N.Maria's comment above, for some reason her couch idea made me think, you could stick the bill of a cap between mattress/box springs and enJOY having a pocket on the side of your bed to keep whatever-- ah like the TV remote? Thanks so much for hosting Round Tuit. I've been coming to your party for a couple of years now.

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    1. LOVED the threadcatcher idea Joy! - and that's another great idea to use one as a bed pocket too!

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  6. Thank you for the tips!!!!! I love the idea of having a pocket on the side of my bed for the TV remote! One idea that I have is to make a crochet hat and use an old cap bill to become part of the new crochet hat.
    Marisa :)

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  7. Great idea Marisa - to reuse the structure of the old cap to make a new one!

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  8. and So I grabbed a white cap and made a bedside pocket! Took longer to take the pictures. Wonder where else we can stick a cap?

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    1. That's brilliant Joy! Thanks for linking that up!

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