Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Month of Roses

We are dedicating this month to Roses and have discovered the possibilities are endless. Truly, they can transform just about anything from blah to ahhh...and we haved LOVED experimenting!
 Feel free to drop by this month and get inspired!

The Hat

I have been wanting to knit Grace a cute winter hat for months now.  I am still in the process of learning HOW to knit, so at this point in the year I thought I better just hold off and work on it next fall.  A couple of days ago I was rummaging through some of my old clothes and I found an old red knitted hoodie sweater from American Eagle.  As I examined the sweater it sparked an idea...use the hoodie for her hat! I immediately went to work and measured how much I would need.  I did a stitch around the bottom so the thing wouldn't unravel :) and then I sewed a ruffle at the bottom.
I will only tutorial the flower for the sake of time. I also apologize that I forgot to take pictures as I went, first timer...;)

THE Rose

 I cut about 1 1/2"X16" of fabric and sewed 1/4" seam right side facing out.
 I left extra string on each end so when I was finished I could pull the ends which caused the fabric to make a ruffle.  Starting on one end I wrapped the material counter clockwise, turning it in circles.  Once my rose was complete I hand sewed the bottom together making sure I caught any loose ends.

(Again, I apologize for not having pictures. Hopefully this makes sense! I will post another tutorial on this later with pictures)

I then placed the flower and hand sewed it into the hat. 
Finally, I attached the ribbon to both sides.
(To keep it on her cute, wiggly head!)
This picture brightened my entire day!

There you have it! Who knew the hat was just sitting in my closet?! Ha ha. 
A bit makeshift, but I think the flower MADE it.

*What can you dress up with a rose?
by suzanne


  1. I love the hat Suz. So cute! I'm excited about your blog. Now you can share all your crafty secrets :)

  2. Supper cute! I love that you are putting you talents to good use and allowing us all to partake! So fun!

  3. Are you kidding me?!? I don't feel worthy to be your friend anymore! :)

  4. I love the rose theme! The hat is adorable! I am so glad you guys decided to do this! I can't wait to see what you guys will do! Oh, and the blog looks amazing! I love the collage title!

  5. Oh, my!!! What creative girls!!! You must take after your Father, he's always working on some project!!! Cute! Love It! Mom