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T-shirt yarn cap

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All you need to create a beautiful cap for yourself or your daughters is an old t-shirt.

The first thing you have to do is cut a long strip of 4” wide. The length will depend on the circumference of the head + one inch of the seam.

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Now you have to cut a circle at the top. This involves a bit of math. Using your head’s circumference you will be able to find the diameter of the circle you will have to cut.

c = d x Π (3.14)

So for example my circumference was 20.5”. Dividing that number by PI, the diameter is 6.5” (you can stretch it a bit because it doesn’t have to be perfect). I have added an inch to that as well for the seams. I drew and cut the 7-1/2” circle using a compass. It´s also possible to use a string tied to a pen or use a round object with the same diameter. Again, I cut through both layers to have two circles. Once they are cut, I sewed the two together with a ¼” seam around the edge.

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Then I sewed the ends of the long strip together with a 1/2” seam and create a very thin tube.

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I pinned the circle to the top of the tube, with the seam facing outside.

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Sewn across the top with a 1/2” seam and then turned right over.

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To make the visor I cut two layers and inserted a piece of cardboard (it must be smaller than the visor to be able to sew it) in the middle of them.

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Then I sewed around the edges. I’ve added a few more layers of stitching to make it stronger and look nicer.

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I inserted the visor between the two layers of the cap. An inch and a half of the visor was inside the cap. Take a look in the mirror to make sure you liked the length of the brim.

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Now all that’s left to do is sew around the base of the hat.

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It only took me 30 minutes to make my first cap and I had no problem. I love the look of raw edges without having to hem any.

I added flowers made with additional pieces of fabric. I cut long strips of fabric about 1-1/2 inch thick. I twisted them and then wrapped them.

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I sewed them by hand.

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And then sew them on the cap.

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And voila, it´s so comfortable that you can wear it all day.

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