Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Barbie or Ken Knit Stocking Cap from Sock DIY -Christmas in July

Whether it's summer or winter, I always see guys wearing stocking caps... So I thought we'd make one for Christmas in July from a sock:@) This is made from the ribbed top part of the sock and you can easily get two hats from one sock. I say only two because I'm using the finished top edge as the part of hat that folds up. This is a quick project that only calls for a couple seams, and even sewing it by hand only took me about 20 minutes. It stretches on to fit just about any Barbie size or 1:6 scale action figure doll. The hat I made here used a woman's, thinner, lighter weight sock.

What I did:
Cut 2" band from the top of the sock.

Then cut it in half vertically, you'll have two hats.

Turn fabric so the right sides are touching. Making sure the finished edge (what would be the elastic top of the sock) is even, sew straight up the vertical cut edges. Hand sew or use sewing machine.
For the very top (the cut edge), it will be sewn into an X or + shape (however you choose to look at it).
If you scrunch the circle between your thumbs and index fingers, you can create this shape. 
Reinforce the center with a few stitches and tie into a knot.
Gently turn right side out, put on doll's head with the seam in back and turn bottom up.

Wa-la, one very cool doll size stocking cap๐Ÿ˜Ž

And since this is Christmas in July...
You can always sew or glue a pom-pom to the top if desired๐Ÿ˜‰

A view of the top and back:

๐ŸŒžMake something just for fun and have a merry day๐ŸŽ…

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  1. Fun ideas, and easy too....loving the squared top on the hat...less bulky! Grins, Sandi

  2. So cute! And a sewing project that even I could do!!

  3. I like. Going to try. Thank you for sharing.


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