I am participating in the Me-Made-May 2013, and last Friday's theme was hat. I took the opportunity to finally make myself one!
Enter this old (probably 6-7 years old) linen blend pair of pants/trousers. I've chopped a portion off it initially when up-sizing (in my book that is another version of refashioning) its matching jacket.
Perfect fabric for a spring/summer hat in my opinion.
Using the pattern Vogue V8844 I have in stash, and choosing View A I got to work.
(with contrast fabric that came off one of my previous skirt project. It was too long, so I chopped off a lot off the hem, and these portion plus scraps were used towards the contrast of the hat).
There were some piecing that might be required when using scraps/leftovers/not big enough piece of fabric. But as long as you make sure to ascertain they are of the same grain, it will be okay. I was not that particular re grains for projects such as hats, but when upsizing/refashioning garments, it is highly advisable to make sure the grains are on point. :)
Being a slow worker that I am, it took me a night and morning to complete it. Somewhere around that. :)
If you are interested to see more of my refashion projects, do visit my Mission: Refashion page on my blog.
Happy refashioning! :)