DIY Winter Hat from Upcycled Sweater

By: Kathy from
Updated November 08, 2022
DIY Winter Hat from Upcycled Sweater
DIY Winter Hat from Upcycled Sweater

Stay warm and cozy without spending a dime with this DIY Winter Hat from Upcycled Sweater. These step-by-step instructions show you how to make a hat from your outgrown or unworn sweaters. This beginner sewing project is faster, easier, and cheaper than going to the store.

Plus, you can customize your DIY hat in any way you want, with colors, patterns, and pins. Upcycled clothing items like these hats make wonderful homemade gift ideas that show your love while still saving you money and time.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byMachine


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I like this felted sweater recycled into a winter hat. Great idea to have the ribbing from the bottom band of the sweater sleeves become the bottom band of the hat. Easy to sew, then add an embellishment for style. The accompanying photos tell all. No pattern needed to create this project.


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