Easter Sunday was going to be a very special day for me (as to why I shall be explaining in a later post) and to commemorate I wanted to craft myself a special straw 'Easter Bonnet' floral hat to wear all day. The only thing was that the forecasted temperature for last weekend wasn't going above 8°C. No exactly straw hat wearing weather.
So, using the wool fabric from a cardigan I thrifted that no longer fits due to my lack of laundry skills, some flowers picked up from a high street accessories store and a bit of tulle that had been knocking about for a while I put together an Easter bonnet (the French term for 'beanie') to sport all day and bring some bright to a still grey wintery Easter Sunday, and documented a DIY to share.
DIY Easter bonnet beanie
+ Needle and thread
+ A beanie to use as a template
+ Tulle or netting
+ Flowers - my original plan was to use beautiful huge silk flowers on wire and weave them on, but as the store I go to for these flowers was closed Saturday I went and bought these super colourful hair clips which ended up working well as no sewing was involved.
Prepare the fabric + sew your beanie
Decorate your bonnet
Voila! A Spring fresh Easter Bonnet to wear when the air still chills.