I love baseball hats. Actually I love just about anything I can put on my head right now that keeps me from chopping my hair off (after 15 years of short hair I am desperately working to grow my hair out). So I have a huge collection of hats and I am always looking for ways to even create my own. Any time I find a plain hat that actually fit me, I buy it- I have an abnormally small head and hats that fit are hard to find!
Recently Jo-Ann Fabric had plain white hats that fit my head perfectly and I knew right away they would be perfect to alter! fyi- just about any cotton or canvas cap can be altered.
I started by painting the hat with screen printing paint mixed with a little water to create a wash over the entire hat.
I let the hat dry.
I used a bunch of tiny scraps that I selected in my color scheme and started layering and creating a patch full of patchwork.
I used colorful thread and messy stitches to sew the different pieces of fabric together.
I added a bright red heart to my patchwork patch.
Next I hand stitched the edges of the patch to the surface of the hat.
And just like that...brand new cap, my style- ready to wear!