Happy 4th of July to you all! A and I were were planning to spend the evening together watching fireworks, but unfortunately he’s still out with his son and wife so here I am alone in my apartment with boxed wine and a pack of cookies. No hard feelings A, it’s not like you ruined my holiday or anything, HAH!
Anyways, in case anyone was feeling blue on this perfect American evening, I thought it was time to post Primrose’s and my most patriotic DIY yet… The Betsy Ross Inspired Sun Hat. You see, Prim and I just LOVE Betsy Ross. She has to be one of the greatest fashion icons to emerge in US History. She definitely worked the mob cap like no other- which is exactly why my sister and I came up with this amazing tutorial.
This is SO EASY (and honestly really fun). It’s the perfect quick craft that will leave you looking ABSOLUTELY adorable at the beach or by the pool. This hat is lightweight but protects the scalp- and the cut is so flattering on all face types. The best part is you can wear it again at Halloween or your next American Revolution reenactment. I love patriotism!
The only things you’ll need to give this DIY a try are:
1 old t-shirt
1 pair of scissors
Chalk for marking.
Start by laying out your shirt and drawing a large circle with your chalk. The circle should be big looking.
Next cut out your circle and draw dashes about two inches within this circle (these are to mark where your ribbon will be threaded, so don’t make them too big!)
Using your scissors, cut along these dashes to make slits.
Thread your ribbon through and, placing the hat on your head, pull tight and tie closed.
Honestly this sun hat gets so many comments when I wear it out. It’s so fun! It’s also REALLY easy to pack because you can toss it into any purse and it takes up literally almost no space.
Happy Independence Day to everyone! And we’d like to send a special thanks to our intern, who graciously posed in the Betsy Ross Sun Hat.