DIY Betsy Ross Inspired Sun Hat

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 ribbon

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.

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    July 5, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Such a cute cap! And I cannot believe how easy it is to make. I am definitely going to use an old floral blouse, it will be really sweet.

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    Rebecca Rose Nielson
    July 5, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Wow your model is even more beautiful than the late Betsy Ross!

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    July 5, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I love DIYs!!! Especially when they are easy and I have all the stuff LOL! I want to make one of these for my boyfriend for when he plays beach volleyball. He hates wearing baseball caps so this is great.

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    Eliza M
    July 5, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Wow that ribbon is so perfect for summer, the stripes remind me of like a really cute nautical theme and I can literally not get enough of that sort of thing!!!

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    Margret Howser
    July 5, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Does it matter what type of fabric the shirt is? I have a cotton blend that I want to use but I’m not sure if it will work.


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      July 5, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      Hi Margret- great question! Any shirt can work as long as you put your heart and soul into it and are not allergic to the fabric.

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    July 5, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    This looks so nice! x

    Jessica — WS Community

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      July 5, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      Thank you, Jessica 🙂

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    Elizabeth Jones
    July 5, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Such a cute idea! I love that it so out of the box and creative!

    Elizabeth |

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      July 5, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      Wow thanks a lot!

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    July 5, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    So cute! Love this! You’re a stunner, too.


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      July 5, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      Thank you so much! I wish I could claim the beauty but that’s actually our intern 🙂

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    July 7, 2016 at 12:20 am

    I love the hat but I want that girls amazing pouty lips!!!!!!

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    July 7, 2016 at 12:21 am

    What a simple amazing DIY
    Do you think I could use pipe cleaners instead of ribbon?

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    July 13, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Your intern has very perfect cheekbones!

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