Monday, January 9, 2012

Easy DIY Penguin Hat

I love clearance sales, my husband does not.  Last week, Michaels Arts and Crafts had a huge clearance sale.  I wandered up and down the aisles, looked through the bins for hidden "treasures" (my husband would say "junk").   When my husband sees clearance items, he sees it for what it is.  When I see clearance items, I see it for what it could be.  Under the mass of plastic ornaments and wind up stocking stuffers, I found a kids penguin eye mask and mittens for only forty cents.  I picked up a couple and put it into my already overflowing basket.  My husband looked at me like I was crazy.  He asked "what is a two year old going to do with an eye mask, isn't that a strangulation hazard?  Isn't she afraid of the dark?"   "The eye mask would make the cutest hat, all you need is to see its hidden potential" I replied.  He looked at me puzzled.  After we got home and I did some quick sewing, he understood.

Forty cents each!  What a bargain.

I found an old black hat that I used for snowboarding years ago, cut the straps off the eye mask, and whip stitched the mask onto the hat.  Easiest project ever.

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