Thursday, December 3, 2009


Here's a peek at my latest venture...children's hats created from recycled wool sweaters. Now available in my Etsy shop!

The idea is to upcycle high quality wool sweaters that have been damaged or would have otherwise lived a sad existence in the back of a closet into one-of-a-kind fun hats for little ones. And at the same time, creating something new without using new materials...more eco-friendly. Even the fleece lining in this bonnet is upcycled.

I love the idea of turning something old into something new. The challenge is to make it look fresh and as always, well crafted. Though these two silhouettes are quite classic, perhaps the color combo or embroidery details will be enough to stand out a bit from others.

There is much satisfaction in thinking of new designs and the immediate gratification of a finished product (in comparison to knitting...which has it's own satisfying qualities, but as I am not a fast knitter, immediate gratification is not one of them).

Although these are made for wee little noggins, my 2 year old wanted to model the Nordic Star Bonnet...which works on her as well.


Saskia said...

what a great idea. And so cute! Great to see you're doing all kinds of fun stuff. Haven't commented much, but I drop in once in a while to see how you're doing. Great, it seems! :-)

Karen said...

Thanks Saskia,
I'm definitely keeping busy! Happy to see you posting again as well:)