How to Convert an Old Sweater Into a Beanie

Thao Huynh from 7th Bone Tailoring demonstrates a fast & easy way to make a custom beanie hat from your favorite old sweaters. You can substitute a sweater for any knit fabric or garment with generous stretch and soft hand feel. This is a great way to upcycle any knits in your closet that may be damaged beyond repair.

How to up-cycle an old sweater into a beanie

Materials to create a DIY Beanie

  • Old sweater or knit shirt
  • Chalk
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • BERNINA Knit or universal needles
  • Mettler polyester thread
  • BERNINA sewing machine, we sew on a BERNINA 350 PE
  • Iron

How to up-cycle a sweater into a beanie hat, video tutorial

This video is for beginning sewists and up looking to gain some speed. This quick project can be made in ten minutes or less! Please leave comments for which types of sweaters work best.

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