Take me out to the ball game....just so I can eat all the hot dogs and popcorn and beer. No really--that's what we did a few weeks ago when Ian got free tickets to a Yankees game! My lack of game-appropriate apparel led to the inspiration of this project--a cute baseball hat! It's practical for summer but combines two of my favorite textures: raffia and embroidery. You can make your own from a hat you already own or from a fancy raffia one like this one my friends at the San Diego Hat Company sent me to play with! See how I did it below!
What You'll Need
Embroidery Floss (I used the heavier 2-ply)
Thick embroidery needle (not the blunt yarn needles)
Baseball Hat (Find the one I used here)
1. Thread your needle with a single length of yarn and double knot the end. Don't make it too long or you'll get frustrated trying to untangle it while you work.
2. Sketch flowers and leaves lightly with a pencil or freehand floral motifs with straight stitches or chain stitches. Knot off each flower individually to avoid pulling and snagging on the inside of the hat.
Tip: Avoid stitching on the bill of the hat if this is your first embroidery project--this was challenging for me, but I like an asymmetrical look.
Need inspiration or how-to's for stitches? Check out my stitches pinterest board!
xo Lindsey Crafter
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