This is a really tough DIY. I mean really. It took all of my computing capacity to figure out how to make it work. Are you ready? Really? Sure? Okay....
1. Buy a wide/long knit or crochet beanie/hat for $1 at the thrift store.
2. Wash it.
3. Run a ribbon/string through the last stitches by the opening.
4. Put baby in it and cinch ribbon/string around baby's shoulders.
Whew! Got that? It's hard, huh!
Haha, I guess I just have to brag a little at my random, once-in-forever stroke of brilliance. I can't knit. I can barely crochet, and really don't have much desire to learn, even with the nice friends I have willing to teach me. But I can make stuff out of stuff. And a large adult hat fits a teeny little newborn body in it perfectly!
(My one attempt at making one. I do love it, but it's cheaper/easier/faster to just buy hats!)
I'll admit, I wasn't sure it'd work when I first thought of it. I bought a couple of hats at D.I. and figured I'd find a newborn to test them on. Then the test went so amazingly well, I had to get more! So here's my six new ones I just got, and I'm definitely going to be living at my thrift store for the next couple months, as spring cleaning brings a bunch more in!
Can't wait for my next