Ever since the Jill Sander Spring 2012 runway show veil beanies have been on the fashion radar. After seeing the price tags ranging from $68 – $498 I had an “excuse me, you want what for that?!” moment. Writing it off as a trend I could live without. That is until it sunk in how incredibly easy, not to mention inexpensive (mine was $13 all in) this statement piece would be to recreate. Which now means, you may be seeing this head piece (previously seen here) more than you probably want. You have been forewarned!
You will need:
– black floppy beanie (I purchased mine here).
– birdcage veil netting (french netting) I purchased mine at a local fabric store and used one yard which I cut to size.
– needle and black thread (I used brown to make it easier to see where I stitched against the black).
– pair of scissors
– sewing pin
Step 1: Lay out your veil flat. Place your beanie in the center.
Step 2: Pin one side of the veil into the center of the beanie leaving about an inch at the edge. Repeat with the other side. Trim excess. Note: This excess veil over the edge of the beanie will vary based on the size of your head. Be sure to measure beforehand for best fit.
Step 3: Stitch the veil just at the edge into the beanie to secure into place.
Step 4: Folding down the center of the veil to where the fold meets the edge of the veil and stitch the same as before.
Step 5: Repeat step 4 folding the center down one more time and stitching where the fold meets the veil edge.
Step 6: Fold up the brim and turn over. VOILA, you now have a veil beanie for a fraction of the cost!
I hope you enjoyed this DIY. Although a bit late to the game I know I will be wearing this piece all fall and winter long!