Like most girls she is obsessed with pink so we immediately turned to my yarn stash to make her boring hat into a cowgirl princess hat.
For the band I wanted a twisted braid in a colorful yarn. I searched through my stash and decided on Lang Yarns Estio. It is colorful and my daughter loved the bright colors. I used a simple tutorial for a cabled bracelet and just made it longer to reach the circumference of my hat, the tutorial by A la Sascha can be found here. Once the band was made, I stitched the ends together and placed it on the hat.
Cute, but not cutesty enough for my little princess!
The next request was a flower. She of course wanted it to be in pink and then last minute decided on a bright turquoise with a pink center. I found this fun crocodile stitch flower tutorial that worked up quick and easy by Bonita Patterns.
Of course after fixing my daughters hat up my oldest son asked if I could make him a new band. His style is a bit more simple, he just wanted a dark brown band. I have always wanted to try crocheting an icord so searched utube and found a great tutorial here. It was simple but just enough to make him really excited about his new look.
I hope you enjoyed these links and found some fun ways to use them for a project you may have in mind. I would love to see what you do with them so post a link in the comments below or post them to my facebook page.