Vintage look snowman hat

This is a great winter project and is really easy to make.  I used an old Christmas postcard that I copied onto fabric paper and then glued onto the hat.


  • 1 yard of medium weight canvas fabric
  • black paint
  • old post card or anything you would like to use

Step 1.

Cut a piece of canvas measuring 9″ X 18″.  Fold it in half and stitch using a 1/2 inch seam allowance as shown.

Step 2.

Cut two 10″ circles.  Put them together (wrong sides together) and stitch around the circle 1/4″ from the edge. Set the hat on top of the brim and trace around as shown.

Step 3.

Draw another line 5/8″ inside the other circle. Cut along the inside line.  Make little cuts all the way around the circle as shown.  This will make it easier to attach to the hat.

Step 4.

Cut out a 6″ circle for top of hat.  Make little cuts around the top circle to ease in fullness when you attach top to side of hat. Pin hat top to hat side and then stitch into place using a 1/2″ seam allowance.

Step 5.

Attach hat to brim as shown and then paint the whole thing black.  Scuff up the surface with sandpaper to give it an aged look.


Step 6.

Print old post card or picture etc.. on fabric paper.  (I found this old post card at a junk store for 50 cents.)  Cut it out and peel off backing.  Apply glue to back of picture and then put it on the front of the hat.Â


Step 7.

Tear a strip of gauze (or use ribbon) and tie it around the hat as shown.  I added a piece of fir garland and some fake berries but use your imagination and put whatever you like.


About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.