DIY Garden Cap

Sunshine in the south I believe is the absolute best; however it can also be harsh to your skin.  I started wearing caps a few years ago to help protect my face and eyes from the sun.

All types of hats are great for protection against the sun, especially if they have a wide rim. I happen to find the cadet cap the most comfortable of all and they just seem to work with my personality.

These caps are also great when I’m building, painting, and even better when I’m having a bad hair day.

I thought it would be fun to make a custom garden cap; all my supplies including the cap came from Hobby Lobby.

Project Supplies

  • Cadet Hat
  • Thread and Scissors
  • Heavy duty sewing needle
  • Fabric, Flowers and Fabric swatches

Everything came from Hobby lobby including some of the fabric swatches.  The purple cut out came from a fun find at a second hand store.

Stitching to the hat

Everything was stitched in place; hand stitching is a matter of making loops to attach pieces together.

Begin with threading the needle and tying the ends off with a large knot.

Place the first piece of fabric onto the cap and attach using needle and thread.  Use a heavy duty needle; the cap is thick and a strong needle will make stitching less difficult.

Adding Fabric

The next step was to cut additional strips of fabric and hand stitch in place.
Lay the fabric on the hat first to find proper placement, this additional fabric will compliment the floral embellishments we’re adding next.

Adding Flowers

Once the fabric is added it’s time to add the flowers.

These came in a package of three and they just really finish the hat perfectly.

Run the thread through each flower and add them on at a time to the hat. Stitch to the fabric you have already added and make sure they have a secure stitch to they don’t move.

Once your cap is finished you have something fun to wear in the garden to keep the sun off your face.

If it’s not something you want to wear in the garden then enjoy for everyday. This project is quick, fun and just in time for spring.

Protect your skin and eyes from the sun by making a fun garden hat with a bit of style. Get step by step instruction here. #GardenCap, #DIY, #Craft



  1. Cute idea, thanks for the tutorial, I need to go scrounge my hats for something suitable.

    1. Glad you like, it was a fun project and I think I'm going to make another one for myself. This one I'm giving away next week here on the blog. -Carole

  2. Very cute Carole! Love the idea. 🙂

    1. Glad you like it – I saw something like this at a vintage market and they were selling them for $45 – they were cute but the frugal side of me just couldn't justify the retail. The idea sparked this project so that's a neat thing. -Carole

  3. Helene says:

    The Wyoming sunshine can be bright and bold too. I'm going to be needing a hiking hat. What a fun and frugal way to have a unique cap!

    1. I'm glad you like it – this was a fun project. Hiking sounds like fun – I've driven through Wyoming some pretty places there. -Carole

  4. Carole, I have never been a person to wear hats, but after seeing what you have just made, it is darling!!! I coud really get into this.
    Thanks for visiting to link and share on the Oh My Heartsie Girl ww this week!!!
    Hope you will enjoy your week, Karren

    1. Hello Karren – Glad you liked it. Hats help keep my curly hair inline. See you next week I enjoy that Link up! If you decide to make one you'll have to share let me see the finished product. -Carole

  5. Ana Lopes says:

    Hi Carole! This is really gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this lovely project!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

    1. Thank you Ana. Hugs from Texas – Portugal sounds amazing had an aunt that visited their and she loved it. I will be stopping by your blog shortly. Hope you have a great weekend.

  6. Gentle Joy says:

    Your hat looks great! I wear hats all of the time in the summer… and much of the time in the winter also 🙂 …… and have quite a collection of them. I love the sun, but the glare can really bother my eyes and give me a headache… so I love hats. 🙂

    1. I completely agree – Little heads up I'm giving this one away starting Sunday. I have a spring giveaway I'm in the mix of putting together. The sun is bright here and the hats help year round. In the winter though I go with something warmer that will cover my ears. -Carole

  7. Happy Thursday and thank you so much for linking up with OMHG WW! Please come and share with us again next week! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright
    Co-Host, Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Link Up

  8. Purfylle says:

    Now that's how to make a cap beautiful! I'd love it if you would link up your pinterest pin for it at our party!

  9. What a beautiful and fun Garden Cap. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  10. Dede says:

    I love this! What a cute project I wear hats and caps a lot so I def want to try this! Also, I would love to be the winner! Fun giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

  11. This cap is darling! Love it! The colors are so pretty and feminine. Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party.

  12. Too Cute!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things Link Party! I hope you come back tomorrow and share some more…I love having you!! Pinned!

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