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4 Style Hacks to Update an Old Beach Hat

Have you heard? Hats are on the rise! We are seeing more and more style icons rocking beautiful hats, so we rounded up four ways to update an old beach hat, and guess what!? All of these projects cost under $5! Bonus — we also have a way to stiffen your floppy hat that got too floppy last season.


When going to the beach, always remember your hat and SPF!

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We rounded up old beach hats that were all different shapes, colors, and sizes.

Pom-pom Brim

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Materials:

– beach hat

– pom-pom fringe

Tools:

– hot glue gun

– scissors

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Use hot glue to attach the pom-pom trim to the underside of the hat.

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Wait, it’s done?! YUP!

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Choose a wild color for the pom-pom to bring life to your old hat.

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No need to take off old embellishments. Leave them on to create a one-of-a-kind piece.

Jeweled Belt

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Materials:

– beach hat

– ribbon

– gem

– toggle clasp

– thread

Tools:

– needle

– scissors

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We weren’t impressed by the old black ribbon hugging our beach hat, so we decided to update it to our favorite color — teal!

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We measured the ribbon along the bowl of the hat, sewed on our toggle clasp, and then sewed the gem onto the center of the ribbon.

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BBBB — Bright belts are better than black.

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We think this is the perfect hat to wear to an all-white party. =) Break the rules just a little.

Hidden Hat Surprise

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Materials:

– beach hat

– fabric

– no-sew transfer paper

Tools:

– scissors

– pen

– iron

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Trace and cut out the circumference of your hat.

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Turn the hat over and gently trace the inside circle. Then cut it out to create a donut shape.

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Trace and cut out the bonding material.

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First, iron the bonding material to the fabric, peel off the paper side and then iron on to the under side of the hat.

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Peek-a-boo.

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Kentucky Derby, here we come! Surprise! Everyone is going to love the hidden pattern underneath your brim.

Printed Pineapple

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Materials:

– beach hat

– wood block

– craft foam

– fabric paint

– black paint pen

Tools:

– scissors

– hot glue gun

– pen

– paint brush

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Draw a pineapple onto the foam, cut out and glue onto the wooden block. Cut out two or three pineapples and layer them on top of each other. This will make the print come out cleaner.

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Stamp that pineapple all over your hat! Sadly, due to the crevices of the hat, you will have to go back and fill in the printed shape.

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Use the black paint pen to add the cross-hatching detail.

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Pineapples might be the best fruit out there.

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If fruit isn’t your thing, try dots, triangles, or flowers!

Floppy Hat Fix

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Floppy hat too floppy? We’ve got a solution for you!

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Your solution = spray starch and an iron.

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Spray and iron for about 30 seconds in each section. Your brim will stiffen right up and you’ll be able to see again!

Four beach hat hacks for you to experiment with this summer season.

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Have you done any DIYs with an old hat? Share your experiences below!

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