DIY Twisted Turban Hat

2 Materials
20 Minutes

When you feel like wearing a light hat but not the plain one everyone has, you aren’t out of options. Well, check this out, you have a stylish and beautiful alternative available, the DIY twisted turban hat!

The turban hat has that special charm that will make you look like an exotic princess from a far land, and who doesn’t love that?

The awesome thing about it is not its chic appearance though, but its simplicity and the fact that you can sew it extremely quickly and easily. Here’s how you do it.

Cut the fabric

This unique hat comes in three sizes, adult, baby, and kids.

If you want to make an adult-sized hat, cut a fabric piece measuring 48.5 x 14 inches in size.

For the kids, cut a 40.5 x 13 inches piece of fabric.

And for the baby size, cut a 34.5 x 12 inches piece.

In case you use a stretchy fabric, subtract two inches from the length of the piece.

You can get the cut list on my site

Start sewing the turban

Fold the fabric in half so the long edges meet and the right side is in. Align the edges and stitch the long raw edge with a zig-zag stitch or a serger machine. Leave the short edges unstitched.

Turn the fabric inside out and cut it in half.

Draw a line along the middle of each piece vertically. Take a needle and a thread and sew along those lines with a temporary stitch that you can gather. Sew both lines in one stitch and gather it. You’ll get something like a bow tie with four ends.

Form the turban

Twist the pairs on each side of the gathered stitch.

Take one of the four flaps and place it over another one. Align their edges and stitch them together along the outer edge.

Take that flap and place it over the next one so you can repeat the process. Repeat until there are no flaps but just one large stitched piece of fabric.

What do you think of this project? It’s fun, right? And it’ll give you a one-of-a-kind turban hat you’ll love wearing whenever you can! Stay tuned for more tutorials like this because we have a lot in store for you coming up soon! Have fun with your new hat!

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