Ric Rac DIY Sun Hat

Nothing says poolside glam and summer-ready quite like a Ric Rac DIY Sun Hat hack that you can make in just 10 minutes flat! Learn how to make this in a few easy steps and enjoy your very own summer hat.

DIY ric rac summer hat by top Houston Texas lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Sunshine, warm breezes, and… a floppy hat that screams summer fun! Ready to elevate your poolside look or add a touch of whimsy to your everyday outfit? 

This Ric Rac DIY Sun Hat hack tutorial is your answer. The best part? No sewing required! In just 10 minutes, you can transform a plain straw hat (or any hat base you like) into a vibrant and eye-catching accessory. And it goes along with this DIY pom pom tassel circle pool bag.

Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a complete beginner, this project is perfect for anyone who wants a quick and easy way to add a pop of personality to their wardrobe. So gather your materials, put on some music, and get ready to create a hat that’s as unique as you are!

DIY ric rac summer hat by top Houston Texas lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Materials and Tools Needed

DIY ric rac summer hat by top Houston Texas lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

How to Make a Ric Rac DIY Sun Hat

1 — Measure and cut your ric rac trim to the desired lengths. Consider going a little longer for easier handling with the hot glue.

2 — Heat up your hot glue gun. Apply a small amount of glue to the underside of the Ric Rac and carefully press it firmly onto your hat base. Work in sections for better control and to avoid the glue drying too quickly. We started on the outer edge and followed the lines of the straw hat.

3 — Repeat the same process all the way around for each color, and you’re all set!

DIY ric rac summer hat by top Houston Texas lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Tutorial Notes and Tips

  • For a more secure hold, especially on heavier embellishments, use a combination of hot glue and fabric glue.
  • If you make a mistake with the hot glue, don’t panic! Let it cool completely, then gently peel it off the hat.
  • You can go for a simple trim around the brim, create a layered effect, or use different colors for a more playful look.
DIY ric rac summer hat by top Houston Texas lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

More Fun Summer Finds

Such an easy hat hack, right?!? And if you’re lounging by the water all summer, you’ll want this patterned DIY swim suit cover up to go with your new straw hat! To get you summer ready, check out some fun finds, recipes and DIY’s below —

DIY ric rac summer hat by top Houston Texas lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth
DIY ric rac summer hat by top Houston Texas lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Ric Rack DIY Ric Rac Sun Hat

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5 from 1 vote
Add some flair to your summer style with this easy Ric Rac DIY Sun Hat hack.
Active Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course DIY
Category Hats

Equipment

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors

Materials

Instructions

  • Measure and cut your ric rac trim to the desired lengths. Consider going a little longer for easier handling with the hot glue.
  • Heat up your hot glue gun. Apply a small amount of glue to the underside of the Ric Rac and carefully press it firmly onto your hat base. Work in sections for better control and to avoid the glue drying too quickly. We started on the outer edge and followed the lines of the straw hat. 
  • Repeat the same process all the way around for each color.
Cost: $30
KEYWORD: diy sun hat

Special thanks to On Point Custom Homes for letting us take over one of their beautiful pools for this shoot! Be sure to share your Ric Rac DIY Summer Hat with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations!

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11 Comments

  1. Wow love it! Like all things here And just earlier today, I was thinking about finding my mom’s old summer hat and re-invent it; I was thinking pom poms or tassels, but this is such a lovely idea! Thank You! :)