How To Make A DIY Ric Rac Summer Hat

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

Have I mentioned that I’m very into the ric rac trend that’s going around these days?

I just bought this dress, wish I could afford this one, and now own about 12 spools of ric rac ribbon in assorted colors.

I’d say that pretty much solidifies my new obsession once you add this DIY Ric Rac Summer Hat to the list too.

The best part is you can make it in ten minutes flat. And it might be one of the easiest DIY’s ever!

This also goes along with DIY Pom Pom Tassel Circle Pool Bag.

For real. In fact, my mom actually made this when she was visiting a few weeks ago.

And let’s just say I didn’t get my crafting skills from her! (Love you, mom… but I’m just speaking the truth.)

The world is also your oyster when it comes to what colors to use, how many ribbon rows to include, small or jumbo-sized ric rac, etc.

The only real debate here is — what’s the actual correct spelling of “ric rac”?! So many variations.

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

Materials and Tools Needed to Make a DIY Ric Rac Summer Hat

7mm ric rac ribbon in assorted colors — Also available at local craft stores

Plain straw hat

Hot glue and glue gun

Scissors

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

How to Make a DIY Ric Rac Summer Hat

Step 1 — I cut long strands of each color ric rac ribbon that I was going to use to make each strand a little easier to manage during the gluing process.

Step 2 — Starting on the outer edge, I followed the line of the straw hat, hot gluing only a few inches at a time and pressing the ribbon down firmly as I went.

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

Step 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

I liked the simplicity of only doing a few strands around the hat instead of filling the whole brim, or filling it completely from edge to edge.

What do you guys think?! Is this your jam, too tacky, heck no to ric rac? Let’s hear it!

Alternatively, you can try this fun and easy project by making a Retro DIY Floral Floppy Hat.

Also, thank you to On Point Custom Homes for letting us take over one of their beautiful pools for this shoot!

And if you’re lounging by the water all summer, you’ll want this DIY Poolside Pattern Kimono to go with your new straw hat!

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

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

DIY Ric Rac Summer Hat

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Add some flair to your summer style with this easy DIY ric rac summer hat tutorial.
Active Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course DIY

Equipment

  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Scissors

Materials

Instructions

  • Cut a long strands of each color ric rac ribbon that you are going to use to make each strand a little easier to manage during the gluing process.
  • Starting on the outer edge, follow the line of the straw hat, hot gluing only a few inches at a time and pressing the ribbon down firmly you went.
  • Repeat the same process all the way around for each color and you’re all set!
Cost: $10
KEYWORD: diy summer hat

Be sure to share your DIY Ric Rac Summer Hat with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves, so we can follow along, too! We always love seeing all of your creations!

 

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11 thoughts on “How To Make A DIY Ric Rac Summer Hat”

  1. Thanks so much for sharing. It is so great to see the crafting revolution come alive! Follow my crafts at www.facebook.com/craftednz love and light Nat from NZ

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  2. 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! :)

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