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

DIY Ric Rac 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. 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, haha. Love you, Mom, 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 ric rac… you name it. The only real debate here is — what’s the actual correct spelling of “ric rac”?! So many variations.

Anyhow, here’s what I did with mine…

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

DIY Ric Rac 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. 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, haha. Love you, Mom, 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 ric rac… you name it. The only real debate here is — what’s the actual correct spelling of “ric rac”?! So many variations.

Anyhow, here’s what I did with mine…

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Comments

    • Ashley said:

      Thank you for the kind words :)

  • Monique

    06.14.17

    Wonderful! This looks so cute! Love it!

    • Ashley said:

      So glad you like it, Monique! xo

  • Marija

    06.14.17

    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! :)

    • Ashley said:

      So glad you like the idea! xo

  • Anastasia

    06.14.17

    Need to try this one! *.*

    • Ashley said:

      Yes!Everyone needs a bit more ric rac in their life! xo

  • metal beads

    06.17.17

    Wow! I like your idea. That hat looks so beautiful. Thanks.

    • Ashley said:

      Makes my day! xo

  • Nat

    07.06.17

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

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