Button Hat tutorial

A friend of mine was wearing the cutest bucket hat the other day with buttons cleanly placed on it. Of course, the crazy that I am, I thought to myself “I can make that”. 

SO, I took a funky approach.
Here is my step by step {EASY} button hat tutorial.  

bucket hat (I bought mine at Target)
 24 inches of thread
Random buttons (because I save EVERYTHING, I have quite the collection)

To begin, I knotted my thread into a triple knot and began sewing buttons onto the right side of my hat.
Start from the inside out to hide any excess thread.

Continue threading inside/out using the same piece of thread for all your buttons.
The more random your button placement the better.
The inside will look something like this mess. No big deal.
Project Complete!
I used 8 buttons but you can use more or less. I may just make one in EVERY color because we all know bad hair days are a regular occurrence in the mommy hood.

Happy Crafting. 

I am link up to these fun parties!


  1. Hanna says:

    Super duper cute Lindsay!!!! I'm so lazy for crafting. Seems like all my allotted energy goes towards cooking:) I would LOVE, llove, love it if you would link this up to my crafty handmade party I am starting tomorrow!!! Thanks so much Lindsay!! Would love to share this:) good night!

  2. Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's says:

    So cute on you girlie!!! Love seeing your smiley self modeling it :)

  3. Marie says:

    Fun tutorial and nice selection of buttons, Lindsay!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  4. Nina @ Momma Go Round says:

    So cute! I have a drawer full of buttons that I need to do something with….and a head full of hair that is sick of a ponytail. Brilliant!

  5. melody-mae says:

    adorable. and i love my hats too so this is an awesome one for me to try!

  6. Erin says:

    This is so cute! I love hats! tfs!


  7. Kim @ It's a Crafty Life says:

    Very cute, an easy way to dress it up. This party isn't for sharing crafts though, so I would love for you to come back and share at the Saturday Swagger instead! :-)

  8. Ashley Tremaine says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Going to go do this to one of my hats as soon as I can!! Cute modeling pics! Great job!

  9. Just the Two of US says:

    I love this! Cute cute

  10. Ashley says:

    Very cute!!

  11. Rachael @ The Little Birdie says:

    LOVE IT!! What a cute idea! I would love for you to come link up your tutorial at my Tutorial Tuesday part at The Little Birdie. I have lots of moms and crafters who would love this too!

    Here's a direct link to the linky party: http://littlebirdiebaby.blogspot.com/2011/03/tutorial-tuesday-dressed-up-hand-towels.html

    I hope you'll come visit!

    P.S. I'm also your newest follower. :)

  12. Jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad} says:

    VERY cute!! Have a great day pretty girl!

  13. Hanna says:

    Yay! Lindsay! Thabnk you for linking up this adorable tutorial:)

  14. Aly @ Analyze This says:

    Ok, I am just NOT crafty OR capable of doing this!!! :( Sigh …

  15. Nicole says:

    Super cute hat!!!

  16. m&msmommy says:

    Absolutely adorable! I don't "do" hats because I feel like my head is way too big ;) but you look great in it! :)

  17. Ashley says:

    I have a hat with a stain on it right in that corner, great idea!! Thanks. Oh and I also look at everything in life now and say, "no don't buy that, you can totally make it" haha! Thanks for linking this up at my party!

  18. Amanda K @ Every Crafty Endeavor says:

    This hat is so cute! I am featuring it on my blog today!

  19. Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper says:

    Too cute! I love hats but this beats all. Great post and beautiful blog.

  20. Ms. Emily Ann says:

    What a genius idea!! And a craft I could actually do, love it!

  21. Sara @ Domestically Challenged says:

    Very cute! Um, does one need to own a needle for this?

  22. coolkids says:

    super cute! I have a button collection that I could bust out!:) I am heading to target later..maybe I will get myself a hat. thecoolkidsblog.com

  23. Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations says:

    I am obsessed with buttons! I LOVE this hat! Thanks for sharing! Would love for you to link it up at my party!


  24. this blessed nest says:

    well….don't you look sassy & cute.

    what a fun idea.

    thanks so much for linking up with the SPRING FLING!
    have a super weekend.


    have i ever mentioned how much i love your header??? i really really do!

  25. Sommer says:

    Lindsay I have seen some of these in a few boutiques recently and always swoon over them. Where did you get the hat? I need to find a more tattered looking one I think. I'd love to have you share this at my VIP party today @ http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-7.html

  26. Lolly Jane says:

    ohmygosh i cannot believe i've never seen your blog before… and your header is DARLING! love the embellishments on the hat- super cute!! we would love it if you would link up w/ us this weekend :)

  27. Valerie@Occasionally Crafty says:

    That's so cute! I wish I was brave enough to wear hats- maybe I will give this one a try!

    Stop on by!

  28. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    That is CUTE! I love the see it and make it approach! :) Fun, fun!! Thanks for linking it to Fancy This Fridays!!

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