Chloe Sweetheart Newsboy Hat with Removeable Bow and Flower

Sweetheart by Janna © 2011

All my projects are a work in progress.  As such, I am constantly tweaking, updating, and trying to find a new idea.  Of course, no idea is new, especially when it comes to newsboy hats which have been around for ages!  But I am excited about this particular sweetheart newsboy variation.

Sweetheart by Janna © 2011

After much research on hat couture for the 2011 season, I’ve discovered that bows are in style.  Kate Spade developed several cloche hats which feature a bow and band.  I figured I should do something similar with my newsboy hats.

Sweetheart by Janna © 2011

The thing about bows, however, is that they can limit an outfit to a set of colors. My frugal side suggests that it would be great to create a hat where you can change your accessories to match your outfit. So, I figured out a way to create a removable and interchangeable bow.

Sweetheart by Janna © 2011
Sweetheart by Janna © 2011

I designed the bow into two separate pieces, a colorful sleeve and a center tube (in this case black) which matches the hat.

Sweetheart by Janna © 2011

The center of the bow attaches to the hat using small black clips.  The bow sleeve slides through the center tube and can be changed for other bow sleeves.  Or… you could remove the sleeve and center and wear the hat by itself.

Almost as an afterthought, I sewed a small black clip on to the back of one of my sweetheart flowers. It looks so cute clipped on to the hat. Since the tube has two clips, the flower can be attached to either one. (whichever you prefer) but is large enough to cover both ends. With six different colored flowers to choose from, you are sure to find a wardrobe match.

Sweetheart by Janna © 2011

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