snap back beanie

I enjoy bongo flava and Alikiba, Diamond and Harmonize are my current fave artists of the same. There was this time I was watching one of Alikiba’s music video -Aje and this is how it starts. Notice the beanie he’s wearing?

snap back beanie

I’m pro headgear and I don’t discriminate. From baseball caps to bowler hats and beanies, I will wear anything that’s termed as headgear. So I immediately turned to google looking for “a beanie with a snap-back” and I found that it was actually a thing. A really cool thing!

snapback beanie

Sadly, not available in Kenya, that’s when I took matters into my own hands, literally, cause I hand stitched the whole thing.

snap back beanie

What you need;

Old snap-back- I got mine from a thrift market for Ksh. 50. It doesn’t matter the shape of the cap, as long as the snap place is in good shape.

Beanie hat in any color or shape or size you want. Totally depends on your preference.

Tailor pins or something your folds and stitches in place

Tailor’s chalk or anything to mark your cuts

Pair of scissors

Needle and thread

Snap back beanie;

snap back beanie

Start by removing the snap from the old cap. Use scissors or your seam ripper to do this.

snap back beanie

Then measure out the part you wanna cut and mark it. You could use an existing cap to help with this. Bear in mind that you’ll fold in the edges so you want to make the cut smaller than you measured to account for the folds

snapback beanie

Cut out that part and now its time to fit the snap into the beanie. My beanie hat had two layers and I had to sandwich the snap in between the two layers.

snap back beanie

Fold in both the front and back edges and use a simple back stitch to join the two sides. Use a matching thread to hide stitches

snap back beanie

This took me an episode on Modern Family to complete, so say 20 minutes!:) Then you’re done. The next and final step is to slay the hell out of your new invention! You could wear it anyhow you want to , I like mine with the snap on the front.snap back beanie

Are you feeling this as much as I am? Let me know in the comments.