Beach Please {Summer Hat DIY}

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I never used to be a ‘hat person’. But now I can honestly say I have a little bit of an addiction. And all the cute Summer hats I keep seeing everywhere ain’t helping. I’ve seen a variety of different versions online of big hats with writing on them and kept thinking ‘I can make that’- so I did just that. Hats can get a bit pricey, but I’m happy to say this wide- brimmed cutie cost me less than $10 (the hat I used for this DIY was $5 at IKEA folks!) and is super easy to make. I also love the idea of making a mini version with a kids hat for some cute Summer twinning (if you find one let me know!). Just pick a favourite word or phrase, pick up some thread or twine and glue. It’s. That. Simple. Pair with your favourite swimsuit and sandals for a beachy #ootd! See below for the steps.


Wide- brimmed hat (I bought mine at IKEA for $5- I also found a similar one on Amazon)

Black embroidery thread or twine (I doubled mine up and twisted it together so the design would show up clearly)

Fine- tipped marker

Hot glue gun


  1. Start by picking a phrase and writing the letters with the fine- tipped marker on the brim using dots or dashed lines

2. Using the glue gun, trace over the letters with hot glue, doing about 2- 3″ at a time so the glue doesn’t cool before you press the embroidery thread onto the design

3. Continue until your phrase is finished. For some letters like ‘a’, it might be easier to cut the thread and restart the letter rather than doubling over the thread you’ve already glued down


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  • Reply Aneta

    Beach is my fave new swear word 😁 thanks for putting this together

    June 14, 2017 at 4:49 am
  • Reply Heydy

    Make me one!! heheh

    June 14, 2017 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Samantha Kuzyk-Raising Twincesses

    OMG! looove this! I had no idea it could be that simple and inexpensive to make!!! great job!

    June 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm
    • Reply katpetrunia

      Thanks Samantha! It really is and when a DIY costs less than $10 I love it even more! 😉

      June 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    I love this idea !!! I am totally going to make one of these now thanks for sharing ! ❤️❤️

    June 14, 2017 at 8:05 pm
    • Reply katpetrunia

      Thank Natalie, I hope you have as much fun making yours as I did 🙂

      June 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Shannon | Mom Without Labels

    This is adorable! I would have never thought to do this myself! Great post!

    June 14, 2017 at 10:49 pm
    • Reply katpetrunia

      Thanks Shannon!

      June 21, 2017 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply Dee Clarke

    So friggin’ cute! You make it look easy.

    June 15, 2017 at 9:45 am
    • Reply katpetrunia

      Thanks Dee! And I promise it’s as easy as it looks!

      June 21, 2017 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    I love this idea!! I just became a hat person this year too!! Can’t wait to make this!!

    June 15, 2017 at 10:06 am
    • Reply katpetrunia

      Lol great minds think alike, right? 😉 Lol hats are just as dangerous as shoes I’m finding!

      June 21, 2017 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Platforms and Pacifiers

    This is such a cute DIY! So easy, adorable AND inexpensive! Love it! I may have to make one soon!

    June 15, 2017 at 11:37 am
    • Reply katpetrunia

      Thank you! I loved that it was a fraction of the price of some of the cute hats I’ve seen.

      June 21, 2017 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Tamara Goyette

    Need to go to Ikea and get a hat so I can try this. My fair skin needs a hat like that!

    June 15, 2017 at 4:56 pm
    • Reply katpetrunia

      Lol you and me both Tamara! 😉

      June 21, 2017 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Angela Amores

    This is such a great DIY!! I love it!!!

    June 15, 2017 at 8:46 pm
    • Reply katpetrunia

      Thanks Angela!

      June 21, 2017 at 12:52 pm

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