Beaded Beanie DIY

Cute Beaded Beanie DIY! (click through for tutorial) I loooove a good hat in winter. They keep your head warm, look cute, and help hide any bad-hair-day issues. I have a collection of beanies in different colors and shapes (some with poms, some without), but I thought I could use a more “special” one since mine are basically just plain colored options. One easy way to kick up your beanie game is to add several beads to the hat in different shapes and colors since it adds a little bit of shimmer and texture as well!

Cute Beaded Beanie DIY! (click through for tutorial)Supplies:
-knit hat
-beads in various sizes, colors, and textures
-thread in a color that matches the beads

Cute Beaded Beanie DIY! (click through for tutorial) I really like the tone-on-tone look with different shades of pink on the pink hat, so I chose mostly beads in the pink family with one white option that would stand out the most. I took my white beads first and placed several on the hat in the places I wanted to secure them. It’s a good idea to think of how many other colors and beads you are planning on using so you don’t fill up the hat on the first color. To remember the spacing, I took a photo with my phone and then used it as a reference for each bead I hand sewed onto the hat.

Cute Beaded Beanie DIY! (click through for tutorial) Once the first set of beads was attached, I spaced out the next color of beads on the hat, took another photo, and then sewed those beads on as well. Keep going until you have all your colors of beads attached. Once you’re done, it’s time to take your hat for a spin!

Cute Beaded Beanie DIY! (click through for tutorial) Cute Beaded Beanie DIY! (click through for tutorial) Cute, right?! Adding the beads and pearls was an easy addition, but it makes the hat feel a little more special and unique than it did before. It can also be your “dress hat” now if you need to dress fancy, but warmly, for some outdoor event. Hey man, I’ve been to an outdoor wedding in Missouri in December, sooo, it happens! Hope you make one of your own! xo. Laura

Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Laura Gummerman and Todd Gummerman. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions

  • I love how simple this project is & the beaded hat is so cute! It’s such a fun way to add a little something extra to a simple hat. Love this!!

  • Wow! I have so many beanie that I haven’t used since ages in my my wardrobe. Guess it’s time to give them a makeover. 😀 Thanks a lot for sharing this idea.

  • It’s not a DIY, just got it from H&M this winter (it’s sold out now). Sorry!


  • So cute and super easy! Now my hands are itching to try it out!!! But I need a pink beanie first :)))

  • Lovely idea and great hat too. Is this hand knitted and if so do you have a link to the pattern please??

  • Love this project! Definitely using the idea to bring back to life an old beanie! 😀

  • This is the cutest thing ever! I love it!


  • cute and easy diy! love the pink moto jacket too, I’d also like to know where its from

  • That beanie is SOOO cute!! You did an amazing job!


    Megan at Lush to Blush

  • I love the idea of these little additions! They really give it an added something!

  • My 5 year old twin girls would love this! Anything that blings or sparkles are their favorite! What a fun craft, thank you!

  • I love this DIY, I’d love to try it out sometime!

    / O.R.R. – Life & Style Journal

  • This is so clever! I am definitely trying this!


  • The results are the cutest! Wish I wasn’t so bad at DIY!

  • Yes! Super cute!! Love the idea and it’s super simple and makes a cute impact. Totally going to make myself one!

  • What a simple idea to transform an old beanie! I won’t be throwing mine away after all.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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