Love Aesthetics

October 15, 2012

Leather Paneled Beanie






Because it’s beanie time…

-Knit beanie
-bit of supple leather
-sewing machine/needle and thread

Start out by tracing the beanie with a pen on the back side of the leather. Now put the beanie on, exactly in the position that you would wear it and measure how much of it is sticking out on the top, with me that was only 5 cm. Mark 5 cm from the top of the outline you just drew on the leather. Now put the measuring tape around your head over the bottom fold of the beanie. Divide this measurement by half and mark this next to the outline of the beanie you drew on the leather. Sketch a half circle between these 3 points. Draw two diagonal lines where the lines of the half circle and the ones from the traced beanie meet. (If you look at the pattern I drew, this whole step might make more sense.)

Cut out the leather and make two slits on the diagonal lines. Try it out a couple of times and make the darts wider by cutting little bits at a time until they allow the leather to shape like the knit. It is very important that it is a thin and very supple kind of leather. You can also leave the leather in lukewarm water for 30 minutes to make it more bendable.

You can sew leather with a small or regular sewing machine if you do it very slowly with a good quality thread. Sew on the leather panel on the top and the sides but let the cutout darts loose so that there is room left for movement. I love that you can see the folds in the fabric in between these cutout triangles.

68 responses to “Leather Paneled Beanie”

  1. V.days says:

    I wish you made this 2 months ago!! Winter just past in Australia and now it’s ridiculously hot 🙁

    xx Vacant Days

  2. AL says:

    white Queen.

    pozdr. AL / Alice! wake up!

  3. Juliette says:

    Super nice Ivania! Meteen classy zo.. en ik houd echt van mutjes. ben benieuwd of het ook vet zou zijn met zwart leer!

  4. Wow this is Badass!! I might actually try it wit a black hat.

  5. ZHENYA says:



  6. Amy says:

    wow erg stoer gemaakt!

  7. great idea! gonna try this diy soon 🙂

  8. a fantastic DIY and stunning photos!

  9. Laura says:

    To be honest – I didn’t like white leather before. Yes, until now. You show so many nice ways to wear it.

  10. Catarina says:

    you’re so talented omg! I really love it. 🙂 xx

  11. ania cyk says:

    When I saw the preview picture yesterday on your facebook I new it’s gonna be something amazing! I love every DIY you make, especially with leather. I haven’t ever seen a leather beanie and I find it so original ! I wouldn’t be surprised if some brand would copy that idea again 🙂


  12. Really cool DIY!
    By the way you have the most amazing eyes!!
    Kisses from Argentina!

  13. Her Persona says:

    amazing diy

  14. olga says:

    You have very interesting blog, lots of great, cool things!
    Would you like to follow each other?

  15. Stephanie says:

    wow nice (;
    it looks amazing!

    thanks a lot for the tip!

    / Stephanie

  16. so nice ! thanks for sharing !

    XX Luba
    Well Living Blog

    Michael Kors :: bag :: GIVEAWAY

  17. Kim says:

    amazing combination!!

  18. Very cool beani.
    Sent you a message hope to hear from you soon 🙂

  19. you have always the greatest idea!!

  20. Camilla says:

    well this is AWESOME

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

  21. Risa† says:

    You are just the BEST at DIY.
    So creative!

  22. Nathan Niche says:

    This is by far the CHICEST beanie I’ve seen amongst all the beanie trends that has been floating around. To be honest, until I’ve seen your version I wasn’t so sure about this trend, but now, I’m on the look out for LEATHER or FUR beanies…. Whenever I don’t know what fabric to use, I always seem to turn to nature, and by nature, I mean animal skins…. lol.

    I’ve posted up a new giveaway competition to use Instagram to win a new Fisheye Camera. Just add a hashtag to those instagram pics you already do and you can win it’s that simple.

    xx The Provoker


  23. Rebecca says:

    ooh likey and I’ve been looking for an sweater like that for ages! i’ve tried vintage stores and ebay? any recommendations?

  24. Such a cool idea! And it’s so simple.
    We love your blog, we’ve follow you on Facebook, but now that we have an blog we can keep in touch with you more closelly 🙂
    Congrats for the blog, keep giving us the interesting white.

  25. sighle jane says:

    Looks fantastic, think I’ll have to give it a go. Thanks for the DIY x

  26. Sisi Le says:

    This is genius!!!

  27. Alice says:

    Fall is in the air (for the people lucky enough to actually have 4 different seasons) and winter is around the corner! Nothing better than a little beanie to cover your head and keep your ears toasty
    This leather paneled beanie is so YOU, Ivania! It’s clean and pretty with that nice hint of “somethingness”. Thanks for sharing this little tutorial with us!
    Now if only you could teach me how to wear a beanie without getting terrible hat hair… 😀

    Oh and by the way, you look stunning in these photos! Your skin is just glowing and your eyes are the loveliest shade of grayish blue EVER! <3


  28. You have an amazing blog!
    Maybe you want to follow each other, just let me know 🙂

  29. That’s so amazing. Very cool!

    LOVE BO,

  30. Mira says:

    So cool. You are so talented <3



  31. parfums says:

    looking so preety so nice blog i like it .
    Parfum pas cher

  32. Mia says:

    such a great idea. i am in love with your style and blog. you really know how to do it.

    xx m

  33. Really beautiful – so amazing – lovely blog! Greetings from Munich!

    Vanessa –

  34. Pat says:

    Gorgeous beanie!

  35. Jony says:

    Echt een geweldige DIY… één die ook alleen jij kan bedenken, geniaal!

  36. amalie says:

    okey girl, this is aweeesome!

  37. OH
    creative orgasm perfection!

    Heartbeats //Vienna Wedekind//

  38. hiPop says:

    Such an unexpected take on something so expected. Love you <3

  39. Jamie-Maree says:

    This is amazing!

    I wish I had this for winter-it’s now coming into summer in Australia-but I’ll probably do it anyway because I love it so much!



  40. Anonymous says:

    Ik vind het zo gaaf dat zelfs je SCHAAR er geweldig uit ziet. Waar heb je die vandaan?

  41. De schaar is van HAY, ik heb hem gekocht bij strandwest in Utrrecht 🙂

  42. Ros.E. says:

    your blog is always such an inspiration for me!

    thnx for this great post! u have given me such an amazing ideas with your style.

    2day I made a post for your blog, hope u like it 🙂

    xxx Ros.e.

  43. i love this. i want one. you’re so clever!

  44. Anonymous says:

    You are so crazy! (In the best way) – I would’ve never thought of this!

  45. melissa says:

    killer eyes shot!

  46. Gabrielle says:

    Loving this look! So minimal and cool , as always.

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