I was web surfing, looking for chemo cap patterns, when I happened on a site for making caps out of recycled wool sweaters. I neglected to note the website, and so cannot share the exact link for you, but if you do a search, you'll come up with dozens of other sites, all similar. (I'm so sorry I didn't save the link.)
Anyway, that site jogged the memory of these sweaters languishing in a bag in the garage, so I retrieved two of them and got started.
The first step was to make a paper pattern. I used the finished dimensions of another hat that I had, measured out the height and width, then "connected the dots". After cutting out the pattern, I pinned it to one of the sweaters, and cut out two pieces.
Putting right sides together, and pinning around, I got this:
|Well, okay, that's a different sweater, but you get the idea!|
Turn your hats right side out, and presto!
One hundred percent wool hats, in under an hour! Plus, I not only repurposed something, I cleaned out a bag in the garage!