To begin, I cut off the features of the sweater that I wanted to preserve, namely the buttons and the pockets.
I cut away the extra bulk of the sweater, making sure to leave the buttons in place, which is what those little square are:
I matched up the pieces again, and sewed them together through both pieces:
Next, I finished the lining, and squared off the bottom:
Someday, hopefully soon, I will be making a different style bag from the other hat. When I get it finished, I will post it here!