DIY Jil Sander inspired veiled beanie

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While reviewing Spring Summer 2012 collections last September I couldn’t resist the combined elegance and cuteness of Jil Sander’s veiled beanies. Later, with a thought “Well, it wouldn’t be that difficult to make one” I marched to purchase the supplies for my high-end fashion  DIY project. It took me about 10 minutes and $15 in total to re-create this stylish winter accessory.

So today my lovelies I’m sharing with you how to do it yourself.

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1. Wrap around your head to get the correct length and cut to that length.

2. Trim the boarders to make them neat.

3. Fold the veil as pictured on both sides.

4. Wrap the veil around the beanie and attach with pins at the back as shown.

5 & 6. Sew into place each end as shown.

Enjoy your beanie!

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The veiled beanie has since moved from runways onto the heads of top fashioniostas all around the world and from there, on to street style blogs. So my dear reader, we also can jump onto the veiled beanie wagon and what is more important, only at a fraction of the Jil Sander price tag :)

Happy Friday!



P.S. White and light blue veiled beanies are also very pretty. In case you wish to try a pastel version.

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  1. Norlin March 23, 2012

    Very chic! I don’t think I’ll ever wear it though. But, would love to see a post with you wearing it. I think you can carry it off well. Not me. :/

  2. The Dainty Doll's House March 23, 2012

    Very cool..I am going to make one even if spring/summer is coming, I will wear it anyways!! I love this!!! xx

  3. Catherine *The Spring* March 23, 2012

    LOVE this Maria! A really fun alternative to the broad brimmed hats seen all over the streets… and a great way to add a feminine touch to a simple dressed down weekend look… I’m being inspired by the possibilities! I prefer your dotty sheer fabric to the open mesh in the Sander version… kudos!!

    x Catherine

  4. the style crusader April 8, 2012

    Gahhh. I saw a few people at Paris Fashion Week wearing these Jil Sander beanies and I was seriously drooling all over them… they are amazing! Absolutely adore your DIY version. I need to pull some material together to do this! xx

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