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How to Make a Macramé Hat Accessory

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Update your summer style this year with a macramé hat that's sure to make a statement! 

This project is easy to make and perfect for giving an old hat a new lease of life. You could even recreate this project in a range of colours to match every outfit.

Project and instructions by Isabella Strambio

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Pattern Notes

Circumference of the hat 58cm

Cut the following lengths: 

10 x 3.5 mt Return of the Mac in Ecru

Step 1

Place the strings next to each other, measure 40cm from one end and fix them on the flat surface with masking tape.

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Step 2

Take string #5 as a guide and make a diagonal line of double half hitch knots going from the centre to the left.

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Step 3

Repeat on the opposite side

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Step 4

Take string #5 as a guide and make a new diagonal line of double half hitch knots below the previous one, going from the centre to the left using only 3 strings- don't use the guide string from the previews diagonal.

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Step 5

Repeat on the opposite side.

Step 6

Take the four strings in the middle and tie a Square Knot.

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Step 7

Take string #2 and tie a diagonal line of Double Half Hitch knots going towards the centre.

Step 8

Repeat on the opposite side and close the diamond.

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Step 9

Take string #1 and tie a diagonal line of Double Half Hitch knots below the previews one, going towards the centre.

Step 10

Repeat on the opposite side and close the diamond.

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Step 11

Continue making a pattern of diamonds following STEP 2-10 until you go around the hat and you have a gap of about 10cm between the diamonds.

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Step 12

Continue one of the diagonal line of Double Half hitch Knots until it reaches the opposite side.

Step 13

Repeat on the other side.

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Step 14

Place the macrame on the hat and join the ends with a Square Knot underneath the diagonal lines, using two strings from each side.

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Step 15

Tie two alternating Square Knots below and then a final Square knot.

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Step 16

Trim the excess strings at the desired length.

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