DIY Jil Sander Veiled Beanie

Last season the ever inspiring Anna Dello Russo was photographed wearing a Stephen Jones-designed black veiled beanie, fresh off Jil Sander‘s Spring 2012 runway. Not surprisingly, others have followed suit and the same veiled beanies have recently been spotted on the streets of Milan and Paris. Should you decide to jump on the bandwagon, alongside me, I suggest making the boyishly feminine hat yourself with a slouchy beanie and a couple feet of birdcage netting!

You’ll need:

Spread the netting out lengthwise. Place the beanie in the center of the netting, offset by about 3 inches. Fold the two ends towards the center.

Thread the embroidery thread through the needle and make a double knot at the end. Overlap the two sides of netting and sew them to the beanie with a single stitch. (I’m using white thread here so you can see the stitches).

Continue the stitch by folding down one side in half and sewing the edge to the beanie. Repeat the same step on the other side.

Now fold over both sides in half again, to the same center point. Sew the edges to the beanie with another stitch. Double knot the thread from the inside and trim.

Turn the beanie over, find the middle point, and sew the bottom edge of the netting to the beanie with a single stitch. Double knot and trim. Make a 1.5″ fold.

Put the beanie on and then peel the netting down over your face. Voila, you’ve been veiled!

(top image by Tommy Ton, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)

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102 Comments

  1. Awesome, I thing I’m gonna try this DIY.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

    3.6.12
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  2. Awesome, I think I’m gonna try this DIY..
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

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  3. Kaila wrote:

    This is AWESOME!

    How cute are those models! Great DIY!

    xo
    http://cestclassique.blogspot.com/

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  4. ana wrote:

    I will pass this for now but never say never….

    http://thebasicss.blogspot.com

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  5. Domonique wrote:

    This is such a refreshing DIY. Not came across one in a while that I just had to try, thanks for sharing 🙂

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    x

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  6. Vla wrote:

    i just simply LOVE yoir DIY!!! every week i’m waiting for one of them to appear, this one is really eashy and cheap!! looove it
    xoxo
    val

    come check my blog i’ve posted a DIY as well!!!
    http://www.fashion-frontier.blogspot.com

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  7. DeeDee wrote:

    This is the first DIY that I actually don’t like. Sorry but every fashion sensation isn’t a hit. http://www.DeeoniC.com for style tips that suits you. everyone should know what’s good for THEM.

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  8. how awesome is that????!!!

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  9. Ellie wrote:

    Perfect! I’m sending this on.

    http://edited-by.blogspot.com

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  10. Ambyr wrote:

    I’m totally digging this look. It’s the perfect mix of urban streetwear and the 40’s glamor. Thanks for sharing this DIY.

    xoxo
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  11. Maud wrote:

    I Really LOVE this DIY !

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  12. Berenice wrote:

    Cool! I first saw it on a girl walking in Paris, her beanie had a pompom and i thought it was sooo chic, thanks for sharing, now i can make my own!

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  13. Aquí wrote:

    adorable! Love this project!

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  14. erin wrote:

    I love this.

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  15. Natalia wrote:

    Nice blog! <3

    xox

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  16. les jolies choses by paulette wrote:

    Hello, my name is Paola and I’m writing from Italy.
    Thanks to the newspaper ELLE ITALY march I discovered your wonderful website.
    Elle Italy this month published an article about all the girls who in times of crisis with manual transform simple objects in real fashion accessories.

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  17. Jessie wrote:

    what an adorable and chic way to rock a beanie. i looove this!
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

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  18. Nicole wrote:

    How adorable and trendy! I love this!

    Nicole
    http://www.lipstikevents.blogspot.com

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  19. Telma wrote:

    NICE IDEIA!
    XOXO, telmasofiia.blogspot.com

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  20. great idea!
    xo
    everyoursevermine.blogspot.com

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  21. great minds think alike…check out my version of this DIY @ http://www.primandpimp.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-jil-sander-hat.html

    xoxo
    P&P

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  22. Love this – and Erica, you look way cuter than the model! Fun project.

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  23. style-xyz wrote:

    love it I have to try do it myself 🙂

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  24. Vanita wrote:

    Your DiY looks great!

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  25. stel wrote:

    very cool!!!!

    http://thestelstyle.com/

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  26. Beautiful!! Your DIYs are always original, easy and fun!

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    fashion/beauty news, inspirations, discoveries..

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  27. I like it!
    xoxo

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  28. Susan wrote:

    Amazing! I tried something a little more ghetto with just a top hat and a veil. Thanks for these tips. The stitch info makes all the difference.

    http://www.sayno2ugly.com/2012/03/dirty-hair-days-equal-fun-hat-days-day.html

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  29. AnitaLM wrote:

    your blog is really interesting!! you have really cool DIY projects, gonna link it on mine, Well done!

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  30. Kelley wrote:

    I love these! They are so cute!

    XO Kelley
    http:www.keepsittingpretty.blogspot.com

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  31. Hira Ahmad wrote:

    Sick DIY! Love it!

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  32. laurren wrote:

    Wow! So great! It looks so great on you! I want to try the same thing, but maybe in a color? Hmmmm. It might be hard to find the materials. I’ll keep you posted!

    Thanks for the tutorial!

    Laurren

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  33. I’m all about juxtaposing opposite elements of style, but somehow this one doesn’t do it for me. Then again, netted hats have never really done it for me… now, a beanie with a black lace VEIL? that i could get down with.

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  34. Sophia C. wrote:

    I love your DIYS, and your blog. I literally check it everyday, any way you could post something about Kony 2012 if you don’t know what I mean watch the video. I know many people read your blog, so you have a greater scope to share with. Thank you <3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc

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  35. Jessica wrote:

    this is TOO perfect! going to have to try this
    xx

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  36. That is an amazing post!!! And that would look so good! Thanks for sharing 😀 you make it look so easy…!!! Great job 🙂

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  37. Venla wrote:

    OMG, I love this, I always wear beanies so this would be a perfect way to class it up.
    Also, I love the name of your blog xD

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  38. Zane wrote:

    wonderful idea, love it

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  39. OMG! I love this trend – I’ve been dreaming about my own voiled beanie when I first saw Jil Sander show and Anna Dello Russo blue beanie with voil! Happy to see how can I get it:))))Thanks so much!
    xoxo

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  40. soo wrote:

    who knew a beanie could look so chic??

    http://mybabykins.com

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  41. Looking at this post with my 4 year old & she asked me why they had nets on their faces!!!

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  42. Marj wrote:

    Oh my gosh!!!! This is awesome! Thank you for sharing. Your Diy is wonderful and easy to follow.

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  43. Sara Moura wrote:

    Don’t shure if I coul pull it off but i think i will try this 🙂

    Check my DIYs:
    Made by: sara

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  44. Lizzy wrote:

    Definitely have to try this DIY, so simple and very cool!

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  45. Jenna wrote:

    I’m going to Milan in the spring, so have 2 months to figure this out without entangling myself. Thank you!

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  46. You’ve been able to figure out the idea to make that cool and awesome accessory. You really are an artist. Thanks for sharing this!

    Annabella MErlin

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  47. michelle wrote:

    #1: I. Love. This. #2: maybe I’m not doing it right… but just an fyi for those of us with ENORMOUS heads…. you may need to cut longer than 24″. Seriously. Huge head.

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  48. I loved the idea but I thought about it ! anyone can go to a thrift store buy a beanie , and get a vial fabric.

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  49. Haha I was about to say! i made it first but.. then checked the dates. umm… I maybe made it first but you definitely posted it earlier!

    Anyways… Im here for the first time and really enjoying your blog lovelies! Great work – i bet you hear this a lot 😉

    xx

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  50. Totally brilliant! Reminiscent of my o level needlework books!!!! – I feel so inspired I ‘m going to try it and tell all my clients too. Thank you for such a great one!

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  51. Brita W wrote:

    Love the beanie so cool and fashion!
    Mössor http://www.britaw.com

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  52. Vagilda wrote:

    Done! Love it

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