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    Make a Snapback from Your Fitted Hat

    Got a fitted cap? Want to make it a snapback? What A Perfect Coincidence!

    My friend Winston has the most insane hat collection that I have even seen, and he always looks fresh in them. He even made some of his snapbacks himself, which I think is pretty cool. I looked up how to do it and here’s what I found out!

    What you’ll need:

    • Old or unused snapback hat
    • New Era (or other) fitted hat
    • Sharp scissors
    • Pencil
    • Strip of fabric, 2 feet long, 1 inch wide
    • Sewing machine or needle for hand sewing
    • Thread (or if you’re really punk you can use dental floss)

    What to do:

    1. Cut the snapback tabs out of an old or undesired snapback hat. Be sure to leave about 1 inch of material attached to each of the tabs.
    2. Trace a pattern for the snapback opening on the back of the fitted cap using a pencil. Use the old snapback hat as a guide or draw the opening freehand. The vertical seam on the back of the hat as should be at the center of the opening.
    3. Cut out one half of the opening on the fitted cap along the pencil line using sharp scissors. Use the material from this half to line up with the drawing on the other half to ensure that the opening is symmetrical. Trace the second half before cutting if necessary.
    4. Cut out the second half of the opening.
    5. Sew a strip of fabric into the inside of the hat brim. Be sure to sew only along the bottom edge. Cut the strip so it's ends are even with the edges of the newly created opening.
    6. Place the ends of the snap back tabs that still have material attached to them between the cap and the newly added fabric strip and sew them in, one on each side of the opening.

    If you’re confused, you can watch this video on how to do it:

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