DIY: Ombre Straw Hat

Did I mention I’m heading to Hawaii for a little birthday celebration/ vacation? Yep, I’m 3 weeks away for basking in the Hawaiian sun and chasing down dudes on the beach that look like Dwayne Johnson’s twin. With that said, it’s time to start planning my vacation wardrobe. From the second I saw the ombre dyed hats from the Chanel Resort 2013 collection (image –> here) I knew I had to make one for my vacation. It’s an easy way to add a little color to last Summer’s basic straw hat.

Materials: Rit Dye, Straw Sun Hat (available at Forever 21)

Each brand of dye may vary, so be sure to follow the directions provide with your dye to insure the most accurate color.

Ombre dying is done in sections. Immerse half of the hat’s brim into the dye bath for 5 minutes. Remove the hat and then re-dip the bottom of the hat in the dye for about 10 minutes. Remember the longer you leave the hat in the dye the darker the color. I always refer to the Rit Dye blog for a details ombre tutorial.


 Vacation countdown has officially begun! Be sure you’re following me on Twitter (here) and Instagram (here) for all my Hawaii updates.

PS: I’ve never been to Hawaii before so I’m open to suggestion on what to do and where to eat while I’m there. Be sure to tweet me any recommendations!

20 responses

  1. kendraalyse

    These days it seems my hair is too big to fit into hats, but seeing this tutorial makes me hopeful that I can possibly fit my hair into this one. 😉

    July 10, 2012 at 4:57 am

  2. Cute and Beachy! I will have to give this a try before my next trip to the beach!

    July 10, 2012 at 5:20 am

  3. LOVE this. Can you make me one before I leave for Hawaii Saturday? 😉

    July 10, 2012 at 8:55 am

    • You know where the Rit Dye supply is!!!!! xo

      July 10, 2012 at 9:11 am

  4. Reblogged this on Creative Moments.

    July 10, 2012 at 9:45 am

  5. This is such a cute idea Kristin! Where in Hawaii are you going? I loved Maui and I have some recommendations there! 🙂


    July 10, 2012 at 10:54 am

  6. Bri

    I absolutely love this hat. It’s such a great idea. It’s perfect for summer and super affordable.

    July 11, 2012 at 12:10 pm

  7. Wooow!Amazing!Really great idea:)

    July 13, 2012 at 10:12 am

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  9. tania rich

    Love this hat! too bad I have an afro and no hats fit over my hair. But rock it girl 🙂 go to to find great places/things to check out in Hawaii!

    July 15, 2012 at 10:37 am

  10. Such a great, easy idea! The hat definitely looks much better died than it did originally!

    July 15, 2012 at 2:35 pm

  11. Reblogged this on courtneybpope.

    July 19, 2012 at 9:41 am

  12. That’s a really cool project. Congrats on the FP!

    July 19, 2012 at 10:18 am

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  14. Reblogged this on asthegalaxyspeaks and commented:
    this is perfect fro the summer. \m/

    August 10, 2012 at 2:54 am

  15. Wow I love this! I’ve been looking everywhere for a straw hat I like to take me into the Australian summer. This is just what I’m after! Thanks 🙂

    August 16, 2012 at 5:55 am

  16. I’m officially obsessed with your blog. This DIY is perfect for me! I’ve been looking for a cute sunhat and I LOVE ombre, so I don’t even know how to explain how perfect this is.

    Thank you! Newest follower. 🙂

    Style to Stage

    August 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

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