Hey mamas, isn’t it funny that our kids always have freshly washed hair but we can’t seem to wash out own?? It’s because… sit on the couch in peace for 15 minutes at the end of the day or wash my hair? Sit on the couch in peace almost always wins. So, I’ve got you. These adorable “ponytail” hats from CC are my absolute favorite, you might remember them from this post, and whether you’ve got a messy bun or a dirty ponytail – these hats are the ideal dirty mom hair accessory. The ponytail hole makes all the difference. Download your favorite hat design from our shop for only $1.99 each and quickly whip up a hat for you and a friend in no time using your Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker and your new EasyPress Mini!
Personalization Made Easy
If you’re on the fence about getting a Cricut, or you need a gentle nudge to make the decision to buy one – our projects are it! Seriously, the sky is the limit when it comes to what you can make for your family with the Cricut. From silly hats like these to amazing felt flowers and everything in between. It will change the way you craft forever, I promise.
- Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker
- Cricut EasyPress Mini
- Cricut Iron-on Material (I used white, rose gold foil, and silver foil)
- CC Ponytail Hats (I used black, gray, and beige)
- Cricut EasyPress Mat, optional
- Cricut Heat Resistant Tape, optional
- Our exclusive mom hat .SVG cut files for sale in our shop for only $1.99 each!
- Straight Outta Dry Shampoo
- Mom Hair Don’t Care
- Dog Mom
Create In Design Space
The first step is to login to Design Space and start designing your hats! Upload our exclusive Cricut cut file(s) by using the “upload” button on the left tool bar. Locate the file on your computer and select to add it to your canvas. Then drag, resize and click to set the color of iron-on you’re using. I cut all three designs at 2.5″ wide to fit on one side of the hat. Prepare your mat(s) and get ready to cut!
Let Your Cricut Work It’s Magic
You ALWAYS need to click the “mirror-image” button for iron-on projects, otherwise your lettering will be backwards.
Weed The Designs
Weed, (aka. remove) all the excess iron-on material that isn’t a part of your design. Using the Cricut weeding tools makes the removal of intricate pieces super easy. Then trim each design down as small as you can.
Easy Press Mini
This is the first project I’ve used my EasyPress Mini on and it was so much fun! It fits perfectly in your hand and is ideal for small projects like this, it’s also super easy to use. There are three heat settings and the middle setting is for iron-on. Only takes a few seconds to heat up, when the light is green it’s good to go.
Heat Resistant Tape
Optional but helpful. Here I’m using the heat resistant tape from Cricut but it’s also available on Amazon. It helps to better position and hold your small iron-on in place.
Adhere The Designs
Cricut recommends to fold or roll up an EasyPress Mat and place it inside the hat. I found it easiest to just use one corner of the mat for this project. You can also roll up a towel just the same. Hold the EasyPress Mini steady as you evenly heat your design. Follow this link to find the interactive heat setting guide to find the exact timing for your project materials!
Remove The Protective Layer
Slowly and carefully peel up the protective layer. If there are spots that are still sticking, you need to go back and hit it with heat again.
For both the everyday iron-on and the foil iron-on, I like to hit the entire design with a bit more heat after the plastic protective layer is gone. BUT you can’t touch your EasyPress to the iron-on without some protection, so I use a simple linen kitchen towel from Ikea as a pressing cloth. Place the cloth over the design and heat for another 30 seconds. That’s it! Now you can stylishly (and creatively) hide your dirty hair for another day or two, LOL!
As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY and it will show up on our Get Social page. Happy Crafting!
DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Causey of Something Turquoise // Cricut ExploreAir 2: Amazon // Cricut EasyPress Mini: Amazon // Cricut Iron-on: Amazon // CC Ponytail Hats: Amazon // Nail Polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme
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