Clothing + Fashion

Published on November 27th, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano


Reknit Turns Your Old Sweater into a Hat and Scarf

sweater into a scarfI know many of us have old sweaters lying around that we don’t want to part with because they either have sentimental value or they were once upon a time the most comfortable thing you wore.

For example, my daughter has a few that she grew out of that were just so cute on her, I hate to part with them. But she’s never going to be able to wear them again so what can I do?

Now I know they can be reknit into a matching hat and scarf set.

Reknit was started by Haik Avanian, who had an idea from his mom’s family tradition, where she turns old sweaters into yarn and reknit into new items. This was a talent they could share with the world.

Reknit will take your old sweaters and turn them into a scarf and hat. Specifically, Hank’s mom will unravel an old sweater of yours and reknit it into a scarf and hat.

How awesome is that?

To have your own sweater made into a hat and scarf it is $99 with free shipping in the U.S., but if there’s one particularly sweater I want to hold onto, it would be well worth it to save the memories in a new form.

Visit Reknit to see a gallery or to order your own sweater reknit makeover.

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About the Author

Wenona is married with three crazy kids that range in age from 4 to 18. She is a freelance writer, poet and the author of The Everything Green Wedding Book. She enjoys reading, writing, crafting and gardening. She tries to do all of these as "greenly" as possible. Her writing has appeared in several local and regional publications, Pack O Fun, Today's Creative Home Arts, and Indiana Living Green magazines as well as numerous online sites including,,, eHow, Associated Content, Suite101 and

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