When thinking about what else we could add to our tree this year, I immediately knew I wanted to incorporate yarn somehow. Partly because of the color and texture it would add -- but mostly, because I have a ton of it for my weavings.
What could be cuter and cozier than tiny yarn hats?? Done!
They're very easy to make -- my five-year-old son was able to help me.
Bonus: this is a cheap DIY. If you make all your hats the same color, you only need one or two skeins of yarn and some empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls.
First, I cut a flap off a cardboard box to make my yarn cutting easier. I trimmed it to approximately 7" long so after wrapping my yarn around and around...
...then snipping at one end...
...I was left with strands about 14-15" long.
Next, I cut a ring from the empty cardboard roll about one inch tall.
i looped my strands around the ring, one by one.
I continued looping...
...until I made it completely around the ring.
It looks like a jellyfish!
Next, I pushed the long strands inward through the ring:
I used one more strand of yarn to tie the loose ends together, about yay high above the tube:
Once tied, I trimmed the top to become the hat's pouf.
Repeat as needed.
You can leave one strand long and tie a loop to hang it -- or use an ornament hook, as I did.