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Yarn Hat Ornaments Christmas Craft

Winter Yarn Hat Ornaments are an adorable Christmas holiday decoration to make with your friends and family because there are NO knitting skills required.

Using just a toilet paper roll, stash yarn, and some stuffing, make cute ornaments quickly at a very low cost to you. Get creative with different color combinations. It’s fun to use the colors from a favorite sports team!

New: See how to easily make Yarn Gnome Ornaments, too!

Yarn Hat holiday ornament in blue and white stripes hanging with Christmas tree.
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Craft Tools and Materials

This is a quick upcycle and yarn-busting craft project! 

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Yarn in Medium Aran/Worsted Weight in any fiber + colors of your choice
Scissors
Polyfill stuffing or tissues
• Toilet Paper Roll

Yarn Hat Holiday Ornaments: Free Video Tutorial with Studio Knit

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Step-by-Step Craft Construction

Step 1: Cut Materials

To begin, cut about an inch from your paper roll, as well as about 10 inches of yarn.

Yarn Hat Holiday Ornaments: Free Video Tutorial with Studio Knit
Yarn Hat Holiday Ornaments: Free Video Tutorial with Studio Knit

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Step 2: Wrap and Cinch Yarn

Make a loop and we put it inside your little circle. Take the yarn ends, put them on the outside and then cinch it up. And this is all we do, we go all the way around.

Yarn Hat Holiday Ornaments: Free Video Tutorial with Studio Knit

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Step 3: Yarn Ends Through the Other Side

Take your yarn ends and simply push them through the other side. Super simple.

Yarn Hat Holiday Ornaments: Free Video Tutorial with Studio Knit
Yarn Hat Holiday Ornaments: Free Video Tutorial with Studio Knit

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Step 4: Make Hat Shape

Straighten out your yarn end colors. Taking one bit of yarn, cinch up to make the top of our hat.

Yarn Hat Holiday Ornaments: Free Video Tutorial with Studio Knit

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Step 5: Make Pom Pom Top

Using your scissors, just shape to make the pompom at the top of your hat.

Yarn Hat Holiday Ornaments: Free Video Tutorial with Studio Knit

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Step 6: Stuff to Finish

Because it’s a little flat, add a tiny bit of stuffing and it just stays right inside.

Yarn Hat Holiday Ornaments: Free Video Tutorial with Studio Knit
Yarn Hat Holiday Ornaments: Free Video Tutorial with Studio Knit

Yarn Gnome Ornaments

New! Take your yarn hat to the next level by crafting it into a magical gnome ornament this holiday.

Two yarn gnome ornaments made with pom poms and a wooden nose in blue and white colors.

Additional Craft Supplies

How to Make Yarn Gnome Ornaments

Feel free to get really creative, adding glitter or tinsel to make your gnome character festive and unique.

  1. Pom Pom Beard: First, make a pom pom. You may make yours tight and circular or more raggedy and rustic, like mine pictured above. If you’re new to crafting these cute embellishments, I love Robert Mahar’s video tutorial How to Make Yarn Pom Poms.
  2. Attach Hat and Beard Together: Once your hot glue gun is warmed up, rim your hat with adhesive, then secure your pom pom. I like to hold them together tightly for a good 10 seconds before releasing them.
  3. Add Gnome’s Nose: Place a little dab of hot glue on your wooden bead and hold it to the brim of your yarn hat until secure.

Printable Knitting Instructions

Yarn Hat holiday ornament in blue and white stripes hanging with Christmas tree.

Printable Craft Instructions

Yield: Yarn Hat Ornaments Christmas Craft
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Difficulty: Easy for Everyone
Estimated Cost: Under $5

These adorable Yarn Hat Ornaments are a great craft project to make with your friends and family because there are NO knitting skills required.

Materials

  • Yarn - Aran or Worsted Weight
  • Poly-fill
  • Toilet Paper Roll

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. CUT MATERIALS: To begin, cut about an inch from your paper roll, as well as about 10 inches of yarn.
  2. WRAP AND CINCH YARN: Make a loop and we put it inside your little circle. Take the yarn ends, putting them on the outside and then cinching it up. And this is all we do, we go all the way around.
  3. YARN ENDS THROUGH OTHER SIDE: Take your yarn ends and simply push them through the other side. Super simple.
  4. MAKE HAT SHAPE: Straighten out your yarn end colors. Taking one bit of yarn, cinch up to make the top of our hat.
  5. MAKE POMPOM: Using your scissors, just shape to make the pompom at the top of your hat.
  6. STUFF TO FINISH: Because it's a little flat, add a tiny bit of stuffing and it just stays right inside.

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