Let me show you the easiest way to make a DIY yarn Christmas hat garland. It’s the perfect DIY to make your space feel cozier this season!
These Christmas hat garlands are all over the internet and I think they might become a DIY Christmas decor staple! So cute! When two of my besties and Mom sent me the idea, I knew I needed to take a whack at this cute DIY and add it to the blog! I came up with a super-easy way to make this cozy little garland and I am super excited to share it with you!
This Christmas hat garland will look adorable on your tree, hung across a mirror or even your fireplace. Depending on what colors you go with, you can probably leave it up for the entire winter season too!
This post is all about the easiest way to make a Christmas hat garland!
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Materials for DIY Christmas Hat Garland
- Yarn – This is the type I used, but you can get a better price at Walmart or Hobby lobby. Just look for a thicker yarn that advertises baby blankets. It makes for cuter and softer hats!
- Ruler – Or you can just guess
- Scissors – My favorite inexpensive kind
- Paper Towel Roll(s)
- Twine or Festive String
- Wooden Beads
- Toothpick or Needle
Instructions for DIY Christmas Hat Garland
Make Paper Towel Rings
Start by preparing your paper towel rings. My rings are about 1/2 of an inch wide. The width of the ring will determine the hat’s band. I only made 7 hats and 1 paper towel roll would make at least double that or more.
Your next step will be to prepare your strands of yarn. I made my strands about 10ish inches long and it seemed to be a good length to work with. I used about 13-15 strands per hat. Once you have a good pile of strands, you are ready to start forming your cute little hat!
Loop Yarn around Ring
Now it’s time to put in the real “work” and forming your Christmas beanies! Connect your strands of yarn to your paper towel ring by making a “cow hitch”. No, I didn’t know it was called that either. I googled it! Other names for this simple knot are supposedly called, lanyard hitch, lark’s head and lark’s foot. It’s very similar to a clove hitch. Now that we have that knot lesson out of the way… 🙂
You will repeat this step until your ring is completely covered. I used between 13-15 strands per hat. You will want the strands to be sitting very close to one another. Be sure to have the knot facing inward as you see in the photo above – it’s important for the next step.
Push Yarn through the Ring
Once your paper towel ring is covered, push all the yarn ends through the center of the ring. It will create a cute little octopus.. don’t you think so too? 🐙 Make sure all the strands are laying nice and even before the next step.
Tie and Trim Yarn
Now it’s time to smooth out your strands and tie them together using another piece of yarn. I tied my strands together at about 2 inches long. If you like the way it looks, go ahead and double knot the yarn. Then you can trim the hat ends. I may have made mine a little too short, but I still think it still looks cute.
Now you will want to fill out your hat with stuffing. You can use cotton or repurpose the ends you just trimmed as I did. Keep adding until the hat is nice and plump.
Repeat your hat-making steps until you’ve made enough hats for your garland. I only needed 7 hats for mine, but if you are wrapping them around a tree, you will probably need more. If you decide to hang them from something verses wrapping them around a tree, I suggest an odd amount of hats. An odd number allows for one hat to be perfectly centered with even amount on both sides. This “rule” may or may not apply to your garland so take it or leave it! When it comes to decorating and DIYs, I like to start with an odd number and then assess.
Thread your Garland
Now, it’s time to finish our garland! Start by threading your needle with twine or string. If you don’t have a needle, tape your twine to a toothpick as I did.
Once the twine or string is secure, it’s time to start threading your beads and hats. I started off with 2 wooden beads, then added a hat and two more beads. I repeated this pattern until my hats were gone. If you want, you can add a knot next to the beads to keep them from sliding around, but that’s optional.
Be sure to check out my other Christmas Content!
- Need help decorating for Christmas? Check out my decorating process!
- Here are few of my favorite Amazon Christmas decor finds! Not expensive either!
- Need some cheap and easy DIY Christmas gift ideas? Check out my post here!
- Would you like to make a few Christmas hoop wreaths this year? These turned out so cute!
- You can’t go a season without making salt dough ornaments! Here’s my go-to recipe and easy design ideas!
Share your DIY Christmas Hat Garland
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