When it comes to yarn projects, I am a always a sucker. While I don’t necessarily know how to knit (YET!), I sometimes pretend that I’m going to learn and be the best knitter in all the land and need all the pretty colors of yarn in the off chance I’m going to start tonight. 🙂 Well reality sets in and I stare at my beautiful bin of yarn and spend my days thinking up fun ways that I can actually craft with it and make something a bit simpler. Which is where I came up with these super cute and simple Mini Yarn Snow hats.
I’m in love with these little cuties. They of course would be great as ornaments over the holidays, but we are loving them as a simple winter garland on our mantle!
You know I love anything that is simple and colorful, but it really makes me HAPPY that these are simple enough for the kids to make and have fun doing so. (Insert all the heart eyes).
You will need only 3 supplies for this craft.
Start by cutting strips of yarn approximately 11-12 inches in length. You will need about 30 pieces per hat. Cut the toilet paper roll into 1 inch pieces. its okay if it bends while you are cutting it, you will be able to bend it back into a circle pretty easily.
Next you fold a piece of yarn in half and tuck the loop end through the toilet paper ring.Fold the legs of the yarn around the outside of the ring and under the loop.Pull tight creating a knot.Continue around the ring until you have the entire thing covered. You will want to tuck the knot slightly in from the top to create a hat like appearance.Using another piece of yarn tie the top of the yarn knots together with a double knot.Cut the tops about a centimeter above the knot to create a puff ball.
You can tie the ends of the hanging string to create an ornament, or you can pin it up from there.
Our plan is to leave these up all winter long!