DIY: Winter Hat Yarn Ornament

DIY: Winter Hat Yarn Ornament

How is your December been so far? We’ve got rain and cold here in Washington (which I love), so we’ve been inside getting crafty. Winter is one of my favorite seasons because everything slows down and more time is spent indoors. I love being outside,¬†but my inner homebody really comes alive during the colder months.

Between¬†wrapping presents, making ornaments, writing (always writing), and working some herbal magic in the kitchen, my creativity has been on fire! A few days ago my sister showed me how to make these fun winter hat ornaments and we’ve made over a dozen so far. They are the cutest little things and super easy to make so I thought I’d share a how-to with you guys!

If you don’t feel like making these hats but love them anyway, my sister has them for sale, along with other cute yarn items.

You will need:

  • Toilet paper/paper towel Rolls
  • Yarn (size 4 or 5 works best)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler/measuring tape
  • Fine tooth comb
  • Bells (optional)
These winter hat yarn ornaments are the cutest little gift and so easy to make!


  1. Cut your toilet paper roll into 2-inch pieces and cut about 40 12-inch long strands of yarn.

2. Take one of the strands of yarn and fold it in half. Put the folded side through one of the cut toilet paper rolls and slide the other end of the yarn through the loop. Pull it tight, making sure the knot is at the top edge of the roll. 

3. Continue looping new strands of yarn around the toilet paper roll until it is completely covered.

These winter hat yarn ornaments are the cutest little gift and so easy to make!

4. Take the ends of the yarn and push them all through the roll to the other side.

5. Gather the yarn and tie the strands together with a loose piece of yarn, about an inch above the base, with a double knot. If you would like to add bells, thread one end of yarn through a bell and then double knot your yarn. 

6. After your knot is tied, cut the excess yarn, leaving about an inch of yarn above the tie. 

7. To create a poofy pom, unravel the yarn at the tip of your hat. The easiest way to do this is to hold the yarn tightly where you tied them together and then use a fine-toothed comb, brush out the yarn to separate the strands. 

To hang these we just stuck a hook through the yarn. They look so cute on the tree and make excellent gifts. 

Have you made any ornaments this season? I would love to see them!

These diy winter hat yarn ornaments are the cutest little gift and so easy to make! This is fun indoor yarn craft that is perfect for the cold winter months.

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