I’m not a knitter or crocheter but would secretly love to be. My repertoire so far consists of a scarf for Tia and a granny square blanket for Harper, and that’s it. So these little hats are a no-sew version, which can be strung together to make a garland or popped on a tree as a decoration.
You will need:
- Small balls of wool (in a few colours)
- Mini pom poms
- Medium-sized pom pom
- Cardboard tube
- Small amount of tissue paper
1. For the rim of the hat, cut the cardboard tube into 1cm sections. Cut your wool into approximately 20cm lengths and fold in half. To attach the wool to the cardboard, take the folded pieces of wool and attach them onto the cardboard using a luggage style knot. Work your way around the whole of the cardboard ring.
2. Push the wool through the middle of the cardboard ring to hide the knots.
3. Tie a length of wool tightly around the top about 1cm down. Cut off any uneven strands of wool.
4. Glue the mini pom poms onto the hat. If you want to hang the hats, tie a length of wool through the top. To keep a hat shape, fill with scrunched-up tissue paper.
I thought these would look cute on top of cacti and spent a morning traipsing around Brighton looking for some. Turns out I couldn’t find any. They’re clearly so 2016.
~ Laura xx ~