I love making wreaths. I love how you can make them out of just about anything and with any theme you can imagine.
Last Christmas season, a friend of mine shared with me a DIY video for these adorable mini hats made from yarn and toilet paper rolls. I just loved the tutorial and created many many versions of that little hat last year that I put on gift tags, cards, and even gave one away to all the office staff in my husband’s practice.
I can’t find the original video anymore but I have included a simple tutorial below to make your own version of this adorable little hat. You can also search on Pinterest for some wonderful and thorough tutorials and images to create similar hats.
I made so many of these little hats last year that I have plenty of yarn and toilet paper rolls left over for a new project for this year. My color inspiration for this wreath was from a project I completed last winter for my side entrance.
Last year I created a decorative pallet sign for my side entrance and plan to display it again this year all winter. You can read the post here.
Using the same color pallet as I used for this sign, I decided to create a Winter Themed Wreath for my side entrance to display all winter instead of creating a Christmas themed wreath for the entrance. I also decided that those adorable little hats were a perfect addition to the display.
To create these adorable little hats and the winter themed wreath you will need:
- Yarn in the colors of your choice
- Toilet paper or paper towel rolls
- White wreath from JoAnn’s (I got this for only $3.49 on Black Friday)
- Ribbon in a design of your choice
- Floral ties to create a bow from the ribbon and to attach to the wreath form
First, measure and cut the toilet paper rolls into 1/4″ rings.
Using the ruler as a measure, cut lengths of the yarn in 10″ to 12″ pieces. Then start tying the lengths of yarn around the toilet paper ring as shown below. Continue this step until you have completely covered the entire ring.
Your little hat project will now look like this image below.
Next, you need to reverse the string through the inside of the ring to create the cuff of the hat.
Using another length of yarn, tie all the strings together to finish creating the shape of the hat. This piece of string then gets tied off at the end to create a hanger for the hat to be hung like an ornament. Then you just need to trim off the excess ends of the yarn to finish the pom pom shape for the top of the hat.
The finished hat will look like this.
Since I wanted this wreath to coordinate with the colors in the winter themed pallet, I found ribbon at JoAnn’s with shades of blue, silver, gold and white and created a bow for my white wreath form. I attached a bow to the side of the wreath and using the loop of yarn for hanging the little hats like an ornament, I wrapped the loops around branches of the wreath and just hung them on the wreath.
My side entrance is ready for a long winter.
“Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough.” Luke 2:7