Mini Yarn Hats Ornaments – DIY Christmas Ornaments

If you are looking for the cutest DIY Christmas ornament ever you just have to give these mini yarn hats ornaments a go. Super easy to make and they look amazing!

Once you get started with these you just won’t be able to stop. Not to mention they look fancy as doll hats too!

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We’ve been meaning to make these for years and this year we finally did.

We love making our own Christmas ornaments, each year adding more and more unique designs (such a fun tradition to have).

Mini Yarn Hat Ornament - DIY Christmas Ornaments

Mini Yarn Hats Ornaments

What you need:

  • paper rolls (toilet paper roll, kitchen paper towel rolls,…)
  • yarn in many colors – we recommend yarn that isn’t too expensive – we love this pack of assorted colors (think it’s a good value and you get a nice variety of colors) or this color changing yarn set.  If you want something magical though do check this color (not the frugal one but oh my!)
  • scissors
  • tissue paper


Start by cutting yarn into threads.

You’ll need plenty of threads, all with equal lenght, the length depends on the width of your paper roll – so you’ll have to find the perfect lenght for yourself.

You can start with cutting 1 thread and trying it out.

Cut the paper roll, you only need a thin “ring”.

“Fold” the yarn thread in half and push the “loop” side through the paper roll.

Now take the other end and  “fold” it over the paper roll and into the loop. Pull to get a knot.


Rinse and repeat until you have all the paper roll covered with yarn.

Once all is covered you will need to push the yarn through the paper roll.

I found the easiest way to do that is to “twist” all threads and just push them through.


Roll a small ball out of tissue paper.

Push it into the paper roll – this will help you get the perfect hat shape and keep the yarn in place.

Now all that is left to do is to tie a knot around the threads to get a nice hat shape and trim the pom pom to get a nicer shape.

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Have fun crafting!

Mini Yarn Hats - Such a cute little DIY ornament

If you want to display these Mini Yarn Hats Ornaments as Chrsitmas tree ornaments, tie some yarn under the pom pom and make a loop.

Mini Yarn Hat Ornament - DIY Christmas Ornaments

Yarn Hat Ornaments - Christmas Ornaments Kids Can make

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17 thoughts on “Mini Yarn Hats Ornaments – DIY Christmas Ornaments”

  1. I love these! They are so cute and don’t seem hard to make at all! Is there a way to print the directions? Thank you for sharing this idea. 🙂

  2. found this project earlier tonight me and my daughter have already made 2 ready for the xmas tree this year going to do other projects to

  3. I am making these to donate to a domestic violence shelter that is having a craft fair fundraiser. How much do you think we could for a donation these?

    • It will keep it’s shape better if you leave them in, but won’t fall apart if you take it out. You could also fix it with modge podge or similar and then remove the tissue.

  4. What a fun project. I do a Christmas craft with two of my neighbours children each year. I just finished three of them and enjoyed doing them.

  5. These also fit perfectly on bottles as either wine bottle toppers or other bottles…..Make them in your favorite sports or school colors and give as gifts.

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