Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas Tree Hat-Crochet Project

Last week I posted a pattern for a Santa's Helper Hat and mentioned that it was based on a Christmas tree hat I saw in a store. I had to go shopping for some embellishments, but I finally got around into making my Elf Hat into a Christmas Tree and I thought I'd post the results plus a link to the pattern I used to create the star on top.

First off: Star Pattern from Tangled Happy.

There are numerous other star motifs out there; this is just the one that suited my purposes best.

You can start with the buttons or with the star. I bought a package of plastic buttons from Walmart in Christmas colors for a few dollars and just sewed them here, there, and everywhere around the hat. I then attached the star to the top. It will stand up straight if you don't move around a ton. One difficulty I had was that my yarn needle did not fit through the button holes so I had to thread them by hand. You could remedy this by using embroidery floss and a smaller needle to sew them on, of course, but I didn't have anything like that lying around and I would rather just knuckle through it than go to the store again.

Pardon the bad self-portraits

the star on top

It's pretty ridiculously tall

lying flat

the buttons

what it looks like when it goes floppy.

still pretty cute

I might be a bit more careful hiding the seem next time

Merry Christmas!

2 comments:

  1. This is so very cute - thanks so much for linking up :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  2. Wow!! What a lot of work you have put into this whimsical hat. Very cute!! Your newest follower from Canada. Cheers!

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