Mini Yarn Hats- Upcycled Toilet Paper Roll "Jersey Girl Knows Best"

6 Materials
10 Minutes

Upcycle your paper towel roll or toilet paper roll and left over yarn into a super cute mini winter hat! These mini hats can be used as decoration, garland, doll hats, gift tags or wine bottle toppers! Are you ready?! Let’s do this!

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Make your own version, we love this yarn that Amazon reviewers swear by!

Minimal materials for this project- toilet paper roll, yarn and scissors! ✂️ That’s it!

Cut your paper towel or toilet paper roll into 1 inch pieces. I marked them off first with a pencil.

Time to cut!

Depending on the size of your mini hat rim, you can make 4 hats with a toilet paper roll or about 11 hats with a paper towel roll for this project!

We cut the yarn into 15 inch pieces. Depending on how tight you want the hat to be and the size of your yarn, the amount of pieces could vary. I used 36 pieces.

To make the cutting faster you can wrap around the yarn at 15 inches until you have the amount and then just cut them all together.

Now that’s get started on this hat! Fold the first piece in half as shown.

Pull it through the cut toilet paper roll as shown.

Now pull the two cut ends of the yarn through the looped end.

Pull tight and it will look like this. Now to do the rest. Just make sure to do this all the same way.

And like magic, you will end up with this!

Now gather up all the ends in a twist.

Keep twisting and you will push the twist up through the other end of the yarn covered toilet paper roll.

Just like this.

You could leave it like this, if you don’t want a Pom Pom top.

For a Pom Pom top, push the yarn all the way through and it will look like this.

Take another small piece of yarn, about 6 inches, and tie the top yarn pieces together 🧶

Do a double knot.

You can keep the Pom Pom loose like this or....

...or shorter like this!

To stuff the hat so it stays stiff, you can use a crumpled up tissue, a cotton ball or gather up the scrap yarn and make a Pom Pom to go inside ( no waste!)

I hope you enjoyed this project! You can make the rim smaller as pictured or thicker!

Here is a more neutral white hat on a 2-tier display on the kitchen counter!

These make great gift tags, garland, wine toppers, doll hats and so much more. Use different colors for different holidays!

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  • Jo Jo on Dec 18, 2021

    I was like use them in your kitchen.??? I had no idea they would end up being the cutest little many uses hats you could imagine!!!

  • Pam Pam on Dec 08, 2022

    I made gnomes!

  • Marge Marge on Feb 20, 2024

    So creative. I made one today and intend to make more. Was so quick and easy. Can they go on bananas to stop them from getting soft? They sell things that are similar to this on line. Thanks for sharing!!

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