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Craft: Stocking Cap Ornament

This is a recycled kids craft. The little ones can really get into this craft, and make something pretty to hang on the tree. Supplies are few.

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Materials

  • 4 ply yarn of any color or colors.
  • A ring cut from a paper towel core about 3/4 to 1 inch wide. Also cut a 2X6 inch cardboard template to wind your yarn on.

Instructions

You will need about 50 pieces of yarn. Wrap around the cardboard and cut one end to give you 12 inch pieces. The hat shown is red and white yarn, alternately wrapped. Double the piece of yarn and slip the loop end through the ring, pull the two ends through the loop and tighten them up; then pull the two ends back up inside the ring and out the other side. Work the yarn pieces close together to completely fill the ring. When it is full, gather all the ends and tie them tightly. Use a piece of yarn long enough to make a hanger after tying the bundle.

By Harlean from Arkansas

Click Here to download the instructions in PDF format.

About The Author: Harlean Greathouse is a mother of three who has been married for 45 years. Long time readers of ThriftyFun will probably recognize her as Harlean from Arkansas, the name she has posted under as a valuable member of the ThriftyFun community. She specializes in wood crafts and enjoys designing crafts using recyclable materials, knitting, crochet and has been an arts and crafts vendor for over 35 years. Harlean has a CD available with 11 unique crafts designs for only $5.00 (including shipping).

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December 21, 20070 found this helpful

Wow! I make these hats and glue them onto a ping pong ball. paint a face of eyes, carrot nose and pink cheeks with a smile and you have a little snowman head, wearing a hat :0)..I've made these with my kids and then with the grands..put them on the tree, packages, add to a few other orns and gift them...also have sold them as snowmen and the teens at church did just the hats in team colors and sold them for a fund raiser at a $1.25 each. They did real well with it :0) Your dirctions are really good..Thanks :0)

Maggie in Bloomington, MN

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December 18, 20080 found this helpful

This is so cute and I want to make it but the directions are EXTREMELY hard to follow. a step by step plan would help!

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