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EASY YARN WINTER HAT SANTA GARLAND DIY

Here are directions on how to make a yarn winter hat Santa garland. This is a jolly garland to add to your Christmas decorations.

Santa Garland

I didn't plan to share how to make a yarn winter hat Santa garland but after several people asked me to send them directions I thought maybe many others would like to make a yarn beanie hat Christmas decoration.

So let's get started making this easy yarn DIY Christmas decor project.

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HOW TO MAKE A YARN WINTER HAT SANTA GARLAND

To begin let's gather all the supplies you will need to make this Santa beanie hat garland. Once you have all your materials we will get started.

Winter Santa Hat garland supplies

CHRISTMAS SANTA YARN GARLAND DIY

Now that you have all your supplies grab your toilet paper or paper towel roll and scissors.

STEP ONE: CUT PAPER ROLL

Take your scissors and cut 1/2″ on the paper roll. Go ahead and cut 5 pieces off if you are planning to make a 55″ long Santa garland.

Make a winter Santa hat garland from a toilet paper roll

STEP TWO: CUT 30 RED YARN PIECES

Now take and wrap the red yarn around the book 30 times. When you are finished cut the yarn along the binding.

Winter hat beanie garland

Then lay out the yarn on a table.

Christmas santa garland DIY

STEP THREE: THREAD AND TIE EACH YARN

Next, take one piece of red yarn in your hand and match the ends. Then thread it through the cut paper roll and then through the loop of yarn on the other side.

Tie pieces of red yarn to a toilet paper roll to make a winter hat garland

Pull it taught and make sure the yarns are not overlapping. The neater you make this the cleaner the hat will turn out. Repeat this step all the way around.

Winter hat garland DIY

STEP FOUR: PUSH YARN THROUGH HAT

Now push all the pieces of yarn through the center of the paper roll. Use your fingers to smooth it out as much as possible.

How to make a winter hat Santa garland

STEP FIVE: HAT POM POM

Next cut another piece of red yarn about 4 or 5 inches long and lay it on the table. Then sit the hat on the yarn and tie it together. I tied the tie about 1/2″ from the top.

Tie top of yarn beanie to make pom pom

Then trim the pom pom on Santa's winter hat.

Trim pom pom on beanie for garland

STEP SIX: STUFF THE HAT

Isn't this winter hat adorable! Now stuff two cotton balls inside the hat. This really fills it out and makes it look like a beanie.

Stuff beanie with cotton ball for garland

Now you have a winter beanie hat. You can make a garland of the hat or add a beard to make it St. Nicholas.

Yarn winter hat beanie DIY

STEP SEVEN: SANTA'S BEARD

Santa's beard is basically the step on how to make an easy bottle brush tree DIY.

Easy mini yarn bottle brush tree DIY

STEP EIGHT: CUT YARN

Wrap white yarn around your hand 25 times then cut each side and place it on a piece of floral wire that is cut to 3 inches long.

Wrap yarn around hand to make beard for Santa garland
Place wire above and below cut pieces of yarn for the beard of a Santa garland

STEP NINE: TWIST YARN

Next, place another piece of floral wire on top and using the locking pliers on each end twist in opposite direction. Twist as tight as you like until it is a good fullness. Remove the locking pliers and smooth down the yarn to one end.

Twist wire and yarn to make a beard for Santa garland

STEP TEN: COMB AND TRIM BEARD

Then take a comb and brush out the yarn so it frays the ends and makes it look more like a beard. Trim any crazy pieces unless you like the crazy look. LOL!

Comb yarn to make a beard for Santa

STEP ELEVEN: ATTACH BEARD

Next bend the top end of the beard.

Bend wire to make a beard for Santa

Then glue it inside the hat around the edge and in the middle on the cotton ball.

Glue beard on winter hat for Christmas garland
Attach beard to winter hat for yarn Santa garland

STEP TWELVE: ATTACH SANTA'S NOSE

Last use the glue gun again and glue on a pink mini pom pom ball for a nose.

Glue a pink pom nose to the Santa beard

STEP THIRTEEN: SEW SANTA ON GARLAND

This last step is very easy. If your garland is 55 inches long then add 11 beads between each yarn Santa. If it is longer or shorter you will need to add and subtract beads between Santa's.

The easiest way to thread wooden beads and winter hats are to use a large yarn need. Thread a 60-inch piece of white yarn through the needle then start adding 11 beads.

Thread yarn through wood beads to make a yarn winter hat Santa garland

Next sew through a winter hat and out the other side then add 11 more beads. Continue this until you have all the Santa's on the garland.

Sew through the top of the beanie to make a Christmas Santa garland

And guess what? You are finished!!

Tie knots in the ends and hang your yarn Santa garland anywhere. We hung ours on the hutch in our kitchen.

Conclusion

If you are wondering how I hung my Christmas garland I basically nailed tiny fine nails into the top of the hutch and placed the loop I just created on the end of the yarn over the nail.

Fun places to hang your winter hat Santa garland is on your fireplace mantle. Here are lots of Christmas mantel ideas. Another fun place is on mirrors like your mirror in your bathroom. Or you can hang him on furniture or a hutch.

Yarn Santa Garland DIY

I hope you have enjoyed learning how to make a Christmas garland with Santa yarn hats.

Thanks for joining me and I hope you enjoy your Santa garland.

Happy Decorating!

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Donna

Sunday 5th of December 2021

Adorable pattern and just what I’ve been looking for! Thank you so much! WAY TO MANY ADVERTISEMENTS! Good grief! I wanted to throw my phone through the window before I could get to the end. Really just WAY to much!

Linda McDonald

Wednesday 8th of December 2021

I am glad the tutorial is helpful.

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