This time of year, ukulele clubs are playing songs about snow, wassail, silent nights, and mele kalikimaka. To add to the festivities, why not dress your uke for the season? This instructable gives you two ways to decorate your stringed companion: one which requires a bit of sewing, and one which requires none.

Step 1: Ukulele Santa Hat, part 1

Each Santa hat requires the following materials:
  • scrap fabric, approximately 6"X6" for each hat
  • needle, thread
  • sewing machine (optional)
  • fabric adhesive or hot glue gun
  • feather or fur trim
  • white pom pom
The headstock on my Flea is 3" wide and 1/2" deep. Using these measurements, I folded the fabric right sides together and cut an elongated cone approximately 3" wide and 5-1/2" tall. With 1/4" seam sewn along the open side, the hat  became about 2-1/2" wide turned right side out. That should allow it to stretch to a snug fit on the headstock.

My fabric was a lightweight fake fur, but fleece or any textured knit should also work.
This is awesome! If I had a wall hanger for my uke, I would totaly do this!
now my ukulele will be festive :3 this is a great idea, thanks for posting it! :D

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