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Who hasn’t ever wanted to wear a lit-up Christmas tree on their head? It’s definitely an attention-getter and you’ll receive lots of comments at any holiday party you wear this hat to. So if you’d like to crochet your own light-up Christmas tree hat for yourself, a family member, or a close friend you’d like to embarrass, then this Instructables project is for you!

Step 1: Materials You’ll Need

You’ll need the items pictured above, as well as a few other things – here’s everything you’ll need to gather:
  • Green yarn. This will make the tree part. I’d recommend a bulky yarn (size 5). I used Lion Brand’s Homespun Forest yarn, article #790-604. I used about half of the 185 yards/169 meters of the skein.
  • White yarn. This will make the snow the tree sits on. This should be the same size bulkiness as the green yarn. I used Lion Brand’s Homespun Hepplewhite yarn, article #790-300. I used about half of the 185 yards/169 meters of the skein.
  • Crochet hook. This should be the right size for the yarns – mine was size K-10.5 (6.5 mm).
  • Embroidery/large needle. This is for threading the yarn. It should be small enough that a bead can fit over it.
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing. I just used 100% polyester fiberfill, but other stuffings would work.
  • Beads. These will be ornaments for the tree. I think the best colors for looking ornament-like are orange, yellow, red, dark green, and dark blue.
  • A small amount of red yarn. Alternatively you could use gold yarn. This will be “ribbon” on the tree.
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Two small pieces of cardboard, at least 6 cm by 6 cm.
  • Battery-powered string of LED lights (and batteries). I used this string of 30 LEDs from Amazon.com.
  • Paper clip
  • Permanent marker
Oh my god, what a cool idea! You explained how to make a crochet hat and a crochet Christmas tree all in one instructable!
Thanks for the praise, lindarose92! I'm glad you like the hat -- I wanted to make something entertaining yet (somewhat) practical.
<p>This is FANTASTIC! Wish I could crochet...</p>
I wonder how this would go over with my boss, if I wore it to work. <br>I work in a craft store, so maybe I could pitch it as a good conversation starter, which leads to better service scores.
I think that'd be a great idea :)
Amazing!!
Thanks, jessyratfink! I'm glad you like it!
I second that - thanks for sharing! I would probably lose the hat every time I walked through a door, but that would be worth it.
Thanks for checking out the Instructable, Satrek! I'm glad you like it. I'm not too tall (5'5&quot;) and so I don't have any problem going through doorways while wearing the hat -- maybe it could be modified to be a shorter version for taller people who want to look silly too :)
This is the awesomest hat ever! When I first saw this, I did not process it was a hat and still thought it was amazing, then I processed it was a hat and it went to new heights of awesomeness!
Thanks, Penolopy Bulnick! What's neat is it actually works pretty well as a non-hat decoration around the house too. It's currently looking cute on one of our book shelves. But I think it's even more fun to wear around and see people's reactions! :)
This is like the most ridiculous (in a good way!) Christmas themed thing I've seen this year. Would suit me well, lol!
Thanks, Raitis! That's what I was aiming for. I'm glad you like it!

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