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 :)
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!
Why is every picture on this site turning into Nick Cage??? is it just my computer or what?
Sorry about that. some idiot installed the Ncage plugin on chrome on my PC as a prank. <br> <br>replaced every picture on every site on every page with Cage. <br> <br>on an actual related note, this is an awesome project.
I want to make a sweater version of this ^*^

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