Picture of Light-Up Christmas Tree Hat
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

Picture of 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!
Teisha (author)  lindarose921 year ago
Thanks for the praise, lindarose92! I'm glad you like the hat -- I wanted to make something entertaining yet (somewhat) practical.
Teisha (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
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.
Teisha (author)  Dominic Bender1 year ago
Thanks for checking out the Instructable, Satrek! I'm glad you like it. I'm not too tall (5'5") 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!
Teisha (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
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! :)
Raitis1 year ago
This is like the most ridiculous (in a good way!) Christmas themed thing I've seen this year. Would suit me well, lol!
Teisha (author)  Raitis1 year ago
Thanks, Raitis! That's what I was aiming for. I'm glad you like it!