Wear a Rainbow on Your Head!

About: Mostly a crafter, but I like electrical challenges too. Tinkerer.

When the toner ribbon is spent in a color printer, it inevitably winds up in a landfill - unless you REMAKE it! I took a pile of this toner ribbon and knitted it into a fun hat for my daughter. This is also a great way to introduce knitting to children. The result is a strong, lightweight, waterproof hat that casts colorful shadows wherever the sun hits it. It's like wearing a rainbow on your head!

Step 1: Take Your Trash...

Gather spent toner ribbon from a color printer.

Step 2: ...and KNIT!

Using a round loom, knit the toner ribbon into a hat! Since the ribbon is thicker than yarn, the knitting process is easier and faster. Perfect for teaching children how to knit!

Step 3: And Voila! You Have a Rainbow Hat!

And the landfill has one less thing in it!



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    2 years ago

    That's so cool! I've never seen toner ribbon. Is it soft or more plasticy? Is the hat comfortable to wear?

    2 replies

    Reply 2 years ago

    Just added some new pictures to my instructable! You can see the process in more detail now.


    Reply 2 years ago

    It's actually pretty soft! It conforms to your head well. My daughter loves it!