Christmas Crafting Inspired by TikTok – Mini Christmas Beanies
TikTok is pretty awesome and if you don't have your own account just know there is something for everyone. I went hard down the Christmas Crafting TikTok wormhole, a lot of the crafts are more fun to watch than actually create but there was one unique craft I finally decided to attempt mini-holiday beanies by TikTok artist @sarahliw. Sarah with an H so you know it's going to be good!
What will you need to make these adorable little beanies?
- empty paper towel roll or empty toilet paper rolls
- yarn in the colors you like
- cotton balls
- glue or a hot glue gun (optional)
Check out my first attempt, fail!
I didn't refer back to the video and just went off what I could remember. At first, I blamed the fact that I'm left-handed on why it looked wonky but I knew there was more to it so I decided to reference back to the video, and sure enough I was making it harder than it had to be! With a simple fix, I was off and running
If you are already going to be taking some downtime and watching Christmas movies this the perfect project to keep your hands busy. It is slightly addicting I will warn you, but also good to keep you from wanting to fill your hands with snacks or cigarettes or a drink. No judging, I had a seven and seven while making some and it was the best. To each their own but I will be going back for white yarn because I just LOVE how all these are turning out.
Christmas Beanie Craft
Show me your crafts and I will add them to the gallery. My sister-in-law's Mom has been making these awesome Grinch signs and my husband actually asked for a custom order, she delivered it today! Ahhhh!
You can use a paper towel roll or I would suppose even a toilet paper roll so start saving them. Then pinch the middle to make it easier to cut into strips. Careful to make them even all around, if you get wonky the yarn won't help cover that up but it's pretty easy to snip off the edges so it's nice and smooth all the way around
Like knitting, once you get in a rhythm these are hard to stop making so it's not a bad idea to get all your rolls cut and ready to go
At first, I used the long side of the notebook, don't do that, too much yarn, then I started using my phone to wrap the yarn around, that worked great as well. You could even use a cd case to provide you with evenly cut strips
Take your yarn and fold it in half
Make sure both sides of the yarn are even and take the top bend and create a loop
Now it's time to start working the magic. Take the loop and press it on the inside of the toilet paper roll
Now take the two ends of the yarn and wrap them through the loop, passing over the toiler paper roll
Now you just need to pull the strings to tighten against the paper towel roll and slide tight against the others you have already created
We are getting so close and these next few steps will transform this troll doll looking headpiece into a mini beanie
To create that cute little beanie edge you'll need to take all the yarn and pull it through the inside of the toilet paper loop
We are getting so close to the finished product. For some of these I was getting so excited I forgot to push the yarn through and it really does make a cool beanie edge so if you can help it, try not skipping this step
I used two cotton balls to get a nice round top, don't glue them in just yet, you'll need to tie off the top
This is one of the most fun parts because you get to see all your hard work pay off. Just tie off the top and trim the ball a bit and boom!
Isn't it just the cutest thing you have ever seen?