Monday, September 14, 2015

Make it Monday: Toque Hat Craft!

I had a request to do a tutorial on this toque camp hat craft and I thought I would share this super easy craft! All you need is yarn, a toilet paper roll, and some scissors. It can be difficult to collect a ton of toilet paper rolls so I keep my wrapping paper tubes from Christmas time to use for crafts like this. 

The first thing you want to do is cut the paper tube so it is about 3 cm long and cut the yarn into 15-20 cm pieces. One hat takes about 40 strands of yarn. 

The next step is simply looping the yarn around the tube kind of like a slip knot. Make sure you put the same end (either the looped end or the two edges) over the tube in the same direction to have a uniform look. Though it is much faster to loop a few pieces of yarn together at a time it looks much better when you do it one piece at a time. 

When you have tied the yarn all the way around the cardboard tube flip all of the yarn "inside out" so the knots are at the bottom of the tube. This will create a clean base for your toque.

Use one piece of yarn to tie the top of the hat together, make sure you leave enough yarn at the top to make a pom pom. 

The last step is to trim the top of the hat to make a neat pom pom. Stick your finger in the bottom of the hat to fluff it out and add a safety pin and you are done!

And voila! This craft is a quintessential activity for any age group and it is so cute! Thank you to Gwendolyn in BC for the request and if anyone else has a request for a blog post please let me know! 

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