Needle-felted Winter Hat

 Needle felted embellished knit hat

Living here in Colorado I find it essential to have a soft hat on the coldest of days. I was looking for something special, creative and trendy and just couldn't find the perfect thing. Sometimes that's a good motivator to create something for yourself!  

A simple trip to target, and I found super soft chenille knit winter hats in several colors. They were inexpensive and just waiting for me to embellish them with my needle-felting techniques and scraps of yarn and fibers I already had at home! You could use any product made of yarn, roving or fleece.


Let's Go!

Materials for Needle felted winter hat:

  • Needle felting tool (I like the multi tool with five needles from Clover. It's already equipped with needles so you're ready to begin right away)
  • Needle felting mat (I used the brush-like mat from Clover)
  • Felting fibers in colors of your choice (available at craft stores or use pieces of yarn you already have)
  • Variegated yarns of all kinds 
  • Tapestry needle and heavy thread or string
  • Buttons, beads and ribbons to embellish after felting
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The needle punch tool is super easy to use but take caution, as the needles are very SHARP! You'll use the brush-like needle felting mat to enable the smooth punching to mesh well with the base fabric.

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After the felting, use buttons, beads, silk ribbon or small pom pons to add more texture and interest to your project. A tapestry needle and heavy thread, string or yarn will make sure your embellishments stay in place!

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Needle-felting is a great technique for enhancing plain sweaters or bags, knitted hats, gloves, throws or blankets. The options for this technique are endless so get creative...and get ready for a lot of compliments!

 Simple purchased chenille gloves I already had and quickly embellished

Simple purchased chenille gloves I already had and quickly embellished