Happy November, friends! The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, so I thought it would be fun to Christmasify some of my older amigurumi patterns and turn them into ornaments for my Christmas tree! The patterns I chose to Christmasify are my Toronto Raccoon & Green Bin patterns! They’re both small/light enough to be ornaments. Both patterns are up on the blog for free, so feel free to check those posts out!
In this post, I will be showing you how to make the Santa hat addition and the felt string lights.
Yarn I Used
I used WeCrochet Shine Sport Yarn for this ornament; however, you can use any yarn as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn. I used Serrano & Cream for the Santa hat.
How to Make Tiny Felt String Lights & Small Santa Hat to Christmasify Your Amigurumi Crochet Ornaments!
The difficulty level for the Christmassy additions is Easy. However, the felting process for the string lights can be very tedious and time consuming because each individual light is so small.
This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
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Please note that the Santa Hat pattern is worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise stated.
YO: yarn over
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc: one sc in the following # stitches
sk next st: skip the next st
ch sp: chain space
3dc-bobble: into the same st- *YO, insert your hook into the st, pull yarn through, YO and pull yarn through 2 loops on the hook* 3 times, you should have 4 loops on your hook (see photo below). YO and pull through all 4 loops, ch 1 to secure the bobble.
THINGS YOU NEED FOR THE SANTA HAT
- WeCrochet Shine Sport Yarn – Serrano & Cream
- 2.75mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
- Locking Stitch Markers (Optional)
- Pins (Optional)
THINGS YOU NEED FOR THE STRING LIGHTS
- Wool Roving in your choice of colour (See my notes in this post about what I use)
- Felting Needle
- DMC 6-Strand Embroidery Floss in 319
- Warm Soapy Water (I used Dawn dish soap)
- Sewing Needle
- Towel or Hankie to dry off your felt
with Serrano yarn
1 6sc in magic circle 
2 sc in all sts 
3 sc, inc, sc, ch 3, sk next st, sc, inc (see first photo below)
4 4sc, 2sc in ch sp (see 2nd photo below), 3sc 
Fasten off, seamless join in the round and weave tails in.
with Cream yarn
With a slip knot on your hook, sl st onto any st on the hat.
Ch 2, 2dc-bobble into the same st you sl st into (see photo below), 3dc-bobble x 8 [9 bobbles]
Santa Hat Pom Pom
with Cream yarn
1 6sc in magic circle 
2 sc in all sts 
Fasten off, close hole off, leave a tail for sewing.
- Thread the tail from the Pompom through the top of the Santa Hat and sew into place.
- To make the Raccoon into an ornament, thread a piece of yarn on top of the head and tie a knot off to create a loop.
- Thread the ornament loop through the opening of the Santa Hat and slide the hat onto the head. Secure with a pin in the back if you want to ensure that the hat stays on.
Felt Christmas String Lights
- To make the Toronto Green Bin into an ornament, just thread a piece of yarn through the back of the bin and out the top. Tie the ends of the yarn together to create a loop.
- Pull a small section of wool roving out and fold it onto itself until it is a loose but small ball. You don’t need a lot of wool roving for this.
- Roll the small ball around gently between your palms (like you would with clay).
- Add a little bit of soapy water as you continue to roll. The soapy water helps to agitate the wool roving and allows you to create something a little more compact.
- Because the amount of the wool roving we are using is so little, the ball will not be completely round. It should look like a tiny little olive.
- Using your felting needle, felt one end of the olive in to create the shape of the light.
- Repeat in as many colours and make as much as you want.
- Separate out two strands of your 6-strand floss. Thread the 2 strands onto a sewing needle and thread it through one end of the felt bulb.
- Keep threading the bulbs onto your floss, spacing them about an inch apart from each other. Tie the ends together to create a loop and to keep the bulbs from falling off the embroidery floss.
- Drape it over the Green Bin (or your ornament of choice).
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If you find any mistakes in the pattern, please contact me and let me know! I do my best to catch my mistakes when I edit my patterns but I sometimes miss the little things.
You may sell products made from this pattern in small quantities but please clearly credit the design to me, Abby Sy of Ollie + Holly and provide a link to my blog www.OllieHolly.com. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!
In everything it’s the little things that count.Many thanks