*SO Sorry for the double post today…somehow Friday's post (Saving money on utilities) published today when it wasn't supposed to 🙂 So I guess you get a good break from hearing from me after tomorrow's blog hop!
Due to my husband's love of soccer, we attend a lot of soccer games. At the last soccer game we went to, I saw this cute little girl with a bunch of tulle in her pigtails. I thought it was super cute, but neither of my girls have hair yet. And then I got a wild idea. What if I string a bunch of tulle through their kufi hats in the team's colors?
Let me introduce you to…
The “Kufi Poof”
Okay, okay, I found out that these hats are actually called waffle hats, but “waffle poof” just doesn't sound as cool as “Kufi Poof,” and this would also work with a kufi hat, so that name is here to stay! 🙂 I did my first one with pink tulle because that's the only color I had on hand, but I plan on doing the next ones in RSL colors: Red, Blue and yellow!
These crazy hats would be fun for parades, sporting events, concerts, or anything else crazy and fun! The best part: They aren't super girly looking, so you can make them for your boys too! If I had a boy, I would probably use the tulle to make a mohawk in mixed colors.
How did I make it?
There's no tutorial for this one because it's not needed. It's too easy. Just cut your tulle in 2-4 inch pieces (however you like it), and loop it through one of the holes. Tie it in place and move on to the next one. It probably took me 20 minutes to make the whole thing. If you end up making one, I'd love to see it!
Once I finished my kufi poof I started feeling motivated and decided to make something I've been wanting to make for a long time:
Cabbage Patch Doll Wig
This is the Cabbage Patch Wig that originally made me want to make one. I really want my 4-month old to be a Cabbage Patch doll for Halloween! I saw an old Cabbage Patch doll at a thrift store, so I will probably cut of the hand and feet and stuff them into the ends of her sleeves and pant legs. All I lacked was the wig!
There are patterns on Etsy, but since I have zero crochet experience, I wanted to see if I could make one out of a kufi hat that I already have.
What you need:
Matching Yarn (I didn't even use a full spool)
Hot Glue & Felt
I started with the loopy bangs first. Here's how I did it (All you crochet people out there, keep your snickers to yourself!) 🙂
First, I wrapped yarn around my first two fingers to make loops, and then I tied them at the bottom (Probably did 20 of these. They don't take long to make)
I then glued the end with the tie to a piece of felt. I glued them all onto the felt with a little bit of space between each one. I then glued the piece of felt to the inside of the hat as I poked the loops through to the other side:
Next, I wrapped yarn around one of my toddler's books (roughly 8 X 11) to make the pieces for the hair.
I then cut them off and looped them through the top of the beanie. I started with the middle part, down along the back of the beanie, and then along the edges. I then pulled it all together and tied them into pigtails. Then you can either braid them or leave them as pigtails. I also plan on adding some fun ribbon to match whatever outfit I put her in (I'm waiting to see if Halloween night ends up being freezing weather before I decide what she's wearing).
Here are a few pics of the top of the wig. Offspring #1 wanted a chance at wearing it as well, so there are two pictures:
What I would do differently next time: I would make the loops for the bangs smaller (about an inch or less), and I would make the hair pieces LONGER. I didn't have enough hair for much of a braid. For some reason in my head I imagined this taking me 20 minutes, but it actually took close to 2 hours to make. You've been warned 🙂 Better find a good movie to watch.
*Also…I used a brown kufi hat and brown yarn. They ended up being different shades of brown, but it didn't matter since the yarn covers the majority of the hat.
If the approaching Holiday has you in a crafty mood, check out my post on how to make an tablecloth eyeball wreath, or if you want something super quick and easy, try making some mummy pumpkins with the kids!
What are your kids going to dress up as this year? Are you making any of their costumes?