Make this Nordic gnome with a twisty hat to add a little whimsy and magic into your day. They make the perfect friend to welcome guests in an entryway.
Gnome with Twisty Hat Tutorial
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love making gnomes. If you’re new here, it’s like a gnome rabbit hole (you’ve been warned).
I just really can’t get enough of them, friends. From Christmas gnomes to other holiday cuties, it’s fun to explore different styles and methods. For example:
- Christmas Gnomes – No-sew ornaments, cone-style gnomes, and so much more!
- DIY Sock Gnome Tutorials – No sewing skills? No problem – these guys come together in just 20-minutes.
But today, we’re making a fun gnome my daughter requested for her room: a rainbow gnome with a twisty hat. We set out dying wool for this and our experiment FAILED. Note: do not use leftover Easter egg dye to color Merino wool if you want to use it as a beard.
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Let’s get started with what DID work.
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Tips for Making a Twisty Hat Gnome
So I messed up one before getting this right (just being honest). So I’m going to tell you what NOT to do in addition to how to actually make a twisty hat gnome that looks good.
- Get a loooooong sock – this rainbow knee-high sock is perfect.
- Before you cut and sew the sock hat, be sure to make the body and measure how tall you want your finished hat.
- Don’t overstuff the stock if there is a pattern. For example, this rainbow hat is a quality sock but when I overfilled it, it showed white through the color.
- Use pins to hold the hat in place before gluing it on. Pin it and then position the nose.
- The polyfill is going to be quite bumpy. You’ll need to roll the hat (even the tip) in your hands to distribute the polyfill.
How Do I Make a Gnome with a Bending Hat?
I’m so glad you asked! This is a fairly quick DIY (especially if you use a sock gnome body), however, there are a few more tips I’ll share. If you’re making a DIY gnomes playlist on YouTube, here is our gnome with a bending hat video tutorial.
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