Right…so the hats are adorable on their own.  They are and I won’t let you talk me out of believing that.  But they are made even cuter by the shameless addition of tassels.

Now, much as with pompoms, making tassels is easier with the right tools.  I use this little gizmo (as always, amazon links are affiliate links).  And while I probably wouldn’t have bought it if I was just going to make one or two, I found myself very glad to have it when I wanted to make piles and piles and piles of matching tassels for the hats.

It makes it easy to make them uniform.  Which is deeply satisfying and pleases the part of my brain that thrives on order.  I mean not quite as satisfying as the tassel making step where everything looks pretty much exactly like you’re making your own tampons…but enjoyable none the less.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go make quite a pile of these!


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