Lately, I’ve been making some really fun crochet cabbage patch kid hats. They’ve turned out super cute, so I decided to try something different. I wanted to make a hat with curls! I searched the internet for “how to curl yarn” and tried a few different methods, but they weren’t working well. So…I tried my own method at the risk of melting some yarn and ruining a pan. But it worked! Beautifully!!
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So today, I’m going to share that method with you!
How to Curl Yarn
(I used this method to curl acrylic yarn, but according to this article, a similar method is used for wool yarn.)
Step 1: Wrap your yarn tightly around knitting needles or dowel rods. Use a variety of sizes for a variety of curl sizes. Tie both ends so the curls don’t come undone.
Step 2: Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 3: Wet yarn thoroughly.
Step 4: Lay yarn-wrapped knitting needles and dowels on a cookie sheet.
Step 5: Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Step 6: Remove and let cool until yarn is completely cool and dry. (See those curls on the left that are looser than all the others? I didn’t let them dry completely before unwrapping them.)
Step 7: Gently unwrap yarn from dowels. You will have a nice, tight curl. Use your fingers to gently pull curls looser to achieve the look you want.
And that’s it! It’s SO easy and I LOVE the results!