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DIY Halloween horn

If you’re like me, Halloween costume planning is a bit of a chore. And if you’re like me you wait until all the “good” costumes are long sold out and even the weird plastic masks are picked over.

Well this year I am breaking my trend and sharing it with everyone! Add a horn to your hat! No kidding! Suddenly your plain old hat becomes a unicorn, a rhino, or a narwhal. Add two horns and you’re a devil, a cow, a goat…the possibilities are endless.

I have created this project two ways. If you’re a knitter simply take some stash yarn, cast on 20 stitches and knit in the round for approximately 60 rows. Then decrease, weave in ends, and stuff the open end with batting. Use your extra yarn around the horn as well as to anchor it to the hat.

But for those who aren’t knitters, here’s a helpful hack to make this quick costume idea even quicker! (I know, can it be possible?).

Here’s what you need

I’m going to list some ideas for what you can use but please be creative! Find items around your house you don’t mind re-purposing and go for it!

  • Old, holey socks
  • Dark coloured nylons or stockings
  • Rubber bands
  • Scissors
  • Safety pins
  • Toque

Here’s what you do

Here’s the fun part.

  • Cut up socks into strips
  • Stuff strips into one leg of dark coloured nylons
  • Cut off second leg of nylons and place over first leg to make it opaque.
  • Use rubber bands to create horn look
  • Secure to hat using safety pins

Now that was fun and easy!

The strips of socks do weigh more than the batting so I had to make my quickie horn much smaller, but I’m pleased with the result.

It’s funny, even though I know a horn is going to be part of my costume solutions this year I have no idea which animal I’ll go for. There are too many choices!

Working full time as a writer, editor and audio broadcast producer should be enough. But instead of resting after a long work day Robyn sets to creating havoc in her space by attempting more DIY, upcycle and knitting projects than she has room for. Her husband is a patient man.

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