How to make a Tassel
The tassel-maker is a piece of cardboard
4 inches by 2 inches with a slot cut near the top.
It should be about 1/2 inch longer than the
finished tassel to allow for trimming.
Wrap yarn loosely about 25 times around the
Cut a piece of yarn 30 inches long, double it and wrap it
twice around the yarn at the slot. The ends will be hidden
in the tassel later.
Using yarn from the ball or skein, loop the
twice through the top of the tassel and tie it tightly.
Leave an 8 inch end that will be hidden in the tassel later.
Do not cut the yarn.
Make a chain about 3 inches long.Use the smallest
possible and make the chain as tight as possible.
Cut yarn leaving an 8 inch tail for sewing.
Cut bottom of yarn and remove tassel from
Thread the unused tail at the top of the tassel on a needle and
hide the tail in the middle of the tassel.
The ends from the square knot are threaded on a needle,
the yarn is wrapped around twice, then hidden in the
middle of the tassel.
Finished tassel made by the above method.
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If it is attached to the top of a hat,
the chain should be long enough so the bottom
of the tassel just touches the brim.
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