Pompoms, tassels, curls …. even so many possibilities to finish a hat, scarf or shawl and give it a special touch. Even a dull colored hat can change dramatically depending on the pompom, its color or other embellishments.
How to make a pompom
Copy the circle below on a piece of cardboard and cut it out. Cut a 2nd one too. You need to make the circle a little larger than you want your pompom to be. I made cardboard circles with a diameter of 8 cm / 3”. The pompom will be 8 cm / 3 ” – or less depending on how much yarn you will cut away to even it.
Hold the 2 cardboard circles together with the slits at the same side.
Wind the yarn all over the Use different colors if you The more you wind the
cardboards. like. fuller the pompom.
Starting at one of the slit Take care not to lose any Cut a piece of yarn
ends of the circle, slide your yarn, so hold the middle (± 20 cm / 8”) and
scissors in between the two area of the circle firmly. slide it in between
cardboard layers and cut the cardboard layers and
through all the yarn wrapped tie very tightly.
around the top.
Remove the cardboard circles and even the pompom with scissors.
A pompom can be made with anything yarn-like. Fun-fur, Fantasy yarn, Eyelash yarn, Novelty yarn: it has lot of names. I had some balls of that fun-fur in my stash for years and finally found a use for it.
How to make a fun-fur pompom
If you tried to make a pompom in the usual way with cardboard and sciccors (see above) you will see that making a pompom in Fun-fur is even easier. No need for cardboard and scissors at all.
Wind the fun-fur around When it is thick enough,
your fingers. break the yarn.
Cut a piece of matching (it doesn’t really look like a
cotton or wool and tie it very pompom now). Gently pull
tightly in the middle. out the fur with your fingers
(Notice that I used the fun- to give it the fluffy look.
fur to tie, but it’s better to
use a smooth yarn for this,
Ready to attach to your hat or scarf or to anything you like.
BTW: this is my latest pattern: Prpl rain is a set containing a beanie and a long, vintage-like, narrow scarf, both with a very easy stitch pattern that is very useful to use with variegated yarns. It effectively breaks up the ‘pooling’ in these gorgeous skeins by the use of lots of yarn overs. It equally looks good in solid or semi-solids.
Check it out here
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