Making things with yarn is truly an Old School skill, and whether you favor knitting, crocheting, or some other way of playing with yarn, you may find yourself in need of a pom pom. (some call it a pom PON)
A hat with a jaunty poof on top makes the Damsel smile. You can buy a pom pom, but why, when it’s so easy? And when you make your own, you can use the same yarn you made your hat/slippers/thingy out of for a perfect match.
Find some scrap cardboard, and cut a piece that is a little wider than you want the strands of your pom pom to be.
Wrap yarn around and around the cardboard. Keep going. When you think it’s fat enough, go a few more times. In order for a nice, dense pom pom, you mustn’t be timid. Go big.
The Damsel went a few more rounds after this, but she feels in her heart that she should have done even more.
Cut a piece of yarn and slip it under one side of the wrapped yarn, so that you can tie a knot like so. Pull tightly and do the best knot you know.
Cut through the OTHER side, opposite the tie, in this manner. Don’t be scared.
You now hold in your hand a pom pom…a somewhat amoeba-like pom pom, but a pom pom all the same.
By giving the pom pom a haircut, you can even out the strands. Plus, it will look denser if the strands are not super long and lanky.
Now how do you attach it to the thingy? Sticking a crochet hook right through the pom pom is an easy way to put the party on the top.
Sprog #3 shows us her cute creation, crocheted all by her onesies. Now she’ll turn even more heads as she works the Utah snow at Sundance Ski Resort.