Hi friends! I scoured the internet for how to make the perfect pom pom for my crochet hats. There were loads of tutorials, but they seemed a little over-complicated. Some require a pom pom maker…contraption that looks like it will cut me. lol. Like this one from Amazon
One blogger used cardboard pieces, which was cool, but I didn’t have any cardboard lying around. So I improved! Here is a what I used and the steps I took to make a cute, perfect pom:
- Wide mouth Ball jar
- Two tops to Ball jar
- Darning needle (yarn needle)
Wrap yarn around jar at least 60-100 times.
The more you wrap, the more dense the Pom.
Ease off Yarn
Lay it out over a long piece of the same yarn (be sure to cut this earlier)
Make a fisherman’s knot (twist yarn 5 – 6 times), and pull tight.
Turn over, make another fisherman’s knot, and pull tight.
Cut the loops on top and bottom with your extra sharp scissors.
Don’t forget the stragglers.
Lay it flat.and pile your long strands on top, you’ll use them to attach to hat –
Lay one jar top on bottom and one on top, mash them together as seen below and try to keep them centered.
Mash the tops together – try to keep it centered
Using scissors, trim around outside perimeter.
Trim off stragglers – Try to keep in straight and aligned with edge of ball jar top
Remove tops and turn ball around, place tops on top again, in center
Remember to tuck long tail in so it doesn’t get cut off
Trim edges again – you will trim off quite a bit, don’t worry.
You should have something that looks like this.
Insert hook through center of hat – Pull through both pieces of yarn.
Use a darning needle to sew and secure ball to top of hat. I had to go back through and secure it more because it was a little loose, just using this method. Do what works for you.
Here is the finished Pom Pom! Cute! You can cut off any stragglers you feel are out-of-place.
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