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Make the Perfect Pom Pom ~ crochet photo tutorial

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:


  • Scissors
  • 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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❤ Tasha

~Inspire, Learn, Create




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  • Linda Gay
    January 7, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Good morning Tasha. Just wanted to let you know I used your method to make a Pom Pom. I received a beautiful knitted Winnipeg Jets scarf for Christmas and living in Manitoba, Canada I ,of course, needed a matching hat so I crocheted myself one to match. But it needed something more and Pom Poms are a big trend now so I needed to make one. Your method worked perfectly. The main colour is a navy & white tweed yarn and I added splashes of red and grey (the two other colours in the Jets jersey). Thanks for posting this method for us all to share.


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