We LOVE POMPOMS (yes, shouty caps are required). How do we love them? Let us count the ways!
We have a tutorial that illustrates how to make a pompom here, but I want to share a few more fun techniques that will take your pompom to the ‘next level’. Yup, this is serious stuff!
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how to make two colour or layered pompoms:
It’s not too hard, use the same as for the basic pom but each half of the pom pom maker has a different colour.
how to make ‘sparkle’ or ‘confetti’ pompoms
Select your yarns (I’m using a rainbow of odds and ends), then, holding all of the strands together as one, wrap your pompom maker. This technique looks great on a Snap hat!
maybe full rainbow pom is needed?
I mean, why stop at just 2 colours right? For our Prism hat we pulled out all the stops and went ROY G BIV.
the VERY LARGE pompom can be hilarious and fun
It might give you a stiff neck… but it looks cool, right?! For these giant poms I used the big blue size.
My favorite is probably the green maker, but sometimes a hat just calls for big blue or wee yellow or pink!
the VERY LITTLE pompom can be cute and comical
We like some comedic value in our pompom-ing. How about a teeny tiny electric yellow pom on an otherwise serious black and grey hat?
Or perhaps your next Beloved bonnet would be EVEN MORE adorable, topped with a wee pom?
and when you run out of hats… what other items can be improved by the gratuitous use of pompoms?
When you inevitably become enamored of pom poms, you will eventually run out of hats… no fear! You can always make a pretty pompom garland for your home, it’s the perfect tiny project for yarn ends too!
Well we generally think everything is better with a pom pom on it, but I do find it’s very hard to fit a wildly pompom-ed hat under your bicycle helmet. So, there is at least one downside to pompoms, but I can’t think of any others, honestly…
So tell us, are you pro pompom?
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