Another day, another pom-pom.
I had a (maybe a quarter of a skein) left of this thick blue yarn. So I made a very loosely crocheted hat for one of baby’s little friends.
Just make the stitches VERY loose and then a little yarn goes a long way. Plus this hat took less than an hour to make!
To make a hat with more of a beret-type shape you crochet around in a circle adding stitches making a wide, fat circle, then start narrowing the circle by skipping a stitch every few stitches (I don’t count). I don’t follow patterns and just sort of eyeball it. To finish the end of the hat you can just tie it off, or go back over the last row (which will make a thicker brim). Oy! It is pretty difficult and tedious to try and explain crocheting. My main point about crocheting, is that I only know how to do one kind of stitch and from that, you can make a lot of different shapes. I just wing it.
I’m not going to lie. This pom-pom 2.0 post is sort of a ploy to get more readers. I get about five views a day based on google searches of “how to make a pom-pom”. In my last pom-pom-making post the pictures were not so great (it was How to Make a Pom-Pom and How NOT to Take Photos of the Process), so I decided to do a pom-pom 2.0 with somewhat better pictures. I might as well try and corner the market of how to make a pom-pom. I figure, the people who want to make pom-poms are my kind of people and therefore may enjoy Spy Garden.
And speaking of the garden,
Raking is almost complete. Between my husband mowing the yard last weekend and that super windy day last week, there are barely any leaves left in the yard! I fear we’ve missed the chance for our annual leaf-pile jumping.