88. How to Make a Pom-Pom (2.0)

Another day, another pom-pom.

Cut two circles from paper (or cardstock makes it a bit easier)

Cut two circles from paper (or cardstock makes it a bit easier)

Cut holes in each circle

Cut holes in each circle

Wrap yarn around the ring.

Wrap yarn around the ring.

The more yarn you use, the fluffier the pom-pom will be.

The more yarn you use, the fluffier the pom-pom will be.

Slide scissors in between the 2 layers of paper and cut the yarn around the edge.

Slide scissors in between the 2 layers of paper and cut the yarn around the edge.

 

All the way around.

All the way around.

Cut a length of yarn (maybe 24") and slide between the two layers of paper.

Cut a length of yarn (maybe 24″) and slide between the two layers of paper.

Tie a very tight knot. Wrap it around the other way and tie again.

Tie a very tight knot. Wrap it around the other way and tie again.

Slide the rings off and...

Slide the rings off and…

Pom-Pom!

Pom-Pom!

Tie the pom-pom on the center of the hat (looking from inside of hat)

Tie the pom-pom on the center of the hat (looking from inside of hat)

Hat with pom-pom

Hat with 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.

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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.

But Dexie made do.

But Dexie made do.

Baby helped sweep the driveway.

Baby helped sweep the driveway.

Thanks baby! Tomorrow she can wear her new gold and yellow hat for more raking!

Thanks baby! Tomorrow she can wear her new gold and yellow hat for more raking!

3 thoughts on “88. How to Make a Pom-Pom (2.0)

  1. Pingback: 84. How to Make Paper Snowflakes | Spy Garden

  2. narf77

    Good luck with those extra readers…they tend to flit in and flit out…what you need are “Dear constant readers” and they are only gained by hard sweat and good post content…lucky you have the good post content nailed…time to sweat! ;)

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