Monday, 2 December 2013

Perfect Presents, Christmas Fashion Fix: Pom Pom Hat

Photo Amanda Thomas
This is a cute take on the classic bobble hat, I've seen them all over the place on the hughstreet but thought it was a prime opportunity to teach you all how to make pom poms or…just to jog your memory from Junior School.

Do you remember making pompom robin Christmas decorations at primary school? You’d bring it home and your parents would have to feign joy at their little cherubs effort and then hang it on their Christmas tree for the next 15 years. 

This is a classic black and white combo, but why not mix it up and add more pompoms!

You will need:  
  • Ball of black wool
  • white plain beanie
  • Cardboard (a cereal packet will suffice) 
  • Knitting hook  
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread to attach finished pompoms 
How to:
  1. Draw and cut out 2 cardboard rings.  Follow our pattern as a guide. 
  2. Cut a length of wool about 2 metres long and fold in half.
  3. Tie the2 cardboard rings together with the length of wool and continue wrapping this length of wool around the 2 rings. Feed the wool through the hole in the middle of both rings each time. 
  4. Continue this process, cutting new lengths of wool as the last runs out.  Use the knitting hook to pull the wool though as the hole becomes full.
  5. Once you cannot pull any more wool through the centre of the ring, cut all the way around the outer edge of the ring.
  6. Wrap a length of wool between the 2 cardboard rings and tie a few tight knots. These will secure all the wool in place.
  7. Tear the 2 cardboard rings to remove them from the centre of the pompom.
  8. Trim the pompom to size.

Photo Amanda Thomas

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