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How to Make a Pom Pom For a Hat

Dec. 30, 2019

It is important to note that the size of your pom pom maker (whichever method you choose) will determine the size of your finished pom poms. Using toilet paper rolls makes for quite large pom poms, while using a fork creates quite small pom poms (great to replace bows on gifts!). Need something in the middle of those two sizes? Try two chair legs pushed together!

Pom poms: either you love them or you hate them. Make pom poms out of yarn or with faux fur like these. You can use a traditional pom pom maker or toilet paper rolls or a fork, or chair legs or even a cardboard cutout. The possibilities are endless.

how to make a pom pom for a hat with a pom pom maker

1、Cut two circles of cardboard that measure 7.5cm/3" in diameter, with a 2.5cm/1" hole in the middle.

2、Cut a length of yarn and wrap it around the cardboard circles.

3、Continue winding yarn around the cardboard circles until the cardboard is covered and the hole is filled in. When the first length of yarn runs out, simply add a new one!

4、Now before we go any further - things are now likely to get very fluffy! Make sure you're in a place where it's easy to clean up the left over clippings.

OK ready? Then grab a pair of scissors and cut the yarn between the two pieces of card around the edge of the circle.

5、Tie a strand of yarn between the two cardboard circles and fasten with a tight knot.

6、Remove the cardboard circles by cutting them.

7、Tidy up your pompom by trimming the shape with scissors. What you do next is only limited by your creativity!

Sew your pompom to the top of a hat with the long tails, or trim them short to use as a decoration. Pom Poms are super popular as bag decorations too!

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