After I cleaned up my yarn skeins by rolling them into balls, I wanted to fancy up some hats that I have made by adding pom-poms to the top. Usually I use a cardboard process, that I may show later, but in the midst of our move I wanted to do something a little easier, so I improvised.
I will teach you this quick DIY and at the same time add to the hat that I have been teaching you how to crochet. To see how to make the simple beanie, click here. To see how to add the simple trim, click here.
Step 1: Wrap a whole bunch of yarn around your four fingers. Like this:Step 2: Cut the yarn when your "mitten" gets sufficiently thick. Also, Cut a 6-10inch long strand to use to wrap your pom-pom.
Step 3: insert crochet hook between middle & ring finger and pull small strand through.
Step 4: Wrap small strand around "mitten" as shown below:
Step 5: Cut the outside edges of your "mitten" as shown below:
Step 6: Form into pom-pom ball (make sure you keep track of the small strand to be used later)
Step 7: Trim and clean up pom-pom to make prettyStep 8: Attach to top of hat by tying small strand together inside hat.