During the colder months I pretty much live in beanies. I am especially fond of our Capsule Slouchy Beanie and have it in a couple of different colors. For the days when I want to change up its appearance a little bit, I decided to make a removable pom pom! This is such an easy project and the best part is you can make a bunch of different colors and change them up depending on your mood :).
What you need: 2 circular pieces of cardboard with a hole cut in the center. Make sure the holes are cut evenly — I used a coaster for the outer circle and a soda bottle cap for the inner circle. The larger your circles are, the larger the pom pom will be! The only other things you need are yarn and scissors!
Begin wrapping the yarn around the cardboard circles — when you start, just wrap the yarn over top of the loose end to hold it in place.
Continue doing this until the pieces of cardboard are completely covered.
Slide the scissors in between the two cardboard circles as pictured, and cut around the yarn around the edges of the circle so that it looks like this:
Cut another piece of yarn and slide it in between the cardboard circles, so that it loops around the center of the pieces of yarn. Tie in a tight knot, and remove the cardboard.
Trim an excess yarn and voila! Your pom pom is finished.
To attach the pom pom to my beanie, I used a safety pin and slid it through the piece of yarn that I used to tie the pom pom. Then I just pinned it right onto the top of my hat!
I can’t wait to make more! These would make adorable gift toppers, too :).
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