I wanted to make my granddaughter a basic knit hat in white and trim it with a faux fur pom pom. I asked a friend and talented crocheter about a place to purchase pom poms. She gave me a suggestion and told me they aren’t hard to make.
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After a little searching, I learned just how to make them.
How to make faux fur pom poms
I bought a quarter yard of the faux fur at Hobby Lobby for $4.74 ($18.99 a yard). I can get 5-6 large pom poms from the quarter yard.
Usually the finished pom pom size is about 2-inches smaller than the size of the circle but because the fur was long on my faux fur, the pom pom turned out pretty large.
Thread a needle with a strong thread because you don’t want it to break as you pull on it. Make sure it is long enough to stitch all the way around and then to stitch closed, plus sew on a pin. I used quilting thread.
Knot the end of your thread and begin a running stitch about 1/4-inch from edge.
Add enough fiberfill to give the pom pom shape.
Pull the thread to close the circle, add a bit more fiberfill if needed.
This is where an additional pair of hands helps especially on a pom pom this big. You want to completely stitch the hole closed while squeezing it all together.
Finishing the faux fur pom pom
Because the faux fur is not washable, I made it detachable but sewing on a pin clasp. When secure, knot and cut tread.
Finished Pom Pom!
And here is the link to the pattern for the toque:
NOTE: This is an updated (Jan 2021) as the old link has become invalid.
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