It’s true. Every gal needs pom poms in her life. They’re cute, they’re fun and the name itself is darn fun to say. Pom pom.
When I first started knitting, I hated pom poms. I didn’t understand the point of having a tuft of yarn to top a hat. But after looking at knitted pieces and patterns over the past couple years, the pom pom makes complete sense to me. It’s the finishing touch. And I love them best on ear-flap hats, right on the end of the I-cord that ties around your neck.
I finished another hat a couple weeks ago. A kid-sized hat, with ear-flaps, pom poms and two little triangles on top – it was a kitty hat. The hat itself is cute. But the pom poms are my favorite part. Fluffy, soft, perfect to tug on. They make the hat, people.
*Pattern: Kat’s Hat by Diana Foster from 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders