#DelightfulDIY: Yarn Pom-Pom

January 26, 2015

Got a boring old beanie that needs some sprucing up?  Add a pom-pom!

DIY Yarn Pom-Pom (for your favorite beanie) | Delightfully Kristi #DelightfulDIY

I recently found this great basic black and white striped beanie at a local thrift store; but, when I got it home, I found that the bold black and white stripes were a little overpowering.  It needed something to soften it up and make it more fun.  So I thought, “Why not add a cute pink pom-pom??”

This DIY is super simple and only requires a few supplies.  The bonus: it’s a no-sew project, no needle, thread or sewing machine necessary!  Let’s get to it!

DIY Yarn Pom-Pom supplies | Delightfully Kristi #DelightfulDIY

You will need:

  • a hat or beanie
  • yarn in your type and color choice
  • scissors
  • mechanical pencil (optional, you’ll see later)
DIY Yarn Pom-Pom (for your favorite beanie) | Delightfully Kristi #DelightfulDIY

To make the pom-pom, simply wrap the yarn around your fingers: more fingers = bigger pom-pom, fewer fingers = smaller pom-pom.  Wrap as much yarn as you possibly can around your fingers, especially if you want a really thick, fluffy pom-pom.  Trust me on this, once you think you’ve wrapped enough yarn around your fingers, double it!

Once you really, really feel that you have enough yarn for your pom-pom, take a length of yarn and tie it around the center of your bundle of wrapped yarn.  You may be able to do this while the yarn is still on your fingers, or you may have to carefully slide the yarn off your fingers first.  Don’t worry if it gets a bit messy, you can clean it up in a couple steps, just make sure you tie it up nice and tight.

DIY Yarn Pom-Pom (for your favorite beanie) | Delightfully Kristi #DelightfulDIY

After the yarn is all tied up, cut both ends of the yarn, turning those little loops into the pieces of your new pom-pom!  Now you can take your scissors and clean up any stray bits of yarn that stick out funny.  This step is not totally necessary, but it does make for a tidier and more professional looking pom-pom.  ;)

Congratulations, you’ve just made your very own pom-pom!  Now, let’s attach it to your beanie.  This is where a pencil or a pen will come in handy, because you’re going to use the blunt tip to carefully open up a small hole in between the knit fibers of your hat.  The looser the knit of your hat, the easier this will be, but be careful, you don’t want to create an actual hole, just spread the knit open enough to force the loose end of your pom-pom string (the one you used to tie it up) through to the inside of the hat.

DIY Yarn Pom-Pom (for your favorite beanie) | Delightfully Kristi #DelightfulDIY

Once you’ve got both ends of the pom-pom string through to the inside of the hat, knot it tightly a few times.  Cut off the excess yarn and – voila! – you’re done!  Wear your newly decorated hat proudly, or make one for a friend!

DIY Yarn Pom-Pom (for your favorite beanie) | Delightfully Kristi #DelightfulDIY

The possibilities are endless when it comes to pom-poms!  Now that you know how to make them, you can add pom-poms to all sorts of things – add two on one hat for fun ears, make teeny pom-poms and add them to a scarf, make a pom-pom garland, decorate for a party – it’s totally up to you!

DIY Yarn Pom-Pom (for your favorite beanie) | Delightfully Kristi #DelightfulDIY

Do you have any hats that could use a fun pom-pom??  (Who am I kidding, we could all use an extra pom-pom, am I right??)  ;)

As always, thanks for reading!

Delightfully, Kristi (signature) DIY Yarn Pom-Pom (for your favorite beanie) | Delightfully Kristi #DelightfulDIY


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  • The Fashion Huntress

    OMG! this is so brilliant!! I’m adding this to my DIY list!

    January 26, 2015 at 11:09 am Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you! It’s so simple, but makes such a big difference to the hat!! :)

      January 26, 2015 at 11:40 am Reply
  • buttonsandbirdcages

    Totally adorable, love love love it!

    January 26, 2015 at 1:09 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you, thank you!! :)

      January 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm Reply
  • Justine S.

    Who doesn’t love a good pom-pom?!?! This really adds a lot to the beanie. Adding it to my DIY list too :)

    January 26, 2015 at 3:47 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Riiiight?? ;) Haha I thought so, too! Would love to see what you come up with!! :)

      January 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm Reply
  • Nout @ SandpaperKissesBlog

    Super cute!!!! Now how do you make a flower ;) ;)

    January 26, 2015 at 5:40 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thanks! Sadly I have yet to learn knitting or crocheting, but it’s on my list! ;)

      January 26, 2015 at 5:49 pm Reply

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