I’ve run into several cute knit hats with faux fur pompoms this season. I love that they’re an everyday item with an unexpected twist. It adds just a touch of whimsy to a winter outfit.
This is a relatively simple DIY, but there are some specific items needed, mostly the fur. I found mine at Hancock Fabrics on sale, but a simple scrap is all you need. I bought ¼ of a yard, and I have enough fur for at least 5 or 6 hats.
- Piece of faux fur
- Knit beanie (store bought is fine. I knit mine based off of Lady by the Bay’s anthropolgie inspired one)
- Needle and thread
- Stuffing; scrap fabric or yarn scraps would be fine as well.
- Small plate or other round object to trace for pompom
- Start by tracing your plate with the marker on the back of the fur.
- Cut out the circle. You will want to brush off the edges of the fur circle into a trashcan before continuing or you will get pieces of fur everywhere.
- With your needle and thread, sew a running stitch around the outside of the circle.
- As you sew, start to gather in the edges, forming a sort of bowl.
- Place your stuffing in the middle and pull the edges of the thread as tight as possible.
- Tie the ends of the thread together. If your fabric is too thick to close with just a drawstring, sew across the opening to shut it. (see below)
- Using the same thread, sew the pompom onto your beanie at the very top. Make sure to secure it with a few stitches so it isn’t too wobbly.
- You're all done! Stay warm and look fabulous!