First of all, I’m so sorry to delay our Hump Day How-To post! I have no good reason except that we’ve been getting ready for Thanksgiving and it’s been pretty crazy! Speaking of Thanksgiving, now that it’s just one day away we can start thinking about Christmas, right? My dad has always said that the Christmas season starts on Black Friday and shouldn’t be mentioned before then, but those of us making hand made gifts have to get a bit of a head start! I was Pinteresting and searching for beautiful gift ideas, and I ran across this Ribbed Pom Pom Beanie from All About Ami. Below you’ll find the pattern for the hat, but I’m also planning on making matching gloves and a scarf, to complete a full set. Stay tuned for those patterns later in December!
Begin by chaining 61. You can use more or less chains, I just wanted my hat to be long enough to fold over the brim and still be a little slouchy.
Single crochet in the back loops only, beginning in the second chain from the hook. To begin a new row, chain one and turn. Continue crocheting single crochets in the back loops until your hat is wide enough to fit comfortably around the recipient’s head. I ended up with 72 rows total.
Connect the two sides with a row of slip stitches. Weave in the ends.
Cut a long piece of yarn and fold it in half. At the top opening of your hat, thread the yarn through about half an inch down, all the way around.
Pull the strings tight and tie off. If there’s a little bit of an opening, you can whip-stitch it shut.
Cut out two large circles of cardboard (mine were about 4 inches wide) and cut out a smaller circle in the center of each one (mine were about 1 inch wide).
Using two strands at once, wrap the yarn around both circles. Place the yarn-covered circles on the table and carefully cut around the edges. Slip a long strand of yarn between the two cardboard circles and gently tie off the pom pom. If this is unclear, there’s a great tutorial here.
Attach the pom pom to the top of your hat using the long tails of the pom pom. Trim and weave in the ends.
Do you have any handmade gifts planned for this Christmas? Let us know in the comments below!