Remember the pompom maker I showed you last year? (Technically it was last week, but I can’t believe it’s 2016 already and have to take every chance to remind myself of the fact!)
Well, that thing is A. Maze. Ing!
You start by wrapping yarn round and round this ring…
… then you cut all around it and tie around the centre.
Here it is right out of the holder. My old method required a lot of trimming, so I think I made this first pompom a bit too big…
After trimming it down a bit I absolutely love it. It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!
Once I got the hang of it I couldn’t stop making them (in the appropriate sizes, of course).
Here are the last of the hats I made for 1000 Stitches for Syria.
In total I made 18 hats – I didn’t quite reach my target, but I’m still pleased with them.