Once I got the hang of knitting in the round, I was a hat knitting fool. I could do this! As is true with most things in life, if we succeed at a new venture we want more.
Hat knitting is really quite easy. The casting on and use of double-pointed needles can be slow going, but all the knitting in-between can be quick and simple.
Once the hat is complete and can be worn, you may think a cute pom pom would add a lot. Pom poms can be made of yarn to match the hat, or fur pom poms can be attached.
What is your favorite hat topper?
I love the idea of using leftovers. If we make something useful or decorative or both, even better! On average we produce too much waste for this planet. Thank you for your inspiration.
Yup, another good use of leftover yarn!
You have developed so well and so quickly with your new interest and you are amazing. I of course as stated use my odds and ends for the Alzheimer's twiddle mitts for Alzheimer's patients in the local care homes.
I also love to minimize waste and it's fun to knit up something with leftover yarn. These projects can end up so pretty and unique, but with lots of "tails" to weave in at the end! I'm only beginning to knit a lot of items that may need a pom pom, but I think I would do contrast and harmony - which ever I feel looks best at the time. I prefer to not always follow patterns and use my own ideas as much as possible.
dustytoes, Thank you for the practical information and the product line. In particular, ways that favor recycling and that minimize waste get my attention. So it's a wonderfully sustainable idea to apply leftover yarns to pompoms. What motivates you in choosing pompom colors: contrast or harmony?
Your finished pompom hat and scarf would look especially fetching on someone with blonde, platinum or white hair and/or green eyes!
Thank you blackspaniel, I agree that it is easy enough to add a pompom which will enhance the look of some types of hats.
Veronica, Thanks for the tassel description, it is perfect! I have made a tassel similar to what you describe. My grandmother used to add them to the long stocking caps she used to make for us kids.
It seems a simple enhancement and should be easy enough to do. Nice idea.
Delightful ! :)
My favourite topper is even easier ; it is like tassels.
Get lots of pieces of wool about 12 inches long.
Fold them in half to about 6 inches. Tie a piece of wool around the 6 inch mark and leave a long thread of wool hanging.
Tie another piece of wool securely about an inch down from the tied 6 inch mark so they are all tied together.
Get the long thread left from the six inch mark tie and sew into the hat securely to attach it down the seam if there is one . so it doesn't pull off.
A tassled hat ….. lovely. I make them for my grandchildren and I hope I have explained it properly.