- Worsted weight yarn (matching or contrasting color)
- Pom-pom maker or cardboard
- Yarn needle
Step 1: Prepare the Pom-Pom Maker If you have a pom-pom maker, open it up and get it ready. If not, you can create a cardboard template by cutting two identical donut shapes with a hole in the center. The size of the template will determine the size of your pom-pom.
Step 2: Wrap Yarn Take your yarn and start wrapping it around one side of the pom-pom maker or cardboard template. Continue wrapping until it’s thick and full. The more yarn you wrap, the denser your pom-pom will be.
Step 3: Repeat on the Other Side Once you’re done wrapping on one side, close the pom-pom maker or cardboard template and repeat the wrapping process on the other side.
Step 4: Secure Yarn Take a separate strand of yarn and thread it through the middle of the wrapped yarn between the two sides of the pom-pom maker or cardboard template. Tie it tightly and make a double knot to secure the yarn.
Step 5: Cut Yarn Using sharp scissors, cut the wrapped yarn along the edges of the pom-pom maker or cardboard template. Make sure to cut through all the layers.
Step 6: Fluff and Shape After cutting, your pom-pom will look a bit messy. Use your fingers to fluff and shape it, making it round and even. Trim any long or uneven strands to achieve your desired shape.
Step 7: Attach the Pom-Pom Thread the loose ends of the securing yarn through a yarn needle. Insert the needle through the top of your crochet beanie, close to the center, and pull the yarn through. Tie a tight knot inside the hat to secure the pom-pom in place.
Step 8: Finishing Trim any excess yarn from the securing thread, leaving a short tail. Weave in the tail using the yarn needle to hide it and secure it.