I haven’t been very well for the last couple of days (all together now -awww!) What do you do when you’re poorly? Well, if you’re me, you crochet a hat for your daughter, obviously! The pattern (featured in Simply Crochet magazine) was nice and quick, so it wasn’t too much effort, but it required two pompoms for finishing. I was in no state to get up and start making little cardboard circles and I do not posses a pompom maker (hint hint, it’s nearly Christmas).I do vaguely remember seeing how to make mini pompoms on a fork. The forks were a whole room away, and I wanted fairly large pompoms so I gave it a go on my fingers, and what do you know, it actually worked. Now I’m not going to say these are the most professional thing in the world, and it’s hard to gauge size, but they did turn out pretty well.
Next you tie a length of yarn around the middle of the pompom. It might be quite difficult to get it between your fingers, so you might have to poke it through with a knitting needle or whatever is to hand. Once you’ve tied it, but not knotted it, you need to carefully slide it off your fingers to tighten the tie around the yarn and then knot it.
Next you need to insert your scissors into the loops and cut around the edge like you would a normal pompom, and then all you need to do is trim it to neaten it up
There you are, as easy as that! I didn’t even have to get up, and I think they look pretty cute on Bobbin’s new hat!