Pom poms can add that special, whimsical finishing touch to hats, shawls, socks, and more! There are a lot of different ways to make them, but this is what we've found to be the simplest method to form an even, round pouf.
You'll need yarn for the pom pom, some cardboard, a pencil, a scissors, and something to draw circles (we like to use a compass, but you could also trace from a glass or candle holder).
Step 1: Draw a 3” diameter circle on a piece of cardboard. Draw a second circle, 1” in diameter, centered inside the first. Draw a wedge, approximately 1” wide, joining the two circles. like a “C”).
Step 2: Cut out a second identical cardboard shape.
Step 3: Hold the two pieces of cardboard together and wind the yarn around them until the center hole is filled.
Step 4: With sharp scissors, cut the yarn around the perimeter of the cardboard shapes.
Step 5: Then take a length of yarn and wrap it around the short cut strands, wrapping between the two cardboard shapes. Tie very tightly.
Step 6: Remove cardboard pieces. Trim pom-pom evenly.
And there you have it! Go forth and embellish your knitted wardrobe with woolly poms.