Making Pompoms

Hey everyone. Who doesn’t like a good winter hat? They keep your ears warm, can be super-stylish, and best of all, most come with pompoms.

Women's Winter Beanie with Warm Lining - Thick Slouchy Cable Knit Skull Hat Pom Pom Ski Cap in 5 Colors (Gray)

(If you’re interested in the hat above, click here)

So, I thought I’d teach you how to make your very own pompoms.

Things you’ll need:

  • A bundle of yarn (any color is fine.)
  • Scissors
  • A book or cell phone (for wrapping the yarn around. You can use your hand too)
  • A trashcan (optional, but cleanup is much easier with one)

Step 1: Measure and cut about a foot of your chosen yarn color. Set it aside.


Step 2: Wrap some more yarn around a book or cell phone 30-70 times. Not too tight, though, or you won’t be able to get it off.


Step 3: Slid the yarn off the book (or cellphone, or your hand) but don’t tie it or let it unravel.


Step 4: This is where the foot of yarn you cut earlier comes into play. Lay the coil of yarn on top of the foot of yarn and tie it twice (double-knotted)


Step 5: Cut the loops of yarn apart like the picture.


Step 6: Now it’s time to give your pompom a haircut. Trim off all the excess yarn until it starts to look like a pompom (you may need to fluff up the yarn between your hands a bit.)


And your done! If you want to make multi-colored pompoms, do the same exact steps, but instead of wrapping only one color string around the book, wrap two different colors (you don’t have to wrap it around as many times as you would for a single-colored pompom.)


That’s it! Be sure to leave a comment and keep on the lookout for new posts!

~Elizabeth and Kathleen



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