Recently I went on a pompom bender, and now I'm immersed in all sorts of ideas. I have a list of hat patterns a mile long so that's not a problem, but I got to thinking about washing said hats. What about the poms? I had visions of wet, bedraggled, furry blobs. What if one day I decided I'd like the hat without a pom? Or what if I wanted a different pom on the hat?
Clearly the only solution was to make the pompom detachable. I did a fair amount of research and settled on this method.
This is my Newfie Hat along with a pompom and a button.
Start by sewing the button to the top of the hat on the inside.
This pompom came with two strings. I also have some with loops. Either one will work. If you don't have strings or a loop, wrap a piece of yarn around the middle of the pom and create two ends. Thread the ends through a needle.
Pull the strings to the inside at the top of the hat. If you have a loop, pull it through the top with a crochet hook.
Wrap the strings around the button several times. I crisscrossed mine. Then tie tightly in a bow. If you have a loop instead, wrap it around the button.
This pom is securely attached and can easily be removed. Pompom perfection.