I decided that my finished Modified Barley needed a pom. It had nothing to do with the fact this project is for a knit-a-long where the yardage in the project earns me imaginary points for a chance to win real prizes. I took Jellybean and PB to Joanns and we bought pom pom makers, four different sizes so that we can pom pom our hearts out.
Jellybean and I sat down one evening and worked through our first pom pom. Honestly it was challenging and I got frustrated because I was learning and the instructions were lacking in my opinion. Jellybean actually took the whole process in stride and told me “it’s okay if we make mistakes”. And in the end we made a serviceable pom pom.
I’m not sure how I feel about it on the hat. It’s maybe not big enough? I’m going to let this marinate for a bit. But the good news is that the pom used almost every last yard of yarn and I got more points for my KAL, lol. Because that’s what matters….
A few years ago, I bought the large and small Clover pom pom makers, and now I love making pom poms! They make it so easy. Yours looks great! Also love your son’s healthy outlook on crafting; mistakes ARE ok!
Lovely hat and the pom pom sets it off beautifully 😎
I think the size works. I’m a terrible pom pom maker, mine never seem to come out right. Jellybean’s approach is awesome!
I am not a pompom girl but that is cute
It looks really cute! I always struggle with getting my pompoms symmetrical – it really bothers me when they’re not but I have been known to keep evening up one side then the other then back to the first side, until there’s nothing left!