These are simple and mess free to make. You can get four out of a standard toilet roll middle.
You will need:
- yarn. You will need about 40 pieces of yarn each about 30cm in length.
- cardboard tube. I used a toilet roll middle for this, but any similar cardboard tube will work just as well.
- a tissue or some cotton wool. One tissue for each hat should be plenty.
- Good sharp scissors.
Cut your cardboard tube so that it is about 2.5cm long. You should be able to get 4 out of a standard toilet roll middle.
If you haven’t already, cut your yarn into 30cm lengths.
Start tying your yarn around the cardboard tube. Fold the yarn in half, push the fold through the centre of the cardboard tube. Thread the ends through the loop and pull tight. Make sure the knot fits snuggly at the end of the tube.
Continue tying your yarn around the cardboard tube. Keep going until it is completely full. Don’t skimp here. you don’t want to see any cardboard when you’re finished. It might take a little longer, but you’ll regret it if you can see cardboard when you’re done.
Detangle the ends of your yarn.
Gently twist them together and push them through the middle of the tube. Pull all of the yarn out from the centre and detangle the yarn again.
Gather the yarn together, and tie neatly using a piece of matching yarn.
Stuff the inside of the hat with the tissue or cotton wool. Adjust until you are happy with the shape.
Trim the pompom to the length you would like. Fluff it ip a little to neaten it out.
Add a length of yarn around the base of the pompom with a secure knot to create a hanger for your hat decoration