A sickness I tell you

So when last we left the hat it had gotten pleasantly tall.  But it whispered to me that we weren’t quite done…it needed one more little thing…

Yes, it’s true, I’ve fallen prey to the dread pompom sickness.

From what I can tell there’s no cure.  Luckily, with the right treatment, it’s a fairly manageable condition.

And the symptoms aren’t even that bad when the yarn is this pretty!

For anyone wondering, the purple one is Entrapment, the pink one just came out this week and is called is Misprision, and the blue one should be out later this summer, possibly even next month.  If you want to hear when it is, you can make that happen here.  And the yarns are all by Madelinetosh (vintage in smokestack for the background, various shades of Tosh Merino Light or DK for the contrasty bits).

Once you pom…

Sorry folks, didn’t mean to leave you hanging on the pom pom front!

The first round went pretty well.

Though I did learn a few things.  Namely, you want to fill that pom pom maker up as full as you can, and you want to be nice and tidy and keep your wraps straight and even as you go.  Also…the large pom pom is, well, rather large.

Hence a slightly smaller pom pom for the second go round…

I suspect the pink and gray hat will have this perched proudly on top from time to time!

I may end up getting the next smallest size of pom pom maker at some point…I’ll have to try wearing these and see just how comfortable I am having a yarn-y tennis ball perched on top of my head or if I’d feel more at home with something a wee bit more restrained…

This should be fun

So I keep seeing folks putting adorable pom poms on top of hats.  And I have sort of a lot of hats.  And now?  Now I also have a pom pom maker…

I have this one, which makes what they call large pom poms, but there are lots of other sizes too.  I watched a couple of youtube videos (this one was handy) and jumped in.

There was a bit of this.

Then a bit of this.

Then it was time to do this. (By the way, this whole project reminded me just how much I love my tiny, sharp scissors…I’m not actually sure how you do this without them…)

And in a moment here, I’ll do some trimming and see where we are.  I’ll report back later, but I suspect this could be habit forming!