DIY Pom Pom Beanie

DIY Pom Pom Beanie The Neon Tea Party

Happy Friday, friends!! Greetings from semi-snowy New York City! This morning we had our first snow flurries of 2019. They don’t seem to be sticking much (the city is always a bit warmer than the surrounding areas) but hopefully we’ll get lucky this weekend. 🙂

Speaking of cold weather, no winter outfit is complete around these parts without a colorful pom pom beanie to keep your keppie (Yiddish for head) warm. This time last year, I was making and selling these beanies like HOT CAKES, but this year, I’m showing you how to make them yourself!

DIY Pom Pom Beanie The Neon Tea Party

You can get creative mixing Omegacryl yarn colors to create a custom beanie pom perfectly suited for your taste. Whether you stick to neutrals, blend bold brights, or two mix the two, you really can’t go wrong! So much of the fun in making these giant fluffy poms is in adding all your colors and seeing the big reveal as you trim it open.

The pom pom shown in this tutorial is a color-block pattern, but you can make your beanie pom any pattern you like! Sprinkled, speckled and striped all look just as awesome. You can learn these pom pom patterns and more in our online course How to Master Pom Poms & Tassels.

Alright, let’s get poming!

DIY Pom Pom Beanie The Neon Tea Party

YOU’LL NEED:

  • Beanie (I prefer to use a beanie that fits close to my head so the pom pom perches right on top)
  • Omegacryl in an assortment of colors* (pictured: White, Neon Yellow, Mexican Pink, Light Pink & Orange)
  • 10″ strand of worsted weight yarn
  • Cardboard and
  • Chipboard optional (you can use a cereal box!)
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery floss*
  • Yarn needle*
  • Pencil for tracing
  • Scrap bin to catch trimmings

*Indicates item included in our Pom Pom & Tassel DIY Kits!

Pro Tip: Use two separate scissors for cutting yarn vs. cutting everything else. Having one scissor used only for yarn ensures your pom pom trimming scissors stay sharp.

Start by creating your cardboard/chipboard tools for making your giant beanie pom! You’ll use the cardboard to make a rectangular loom for wrapping the yarn and either chipboard or cardboard to make an XL circular pom pom trim guide. Here are my recommended tool sizes for adults vs kids beanie pom poms:

ADULT BEANIE POM POM

  • Cardboard loom: 6″ x 4″ rectangle
  • Chipboard/cardboard trim guide: 4″ circle

KIDS BEANIE POM POM

  • Cardboard loom: 6″ x 3″ rectangle
  • Chipboard/cardboard trim guide: 3″ circle

You can change up the size as you like, just be sure that the trim guide is the same width or smaller than the cardboard rectangle, otherwise your pom will have short patches.

DIY Pom Pom Beanie The Neon Tea Party

Now that you have your tools, wrap yarn around the narrow side of your cardboard rectangle in whatever pattern you like! You’ll want to wrap approximately 600 revolutions for an adult pom and 500 for a kids pom. Remember, the more you wrap, the denser your pom will be, and vice versa.

You can find instructions for all of our favorite pom pom patterns in our online course How to Master Pom Poms & Tassels!

DIY Pom Pom Beanie The Neon Tea Party

Once you’re done wrapping all your yarn in your desired pattern or single color, lay an 18″ strand of embroidery floss on your work surface. Next, carefully slide your yarn onto the middle of the embroidery floss. If you bend your cardboard lengthwise, the yarn will slide off more easily.

DIY Pom Pom Beanie The Neon Tea Party

Follow the steps in our pom pom video lesson to tie your pom pom into a large pom pom pancake. Be sure the embroidery floss is centered on your pancake before you tighten!

DIY Pom Pom Beanie The Neon Tea Party

Next, continue following the instructions in the video to trim your pom pom to perfection using your trim guide. 🙂

DIY Pom Pom Beanie The Neon Tea Party

DIY Pom Pom Beanie The Neon Tea Party

To attach your pom pom to your beanie, cut a piece of worsted weight yarn about 10″ long. Using the plastic needle, thread the worsted weight yarn under the interior string of the pom pom. Pull yarn through so that the pom pom is in the center of it.

DIY Pom Pom Beanie The Neon Tea Party

Thread each end of yarn into the top of the beanie entering at different points but so that they go into the interior of the beanie close together.

DIY Pom Pom Beanie The Neon Tea Party

Tie the two ends of the yarn together tightly 2-3 times until you feel pom pom is secure. Trim off excess yarn from the inside of your beanie.

When you’d like to wash your beanie, simply snip the worsted weight yarn to remove the pom, wash your beanie as directed on the care tag, then reattach it using a fresh piece of worsted weight yarn.

DIY Pom Pom Beanie The Neon Tea Party

That’s it! So fun, easy and endless color and pattern opportunities for the most gorgeous beanie poms around! Your friends are definitely going to ask you to make them one — but better yet, share the crafty love and show them how to make one themselves! It’s such a fun group activity for winter.

DIY Pom Pom Beanie The Neon Tea Party

DIY Pom Pom Beanie The Neon Tea Party

I hope you’ll enjoy making and rocking your very own Omegacryl pom pom beanie! If you do, be sure to share photos on Instagram and tag @theneonteaparty so I can see your creation!! It really makes my day. 🙂

Have a nice and cozy weekend, everyone!

Peace, love & neon,
Marisa

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