This fun loopy pom-pom made from an i-cord is a unique topper for any hat. Instructions are for small 2.25" (5.75 cm) and large 3.25" (8.25 cm) size pom-poms.
The Flower Petal Hat pattern shown above featuring an i-cord puff is available via ravelry or as a kit from MollyGirl Yarn, but in the spirit of the holiday season, I've made a free tutorial for the i- cord pom-pom.
Step 1Note: Pom-pom is worked in mini skein of Bass Line from MollyGirl Yarn but any fingering weight yarn will work.
Using #7 needles, cast on 4 sts leaving a generous tail, and begin to work i-cord. (yes, I use an i-cord maker)
When i-cord measures 36 (76)" or 91 (193) cm, cut yarn leaving a generous tail and pull end through all remaining sts to end cord.
Cut a rectangle of cardboard 7 x 3 (5)", 188 x 5 (12.5)cm, this is what you'll wrap the i-cord around to make the pom-pom.
Wrap the i-cord tightly around the cardboard 7 (10) times.
Tie the string ends together, then pull one string under all the wraps.
Tie the strings again. This holds the cords in place when you remove them from the board.
Remove the bundle from the cardboard.
Look at the loop of cords. Center the place where the strings are tied together.
Tie the strings one last time, this time tightly wrapping around the entire bundle.
Puff up the pom pom. It is now ready to sew onto the hat.
Sew the pom pom onto the hat using the remaining length of strings.
Did I mention the yarn glows under blacklight?
The hat shown, designed for 4 sizes, is a cute and fun gift knit. The crown shaping is done using the innovative stacked stitch technique, then finished off with this special pom-pom topper. Please consider supporting indie designers and dyers this season by purchasing a hat pattern from me or kit from MollyGirl Yarn.