After knitting up the stripy elf hat I decided I "needed" a new gadget, a pom pom maker. I get really annoyed when making pom poms that you have to cut the yarn from the ball to pass it through the hole and all the cutting of card circles etc gets on my nerves. I tried making one around a square of card but wasn't that keen on the pom pom as it seemed a bit... sparse. Anyways I ordered the Clover Pom Pom maker set which includes a large and medium sized pom pom gadget. Have had a few goes now and they are great, work really well (and are very popular with the small people!)
Those are the steps, really easy and no fiddly card circles!
And here is the finished pom pom hat.
And close up of the pom pom
This hat is available for sale on Etsy here in newborn size but other sizes and colours will be available soon or by request if you can't wait.