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pom-pom magic.

Over the past year or so, I’ve been steadily trying to work down my yarn stash. In some ways, it is not going well. I have accumulated yarn at every fibre event through out the past year and a half. But in other ways, it is going well because I keep banging out small projects that use up one more ball of yarn each time. This time, it was a super adorable, bulky toque that is for a dear friend’s daughter who turned 3 this week.

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I have knit this pattern before – actually one of those projects was for my dear friend herself! It is a great stand-by for knitting on 8.00mm needles and finishing within a couple of nights. This took me about 3 hours start to finish – including the GIGANTIC pom pom. I used the largest Clover pom-pom maker (the blue one) to get this size.

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Pattern :: Soft Merino Hats for Everyone by Purl Soho {a free pattern}

Yarn :: Patons Classic Wool Roving in an unknown crazy colourway

Needles :: 8.00mm DPNs

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“No Nor-waa, deeeeed pum-pum.” [Translation: “No Norah, it’s a dead pumpkin.”]

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Cute doesn’t not even begin to describe the effect of a massive pom-pom bobbling around on a toddler’s head! The decreases on this toque created a bit of a peak (per the pattern I should have ended a few rounds before I did but I wanted this affect) which is perfect for the pom-pom to sit at the end of – it’s actually quite perfect.

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Although I was not keen on this yarn in the ball, it knit up really nicely. I’ve knit with this particular yarn a lot and had completely forgotten I had it. I pulled it out on a whim and thought it might work. It’s fantastic! I am reminded of confetti when I look at it.

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With my dear friend and her family travelling to Cranbrook, BC, this Christmas & New Years, I wanted Kate to have a really warm toque. She is never short on toques but this will be absolutely toasty warm for her and maybe her mom can have the one I knit her back (she took it due to the pom-pom!).

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Lastly, James had a blast in the puddles this afternoon. I had to show you the shots we were able to take ::

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Have a wonderful week, crafting friends,

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8 thoughts on “pom-pom magic.

  1. I just made my 2 yeat old grand daughter an old fashioned stocking cap and put a giant pom pom on it with a bell inside. She calls it “jingle bell hat”. Now I want to make one like Nora’s with some handspun:)

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  2. Holy smokes, that’s cute! I may have to revisit my no-pompom policy, as little kids apparently look just darling with giant pompoms. My 2-year-old son now needs a pompom hat!

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