Crochet the ultimate handmade pompom for your go-to woolly hat. Designed by Sara Huntington.
YOU WILL NEED
Perran Baby Alpaca Linen Silk DK (50% alpaca, 25% silk, 25% other; 110g/250m), 1 skein of Ripples in the Sand OR any DK yarn A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook Tapestry needle For yarn stockists, contact Perran Yarns www.perranyarns.co.uk
Approx 13cm (5in) diameter
For a full list, see page 92 We all love a pompom (hats never quite look right without them), but have you ever tried crocheting one? This fun, frilly make will help you add a much-needed hooky touch to knits of any kind. How about using it to top off a tea cosy or add a bit of pizzazz to a scarf or bag? The textured bobble uses only double crochet stitches so it’s really easy to hook but looks wonderfully fancy. Flip across to page 4 to find more stylish, beginner-friendly crochet projects.
Row 1 Dc in the second ch from the hook, *ch9, 2dc in the second ch from the hook, 2dc in each of the 7 ch remaining, dc in the next ch of the original ch; repeat from * until the last of the original ch has been worked, then repeat from * once more omitting the last dc. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
TO MAKE UP
Roll up the piece and sew it into position as you go. Using a tapestry needle, sew the bobble securely in place on a hat.
Any DK yarn will work for this, but try a variegated shade for maximum impact.