CRO­CHET POMPOM

Cro­chet the ul­ti­mate hand­made pompom for your go-to woolly hat. De­signed by Sara Hunt­ing­ton.

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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

MEA­SURE­MENTS

Ap­prox 13cm (5in) di­am­e­ter

ABBREVIATIONS

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.

BOB­BLE

Ch 101.

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.

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