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I am almost always wearing a hat. Beanies mostly, but also pillbox, sailor, porkpie, beret – seriously, whatever. So the first thing I noticed, and maybe the only thing to make a lasting impression, from Diane von Furstenberg’s Fall 2009 Nomad collection were the awesome pom pom hats. I assumed the hats would suffer the ill-fate of most over-the-top runway accessories (the ones I want most) and never make it to into production. But wait, it did. But for $200, and in the loudest orange/pink color combo too… but let’s be real – we all knew how very easy this would be to DIY. And a year later, I have.
I wore my hat out to my Grandmother’s 70th birthday dinner tonight (Happy Birthday Grandmother!) & it was a big hit or a good laugh (and I’m not delusional, so I totally get why but I love it). Now deemed “the sea urchin hat” I’ve already gotten a few requests from the family haha.
Difficulty: Easy/Medium // Time: an hour or so // Cost: $8
Yarn (1 regular skein is more than enough, I used 3 different colors)
Optional: Cardboard (a shoebox top or your hand will do the trick)
Do it to it:
- I could step-by-step the process of making the pom poms, but there are some awesome cat ladies on youtube who do it so well! (1, 2, 3)
- Pom pom tips: I started out with the cardboard method, but once I figured out just how easy is was, I switched to using my hand to wrap. After the 3rd pom pom you’ll be a pro. I averaged about 5 minute per pom pom by the end.
- Make about 10-15 pom poms in various sizes (and colors, if you choose).
- Affix pom poms. Sew, safety pin, glue, whatever.