The pattern is Retro Ski Hats from Imperial Yarn & Tanis Grey. It’s a quick and easy hat with a couple of pattern options, a men’s size & a women’s size and a men’s motif & a women’s motif. I made the men’s size but used the women’s motif. The men get a tree, which is lovely but not purple heathered teal lovely. I modified the crown decreases a bit because gaugh swatch who?!?
I knew I wanted a big pom pom. I picked the largest size and convinced myself it would not be too large. Turns out I need to invest in a larger pom pom maker. It’s not nearly large enough!
My best pom pom advice…make sure it’s stable! Wobbly pom poms are sad. The most stable pom poms have a wide set base. Here’s what I mean…
It’s tough to tell with the bulky yarn but those attachment points are over an inch apart. No jiggling pom poms here!