Have you seen the faux fur pom poms sweeping social media lately? Maybe that’s just my newsfeed, or maybe just because its cold outside, or maybe because I’m a DIY freak but I can’t get enough of them. They only take a few minutes to do AND they make for the cutest little “ears” on hats instead of crocheting them!
How to Make Faux Fur Pom Poms
Making faux fur pom poms is super easy and super quick. First, you’ll need a piece of faux fur fabric (I prefer the ones with longer “hairs” like this one but shorter will work also). Remember these are priced per yard and you really only need 1/4 yard (about 9″ across) or less. You can make multiple faux fur pom poms using just this amount of fabric. I picked up my 1/4 yard of fabric (reg. $19.99 per yard) with a 40% off coupon and paid just $2.99!
I hope you’re wanting this fur pom pom so that you can add it to the Brugge Beanie slouchy hat pattern! It’s just gorgeous and I think the pom makes it!
For fur pom poms you will need:
First, lay your faux fur out flat.
Place a cup (or bowl) upside down and trace around it. The bigger the cup, the bigger the pom pom. Cut along your trace mark, being careful not to cut the “hairs”.
Thread your needle and prepare to sew.
This does not need to be pretty, simply baste around the entire circle.
Pull the thread to cinch it up so that a ball begins to form.
Throw some stuffing inside (or use those yarn ends!) and pull the thread some more. Using your string, secure the end.
Now attach your new pom pom to a hat, add a key ring for a key chain, hang one from your rear view mirror… the possibilities are endless!
Everything is better with a pom pom. And these faux fur pom poms are so quick and easy (and inexpensive) to make!
More craft fun before you go:
How to Change Colors in Crochet
How to Make a Wax Melt Warmer for Your Car (GENIUS!)
How to Make Cat Toys Using Yarn and Felting
Felting Tutorial: How to Felt Wool (with or without a washing machine)
How to Hand Sew a Purse Lining