It all started with a big, yellow, fluffy, fur pom-pom. No, that’s not true. It all started when I bought a beautiful single skein of yellow speckled yarn from madelinetosh, and fell in love. I immediately tried to get more of the colorway, but by the time it was delivered and I checked the webpage, it was all gone. All I was gonna get was the 250 yards I had, and I knew I had to make something for myself with it. I decided a hat was in order, but it had to be special. What would make it special? Nothing less than a big, fluffy, yellow, fur pom-pom! Now where to find such a magnificient thing? I went right to etsy, and found many fur pom-poms but it had to be yellow, and bright, and big. Luckily I stumbled upon toptrimming, a shop that sells all sorts of fun stuff fur and trim related. They had it, a 6 inch, fox fur, yellow pom-pom. I immediately ordered one, and then cast on a hat with a simple textured pattern and the wonderful speckled yellow yarn. As expected, the yarn was amazing to knit up, and looked beautiful. I was so excited when I finished knitting, and could attach my pom pom.
I put on this hat and all I could do was smile. A big, goofy, ear to ear smile filled with joy at how much I loved this hat. The giant, yellow, pom pom adds just a touch of almost juvenile, fluffy airiness. Its so light though, that I cant feel the big fluff ball when wearing the hat. I attached the pom pom with a button on the inside of the hat, so I can easily remove it when the hat needs washing.
I have loved wearing it on cold days, snowy days, and almost-too-warm days. Its my new go-to, favorite hat, and Im glad I took the time to knit someting for myself.