Fluffy Yellow Pom-Pom Hat

img_6774It 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.


About zenren

I am in my mid-thirties, and blissfully married to a guy named Dave with whom I have a 17 year old daughter named Anela, and she is my world. I'm the RN Clinical Nurse Manager of a Transitional Care Unit where I work extremely hard to make my nurses and my patients happy. I knit shawls, and hats, and baby sweaters. I obsessively use Burt's Bees lip balm. I love spending weekends on our little slice of lake in northern Minnesota, and laying in the grass near the bonfire on a cool spring night with the kiddo watching for shooting stars while eating gooey s'mores with sticky fingers. I enjoy wrapping up in over-sized, snuggly warm sweaters in the autumn and going for walks with the smell of fallen leaves and trees blazing with color. I read a lot of self-help books. I frequently do not answer my cell phone. My husband adores me because of my quirks, not in spite of them, and I do my best to appreciate that. Im learning to meditate, and have a weakness for a good cup of tea. My nephew is adorable, and brings me so much joy. I knit to wind down, stay sane, and create beautiful things.
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