If you have around £7 and a little bit of knitting know how you’ll be able to make yourself a super easy, comfy, toasty beanie with a big fluffy pre-made pom-pom attached. This fluff ball twigged a memory about a much loved folding plush from days gone by.
I received my Sirdar Head Start as a Christmas gift from the lovely Kay over at Ketchup on Everything (she knows me too well!) and it was not yet the new year and I had already productively knitted it up. I’m not normally that quick but it’s a smallish project so no aches and pains.
The beanie knits up using a basic rib, then stocking stitch which is then stitched up at the seam. Although it looks like the pom-pom is somehow arranged to just knit right into the top with the last bit of yarn, it’s actually a separate component. I was a bit concerned it might come flying off so I anchored that guy down with a fair few double knots.
But it’s not the end of the world and it still fits over my noggin, so all good.
That 12% mohair really makes this hat. You might argue the acrylic faux fur pom-pom is the shining glory, which I would reply – it’s a close second. I really have never seen such a pompous pom-pom before in my life.
Although the more I observe it, the more it reminds me of my basketball Popple Dunker’s tail I had when I was a kid.
This one’s only $20 on eBay not too much for a bit of 80s nostalgia. Anyone? The best thing about Dunker is his adorable red trainers, and the fact that he can fold up into a basketball.
Here I am down Camden, with my Dunker Popple pompous-pom beanie on. Pleased as punch with myself. Maybe I’m thinking about folding up into my beanie like a little Camden Popple.