We love a pom pom, but there are some instances when a hat would do better without one. Like when your hat needs to be washed or when you need to wear it under a hood. To accommodate all wardrobe needs – including swapping a pom out for another pom – it is helpful to make your pom pom detachable.
Adding a detachable pom pom starts with a single button. After finishing your hat, use the length of yarn you used to close the hat to sew a button (between 1/2″ – 1″ in circumference) to the inside of the hat where you closed/finished it.
If you have a store-bought faux fur pom pom, check to see if it comes with an elastic loop. If so, use that to securely attach the pom pom to the button.
Position the pom pom on the outside of the hat, opposite the position of the button. Use a crochet hook, or other handy curved tool, and insert it through your hat from the inside out, through a hole in your knitting close to the button.Use the hook to grab the elastic loop.
Pull the hook with the elastic loop into the inside of the hat, and wrap the elastic loop around the button. You may need to wrap it around the button twice to strongly secure it.
If you have a handmade pom pom, use the length of yarn you used to tie the pom pom together to attach to the button. With a yarn needle, pull both of the pom pom strands from the outside the of the hat to the inside, again, working closely to the already attached button.
Then, tie the two strings in a bow around the button.
With this simple button trick, you can wear a hat with or without a pom, or switch the poms out to fit your mood! A simple hack with big (and fluffy!) rewards!
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