In designing the pom pom hat crochet pattern and in fact any pattern I usually have three main areas of focus. The yarn, the design process and the stitch choice.
I prefer to have some options in terms of the type of yarn that I use for a particular project. I like to know that I can do a quick work up of a pattern using the yarn that I have in my stash. Who is with me on this?
I used Lion Brand Yarn’s Cotton blend (DK-3) for the hat which worked well. However, I decided to allow yarn substitutions when I was doing my pattern test. I was therefore able to assess if the pattern would work with different yarn weights. I also wanted to give crocheters options to use yarn of a different brand and weight, if that was their preference.
The Design Process
The design process was also intended to be a learning process for me. While designing my last pattern I was able to learn a new stitch, waffle stitch, to add to my repertoire of stitches. It was no different for this pattern because I was able to learn how to make a pom pom using a different method.
Previously, I made Pom Poms with toilet paper rolls ( and I understand you can also use a pom pom maker) but this time I used a different method that only required the use of my fingers and a scissors. While the addition of the pom pom may sound like a time consuming addition it really wasn’t. Making the pom pom was pretty nifty and quick as well. You can access the tutorial via this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFaE3aivc5w
The stitch choice
Back loop double crochet was the stitch of choice for this pattern for two reasons
- It is an easy enough stitch for a beginner
- It allows for just the amount of stretch in the hat
If you are a crocheter who is now starting to experiment with new projects this project would be ideal for you.
I hope that you enjoy crocheting using the the Pom Pom Hat Crochet Pattern I look forward to your feedback
The hat is also available via the following link https://simplycrochettt.com/product/pom-pom-hat