How to Add a Removable Pom to a Hat

With the big trend at the moment for faux fur pom poms gracing hats everywhere, sometimes you need to remove it for a bit to either launder your hat or even change the look of your hat too!  Whether your hat is knit, crochet, or store bought, you can make your pom is SO easy!  Also, be sure to look below to see the full video tutorial to walk you through step by step!

Here's what you'll need:
  • Hat of any kind.  Love the hat in this post + video?  Get the FREE pattern here!
  • Pom pom (be sure there is an elastic loop at one end)
  • One button (at least an inch wide)
  • 1 piece of yarn (about 12 inches long, you can also use needle and thread if you prefer)
  • Tapestry/yarn needle
  • Scissors

How to add a removable pom to your hat:
  1. Turn hat inside out.
  2. Using yarn + needle (or needle and thread) sew button to the top most (crown) of the hat.
  3. Weave in any ends.
  4. Turn hat right side out
  5. Feed elastic loop through top of hat.
  6. Wrap loop several times around the button.
  7. If pom is a little floppy, simple wrap the loop around button several more times.
  8. All done and ready to wear!

Note: Faux fur poms should never go into the dryer.  Please follow manufacturer's instructions for care and cleaning of your pom.

© Jennifer Dickerson 2020

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