Fur pompoms are so popular for knitted hats and adding to loads of accessories so we decided to play around with our new favourite Sirdar Alpine to see if we could make our own. This gorgeous fur yarn is usually knit on size 10mm needles but for this project we used 5mm to give a closer knit. We started by casting on 16 stitches and knit 16 rows but you can do as many stitches and rows as you like to get the size of pompom you want.
Cast off and fold the piece in half lengthwise. Sew up across the bottom and along the side. We used embroidery thread for sewing, easier than trying to thread the Alpine through a needle and a bit stronger than regular sewing thread.
Turn right side out and fill with stuffing. Sew a gathering seam across the top and pull up tight to secure, leaving a long thread to use for sewing onto your hat or wherever you want to attach your pompom.
Our pompom took 8 metres of yarn and considering Sirdar Alpine has 33 metres per ball, at just €4.50 a ball you’ll have a cheap alternative to furry pompoms. Remember to let us know how yours work out by commenting here or posting a picture on Facebook or Instagram