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Does anyone know how to knit pom-poms for caps
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Oct 16, 2011 10:32:56   #
marie noe
 
rsyerac wrote:
Get yourself a Clover Pom-Pom maker in the size you want. Here's what they look like and you can get them at Jo-Ann's Fabrics, AC-Moore, & maybe even WalMart. http://www.clover-usa.com/products/268067/Pom-Pom_Makers They're in-expensive and easy to use.


I'm going to go with rsyerac on this one. I have made pom poms almost every way listed and consider the Clover pom-pom makers one of the greatest inventions ever made. Once you get the hang of it they produce even, well-shaped poms with a minimum of fluffy fuzzies floating in the air! There are several sizes as well as one that does Heart-shaped poms. There is at least 1 you-tube video on how to use them. You can get them online but I picked mine up at Hobby Lobby and Michaels.
 
Oct 16, 2011 11:18:31   #
grammyjacie
 
wrapping the yarn around the fingers is the only way I knew how to make a pom-pom until I saw the pom-pom maker at the LYS!!Jacie
Oct 16, 2011 11:22:19   #
pb54116
 
nanadot wrote:
I have a pompom maker that I bought at Joannes. Let me tell you it is the best invention since sliced bread. I love it, and it is so easy, my grandkids love making them. It is made by Clover, inexpensive and. Makes perfect pompoms every time. It should be available on line.


I bought one of these, two, and it was a great purchase. The pompons come out so much better than winding around cardboard. It wasn't expensive, either, especially if you use one of your 40% off coupons on it.
Oct 16, 2011 11:34:31   #
katm13
 
nanadot wrote:
I have a pompom maker that I bought at Joannes. Let me tell you it is the best invention since sliced bread. I love it, and it is so easy, my grandkids love making them. It is made by Clover, inexpensive and. Makes perfect pompoms every time. It should be available on line.


Nanadot, Thanks for the name of the pom pom maker.
I'm going to get that same one. I like it when someone has used it and likes it.
Thanks

KatM
Oct 16, 2011 12:03:17   #
knitpick
 
I usually spread my three fingers apart a bit and wrap the yarn around them. when finished I pull my middle finger out and put yarn around these threads and tie them. I have tried the card board but can never find it when I want it. I also heard tell of using the tines of a fork but never tried this method.
Oct 16, 2011 12:40:51   #
Kathie (a regular here)
 
I use the same method as Tammy and it's been fine for 60 years.
 
Oct 16, 2011 12:45:40   #
Meditation601
 
trammyjane wrote:
hi the simple way to make a pom-pom is to get 2 pieces of cardboard and cut round something like a small bottle top for the centre and a little bigger for the outer ring and u should have a round with a hole out the middle. the smaller the sizing the smaller the pom-pom. then u just start winding yarn the colours u want through in a neat way so u are going round and round in through the middle and round up and through till u all the way round and keep doing this till hole in middle is full .now take sharp pointed scissors and force points in through the yarn from the edge cutting as u go to till u feel the card with points now put scissors in between card and now cut yarn all the way round so u have a lot of yarn ands. now take a length of yarn and tie it tight round all yarn between the card. now u can remove card and tidy up ur work . the tails of the yarn u used to tie round can now be used to sew pom-pom to top of ur hat . i am on line at the moment if u have a ????
hi the simple way to make a pom-pom is to get 2 pi... (show quote)


tammy... I am with you... I have tried different ones, and this is still my favorite. Some people even use an envelope folded in 1/3 and wrap yarn around that, but it doesn't provide the great round perfect pom-pom that the cardboard does.
Oct 16, 2011 12:54:48   #
Karena
 
Can you hop down to a library? I found book of all levels there, Pom-poms, jewels, felt, pets, very beautiful pattern. You name it. Give it a try. Karen
Oct 16, 2011 14:11:37   #
Bekaknits
 
when my children were little i made a lot of hats with pom poms.
i used washers from my husbands tool box. the larger the washer, the bigger the pom pom. you put two washers together of the same size. and wrap the yarn around the outer edge and into the center hole until it was full. then cut the yarn, i used a razer blade. then pulled the washers apart far enough to get yarn between and tie a knot. sew this thread to the hat. it always works and lasts for a long time.

Beka
Oct 16, 2011 15:20:23   #
Cheshire Cat
 
So many different ways but the familiar way is: cut two circles of cardboard, the diameter depends on the size of the pom-pom to be made, and should be equal to the size of the finished pom-pom plus approximately ½" for trimming, plus the diameter of the centre hole. eg: For a pom-pom 1½" across, the circles would be 1½" plus ½" plus ½" for centre hole, equals 2½". Cut a round hole in the centre; the size of the hole is approximately a quarter of the finished pom-pom. Wind the wool round and round the cardboard until the centre hole is completely filled up.
Place the point of the pair of scissors between the two pieces of cardboard and cut around, keeping scissors between two circles of cardboard all the time. Using a double strand of wool, wrap round between the two circles of cardboard, knot firmly, and take away cardboard. Trim pom-pom.

http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/tips/pompom.htm



eichacpa wrote:
I am in the process of making a winter beanie cap and would like to put pom-pom on top. Do you have to have a special machine for that? or can I make them with knitting needles or crochet hook?
Oct 16, 2011 15:21:02   #
Fan (a regular here)
 
Hi Yes I know how you make pom-poms. You need two circles of cardboard the size you want for pom-pom then cut a smaller circle in the centre of each piece of cardboard then thread a very long piece of wool on needle , place your 2 cardboard pieces together then go from inside to outer edge as thick as you like all the way around the cardboard until its completely covered. Then cut through the top section all around outer edge between cardboard. You will have short pieces all around. Then insert a piece of wool in between edges of cardboard and tie tightly. Pull off cardboard and fluff up to form your pompom. Have fun regards Fran
 
Oct 16, 2011 16:17:55   #
Aine
 
when i make my pom poms i cut to circles out of thin plastic from the milk cartons are butter tubs and they are everlasting to use but recently i have knitted my pom poms from a knitted toy book and i much rather have them i dont have to tighten the wool for the centre and i can sew little faces on them made some for Halloween they can be knit in a few minutes ,and the young ones love them,,
Oct 16, 2011 16:36:57   #
Kathleen's daughter
 
What a good explanation of how to make pom-pons : )
trammyjane wrote:
hi the simple way to make a pom-pom is to get 2 pieces of cardboard and cut round something like a small bottle top for the centre and a little bigger for the outer ring and u should have a round with a hole out the middle. the smaller the sizing the smaller the pom-pom. then u just start winding yarn the colours u want through in a neat way so u are going round and round in through the middle and round up and through till u all the way round and keep doing this till hole in middle is full .now take sharp pointed scissors and force points in through the yarn from the edge cutting as u go to till u feel the card with points now put scissors in between card and now cut yarn all the way round so u have a lot of yarn ands. now take a length of yarn and tie it tight round all yarn between the card. now u can remove card and tidy up ur work . the tails of the yarn u used to tie round can now be used to sew pom-pom to top of ur hat . i am on line at the moment if u have a ????
hi the simple way to make a pom-pom is to get 2 pi... (show quote)
Oct 16, 2011 22:30:03   #
JEANNE STAUSS
 
Don't forget to make a surgeon's knot for the first part of the square know when placing the extra piece of yarn between the cardboard pieces (if that' the method you are using), as that holds the square know VERY tight to complete. You can attach it to the inside of the hat in the same way. It won't loosen.
Oct 17, 2011 12:56:58   #
annabell
 
They aren't knitted - as least as far as I know - and there are several tools for making them, but you can do the job by winding the yarn
around your hand. Put your little and ring fingers together and your middle and index finger together. LI LI - Slip a double piece of yarn about 1 foot long through the gap between your fingers and then wrap the yarn around your fingers until you get enough for a pom. It goes faster if you use two strands together to wrap. Pull up your piece of tie yarn and tie it tightly around the yarn, slip it off your hand and cut through the loops. Hold the tail of the tie and hit it on your table and then start shaping the ball by trimming until it looks good. Now and then while your trimming bounce it off the table - this fluffs it up and you end up with a nicer ball! Have fun -- happy knitting!!
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