Wednesday 26 August 2009

How To: Make a Fun Pompom Headband

Today I was overcome by a sudden urge to make a pompom headband... and I had so much fun I thought you might like to make one too! (pompoms are very trendy, apparently)


Making pompoms is dead easy - there's a great tutorial HERE that explains it all very clearly if you need a refresher.


I used a lovely chunky yarn made up of a mix of colours for a soft, mottled look to my pompom, and used a roll of sellotape as the template for my card circles (making my pompom quite large). You can of course use any colour yarn you like, and make your pompoms as large or small as you fancy (a selection of different sizes/colours would look pretty fab together).

Make sure not to trim the strands used for tying the pompom together - you'll need these to help you attach
the pompom to the headband later.


Using six long strands of matching yarn and plaiting with two strands at a time, make a thick plait long enough to tie around your head easily. Knot the plait tightly at each end and trim any excess yarn.

Using the two strands hanging from your pompom, tie it onto the headband and try it on in front of a mirror so you can work out where you'd like the pompom to sit. When you've decided, use the pompom strands and a darning needle to sew the pompom securely in place, knotting any loose ends and trimming them neatly.



Et voila, a fun pompom headband!

Sew your pompom onto a smaller plaited band to make an awesome ponytail bobble:


Or maybe wear your pompom as a necklace?


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paperpocket said...

You are singlehandedly feeding my obsession with headbands!

Glendy said...

Fantastic post! thanks so much for the link and I'll def give it a try at making my own pom-pom head band :3

Much love,

Tumus said...

LOL that's so cute! I love the ponytail version. You're hair looks loooooooong, if only I could get my hair that long again lol

Rebekah said...

Love it on the ponytail!

Kitchen fitter in Faversham said...

This is good fun!! I used to make them when I was a child, I think I ma going to make one for me and a few for my nieces!!
Glad to have found your blog.
PS: just add it to my blog roll.
Regards from London