by Kathleen Cubley December 13, 2018 2 min read

We've been seeing faux-fur pom poms everywhere lately—they're so cute! They add a touch of chic to any knit hat pattern.

If you want written directions for this project, here you go!

How to Make Faux-Fur Pom Poms

You'll need:

  • Faux fur fabric (get the thickest "fur" you can find)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie
  • Sock yarn, embroidery floss, or strong thread
  • Tapestry needle
  • Fiberfill
  • Comb

Making the Pom Pom

1. Cut your template out of cardboard. Kelley cut a 2" circle, a 3.5" circle, a 4.5" circle, and a 5.5" circle, to make tiny to large pom poms. Just trace around cups, mugs, bowls, etc.

2. Place the template on the wrong side of the fabric and trace around it with a Sharpie.

3. Cut out the circle. Try to cut "shallowly," catching just the fabric and not the faux fur. Sharp scissors help a lot!

4. Thread a sharp tapestry needle with sock yarn, embroidery floss, or two strands of strong thread. Stitch a basting stitch all around the piece of fur about 1/4" from the edge, leaving 1/8" to 1/4" between each stitch.

5. Pull on each end of the thread to gather the edges of the fur until you have a cup shape.

6. Put a small ball of fiberfill in the cup, pull the thread tight, and knot the ends securely.

7. Comb out the pom pom to release any of the fur that was caught in the stitching process.

8. Shake the pom pom to fluff it, and voila!

Kelley's collection of homemade pom poms! You can get lots of
faux-fur fabric to make a huge variety of pom poms.

Easy-peasy! I'm definitely going to try this to dress up my knit hat patterns. This is a great activity to do with your knit group, and you could also make a bunch for gifts and give them to your knitting buddies as a neat surprise. I just love this idea!

Pretty cool, right? I think these faux-fur pom poms are as easy, if not easier, to make than yarn pom poms.

Shop owner Kelley figured out how to make these at home, easily and inexpensively, with faux-fur fabric from the fabric store and items she had around the house. She's so clever.

Here's a video of the process.

Want To Make Your Pom Poms Detachable?

Kelley filmed a video showing how to make your pom poms detachable so you can take them off to launder the hat!

I hope you'll try this fun, crafty project.


Kathleen Cubley
Kathleen Cubley

1 Response

Lorraine Patskanick
Lorraine Patskanick

December 19, 2018

Great tutorial. I will definitely make my own in colors to match knit hats. Thank you so much for the clear, easy instructions.

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Alpaca Direct Blog

Kelley's Favorite Free Knit Sweater Patterns
Kelley's Favorite Free Knit Sweater Patterns

by Meg Bateman January 02, 2022 1 min read

Do you feel lost when it comes to picking out your first knit sweater pattern? This week, Kelley shared her favorite sweater patterns during Technique Tuesday. These patterns all feature minimal seaming, have detailed instructions, and have lots of completed projects on Ravelry! 


Free Beginner Sweater Patterns to Try

Kelley has knit the Brick Sweater several times, and has decided to knit it again with all our Technique Tuesday viewers! Grab some worsted weight yarn and join us for this informal knit along. 

Read More
Christmas Gifts for Knitters & Loved Ones
Christmas Gifts for Knitters & Loved Ones

by Meg Bateman January 02, 2022 1 min read

Do you have a knitter in your life that you would love to give a gift to? Not only do knitters love receiving knitted items, but you can get them some essential knitting supplies and tools as well!
Read More
How to Use the Fix-A-Stitch
How to Use the Fix-A-Stitch

by Meg Bateman January 02, 2022 1 min read

Do you struggle with fixing your knitting mistakes or dropped stitches? Kelley loves the Fix-A-Stitch tools! They're uniquely made to make it very easy to quickly fix your knitting mistakes. Here, Kelley demonstrates how to use the Fix-A-Stitch to fix stockinette, purl stitches, and garter stitch using the Fix-A-Stitch tools. 
Read More