PLG DIY: Heart-Patterned Pom Pom Beanie


February! You're here! Don't you feel like when January is over that we have survived something? For me that is the deepest, darkest, winter month and once February comes with its hearts and valentines I feel a little better about life. So, I say we start this month off with a heart-themed project! Let's do this.

I have been letting this particular project roll around in my brain for the last couple of months, trying to decide how to execute it well. Then, during a random grocery trip I found the right beanie and the right yarn and finally decided to make it happen and I'm SO glad I did. I have noticed these solid beanies at Walmart (for just $2) and knew there had to be a way to take this inexpensive but plain little cuties to the next level so I decided to add some neon yarn touches and BAM! The cutest beanie around was created. This project is great because it is so cheap and if you can sew on a button you make yourself one. Here is how I did it:


Supplies:
Plain beanie
Yarn (If you are doing hearts then a thicker yarn will make a bigger impact.)
Needle (Make sure it is big enough to thread your yarn through!


1. Start stitching your hearts! There isn't much of a secret to this, just stitch a V, then cut your ends inside the hat and tie them off. I did mine all free-hand so they aren't exactly evenly spaced, but you could also measure and mark them before with a pencil if you want more exact placement.



2. Make your pom pom! I made mine by wrapping the yarn around 4 of my fingers about 100 times. Then, carefully slide it off of your hand but so it keeps its shape.


3. Cut a piece of yarn a view inches long and tie around the circle of yarn very tightly. Then, take scissors and cut through the loops. After all the loops are cut, I like to spend some time adjusting and trimming the ends of the pom pom until I am happy with its shape.


4. Thread your needle again and attach the pom pom to the top of the hat by threading it through the pom pom and tying it off inside the hat when secured.


You've done it! SO easy, right? Now you can brave that cold February air in style. Or just stay inside where it's warm and there is Netflix and look cozy and cute with your Valentine. That's my preferred option.




Happy love month and happy stitching!
ox. Liz