How to make faux fur pom poms is flying all over the internet. Their design is no trade secret, but I wanted to be sure and offer my loyal followers a video of my process for how to make DIY faux fur pom poms.
It’s very basic, but once you know how to make them, you can make pom poms in a million colors to embellish any project you can imagine.
These are great on the Foothills Slouchy Hat pattern.
Faux Fur Pom Pom
Faux fur with a long pile. Make sure the hair is long and fluffy.
I start with a piece of faux fur. You can usually find a great deal on faux fur at Jo-Ann Fabric. It often goes on sale, and if you are lucky, you can even find it as a remnant and get another 50% off.
Then you find something about twice as big around as you want your pom pom that is round. I use a salad bowl for mine.
On the back side of the fur, trace around the bowl. Then, using only the tips of the scissors, cut out your circle. Do not cut in large strokes, and do your best to cut only the fabric that holds the fur, not the fur itself.
With a needle and thread, sew around the outside edge of the circle, leaving yourself about ¼ inch from the edge.
Put a wad of Polyfil in the middle and pull the thread tight. Before you close it up completely, make sure it is stuffed fairly tightly. It will be more round, and the fur will lay better if it is well stuffed.
As you sew it closed, crisscross the stitches so the opening is sealed well. Then leave the thread on the pom pom for when you want to attach it to your hat, scarf, or whatever other projects you are making.
Kati is the designer behind Hooked by Kati. With thousands of patterns sold around the world, Kati prides herself in creating innovative, easy-to-follow amigurumi patterns. She has designed for several publications, including Crochet!, Crochet World, Simply Crochet, and I Like Crochet. Kati finds her inspiration in science fiction, video games, and numerous visits to the zoo — all passions she shares with her husband and two boys.