Each year I make hats and scarves for two charities:

Beth’s Hats for Hope

Red Scarf Project

This week, I started my hats.

I had been searching for new patterns and came across Pom by Caroline Hegwer.

This pattern can be found for free here.

What drew me to the pattern were the pattern photos.


This was a very quick, easy pattern and I love the finished results!


I made both an adult and child size hat using left over yarn from my Nordic Shawl.

Because this is done spiral and not with a chain 2 at the beginning of each round, my color change was quite obvious on the blue hat (picture above).

I found if I changed colors when pulling through the second loop of my FPDC rather than on the DC prior to the FPDC it made the color changes more seamless (as in the adult brown hat).

I also changed to FPSC /BPSC for the last 4-5 stitches of the rib (on the adult hat) to make a more even edge.

Hopefully, these will help keep some people warm this winter.

I’m sure I’ll be making another one for Miss ME!


22 thoughts on “Pom

  1. Wizard says:

    I’m not good with pom poms but I am always looking for new hat patterns..
    all my items usually goes to charity. Thanks for sharing these with us.


  2. Donna says:

    Oh I love your hats. It is so good to make things for charity. I like to make blankets for the local hospital pediatrics and the ER. You’d be amazed at how many people leave their kids in PEDS and don’t come and visit them until they call to say they can go home. It is heartbreaking but then a small handmade gift can bring a smile to their faces. You have a good heart.


    • MrsMcD918 says:

      I didn’t realize that. My niece and nephew were in the special care nursery and I think there was a parade of family members every day. I guess I thought that was the norm.

      I’ve thought of making hats or blankets for a NICU but have to research for somewhere near me that accepts them.

      You have a good heart too πŸ™‚


  3. Sew Crafty Crochet says:

    These hats are so cute! Thanks for sharing the name of the charities you make hats for. I love making hats and could definitely donate some to charity.


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