Tutorial: Fur Pom Hat

fur pom hat diy

Over my winter break, I did a fair amount of thinking about the DIYs that I post here on House of Earnest (soon to be something else!).  I determined that I hate the idea of making things for the sake of a post. Although I really love just making something creative for the hell of it, it doesn’t seem like a great use of resources or time. I decided that going forward (because there will, of course, be DIYs going forward) the projects and tutorials I share will be for one of two reasons.  Either because it’s something I really want/need on my body or in my house, or because it’s a new skill or technique that I’m trying to explore. I’m trying to be mindful of living simply and getting rid of superfluous *stuff*, so the DIYs will follow suit.

Today’s project is a perfect example of creating to fill a need.  I bought this slouchy hat a while ago, but it didn’t quite ‘slouch’ on me and always looked like a dunce hat or something from the movie Elf.  I needed to add some weight to the top of the hat to get it to lay properly. I had a bit of fur left over from the throw I made last month, so I decided to take action and make this hat work for me!

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Making fur poms is just too easy not to put them on everything you own, let’s get going on this simple tutorial!   DSC_8741_1

materials

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It’s as simple as making a loose stitch around a circle of fur, stuffing it with polyfill, then cinching it together.  You can sew two big stitches in the shape of an X securing the cinched opening together tighter at the end if you’d like. I felt like this made the opening tighter. I sewed the pom to the hat and knotted it on the inside of the hat.

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I am so excited that I now have something that I’ll wear a whole lot more and just using materials that I had! Those are the best projects, aren’t they?

 

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