It’s a Pom Pom Hat Party, and you’re invited! Guests of honor are a bevy of our favorite head toppers, more festive than ever thanks to new Extra Large and Jumbo sizes of our Pom Pom Maker Set. It’s not a party without pom poms!

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The new sizes are designed to make whopping pom poms out of any yarn but especially chunky and jumbo yarns, like our Super Soft Merino and Gentle Giant. The Extra Large and Jumbo set comes with two tools and three trim guides to make big, bouncy pom poms measuring three to four inches in diameter.

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There’s never been a knit hat who’s met a pom pom it didn’t like. Pom poms bring hats from plain and simple to playful and merry… So, why not?

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Our Pom Pom Tutorial walks you through the steps of using our Pom Pom Maker Set to whip up one-color poms. To make the fancier pom pom designs shown here, like polka dots, sprinkles, and stripes, pick up our very fun and informative Pom Pom Pattern.

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Whatever style or color or yarn or size you choose, these pom poms are like the disco ball to the dance floor, spheres of joy that bring smiles. Join the party and spread some cheer!

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Pom poms created for Purl Soho by Marisa Morrison of Neon Tea Party. Thank you, Marisa!

Pom Pom Maker Sets

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  • Purl Soho’s Pom Pom Maker Set now comes in two sizes: Small + Large for 1- to 3-inch pom poms and Extra Large + Jumbo for 3- to 4-inch pom poms. Each includes a set of appropriately sized Trim Guides.

The Hats

Homestretch Hat

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For the hat….

For the pom pom…

  • 1 skein of Gentle Giant. We used Heirloom White.
  • 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino, 100% merino wool. We used Poppy Red.
  • Purl Soho’s Pom Pom Maker Set, Extra Large + Jumbo. We used the Extra Large size with the 3-inch Trim Guide.
  • Purl Soho’s Pom Pom Pattern, Polka Dotted style

NOTE: You’ll need just one additional skein of either yarn to make a one-color pom pom.

Gauge

7 stitches and 10 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizes

Baby (Kid, Adult Small, Adult Large)

  • Finished Circumference: 14 (16, 18, 20) inches
  • Finished Height: 7¾ (8¾, 9¾, 10¾) inches, not including pom pom

Sample: Baby size hat, Extra Large pom pom with 3″ trim

Pattern

Find the free Homestretch Hat pattern here!

Two-Color Homestretch Hat

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For the hat…

  • Main Color: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Gentle Giant, 100% merino wool. We used Heirloom White.
  • Contrast Color: 1 skein of Gentle Giant. We used Clear Turquoise.
  • US 17, 16-inch circular needles
  • A jumbo stitch marker or scrap yarn

For the pom pom…

  • 2 skeins of Gentle Giant. We used Iceberg Blue and Super Pink.
  • Purl Soho’s Pom Pom Maker Set, Extra Large + Jumbo. We used the Jumbo size with the 4-inch Trim Guide.
  • Purl Soho’s Pom Pom Pattern, Half + Half style

NOTE: You can use the remainder of the Contrast Color to make a one-color pom pom.

Gauge

7 stitches and 10 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizes

Baby (Kid, Adult Small, Adult Large)

  • Finished Circumference: 14 (16, 18, 20) inches
  • Finished Height: 7¾ (8¾, 9¾, 10¾) inches, not including pom pom

Sample: Adult small size

Pattern

Find our free Two-Color Homestretch Hat pattern here!

Speckled Pom Pom Hat

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For the hat…

For the pom pom…

  • 2 skeins of Super Soft Merino, plus remaining yarn from hat. We used Heirloom White, Ballet Pink, and remaining Super Orange.
  • Purl Soho’s Pom Pom Maker Set, Extra Large + Jumbo. We used the Extra Large size with the 3-inch Trim Guide.
  • Purl Soho’s Pom Pom Pattern, Striped style

NOTE: For the Baby, Toddler, and Kid sizes, you can use the remainder of the hat yarn to make a one-color pom pom (you’ll have just enough for the Kid size!). You’ll need an additional skein of yarn for the Adult sizes.

Gauge

12 stitches and 18 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Size

Baby (Toddler, Kid, Adult Small, Adult Large)

  • Finished Circumference: 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) inches
  • Finished Height (from rolled edge): 6 (6¾, 7½, 8¼, 9) inches, not including pom pom

Sample: Adult small size

Pattern

Find our free Speckled Pom Pom Hat pattern here!

Snow Day Hat

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For the hat…

For the pom pom…

  • You can use the remaining yarn to make a Sprinkled pom pom.
  • Purl Soho’s Pom Pom Maker Set, Extra Large + Jumbo. We used the Jumbo size with the 4-inch Trim Guide.
  • Purl Soho’s Pom Pom Pattern, Sprinkled style

Gauge

10 stitches = 4 inches in k1 x p1 rib, relaxed

Sizes

Kid (Adult)

  • Finished Circumference (relaxed): 11 (14) inches
  • Finished Height: 9½ (12½) inches, not including pom pom

Sample: Adult size

Pattern

Find our free Snow Day Hat pattern here!

Classic Cuffed Hat

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For the hat…

For the pom pom…

  • 1 additional skein of Worsted Twist. We used Heirloom White. NOTE: For Baby size, you can use remaining yarn from hat to make a one-color pom pom.
  • 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Gentle Giant, 100% merino wool. We used Super Yellow.
  • 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino, 100% merino wool. We used Peachy Pink.
  • Purl Soho’s Pom Pom Maker Set, Extra Large + Jumbo. We used the Extra Large size with the 3-inch Trim Guide.
  • Purl Soho’s Pom Pom Pattern, Sprinkled Center style

Gauge

20 stitches and 28 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles

Sizes

Baby (Kid, Adult)

  • Finished Body Circumference: 15 (17, 18½) inches
  • Finished Ribbing Circumference (unstretched): 12 (13, 14) inches
  • Finished Height: 9½ (11, 12¼) inches, not including pom pom

Sample: Junior size

Pattern

Find our free Classic Cuffed Hat pattern here!

Basic Hats For Everyone

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For the hat…

For the pom pom…

  • Remaining yarn from hat
  • 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino, 100% merino wool. We used Super Pink and Super Orange.
  • Purl Soho’s Pom Pom Maker Set, Small + Large. We used the Large size with the 2½-inch Trim Guide.
  • Purl Soho’s Pom Pom Pattern, Striped style with Sprinkled stripe

NOTE: You can use the remainder of yarn from hat to make a one-color pom pom.

Gauge

20 stitches and 28 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizes

Baby (Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)

  • Finished Circumference: 14 (16, 18, 20) inches
  • Finished Height (from cast-on edge to top of crown): 7 (8, 9, 10) inches]

Sample: Child size

Pattern

Download our Basic Hats For Everyone Pattern here! NOTE: We used the main color for the tassel instead of a contrast color.

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