I’m struggling with a couple of detailed crochet projects, so I decided to give myself a break and try out a quick and easy project I’ve been wanting to do – a crochet pompom crown.
The critter made of Nimakim’s discarded bits is nearly there, but she still needs some fiddly work that will probably be done more than once before it’s right.
Making this for a friend after a conversation about the marvellous Polish saying, “Not my circus, not my monkeys.”
There was no flow to making this monkey.I think his waistcoat is a depressing colour against the neon green. I also feel like he needs a hoop and a little dog to jump through it, and the fear of screwing up the dog is preventing me from even starting.
All the essentials for working on pompom crown. Choice of viewing: Tin Star. Love the pompom fluff.
The finished item. Band is gathered because I made it a little too big and then retro-fitted elastic.
Here it is on. I need a model who isn’t me.
I look like the world’s least intimidating criminal. You can also wear it as a scarf.
My camera has masking tape holding little door over the card on because I snapped the hinge.
Initially I tried out a single layer of (triple) crochet for the band, but the pompoms are quite heavy. In end, I folded the crochet band over and sewed it around some elastic to get a tighter fit.
I’ve got lots more headband ideas I’m looking forward to making, but I might need a few more goes to find the best design.