February 17 2015 – thisisknit

We've been talking a lot about pompoms recently, and one question keeps coming up: what's the best way of attaching one securely to a hat? Well, we had an intriguing suggestion tweeted at us recently, so we resolved to try it out. It's very simple, and that picture shows it in practice. Instead of just sewing the pompom to the hat fabric, sew it to a button on the wrong side of the hat. The button, nestling into the top of the hat, distributes the pulling of the pompom and makes it much less likely to come loose. You'll find our tutorial on sewing on buttons at this link. So yes, it works!


  • Ali: September 16, 2020
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    Hi! Can you share the pattern for that awesome hat, please? (Or share where I can find it.)

    What a neat tip for securing pompoms! I’ll definitely be using it next time.


  • Patricia: September 16, 2020
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    Now I rarely say “The Nuns” taught us life skills, but they did teach me how to sew on a button exactly that this.

  • thisisknit: September 16, 2020
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    Hi Ali! I’m so sorry for the delay getting back to you. The pattern is Epistropheid by Kate Davies – a super fun knit with gorgeous results :)

  • Gráinne: September 16, 2020
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    That is so clever!! I will have to use that trick when I duplicate my daughter’s beloved hat that she lost playing in the snow with her cousins. :)

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