Add Some “Hattitude” to Your Winter Wardrobe With a DIY Pom Pom Sweater Hat


Let’s face it, winter can be cold, dark and sometimes seem to last forever. But, growing up in Minnesota taught me to find ways to enjoy winter.

As kids, we didn’t let the sub zero temperatures stop us from having a good time. We laughed in the face of “Old Man Winter”. We knew how to bundle up and go outside to sled on the Mounds View hill, ice skate at our neighborhood skating rink, or ski at Afton Alps. We built snow forts and snow men. And yes, sometimes we stayed out too long and sat next to the fire holding our toes in pain as they thawed out. But that didn’t stop us from going back out and doing it all over again.

I may not spend quite as much time outside during the winter as I used to, but I still try to find ways to have fun during the long, cold, windy winters of Oregon. Like making these cute pom pom sweater hats.


They are super easy to make. All you need is an old sweater with a pattern you like, some yarn, a little cardboard and you’re ready to brighten up those dark days by making new sweater hats for you and all of your friends.


No need to just endure winter.

Embrace it, add some “hattitude, and go out there to enjoy winter while looking good in your new pom pom sweater hat.


Click here for the complete tutorial and for your chance to win a copy of my new book, The Refashion Handbook and the three sweater hats from this post.

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All you have to do to be entered to win is visit the tutorial, make a comment and pin to one of your Pinterest boards and I’ll announce the winner next week.

The winner from last week’s Boot Sweater post is…


Marie Keller. Thanks for your nice comment! Send your address to me at and I’ll get the book out to you ASAP.

BTW, if you have read The Refashion Handbook, and would like to write a 5-star review here on Amazon, I would be forever in your debt! The more 5-star reviews a book has, the more Amazon promotes it. Thanks to everyone who has already taken the time to write a review. You are all so kind!

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I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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34 Responses to Add Some “Hattitude” to Your Winter Wardrobe With a DIY Pom Pom Sweater Hat

  1. Jude says:

    I love this idea for making great-looking, easy winter hats. The tutorial is one of the best I’ve seen. Thanks so much.

  2. smenzmer says:

    Oh, I thought the smittens were good, but these are GREAT! Thank you so much! I pinned, but was not able to comment at ehow so please enter me for the drawing! 🙂

  3. Mother Deer says:

    This is a cute idea. There should be enough sweater fabric available to make matching hats for young friends or their siblings. Very well-written tutorial, as usual 🙂

    Please enter me in the drawing.

  4. Nikitaland says:

    I need to go dig through my closet now and find me a shrunk sweater and make me some hats! Have you ever tried this technique with an old sweatshirt? I wonder if that would work as well? Hugs! P.S. – I need to try making some for our dogs too!

  5. Merri Latiolais says:

    I love this! It goes along with the smittens. I am going to use a sweater that I have from my father in law who has passed. That will make it extra special Love all the great ideas.

  6. Tabitha Klucking says:

    That’s it…I’m headed to the second-hand store today! Thanks so much for sharing. I pinned the project and tute

  7. erinfromiowa says:

    Tutorial visited. Pinned. Comment made. Cute project! Winner, winner, chicken dinner for me!? Lol

  8. Reblogged this on Fundstücke aus dem Internet and commented:
    Super Upcycling Idee – so einfach auszuführen und in 15 Minuten fertig. Mit Link zu einem ausführlichen Tutorial.

  9. Trish F says:

    Once again thanks for a fantastic tutorial. I commented and repined from eHow here:

  10. Fantastic tutorial – another great use for old or thrift store sweaters! I pinned to my refashions board.

  11. I love making POM POMS!!! Love the hat too 🙂 !

  12. Those hats are adorable, and so are the photos, Beth.

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  14. Diana Kirkpatrick says:

    Love this idea! Also excited to teach my mom that cool tip for making pompoms for the crocheted hats she makes and donates to the Teen Mom program at our local hospital! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. marie keller says:

    Got my book. Thank you, Thank you, I can’t wait to remake something. Thank you again.

  17. lucinda mitas says:

    I can only say that your ideas are loved all the way over here in the western cape

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