Ages ago I spotted a girl at the parks wearing a baseball cap with pom pom Mickey ears, and fell in love. I've since learned they're from Tokyo Disneyland (of course), come in all different colors, and cost about $60 on ebay:
I forgot about it until earlier this year when I saw Melissa make her own pom pom hat in pink over on Instagram, and fell in love all over again:
SO LET'S MAKE ONE.
You Will Need:
- a plain baseball cap (this one is $3 at Michael's)
- two pom poms in a matching color (These came from a friend's pair of new shoes, ha. Where do the rest of you buy pom poms? I NEED MORE.)
- your choice of iron-on Disney patch
I found this sweet sequined Mickey patch on Etsy for just $3.50 with shipping - YES PLEASE - and it worked great, but obviously you can go nuts here picking any cute patch.
Ironing a patch on a round hat is a little tricky, but you've got this. You just need a large metal or oven-safe glass bowl, like this:
Secure your patch in place with 2 straight pins through the ears:
... then put your hat over the bowl, a wash cloth over the hat, and start ironing the patch in small sections:
This is tedious, since you'll have to iron each tiny section for a solid 20-30 seconds, but it works!
Once your patch is in place, figure out where you want your pom pom ears to go. As luck would have it, I like mine right over the side seam here:
(I marked it with chalk while I was wearing it.)
To sew on the pom poms, use a nice strong thread:
And be sure to grab a hefty section of the pom pom with your needle. I made a big loop with my thread through the pom pom and around the interior side seam, like this:
That extra material on the seam helps reinforce the hold. These pom poms aren't going anywhere!
(Hard to tell, but my sunglasses have rainbow tint. :D)
I'm thinking I need one of these hats in every color - and maybe bigger pom poms next time? - but black is a good, goes-with-everything start for now.
So, who's ready to start sewing on some pom pom ears? I'd love to see yours if you do! Show me your pics over on the Epbot FB page, or tag me on Instagram!
Oh, and if you're looking for more fun projects, check out my Craft Page!