I had never felt the need to make a pom-pom before but wanted to add one to this hat a couple of months ago. If you don't mind if your pom-pom doesn't look perfect then this tutorial is for you.
Step 1 - Find some yarn to practice on:
Step 2 - Find some small craft scissors:
Step 3 - Wrap the yarn around as many fingers as you want - two fingers would make a very small pom-pom but I decided on four. Also the amount of times you wrap the yarn will determine how thick your ball is at the end.
Step 4 - Cut the yarn leaving about 10 cm.
Step 5 - Take the circles of yarn off your fingers and carefully wrap the 10cm of yarn round the middle.
Step 6 - When you have finished securing the pom-pom push the yarn back through the middle bit of yarn with your scissors to make sure it doesn't unwind.
Step 7 - Cut through the loops at both sides trying to shape it into a ball shape as you go.
Step 8 - Trim the pom-pom into the shape you want. As this won't be a perfect pom-pom don't worry about the appearance too much.
You've made a pom-pom! :)