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Put a Pom On It Project Ideas

Hi there, nomadic knitters!

We’ve put together a wonderful hat kit for you guys over in our shop, and thought you might like some inspiration for your next cast-on.

So, you have yourself two skeins of DK weight yarn, and two pom poms…. What’s next? A pattern, of course! Many of these will work with just one skein of DK, and maybe a handful of leftovers, so if you’re not in the market for a Put a Pom On It hat kit, don’t despair! There may be something awesome here for you, too!

Huskers Hat
This fabulous hat was designed by our own Becky! Our kit was curated especially for the Huskers Hat from issue nine : iowa / nebraska, and you can get two hats out of it! You can match your partner, your BFF, your kids, or your grandkids; or just make two for you!

Don’t Be A Square
This cowl is also in issue nine : iowa / nebraska, and was written by me, Melissa, the other half of Nomadic Knits. While it doesn’t use a pom pom, and you can only make one from the kit yardage, this blog wouldn’t have been complete without one of my patterns! 🙂

Winterset Legwarmers
Susanne Talluri designed these beautiful cozy legwarmers for issue nine : iowa / nebraska, and they’re a great alternative to the typical knitted accessories. Perfect to wear over jeans, leggings, boots, or sneakers, they’re a great summer-knitting project to have ready for the fall. Cables and ribbing make it interesting without being overly complicated.

Herrington Hat
Jodi Brown designed this gorgeous cabled beanie for issue four : maryland / dc / virginia, and you can make two of them with our kit! Issue four is available in print from our website, and digitally via Ravelry. Twisted ribbing and easy cables make for a fun knit.

Kayla Maressa modeling a maroon hat with a gray faux fur pom pom; it's the herrington hat by jodi brown of grocery girls knit in blue skin yarn issue four

Beautifully Basic Hat
Featured in issue two : new york state, the Beautifully Basic Hat gives you instructions for every weight of yarn, and is basically a vanilla hat with only basic stitches and shaping. Personalize it with your own stripes or Fair Isle design, or knit it as-is for a super simple, but still impressively beautiful, beanie-style hat. Issue two is sold out of print copies, but you can download it from Ravelry, or get just the hat pattern for free!

Dandelion Mittens
Fabulous Fair Isle mittens by Laura Aylor from issue four : maryland / dc / virginia use two colors of DK weight yarn. Save the pom poms for another project and knit two pairs of mittens with your kit!

Kayla Maressa wearing a denim shirt and modeling maroon and pale pink mittens with a dandelion motif on the top side of the hands. It is the dandelion mittens knitting pattern by tanis gray knit in yarn from indie yarn dyer little fox yarn

Higgins Lake
Another gorgeous DK hat from Jodi Brown, featured in issue seven : michigan, this one uses two colorways, and you’ll be able to make two! A fun mix of textures is created using knit, purl, and slipped stitches.

Higgins Lake hat, a grey and navy mosaic pattern with a floofy pom pom, knitting pattern by Jodi Brown of Grocery Girls knit, knit with AJHC indie yarn dyers yarn; found in Nomadic Knits creative knitting magazine

Third Coast Cowl
Our sweet friend, Laura Dobratz, designed this cowl to help us promote issue seven : michigan, and it’s a fun and beautiful way to use your DK weight skein. You’ll love the stitch pattern enough to cast on Laura’s Third Coast pullover!

Beautiful dark skinned Black woman wearing a golden yellow knitted cowl; pattern in indie dyed yarn in creative knitting magazine

Happy knitting, everyone!



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