Is there a child in your world you’d like to make something for?  Got a Mitten Tree in your neighborhood you’d like to donate to? Have you always wanted to learn how to knit, but have been putting it off?  Well, call me the good news winter fairy, cause I have just what you’re looking for.

Quick and Easy Kid's Pom Pom Hat Free Knitting Pattern DIY Project


This Quick and Easy Kid’s Pom Pom Hat (click on the link for the printable pdf) pattern is so easy, if you’ve been wanting to learn how, start here.  Use this pattern.  You’ll need to know how to cast on stitches, do a knit stitch, a purl stitch, and how to sew a seam.  Lion Brand has an awesome tutorial, you can check it out here

I taught myself how to knit, with a how to book, and way too much time on my hands.  But it was worth every minute.  And before you get started, here is my biggest best-est piece of knitting advice – follow the instructions. Knitting instructions are quite literal.  So when the pattern says to K2tog, it means Knit 2 together.  Yep.  Exactly that.  Knit the next two stitches together.  Easy peasy.


Quick and Easy Kid's Pom Pom Hat Free Knitting Pattern DIY Project

I often find myself searching frantically for something that I can make up super quick.  I am by nature a Do It Yourself-er, and can’t control these little impulses.  So while I am constantly adding to my repertoire of quick and easy  DIY projects, I will share them with you as well.  That is, the ones that aren’t giant fails.  ‘Cause, those happen too. 

Quick and Easy Kid’s Pom Pom Hat


  • 2 strands of worsted weight yarn held together
  • 9 mm straight needles
  • darning needle
  • scissors


CO 44 sts
knit 4 rows
row 1 knit
row 2 purl
rows 3-28, repeat rows 1 and 2
row 29 knit 2 tog across
draw through loops, cinch in and fasten and sew seam
add a pom pom


This hat is worked flat, on straight needles. 

This pattern uses large diameter needles, and two strands of worsted weight ( category 4) yarn held together, making it work up fast.

click on the image below for the printable pdf. format

Quick and Easy Kid's Pom Pom Hat Free Knitting Pattern DIY Project

Let me know if you have any questions! 

Looking for more great DIY projects?  

DIY is so rewarding! Try your hand at making this fun Mother’s Day Bath Pouf or a homemade burlap wreath! Make a little something for yourself with a new set of wavy washcloths or a cuffed neck warmer. Don’t limit yourself! There are plenty of step by step pictures and tutorials in these posts.   

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