Maple Alps

Pom Pom Toque

DIYAmanda Walter | Maple AlpsComment

It has been a while since I shared some crochet creations. I haven’t really had time to sit down and get some projects out. I actually have a really fun project just sitting on the sidelines until I find some time to sit down and finish it.

I was able to get some fun toques done! Or hats. Or….beanies? Whatever you call it where you are from.

I don’t remember where I found the pattern for this particular hat (it is a pretty standard hat that just uses a double crochet across until you’re done…), but the highlight was definitely making the pom pom to go on top. Who doesn’t love a good pom pom?

Pom Pom Toque |

I actually made this (and a second matching one) for some sweet pen pals of mine, but I had to sneak in some pictures before sending them off to their new home! Of course, the lake seemed like the perfect place to do such things. I can’t believe how beautiful Lake Michigan is in December! These colors were almost unreal!

I’m going to have to whip up some more! Good thing they’re fun and easy to put together and make great gifts!

Pom Pom Toque |
Pom Pom Toque |

The pom pom was definitely my favorite thing about the process. I had made a few before, and really enjoyed it. There is a certain sense of satisfaction when you make your own pom pom with nothin but a piece of cardboard, scissors, and your hands. Honestly, that’s why I like to crochet! It’s fun to do things and be creative!

Hope you didn’t mind me sharing some more of my hobby! Perhaps I should start writing out my patterns.


Did you crochet yourself something warm this Winter?