Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Pom Pom Overdose and Autumn Air......

My weekend was filled with Autumn walks and pom poms.

The weather was really rather sad to say the least. Wet, grey, but fairly mild.

We ventured out to breath in the woodland air and see some rather lovely colours.

It was a fun walk...until it poured down when we were at the half way point. Plenty of trees to shelter under though. Baby Bear was the only one with the good sense to wear a coat! Thank goodness it was mild. 

I do love the dense green of a woodland at this time of year.

After getting my woodland fix, it was time to settle down and finish off the innocent Smoothie hats. I had to wait for my mini pom pom maker to arrive. The ones I had were just that little bit too big for the little hats.

I have to say, a pom pom garland was on my list of things to make for my Christmas Tree this year. Yeah....well.......after making 5 pom poms, I was getting a bit bored! Thirty five later and that was it....I don't ever want to make another pom pom!

I'm pleased with how they turned out though.

I must confess, I'm sad to see these little guys go.

They were such fun to make. They really do look like little miniature winter bobble hats. I loved putting all the colour combos together, and they even gave me inspiration for my next woolly hat!

I loved seeing other patterns too.......like here and here

Aren't they fun?

I really would have loved to have made more. 

The pattern was.....

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.

I think I will start to make these little beauties in the summer holidays as and when I have free moments. That way I'll be able to get a lot more made for next years campaign. I came to this party quite late, but I'm pleased with what I did managed to whip up.

They make excellent egg cosies. I think my boiled eggs need little pom pom hats for the wintery months.

I shall have to make a few more for myself.....

...Once I'm ready to face the pom pom maker again that is!



  1. Those little hats are just so cute but I can quite understand your comment about the pom poms. Well done you. Philippa xx

  2. I'm so jealous. For real. We don't have autumn in my country. Our winter is kinda cold (well not really) but no really cozy clothes and no photogenic leaves :( Well, at least I have your blog to pretend that it's not 31 degrees celsius outside my window! Great post!

  3. Hi Vanessa
    They really are the cutest hats EVER - they are all so perfect and I have to say the pom poms just totally make them. Clever you !
    I've seen the little pom pom makers for sale and often thought about getting one - but I can see that whilst the first couple would be fun maybe anything after that is not so much !
    Kate x

  4. Utterly sweet little lineup of hats! And the boys will simply have to learn how to make pom poms and lend a hand! Chrissie x

  5. How cute all those little Hattie's look all lined up,
    Sally xxx

  6. Ooooh I love the photo of your three bears, so sweet!
    What a beautiful parade of teeny tiny hats ..... amazing. I will be 'on it like a car bonnet' next year (my lovely boy loves that saying, makes me chuckle) I will start early like you, otherwise I'll be hopeless! thanks for the inspiration.
    love jooles xxx

  7. Wow, Love your hats Vanessa. 35...wow ....I made 9 .....and made crochet balls instead of pom poms.They were fun to do so thanks for the inspiration.
    Love your walk in the woods too. I was walking in the woods with my three boys this weekend as well :0)
    Jacquie x

  8. ah so cute...I am in awe of people who successfully craft. I just had my latest project dissed by the fastest male knitter in the world. He made me unravel the lot......gutted xx. x

  9. Love all your innocent hats, so sweet! Well done for getting so many of them made. Your outing looked very autumnal and beautiful! xo

  10. So very sweet! Very decorative, too. Have a nice tuesday!

  11. Wauw, they are all so sweet and i admire you for making so many of them!
    have a nice week, the sun is still shining over here and it's really warm for the time of the year.
    Love your "autumn" pictures!

  12. Too cute!! :) Love the pom poms on top! :) xo Holly

  13. Just gorgeous! I've sent for a pompom maker too ... Hoping to make a garland this year!

    Well done ...

    Love Claire xx

  14. Hello lovely, I couldn't find an email address for you but wanted to get in touch. Following on from our convo about the gorgeous Wendy Mode Barely Pink wool, which as we both know is now discontinued. I have found something which could pacify our needs. Have a look on the Black Sheep Wools website, type in Designer Yarns and have a look at the Dk Pink Melange wool! I know it's only a DK but the colour made me smile! Plus the free delivery ends tonight so I popped 4 balls in my basket and can't wait to see them in person.
    I've added the link here- http://www.blacksheepwools.com/knitting-yarn/brand/designer-yarns/designer-yarns-dk-with-wool.html xx

  15. i love your walkies ;0) beautiful woodland. my wordy your boys look soooooo grown up ;0)x
    i love buying the woolly hats i have a few here from the last smoothie winter. i hope yours reach my way... i will keep a look out ;0)xx

  16. hello, You have a very nice blog. I love the colours i see. And the pictures are taken fantastic. I'm gonna follow you. Greetz Jolanda

  17. Dear Vanessa,

    I wanted to thank you for your sweet words on my blog. They helped!

    I enjoyed seeing photo's of your autumn walk. How much they have grown, especially your youngest bear! Your little hats look fun!

    Madelief x

  18. Love your Autumn pics, especially that first one. So pretty. I was just thinking as i was reading your blog and seeing the little hats "I wonder if they would fit an egg cozy?" and then you said they will! yay!

  19. oh my, i love your blog, such cosy colourful pictures! cute hats, well done on all those pompoms! x

  20. Wow, that's a lot of pompoms, they look fab!!!! Gorgeous photo's from your walk, it's good to see you back. I haven't blog hopped for ages and have only just seen you are back. I've looked back at all your recent posts and so inspired with your crochet. Enjoy the rest of your week. Deb x

  21. What a lot you's done. They look fab x

  22. Lovely autumnal photographs... And such pretty teeny hats. Those pom poms! I'm now looking forward to the next bit - the going to the shop with my little boy and selecting our drink. Do so hope your sweet pom pom hats make it to Suffolk!


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