To assess the size of the pompom, I measure the beanie hat and the diameter of the pompom is usually a third of that height (if I want the pompom to make an impact).
The pictures are self-explanatory...
|Clearly no need to go for perfect cutting - |
leave a big inner circle to make a thick pompom
|Layer your different colours - and wind the wool around the rings |
until they are full of wool
|Cut the wool - still tricky after many years of |
making pompoms (you can see the layering of the different shades)
|Pass a length of wool between the two cardboard rings|
|Trim the pompom so it is spheric|