I made a wooly hat for a friend's birthday present. She loved it. And another friend loved it too. So much so that she commissioned me to make three for her grown up children for Christmas. I'm quite pleased with the result.
The hats themselves are quite straight forward. Its all about the pop-pom! There's lots of hats with Pom-Poms in the shops but mostly they're measly things that fall apart in your hands. Mine are pretty big (I hope the recipients neck's are strong!).
There's a knack to getting a big shapely pom-pom that does not fall apart. I'm not going to reveal my secret just yet – apart from you can throw away that pom-pom maker. You'll have to watch this space.