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28 Pom Pom Knitting Patterns

Knitting pom poms is a fun and easy way to add a bit of whimsical delight to any free knitting pattern. Take a look at our favorite yarn pom poms below!

By: Kathryn Abrams, Editor, AllFreeKnitting.com
Updated April 09, 2018
28 Pom Pom Knitting Patterns

These 28 Pom Pom Knitting Patterns are a fun and whimsical way to show off your knitting creativity. Who knew little balls of yarn could produce such versatile results? From hats to scarves to baby items, there are so many unique ways to add a pom pom embellishment to your fiber design. Knitting a pom pom is a skill anyone can master in a short amount of time, so you can create an endless array of knitted goodness with personal flair.

Do yourself a favor and check out the possibilities of pom pom knitting. As one of the hottest trends in the craft industry, there's no denying the popularity and versatility of pom poms. It's time to see what all the fuss is about and take a look at this round-up of some of the best knit pom pom patterns available.

Pom Pom Hats for Babies

Is there anything cuter than a baby wearing a little hat topped with an adorable pom pom? There are so many options when it comes to pom pom hats for babies. Regardless of your skill level, you can quickly work up one of these free knitting patterns.

Since pom poms are so trendy, your little angel will look extra cute and cozy while wearing one of these whimsical designs. Check out the precious options below and find your next favorite project.

  • Pom Pom Newborn Hat

    This Pom Pom Newborn Hat is an easy baby hat knitting pattern. Knitted in stockinette stitch, this knitted baby hat is simple enough for beginners to get the hang of quickly and easy enough for advanced knitters to finish in an evening.

  • Newborn Cozy Cap

    The Newborn Cozy Cap is the ideal free knitting pattern for babies. Your little one will feel snug as a bug in a rug wearing this knit hat made of quality yarn tested for harmful substances. The body of the hat is garter stitch with a seed stitch edging, and a contrast pom pom tops it off in style.

  • Tiny Angel Hat

    The Tiny Angel Hat is almost too precious for words. This free hat knitting pattern for baby will certainly make you squeal with delight. The soft, fuzzy texture of the yarn combined with the bulky weight makes the perfect, warm baby hat.

  • Baby Snowflake Hat

    No one will be able to resist the sweetness of a baby in this cute snowflake baby hat. This is a perfect gift for baby's first Christmas. This would also make a great baby photo prop. No special tools are needed to complete the adorable pom pom on the top of this hat.

  • Ocean Top Knitted Baby Hat

    This lovely hat will always top up your mood with its bright color and self-made decorations. This simple knitting pattern consists only of purl and knit stitches (garter stitch in the round) and can be done within one evening. To decorate your hat you can attach fur or handmade pompoms.

  • Baby's Snowflake Beanie

    Keep tiny heads warm this winter with Baby's Snowflake Beanie. Learn how to knit a hat with a small cable pattern that looks precious for baby's first time in the cold. Atop the hat is a cute pompom that will ensure you won't lose them in the snow!

  • Hot Air Balloon Hats

    Knitting for babies and kids has never been this adorable! These Hot Air Balloon Hats include sizing options for both a knit baby hat and knit child's hat. Created with fluffy pom poms and a twisted cable design, these hats are visually striking and perfect for keeping little noggins nice and toasty.

  • PomPom Knit Cupcake Hat

    This adorable knit baby hat pattern is too cute not to knit! The PomPom Knit Cupcake Hat makes a great gift for baby's first birthday or any other special occasion. This easy knitting pattern is perfect for practicing your ribbing and pompom skills.

  • Pixie Earflap Knit Baby Hat

    This sweet Pixie Earflap Knit Baby Hat is just the thing for a chilly little one. It offers coverage all around the head to keep fussy babies warm, and it's terribly cute. The oversized pom poms attached to the earflaps are just to die for!

  • Crazy Cute Striped Baby Hat

    The Crazy Cute Striped Baby Hat is the perfect accessory for your little one. The pom pom on top of this knitted baby hat completes the super sweet look. Since the hat is long enough to cover baby's ears, he or she will love wearing this topper on cold days.

  • Basic Knitted Baby Hat

    If you're short on time but want to make a big impact when it comes to gift giving, take a moment to consider the Basic Knitted Baby Hat. The warm wool used for this pattern will keep baby's head warm and it can be easily washed for maximum versatility.

  • Knitted Baby Hat with Pom Poms

    Everyone will "oooh" and "aaah" when they see this beautiful Knitted Baby Hat with Pom Poms! The easy knitting pattern is perfect even for newer knitters to try. The pretty pink color is also ideal for your little princess and the ties hanging from the hat ensure a perfect fit.

  • Kid's Double Pom Beanie

    The Kid's Double Pom Beanie is a fun and whimsical design your little one will love wearing on cold days. The easy knit hat pattern features a ribbed brim and cute pom poms reminiscent of animal ears.

  • Sundae Swirl Knit Hat

    The Sundae Swirl Knit Hat is a toddler knitting pattern that looks difficult but is actually quite easy. The hat is knit flat and some simple increases and decreases create the unique swirl shape.

Free Pom Pom Knitting Patterns for Adults

Pom poms aren't only reserved for kids! These free pom pom knitting patterns for adults add a unique touch to an otherwise simple hat or scarf. You can easily participate in the pom pom trend by checking out one of the designs featured below.

Whether you choose to adorn your pattern with one, two, or more pom poms, you will look extra cute and extra stylish wearing one of these yarn balls. Find the yarn pom pom pattern that speaks to you the most and get to work!

  • Wool Beanie with Faux Fur Pom Pom

    Wool beanie with pom pom made out of imitation fur, a must have in your winter’s closet. This easy knit wool hat will be an ally to keep the cold on a leash in the coldest months.

  • Double Pom Knit Beanie

    Get the designer look for less with the Double Pom Knit Beanie. This fun knit hat pattern features a variety of beautiful variegated colors. The yarn is heavy and very warm, so you can wear this knitted hat on the coldest of days.

  • Pom Pom Knit Scarf

    The Pom Pom Knit Scarf is easy enough for beginners and can even be adapted to fit a child. This scarf knitting pattern is made with a chunky gray yarn for maximum warmth and comfort. The scarf is designed to fit children ages 10+, as well as an adult.

  • Mustard Slouchy Beanie

    The Mustard Slouchy Beanie will keep your head nice and warm on even the coldest of days. This easy knitting pattern is too good to pass up. The slightly slouchy style is right on trend and the fun pom pom adds a festive touch to the top of the hat.

  • Striped Pom Pom Beanie

    Sometimes the most spontaneous knitting projects are the best! I've had these colors sitting in my stash for a while and thought- wouldnt it be cool if I made a pom pom out of these 3 colors?

  • Pom Pom Easy Knit Scarf

    Can you guess what makes this Pom Pom Easy Knit Scarf different from other free knitting patterns? The pom poms at the ends of the scarf give this pattern a playful and childlike feel.

  • Checkered Hat

    Stop what you're doing. Your new favorite hat is waiting for you. Complete with an utterly adorable yarn pom pom, the Checkered Hat is the fun knitted hat you wouldn't mind wearing over and over again.

  • Create Some Charm Hat

    There are so many knit hat patterns out there that require you to knit using circular needles. If you're not quite ready to stray too far away from your precious straight needles, the Create Some Charm Hat is just the knit hat pattern you need.

Other Pom Pom Free Knitting Patterms

When it comes to free knitting patterns with pom poms, there are certainly more options than your standard hats and scarves. In fact, people are using these fun, fluffy balls to add a special touch to a wide variety of knitted items, including blankets and slippers.

The best part is a simple yarn pom pom can instantly turn a somewhat basic item into something truly unique and spectacular in no time at all.

  • Vintage Pom Pom Booties

    You will squeal with delight once you work up these Vintage Pom Pom Booties. Every baby needs a few pairs of wool booties to keep little toes warm and snug during the first year before shoes are needed.

  • Holiday Joy Pillow

    The Holiday Joy Pillow adds the perfect joyful note to your holiday home decor. Simply knit the pillow cover, then make a stockinette stitch strip and a pompom to spell out the letters.

  • Le Pom Baby Blanket

    The Le Pom Baby Blanket is about as cute as can be. This mini knit baby blanket is quick and easy to make, so you can work up one for all the wee ones in your life.

  • Holiday Pom Slippers

    These festive Holiday Pom Slippers are cute with their pom pom tops and cuddly for the cold winter season! This easy knitting pattern looks great in any color.

  • Festive Holiday Throw Knitting Pattern

    Get in the spirit of the season with the Festive Holiday Throw Knitting Pattern. This easy knit blanket pattern features all the colors you'd expect from a Christmas-themed throw. Plus, the big red pom poms on the ends add a special touch of whimsy you won't find on most other designs.

  • Cloud Puff Booties

    Is she toddling around the playroom, or walking on a cloud? She won't be able to tell the difference while wearing the Cloud Puff Booties. This delightfully plush knit booties pattern features a high cuff and an adorable pom pom for added softness.

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