Off the Hook: Big Pom Beanie

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw a sneak peak of this beanie while I was making it. I'm so pleased with how it turned out!  

I chose a plush wool yarn in a bright mustard hue. The cheery color is perfect for brightening up these last few winter days.  In fact, the day I made this hat, it was brutally cold and snowy, and this cozy and cheerful yarn really helped keep the winter blues at bay.

Love this style?  You can find the crochet pattern over at Little Things Blogged.  Tanya's patterns are adorable, easy to follow and quick to whip up. What more could a crochet gal want? I made her slouchy beanie last year and loved it as well. A girl can't have enough cute hats, right?!

And, now I'd like to introduce you to....

Muahahahahaha! (aka my evil-monster-pom-laugh. lol!) 

The saying is 'go big or go home', right? Well, I pulled out my biggest pom pom maker for this one and went for a HUGE pom on the top my beanie.   

This pom is borderline obnoxious, but I absolutely love it. The added poof is a lot of fun, and whenever it wobbles on my head, it is a sweet reminder of the handmade gem I'm wearing to keep my noggin warm.

Project Details:
Yarn: Cascade 128 Solid in Marigold; 100% Peruvian Highland Wool; Bulky weight
Time: This hat whips up in no time at all! (Gotta love chunky yarn!!)
Difficulty: Easy peasy. If you are a beginner looking to branch out of making simple scarves, this is a great project for you.

Well, this is the last of my winter projects, and I'm now looking forward to spriiiiiiing time!  Right now, I've got a super fine lavender yarn on my hook.  I'm making an adorable, delicate shrug with it and I can't wait to see how it turns out!

So, have you guys finished up any last winter projects lately?