Brrrrrr, it’s chilly outside. It’s time to sort through your collection of winter hats, ear muffs, and knit headbands for some necessary protection for that noggin! But before you toss out your favorite slouchy beanie from seasons past, why not revamp it by stitching on a large, furry* pom pom?

* I appreciate the very valid concern about animal cruelty and I hope we all share the same compassion for animals. I would never knowingly point readers to fur that was produced under the conditions mentioned by a couple of commenters. I have changed the link so that it points to faux fur in the hopes that anybody who decides to do this DIY chooses that alternative.

You’ll need:

Thread the needle with about 25 inches of embroidery thread. Double knot the end of the thread.

Find the center of the pom pom and pierce the needle through it. Push the needle through the top of the beanie and pull the thread tight.

Pull the needle back through the top of the beanie and thread the needle through the pom pom in the same spot.

Push the needle back through the beanie. Stitch through the beanie in the inside, going back and forth a few times.

Tie a double or triple knot to secure the thread.

And voila! Your pom pom is attached!

Honestly, who doesn’t love a pom pom?!

(all images by HonestlyWTF)