But here is the truth: POM POM's are EVIL!!
I have been looking around the internet searching for some redeeming pom pom pattern. I can't find a single one!
No matter how amazing the pattern or how hip the person wearing it; the moment you attach a pom pom to a project, it is destroyed.
And the worst part of it all is the complete and utter waste of yarn to create such garment destroying monstrosities. Do you know how much yarn it takes to create a single pom pom; let alone the meters upon meters of yarn you must massacre to create the inexplicable hideousness that the Champagne Fizz Hat?!
"Oh, but it's a good way to use up old acrylic," I hear you say. No...no it isn't! If the yarn is nasty to begin with, turning it into a fuzzy ball and tacking it to some part of a project is not the solution. It's like glue gunning crumpled garbage bags to a coat so you don't have to throw them away. Worse! You may have spent hours, days, weeks, even months; knitting/crocheting the piece which will instantly be rendered ridiculous and unwearable to anyone besides babies and dogs (who, let's face it, can't stop you from cramming them into hideous be-pom pommed things.)
This is a knitervention!
If you or someone you love are considering a pom pom project; look, really look, at the photo's on this page. Call a friend who crafts well, to talk you off the ledge. Think of the children! Think of the helpless animals! Think of the basics of good design! And for goodness sake, think of the poor beautiful yarn you are about to needlessly waste! Then walk away from your pom pom maker, and breath the fresh air of good taste!
A pom pom on any knitted or crocheted project doesn't make it funky or cute. It instantly puts your lovingly handmade garment in Crazytown...in the ghettos of Crazytown...down an alleyway full of homeless clown sweaters and discarded crochet poodle toilet paper covers.