Attack of the Killer Pom-Pom by Marnie MacLean

Attack of the Killer Pom-Pom

January 2006
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
157 yards (144 m)
18 (21, 24)" circumference, 7 (8, 9) tall (not counting pom-pom)
This pattern is available for free.

Pattern Description from “Sometimes, you just want a hat that is warm, comfortable and fun. I bought three skeins of GGH Aspen, a lovely merino blend, for a steal, and a hat seemed like the best use for it. I walk my dog early every morning, and I can pop this hat on and barely feel the chill. I like this hat knit a little loose, to avoid hat head and ensure comfort. If the yarn were a finer gauge, I’d make it more snug, but with something this chunky, loose seems to be best.

Three sizes are provided. The smallest is probably best for children, medium for the average woman’s head and large for men. Do measure the wearer ahead of time, though, as some people don’t fall perfectly in line with expectation.“

Gauge: 16 stitches and 22 rows = 4”


  • US #10.5
  • 1.5 Skeins of GGH Aspen in main color
  • 1 Skein of GGH Aspen contrast color
  • Tapestry needle
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Sizes


  • S: 18” circumference 7” tall (not counting pom-pom)
  • M: 21” circumference, 8” tall (not counting pom-pom)
  • L: 24” circumference, 9” tall (not counting pom-pom)