I designed “Everyone’s Hat and Scarf” with this question in mind. I showed my mid-fifties friend the hat with a pom pom and he said, “I like it, but get rid of the pom pom.” Maybe it’s an age thing. I had a young male knitter in who is making a slouch hat. I asked him about the pom pom. He said he’d probably put one on. Pom poms are fun. Not all men are. So the pattern is out: with reversible cables, the hat can be turned up to a conservative watchman’s cap; it’s long enough to be a slouch, either can be with or without the pom pom. The scarf is long enough to be worn as a scarf that can be wrapped several times, or as a cowl that can be wrapped three times. Something for everyone. Next question on my mind? Do men wear fringe?
The pattern can be found on my Etsy KISSpatterns shop.
May 12, 2016 at 8:21 am
A lot of boys and men think that pompoms are only for babies, girls and women. And also for sissy boys or faggots.
But they are wrong about this wooly ball of softness. Pompoms make life happy !
May 26, 2016 at 9:17 am
I agree with you, but there are a lot of younger guys that do wear pom pom beanies
May 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm
I think young men you wear pompoms are usually pretty hip and fashionable.
June 24, 2020 at 5:11 pm
I’m a man and I’ve always liked pompoms, even back when I was at school in the 1990s and everyone wore plain beanies, I preferred a pompom hat. I think it’s good to see them more popular with men. I think it shows confidence to wear something a little bold and distinctive