How to Turn a Stool into a Knit Pouf-Stool
I needed a tuffet of some sort to sit at my new craft cubby, which you can see in this post over at Curbly. I decided I wanted a stool, something I could tuck under the work surface. I loved the idea of a knitted pouf, but sitting on a pouf for extended periods of time seemed like an exercise in torture techniques. So I frankensteined an old stool I had on hand and remade into a hybrid pouf-stool. First, I started by thickening up the seat’s depth with some plywood and spacers.
Then I added a 4″ piece of foam and batting to smooth everything over.
Next, I sewed a cover for the stool using some leftover canvas from another project. After I stapled that into place, I searched my yarn stash.
In it, I found some super chunky off white wool blend that I thought would work perfectly. Using 2 strands and a #17 circular needles, I made a big “hat” for the stool. A simple stockinette stitch did the trick with some strategic decreasing at the crown.
After slipping on the hat, I ran a running stitch with a length of yarn around the hat’s base. I gathered up the ends of my working yarn and tied the ends securely. I decided not to staple the hat into place as this way–with the running stitch–I can remove the hat and wash it, if necessary.
And here she is finished, my comfy pouf-stool: