As a beginner in the crochet world, baby hats have been quite a challenge for me. After slowly building on my skills the last year I wanted to give it another try. My inspiration was a cute knit elf hat my sister did last month so I found this crochet version at Oodles4Noodles.
I finished both a pink/cream and blue/cream version. The only change I made to the pattern was to the small pom-pom at the end of the hat. Pom-poms are adorable on baby hats and beanies, but I don’t like the possibility of tiny threads of yarn coming loose around a baby’s face. If not tied tightly enough, small bits of yarn could be easily aspirated or find its way into baby’s eyes. So I accomplished the same pom-pom look with a very long crochet chain and created a stable and baby friendly pom-pom. Found an easy to follow tutorial here.
These baby hats make great holiday gifts and are very popular as baby photo props. I am excited to play with different color combinations.
UPDATE: the link to the tutorial for this hat has been updated to the new site here