First of all, let me say that my heart is heavy today. For anyone who is prominent in the crochet community of Facebook, dear Liz over at Playin’ Hooky Designs tragically lost her 5 year old daughter to a severe asthma attack this weekend/week. She fought hard and tough, but lost the battle. I have been deeply saddened by this all day. I hope you’ll all take a minute to consider making a granny square to add to her Memory Blanket. (Guidelines for square: Please make your square 6″ in size, in worsted weight acrylic, if possible.) IF this is something you’d be interested in, please send your square to:
Bryn’s Memory Blanket
c/o Heidi Fernandez
1763 N. Williwaw Way
Wasilla, AK 99654
I sincerely hope her family is able to feel peace soon. The loss of a child is NEVER..ever easy.
So on that sad note.. I have had a free tutorial in mind for a few days. There comes a time when I have to make certain things out of necessity for friends, family, or photographers, and when I can’t seem to find a pattern to match what is in my head, I like to create it myself – and hope to make it as easy as possible.
I have come up with a pretty easy, and self explanatory method for a newborn sized double pom hat that should have you done in no time at all, with an adorable, photo worthy piece. I’ve included pictures to help you along!
Any yarn – I am using Yarn Bee’s “Alpaca” – this is adorable with a thick and thin, or hand spun yarn, but worsted will work as well.
Any hook – I’m using a K/6.5mm hook
Tapestry needle– to weave in ends
The reason there is no actual “pattern” or stitch count to this tutorial, is because I have created the concept around measurement, not precise stitches. Therefor, your hat should come out the same size, regardless of yarn, hook, or gauge. This hat tutorial will make a newborn size.
Begin by creating a slip knot and chaining until you reach 12-12.5″. If your yarn is very stretchy or you’re using a larger hook, 12″ will probably suffice. If you’re working with a tighter, worsted yarn or a cotton that doesn’t stretch much, 12.5″ is a safer bet.
Join, careful not to turn, so that your chain forms a ring. Once joined, HDC in to the joining stitch. HDC around, and sl st to join in the first HDC. Ch1, but don’t turn.
Continue to HDC around, (joining with the first HDC after each round and ch1) until your piece measures 5″. Add two rows of SC. Fasten off.
Turn your hat inside out, and sl st across the TOP of the hat (this will NOT be the edge with two rows of SC). Fasten off, and weave in your ends.
To begin your pom poms, begin wrapping the yarn around your four fingers, index to pinky. Give it as many wraps or as few as you’d like. Then, slip off your fingers and tie in the center. Cut the ends, and fluff it up.
Now, attach to hat by sewing on.
YOUR HAT IS DONE!!!! And it’s cute, to boot 🙂
Have fun with it!