WIP Wednesday: Striped Baby Stocking Hat

     A photographer friend of mine asked me to design a hat for her to use as a prop in her photo shoots. She sent me this picture and said that she wanted something similar.

     Looking at the picture, I'm pretty sure that this cap was made with double crochets, so I'm going to create my own version with single crochets.

 
 

I realized that I needed to add the pom pom to the end before the tube got too long. Otherwise, it would have been a big struggle to tie the pom pom on.

TIP: I used a Clover pom pom maker to create this perfect pom pom. I highly recommend them!

 
 Photo by Flower Tree Photography

Photo by Flower Tree Photography

 

When I went yarn shopping for this project, I realized that there is no baby yarn in these neutral colors. Almost all yarn that is super soft and specifically made for babies is pastel pink, blue, green or yellow. There was some white, but no cream or gray. So, I decided to just use my favorite worsted weight yarn. 

I started out the top of the hat with a small point and then created a striped tube.

 
 

After attaching the pom pom, I kept crocheting the stripes and started increasing rounds in order to grow the bottom of the hat to fit a baby's head. 

Since I don't have a live human baby of my own to try this on, I won't be completely sure that it's the right size until I finish it and give it to my photographer friend. I'm hoping I get it right the first time! But, if not, I took good notes on what I did with this design, so I can start again if I'm way off!

What about you? What's on your hook right now? Tell me about it, post links to pics, brag, and share in the comments below! :)