I have been trying to come up with something unique, beautiful, and fun for my 3 nieces. Just as I was starting to panic, the idea of this texturized double pom pom beanie came to mind.
Since you will be using a mix of the front post double crochet and the cross over double crochet, this hat is really stretchy! Although it is designed just for children, it fits the sizes preschooler-teen! So if you have any doubt in your mind of what to make for someone you love, this hat is a quick, fun, and safe direction to go.
I/9- 5.5 mm crochet hook
Medium weight yarn
Check out the tutorials above if you are unsure of a stitch!
Row 1: FSC 26.
Row 2: CH 1, HDC into same stitch and next 24 stitches. 2 HDC into next stitch. Work on other side of FSC. HDC in next 24 stitches. HDC into starting stitch, Join to first HDC. (52)
Row 3: CH 1, *FPDC into each of the next two stitches. Cross Over DC. repeat from * around. Join to first FPDC. (52)
Repeat Row 3 fifteen-seventeen more times or until the hat is at least 7 inches tall. After making three of them… I think they are best at 7.5 inches tall.
CH 1, HDC into same stitch and each stitch around. Join to first HDC. CH 1, FPSC into each stitch around. join to first FPSC
Make two pom poms using the secure pom pom tutorial. Attach the pom poms well to the top corners of the hat. I wrapped my yarn 180 times for each pom pom.