Baby hat with ears – FINISHED PROJECT

This hat didn’t take me very long to do, and was an easy enough pattern that I think beginners would manage well. It works with a generic hat pattern and adds on little ears that are easy enough to crochet up, and sew in place with the yarn you used for the hat. Hat patterns like this are very versatile; you could add different ears, various appliques, or just leave it as it is! Mine was inspired from the video tutorial by Wooly Wonders Crochet, which you can find here. Instructions are offered for a newborn and for a three-month-old, but you can quite easily modify the pattern for bigger sizes, e.g. using bigger hooks, adding extra rows. Mine is a for a three-month-old.

I sewed the two ears on slightly differently, but I think it looks o.k. It’s very cute! I shared the picture on my personal Facebook, and my sister has already commissioned one for my one-and-a-half-year-old nephew! I’ll probably come back to the basic hat pattern a lot, as there are often babies to give to! Hats are also always a good item to give to charity shops, or specific charity projects that ask for baby clothes or hats in particular.


New projects

Here, I find myself saying again “Whoops, I didn’t mean to abandon the blog!” Between my worsening health and my focus on language learning, I didn’t really think much about crochet, in spite of the yarn stash taking over what little space isn’t overflown with books! I have a few projects in mind again, and here they are.

1. Baby’s hat with bear ears

One of my sister’s friends is having a baby, and another sister has a pregnant colleague, so I thought to work on some baby projects to give them a gift. I chose this hat with ears tutorial by Wooly Wonders Crochet, which you can find on YouTube here. It follows a basic versatile hat pattern that you can use for just about any type of hat. Check out some other videos too by Wooly Wonders Crochet.

2. Basic beanie

Using a similar pattern, I have still to finish off the beanie I mentioned making for myself in this post. I’ve decided to omit the ear flaps and just go for a very basic beanie.

3. Baby’s cardigan

Again, I intend this possibly as a gift to the pregnant ladies mentioned above. I’m following a tutorial from Made With Love By Grama, which you can find here. It’s a pretty cardigan to which you can add buttons, appliques, etc.. A pattern is given for a three-month-old and for a six-month-old.

These are the main projects at the moment, and I want to finish most of them up before committing to any more. I am considering designing some bookmarks to sell over at Fiverr, and also a big pencil case for myself. I’m also considering having a go at my first clothing item for adults, which is a top from a knitting/crochet book I own; perhaps my sister will wear it, or I can donate it – although there are many patterns I fancy trying that I would have no use for, I volunteer in two charity stores (one aiding the homeless in my town, and one for a national animal charity), and can easily donate my products there. There are also many charity projects online asking for donations, which is a lovely idea if you’re just crocheting for fun.

I’m also wavering over the decision to do some videos on YouTube, starting with basic crochet techniques, and expanding to patterns. I’m not sure yet. There is no shortage of great YouTube tutorials for crochet, but on the other hand, there’s no harm in another crocheter having a go, is there? 🙂 We’ll see what happens. I already have enough hobbies that make it hard to commit to them all with my health issues!