Category Archives: Photo Props

Ribbed Crochet Hat with Chunky Tassels

Ribbed Crochet Hat

This pattern is for a thick, winter hat with an chunky ribbed pattern and fluffy tassels at either corner.

IRibbed Chunky Tassel Hat Crochet

In smaller size, it makes a great photo prop.  But, sizes newborn to adult available so there’s no reason why you can’t treat yourself to a snuggly warm crochet hat this Winter.

Lots of relief work gives this hat its beautiful, soft texture and makes it incredibly stretchy, squishy and comfortable.

The tassels may be omitted, replaced with pom-poms, or worked smaller for variety.  But, for photo props, I’m sure you’ll agree, the over-the-top tassels are super cute :)

Materials: 50-150g (150-450m) DK (8-ply) yarn depending on size option. Can be worked in a different yarn with appropriate hook….instructions for making adjustments are included.

Tools: 3.50mm hook

Gauge: 4sts = 1” (2.5cm)

This pattern is written in UK terms with US equivalents where applicable.

Crochet Peapod Photo Prop Set

Crochet Peapod

Although specifically designed for twins, this peapod photo prop is a cute, novelty addition to any photographer’s repertoire and can be worked to make single, (or multiple baby), peapods.

Each pod is worked top down with no additional seaming required. Some stitching is required for attaching stalk, leaves and tendrils.

Designed to fit newborn babies, each pod measures 75cm (25½”) long with a centre-front opening. For best fit, baby should be positioned with their head near the top of the opening.

The matching ‘little pea’ hats have a 36cm (14”) head circumference and shaped ear flaps. They should be worn with the widest slope framing the face and the narrow slope to the nape of the neck.

If the model is at the smaller end of the age range, the brim can be turned up.

Note: This item is not suitable for sleeping in and its use should be supervised at all times.

Materials: 150g double knit (8-ply) yarn in dark green, 50g double knit (8-ply) yarn in light green per single hat and pod set.

Tools: 3.50mm hook.

This pattern is written in UK terms with US equivalents provided as applicable.

Crochet Basket Weave Stitch Tassel Hat

The Crochet Basket Weave Tassel Hat is a thick, winter hat with an interesting basket weave pattern and cute little tassels at either corner.  Pattern included sizes newborn to adult.

Basket Weave Tassel Hat

Lots of relief work gives this hat its beautiful, soft texture.  The crochet basket weave pattern is surprisingly easy to work even though it looks very intricate and complicated.

Materials: 50-150g (150-450m) DK (8-ply) yarn depending on size option.

Tools: 3.50mm hook

Gauge: 4tr = 1” (2.5cm)

This pattern is written in UK terms with US equivalents where applicable.

Pattern has been fully tested.

Photographs of items made by others, using this pattern, can be viewed on my Ravelry page. 

Crochet Coverlet and Hat Photo Prop Set

Pattern is now released for the Crochet Coverlet and Hat Photo Prop.


This pattern is for a crochet coverlet and hat set – ideal for photo shoots or as a novelty baby shower gift.

Two hexagon motifs are included for boy/girl options.  That said, there is absolutely no reason why the versions can’t be interchanged, mixed about and used together to make a unisex coverlet…I mean, boys look good in flowers too, don’t they ;)

The crochet coverlet is made up of 7 hexagons and measures approximately 33cm (13”) at the widest part.

The hat has a 35cm (14”) head circumference.

Materials – 100g (300m) DK (8-ply) yarn for both hat and coverlet – colour changes are optional

Tools – 3.50mm hook

This pattern is written in UK terms with US equivalents where applicable.

Crochet Mermaid Photo Prop

This cute little crochet mermaid photo prop set would make a fabulous addition to any photographer’s repertoire.  The pattern is now available on Ravelry where you can see some other colour combinations (worked by The Happy Hooker’s Hangout Testers) in the linked project pages.

Under the Sea Crochet Baby Mermaid Prop

The tail (as per the given pattern) measures 14″ in length (fin not included in measurement).

The top edge, with its delicate shell trim, will sit between tummy and chest (depending on the length of the baby) and has a circumference of 35cm (16″) at its widest point.

Directions are also provided for making larger sizes based on chest size and length requirements.

The scales are worked using the very popular ‘crocodile’ stitch and these are also featured on the matching headband (please see pattern listing for details – headband shown in featured picture is the photographers own).

This item is not suitable for sleeping in.

Materials:  Approximately 200g (360m) of double knit (8 ply) yarn.

Tools: 3.50mm (E) hook (or appropriate size, if substitute yarn is used) and a wool needle for finishing

Crochet Snake Hat

Crochet ‘snake bite’ photo prop snake hat.

Snake Hat

This pattern is for a novelty photo prop snake hat.

Care should be taken if baby is wearing it for anything other than a photo shoot as the long tail could pose a risk.

Instructions are included for sizes 0-3 (3-6, 6-9, 9-12) months with details of how to modify for larger sizes.

Two different finishes for the head are provided as shown in the pictures above.

YOU WILL NEED 300 m double knitting (8-ply) yarn, oddments of black and white yarn for eyes and fangs, a 3.50mm hook and a needle for neatening ends.

Should you wish to use Aran, Worsted Weight or other thickness of yarn, follow the instructions for larger sizes – gauge and yardage will not apply in such cases.

GAUGE: 8 stitches and 4 rows to 5 cm (2”) in UK trebles (US double crochet).

This pattern is written in UK terms with a table of US equivalents.

This pattern is fully tested.

(see Ravelry for more details)