What should I call it? So many choices, stocking hat, elf hat, Wee Willie Winkie hat, night cap… In the end, I went for Crochet Long Tailed Hat and it’s now on sale at Ravelry :)
This simple-to-work hat can be made in any size, from newborn to adult, and in so many different ways. Add a fluffy trim and a pom-pom for a cute, newborn photo prop. Work it in stripes for Santa’s elves or maybe use your favourite team colours – the tail makes a great scarf to keep you warm on cold match days!
Note: Baby sizes are provided with photo prop use in mind. This hat is not suitable for everyday wear in young babies.
The tapering tail allows for great prop use, draping and covering baby in just the right places! Check out the oversized (6″) pompom on the rainbow one. Guaranteed to make baby look teeny tiny and like a real life Thumbelina.
The post stitches in the brim give a lovely soft, stretchy band.
Materials: Any yarn can be used but DK, 8-ply, worsted weight, Aran or light chunky will give the best results. Use with an appropriate sized hook. Maximum expected amounts 600m for adult male.
Gauge – gauge is not important as long as you work to sizes indicated in the size chart.
This pattern is written in UK terms with US equivalents provided as applicable.