Category Archives: Photo Props

Crochet Baby Props

If like me, you like instant (or at least same day) gratification, it’s likely that you would much prefer to sit down and make a baby item than an adult one.  So, it’s no surprise when I look back and find that the majority of my pattern stock is for baby items – in particular crocheted hats and photo props.

Hats are a big favourite of mine and, while I try to include a range of sizes up to adult, there is nothing sweeter than seeing them on a sweet little newborn or a cute little toddler with a cheeky grin.

Today, I would like to share some of my all-time-favourite pictures.  All photographs have been provided by the amazing Sarah from Sweetpea Photography.

Are they not the cutest bunch of babies – so many lucky mums and dads – thank you all ♥

All patterns are available on Ravelry – If you have any problem finding one of them just give me a shout and I’ll be more than happy to search out the direct link.


Thomasina Cummings

February 9, 2014

I love it when I’m browsing the web and spot one of my patterns in use.

How adorable do these little ones look in my crochet tutu tube dress

Photograph courtesy of Ella Pics Photography, Neath.

Prairie Bonnet with legwarmers

Back in the 1970’s, I had a Holly Hobbie rag doll. Recently, while reminiscing, I recalled the clothing and immediately knew I had to make a prairie, pioneer style bonnet like the one she wore.

Prairie Bonnet and Legwarmers

The bonnet is designed to fit a 35 cm (14”) head making it perfect as a newborn photo prop. Included, to finish the ensemble, are a dinky pair of ‘simple’ legwarmers.

Holly Hobby Prairie Bonnet

YOU WILL NEED 250 m of DK yarn (light Aran/WW will also work if you take care with gauge), a 3.50 mm hook, one stitch marker, a 1 m/yd length of ribbon and a needle for neatening ends.

GAUGE: 9sts and 10 rows to 5 cm (2”) in UK dc – measured across peak.

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

This pattern has been fully tested.

Crochet Crown and Headwear Accessory eBook

The Headwear Accessory Pack contains three crochet patterns.

Crown 1 is suitable for baby photographs (prince or princess), dressing up, occasional wear or ‘hen’ parties.


It can be worked in sizes 20-55 cm (8-22”)

You will need: up to 100 m double knitting yarn, a 3.50 mm hook and a needle for neatening ends.

A flower embellishment is included, although you may also like to use beads and/or ribbon to decorate your crown.

Gauge: 8sts to 5 cm (10”) in UK double crochet. Depth of crown at maximum is 7 cm (2½”).

The headband/ear warmer has instructions for 35 (40, 45, 50, 55) cm or 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) inches. Custom sizes are possible and this is explained at the appropriate section of the pattern.

Crochet Headband

You will need: up to 100 m of yarn, an appropriate sized hook, a needle for neatening ends and a stitch marker – the band can be made using oddments in any thickness with successful results

Crown 2 is the perfect prop for your little prince.

Crown Prince Crochet

Can be worked in sizes 30-50 cm (12-20”).

You will need: up to 100 m double knitting yarn in MC and CC, a 3.50 mm hook and a needle for neatening ends. Beads and trims and a small amount of stuffing are optional.

Gauge: 8sts and 4 rows to 5 cm (2”) in UK double crochet.


Crochet Perfectly Pixie Hat

Perfectly Pixie and ever so sweet!

This crochet pixie hat pattern includes instructions to make a range of sizes for the daintiest newborn photo prop through to a full-of-fun adult size.

Beautiful pictures below provided courtesy of Amanda Ochocki (chalklegs).  Thank you so much ♥

The pattern uses the back loops for amazing shaping and texture, is worked seamlessly from side to side and can be made with, or without the ties.

You will need up to 200 m Aran/WW yarn, a 5.00 mm H hook, a 4.00 mm G hook, a needle for neatening ends and a stitch marker (optional).

Gauge: 8sts and 10 rows to 2” in back loop sc. Hook and yarn may be adjusted to achieve

Two files are uploaded – US and UK versions of the pattern.

Long Tailed Hat

This simple-to-work long tailed 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.

Long Tailed Hat

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.

Frilly Crochet Ruffle Wrap

This over-the-top frilly crochet ruffle wrap is perfect for newborn photo shoots and can be worn alone, or teamed with a host of accessories.

Frilly Wrap Crocheted with Ruffle Yarn

The frill is worked afterwards and may be left off for unisex use. Or, if frills don’t appeal, you can replace it with ribbon, lace, flowers, a bow, a pompom, etc.

For newborn size, you will need: Approximately 150m DK yarn and 10m ruffle yarn, 3.50mm hook, a button, 4 stitch markers and a needle for neatening ends.

Buttons loops are sized to fit a 2.5cm (1”) diameter button. Size can be varied and you will be instructed where to make changes in the pattern.

Instructions are included for working to fit preemie, 3 month and 6 month old babies also. Please note yarn thickness, hook size and quantities will differ from those quoted for the newborn size.

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

Crochet Dungarees

This pattern contains instructions to make these soft, squishy, knit-look crochet dungarees in a range of sizes from birth to 1 year old.

Crochet Ribbed Dungarees

You will need: up to 200 g (288m) Aran in main colour (MC), 100g (144m) Aran in contrasting colour (CC), a 4.50mm hook, 2 buttons (decorative only) and a needle for neatening ends.

In the example, the MC is cream and the CC is chocolate brown.

Gauge: 8sts and 8 rows to 5cm (2 in) in UK dc worked in back loop only.

The pattern is written in UK terms with a table of US equivalents provided as applicable

Thomasina Cummings

April 11, 2013

This newborn photo prop is a quick easy pattern and ideal scraps buster.

This crochet hat with twisted tails can be worked with or without the oversized flower.

Crochet Hat Twisted Tails

You will need: 200m chunky yarn, a 6.00mm (J) hook, a stitch marker and a needle for stitching embellishment and neatening ends.

Gauge: 6sts and 4 rows to 2” in UK half trebles US half double crochets

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