This Homespun yarn by Lion Brand has a soft, fuzzy texture. The bulky weight makes it perfect for warm, baby hats! I kept this pattern simple with a basic rib knit and finished it off with 2 adorable pom poms.
Size 12 months
Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun in Hepplewhite (1 skein)
Size 11 circular knitting needles (16 inch)
Large Pom Pom Maker (use the 2 ½" size)
Cast on 32 sts. Join chain together and put a marker at the beginning of the row. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 6 ½ inches.
To shape the crown:
Knit together across the row until you are left with 16 sts.
Next row: *K1, Knit 2 together*, repeat across row (11 sts)
Next row: K1, then knit 2 together across row (6 sts)
Last row: *K1, Knit 2 together*, repeat across row (4 sts)
Knit 2 together until you are left with 4 sts. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through stitches of last row, pull to secure and make a knot.
Make 2 pom poms using the 2 ½" pom pom maker and knot them at the top sides. (if you need help using the pom pom maker, here's my tutorial)