While I love making baby hats, after 13 straight (and that’s just after Christmas), I decided I wanted to make myself a hat. Or two.

First up: This one, which covers my ears and looks cute at the same time. While the pattern calls for bulky yarn, I just happened to have worsted weight, so I dropped down to a K-hook (instead of the suggested N) and added a few rows. Pretty simple modifications.

I didn’t have a button big enough or interesting enough to really add to the hat, and since there was a blizzard this weekend, I couldn’t go about obtaining one. Instead, I opted to add a flower, to brighten up the hat for a dull, gray winter. The problem is, a lot of the flower patterns I found were a bit too big for what I was going for with this hat. With a little trial and error, I came up with this, a pattern for a flower that’s not too big, not too small, it’s juuuuust right:


Goldilocks Flower:

Goldilocks flower with hatCh=Chain

DC=Double crochet

tr=Triple crochet

sl st= slip stich

Ch 2

Round 1: In second ch from hook, work 8 DC’s, join to first DC

(You can change colors here if you want)

Round 2: *Ch 2, tr in DC, tr in next DC, ch 2, sl st. Repeat from * around. (5 petals)

It takes about 5 minutes, so experimenting with hook sizes (I used H) to get the look you want won’t cost you.Goldilocks flower hat

Now you can make little flowers to add to your hats, scarves, headbands, jackets, sweaters… I think you get the idea.