My niece has outgrown most of the hats and now little sister has taken over most of them. I received a text showing the youngest one wearing a version of the above hat with pink & green stripes. The smile on her face was to die for. The next picture was of older sister with a big tear in her eye. That was immediately followed by a plea to make another pom-pom hat - this time in rainbow colors. Of course there was no way I could refuse such a heart-felt request!
I pulled out my prior pattern - "Double Pom Pom Rectangle Hat" by Kristi Simpson. I was not surprised at all to learn she had included multiple sizes of the hats in her pattern. Using her finished measurements based on the size I wanted, I was able to quickly design the above hat and whip it up over a weekend. In addition, Kristi includes detailed instructions in SC and DC to follow along. I've purchased several patterns from Kristi over the year - especially when I was first venturing out into making something other thank blankets and scarfs. You can check our her Etsy shop here.