We are continuing our series of homemade holiday gifts with something else you can make from yarn: a crocheted ponytail hat.
Be sure to also check out how to make felted wool dryer balls. They are a great project to do with kids!
This crocheted hat is perfect for beginners because you only need to know very basic stitches. I am not by any means a master crocheter (I only know how to do a chain stitch, a single crochet, and a double crochet), and I made several of these hats very easily. Each one took me about two hours.
My favorite way to learn new patterns is to watch videos on YouTube. I personally think video is the easiest way to learn to crochet because you can see what the person is doing while they explain it to you. For this project, I used this tutorial and pattern from Pretty Darn Adorable.
I loved the tip about using an elastic ponytail holder. The hats came together quickly and I figured that with the type of yarn I was using, they averaged less than $5 each to make.
My tweens even gave them a stamp of approval and asked if I could make some for their friends.
Thank you to Pretty Darn Adorable for such a great pattern and video.
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