Even though this isn't my own pattern, I just had to share this adorable crochet Santa hat and matching diaper cover I made as a custom order this week!
I think the key to this cuteness is having the right yarn. I used Vanna's Choice in Scarlet and Bernat Pipsqueak in Whitey White
The Bernat yarn is absolutely PERFECT for the white parts and I love how it is ultra soft. It would make a great gift and a cozy hat for little Christmas baby.
I followed the Crochet Santa Hat Pattern from Girl In Air. She provides a pattern for newborn - adult sizes! The only thing you have to figure out is how long to make the hat since she doesn't provide a total number of rounds. For the newborn hat (pictured), I made approx 40 rounds in red and 5 rounds in white. You want to make sure you leave a long part on the top so it flops over when being worn.
The Free Diaper Cover Pattern is from Crochet A Flowers. I followed the directions exactly, using red for the diaper cover and the white Bernat yarn around the edges. Finishing it with a black button in the middle.
It's not too early to start crocheting for the holidays! This would make a great gift for all ages!