Suitable for beginners.
As easy as: knit, purl and sew.
Pom poms or tassels are optional
Step 1: You Will Need
A small ball / skein / hank of baby soft double knit yarn, about 25g / 1oz
[UK Double Knit (DK) yarn is: US Light Worsted yarn or in Australia / NZ 8ply yarn]
I pair of 4mm knitting needles [US Size 6 / UK & Canada Size 8]
Yarn needle to sew up
- In the image here, you can see a row counter on my needle, you won't need this. I just have them on all my needles
- You will also note that my ball of yarn are larger than 25g / 1oz, this is because I have other projects to make with each ball
Step 2: Knit As Follows
For preemie babies knit the first set of numbers, for a birth to three months baby, knit set of numbers in [brackets]
Cast on 30  stitches - not too tightly and leave a long length of yarn to sew up when complete
- Row 1 - Knit
- Row 2 - Purl
- Row 3 - Knit
Repeat these 3 rows until your work measures 10" [12"]
You should have 14  purled ridges on each side of your work
Step 3: Cast Off and Sew Up Side Seam
Cast off, again, not too tightly and leave a length of yarn.
Sew up the cast on and cast off (side seam) edges - indicated by the placement of the knitting needles at the sides on the one image
Step 4: Sew Up Crown and Bind Off
Weave yarn in and out at the crown and draw up tightly, then bind off
Turn right side out and roll up a cuff on the bottom.
And that's it - done
Step 5: To Pom Pom or Not to Pom Pom? Now That Is a Question
You can add a pom pom to top off the crown if you prefer.
Here are some good instructions by Hobbycraft for making pom poms in a variety of ways
Personally, I have to pom pom, I just can't help myself