The PatternYou will need two colours of yarn. I used Purple (A) and pink (B) in a double knit yarn with a 3.5mm crochet hook.
ch = Chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
DC = Double crochet (UK)
TC = Treble crochet (UK)
(Using A) To start, ch 2 then do 6 DC in first chain. Continue working in the round - using stitch markers if you think they'll help.
1st Round 2DC in each st in previous round (12 sts)
2nd Round (2DC in next st, 1DC in next st) 6 times (18sts)
3rd Round (2DC in next st, 1DC in next 2 sts) 6 times (24sts)
I stitch quite tight so added an extra row of increases, you may be okay with 24stitches in the round)
4th Round (2DC in next st, 1DC in next 7 sts) 3 times (27sts)
5th Round 1DC in each st around (27sts)
(Change to B)
6th Round 1DC in each st around (27sts)
(Change to A)
Continue with rounds 4 and 5 until your hat is at the desired size. Ensure you finish with Yarn A.
Final Round (Using B) (3TC in next stitch, sl st in next 2 sts) 9 times (45sts) - fasten off
For the PomPom, I was given this really handy tip. It's so quick and easy to do :)
Overall, the whole thing only took a couple of hours from start to finish.