Finished: Newborn Baby Crown Photo Props

The other day, Hubby and I were doing our weekly grocery shopping at Wegman's when I came across a toddler wearing the cutest pink felt crown.  The first thing I thought was that I could create something similar in crochet.  The next thing I thought was that I'm a lazy crafter, and surely a crown pattern already existed.

So of course I found this pattern over on etsy from TheHookUp3400.  It's for a newborn photo prop, so it's not exactly what I wanted to originally create - but I still love it.  The example photo on the pattern download page also shows the crown with beads sewn into it for an added touch.  Like I said, I'm lazy, so sewing beads onto a crown I was experimenting with was not an option for me :)  It does look even cuter with the gems, though.

For the main part of both crowns pictured, I used Caron Simple Soft.  I was amazed at how well the yarn held the shape, considering I gravitate toward SS when I need something to drape and not be so sturdy.

If you're in the market for a super simple crown pattern, then I highly recommend this one.  It's well-written and short (which means easy!)  And although you can legally sell finished items from patterns without asking the author's permission, the designer explicitly grants you permission - which is nice because then you don't have to worry about finding a lawyer to represent your small business!