You can make this hat in two contrasting colors like I did or make it in just one single color. I have included the pattern for making corkscrews as well as pom poms in the pattern. I suggest you make it with corkscrews for babies and with pom poms for kids and adults. The hat with its stripes would look great on a boy or man without the pom poms too. You can adapt it for a boy or girl by varying the colors. The hat is easy to work up and will leave very few yarn tails. Every step is clearly described with pictures.
Pattern uses Hooks G ( 4.25mm) for size 6-12 months and Hook H (5mm) for all the other sizes . Hook F is used for the corkscrews. It is written in standard American terms. Pattern includes all sizes from newborn to adult. Hat is worked using Worsted weight/ Aran (Size 4 Medium) yarn. Stitches used are single crochet, half double crochet, and slip stitch.