My name is Melissa, and I've been a professional nanny since 2008. I have also been crocheting since childhood, and recently began creating my own crochet patterns. I host a podcast where I ask fellow nannies for tips and recommendations on ways to move forward in the nanny world. I'm also an amateur toddler chef.
The Plaid Fad: A Slouchy Hat
So plaid is supposed to be big this fall, and I've seen a ton of plaid crocheted items. Well, here's my take on a slouchy hat! It works up very warm and cozy, without being too tight on the old noggin.
I made this one in purple, and I really like how it looks when you pick three colors that are similar.
Want to make your own? I've written up the pattern, and it's available on