I made my 6-month old nephew a baby owl hat. I didn’t put any yarn tufts on top because I wasn’t confident they would stay put on an active baby - he would exactly be the kind of infant to put pulled-out yarn in his mouth and swallow it! Eep.
I did put some braided tails though - those are tied tight and can’t be pulled apart.
Personally, I think this hat is a hoot. (Teehee.)
I make these hats over at my hat shop, Hats and Things.