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Friday, July 17, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Elf Hat's for all!

(Shown in Caron Simply Soft White, Lavender Blue & Soft Pink)

This pattern is super simple and the best part is you can easily continue increasing to obtain any size elf hat you wish! The written pattern is for the 0-3 month size but the size changes are noted after row 29. The 0-3 mo. size hat will fit a head circumference of 14-15". Please remember all head sizes can vary age to age and my sizes are listed as a guide only. I suggest taking your own measurements before starting. I have not listed which rows to change colors in, your color changes are up to you or make your hat a solid color with the band and pom pom a contrasting color.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jenni

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: Baby-Adult

Supplies:
Size H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn, yardage will vary depending on the size you are making
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO- Back Loop Only
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Fpdc - Front Post Double Crochet
Sl st - Slip Stitch
Sp - Space

Notes:
-Ch 1's do not count as a stitch.
-All joins are made with a sl st to the first dc in the row.
-Be sure you are working this hat right side out, it is very difficult to turn it right side out at the end.
Also, if you are working stripes be sure to sew in your ends as you go.

Gauge:
4 dc & 2 rows = 1"
Gauge is important to obtain the correct size hat, if you are not getting gauge please adjust your hook size.

Row 1: Magic circle (or ch 3, join to form circle), ch 1, 8 dc in circle. Join, pull your circle tight and sew in this beginning end. (8 dc)

For rows 2-29 each row will increase by 1 stitch, 2 dc's are worked in the very last space of each row. When you reach row 29 your stitch count should be 36 (for the 0-3 mo. size elf hat).

Row 2-29: Ch 1, dc in same and in each around, work 2 dc total in last sp. Join.

To make this hat for a newborn continue on to row 30.
For all other sizes follow the recommendations below.

For 3-6 mo. size (15-16" head circumference):
Repeat the last row (labeled row 2-29) for 4 additional rows, your last row should have a stitch count of 40 dc. Now continue on below with the row labeled 30, please note the stitch count will no longer be correct but your final increase row (labeled row 33) should have a stitch count of 48 dc.

For 6-9 mo. size (16-17" head circumference):
Repeat the last row (labeled row 2-29) for 8 additional rows, your last row should have a stitch count of 44 dc. Now continue on below with the row labeled 30, please note the stitch count will no longer be correct but your final increase row (labeled row 33) should have a stitch count of 52 dc.

For 9-12 mo. size (17-18" head circumference):
Repeat the last row (labeled row 2-29) for 12 additional rows, your last row should have a stitch count of 48 dc. Now continue on below with the row labeled 30, please note the stitch count will no longer be correct but your final increase row (labeled row 33) should have a stitch count of 56 dc.

For 12-24 mo. size (18-19" head circumference):
Repeat the last row (labeled row 2-29) for 16 additional rows, your last row should have a stitch count of 52 dc. Now continue on below with the row labeled 30, please note the stitch count will no longer be correct but your final increase row (labeled row 33) should have a stitch count of 60 dc.

For 24-48 mo. size (19-20" head circumference):
Repeat the last row (labeled row 2-29) for 20 additional rows, your last row should have a stitch count of 56 dc. Now continue on below with the row labeled 30, please note the stitch count will no longer be correct but your final increase row (labeled row 33) should have a stitch count of 64 dc.

For Youth & Pre-teen size (20-21" head circumference):
Repeat the last row (labeled row 2-29) for 24 additional rows, your last row should have a stitch count of 60 dc. Now continue on below with the row labeled 30, please note the stitch count will no longer be correct but your final increase row (labeled row 33) should have a stitch count of 68 dc.

For Teens & Women's size (21-22" head circumference):
Repeat the last row (labeled row 2-29) for 28 additional rows, your last row should have a stitch count of 64 dc. Now continue on below with the row labeled 30, please note the stitch count will no longer be correct but your final increase row (labeled row 33) should have a stitch count of 72 dc.

For Men's size (22-23" head circumference):
Repeat the last row (labeled row 2-29) for 32 additional rows, your last row should have a stitch count of 68 dc. Now continue on below with the row labeled 30, please note the stitch count will no longer be correct but your final increase row (labeled row 33) should have a stitch count of 76 dc.

Row 30: Ch 1, dc in same and in next 7. 2 dc in next, dc in 18, 2 dc in next, dc in each to end. Join. (38 dc)
Row 31: Ch 1, dc in same and in next 8. 2 dc in next, dc in 18, 2 dc in next, dc in each to end. Join. (40 dc)
Row 32: Ch 1, dc in same and in next 9. 2 dc in next, dc in 18, 2 dc in next, dc in each to end. Join. (42 dc)
Row 33: Ch 1, dc in same and in next 10. 2 dc in next, dc in 18, 2 dc in next, dc in each to end. Join. (44 dc)
Row 34-35: Ch 1, dc in same and in each around. Join. (44 dc)

Fasten off and join with your contrast color:

Row 36: In BLO: Ch 1, dc in same and in each around. Join. (44 dc)
Row 37-38: Ch 1, dc in same, fpdc around next. *Dc in next, fpdc around next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (22 dc, 22 fpdc)

If you are making a size larger than the 6-9 mo. size you may want to repeat the last row one or two more times, this is completely up to you though.

Row 39: Ch 1, turn, sc in same and in each around. Join, fasten off and sew in ends. (44 sc)

After sewing in all your ends you can now add a pom-pom or braid!


14 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful pattern an so easy to follow thanks for sharing I will be making many for all the kids an grand kids :)

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    1. Thanks Lita! I've been working on a few myself :)

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  2. Hi, I love this pattern. I find that most elf hat patterns decrees too quickly and I love how gradual this one is. Do you give permission to sell the finished product or..?

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    1. Thanks Shainah! Yes, you may sell any finished products you've made from my patterns.

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  3. Sorry having problems with the pattern youth and preteens. . 2-29. Then do you do additional 24 rows??? Then go to row 30?

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  4. Love this psttern. Thank you so much.

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  5. Is there a video perhaps? I can not for the life of me figure this out :(. I followed every step to row 29 but looks nothing like yours :/

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    1. Sorry Jasmine, there is currently not a video for this pattern. Can you tell me what size you are trying to make? If you are making the newborn size you'll need to skip down below the instructions for the additional rows in this pattern. I hope this helps!

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    2. I'm trying to make a toddler (24-48m) but I didn't add any rows, yet is big enough to fit her lol. It looks similar to yours but mine just looks wider and not as long

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    3. Hmm...each row from rows 2-29 should only have one increase, maybe you have more? How many stitches do you have in your last row?

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    4. To be honest I'm not sure what happened. I'm pretty sure I followed it step by step. I started on a new one and changed a few things and now it's coming out perfect! Thank you so much for posting this :)

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    5. You're welcome, I'm so glad it's working out for you! :) Thanks for letting me know!

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