Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My Favorite Elf Hat

This was one of the first items I made up on my own, back when selling was my focus.  I think it is still my favorite hat to make and wear.  I will be making a few new ones this year.  I have the pattern listed as child 3-10, though the hat easily fits me, as well.  Really I think it's more of a one size fits most.  Gotta love a mostly universal pattern!  :)

Look how little my girlie is, in this picture!  Picture was taken a couple years ago.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet My Favorite Elf Pattern
My Favorite Elf Hat
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What you will need:
I hook
Worsted Weigh Yarn (4 weight)
Scissors
Yarn needle



Abbreviations
Hdc= Half Double Crochet
Sc= Singe Crochet
Sl st= Slip Stitch
** = repeat
This hat can be made in a single color.  I prefer 2 colors.  If 2 colors are used, attach new color every 2 rounds. 
Swirls and Sprinkles: My Favorite Crochet Elf Hat Pattern
Elf Hat

Round 1: Chain 2, 8 hdc in second chain from hook.  Sl st in top of first hdc.
Round 2:  Chain 1, 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Sl st in top of first hdc.  8 hdc
Round 3-23: Chain 1, 1 hdc in each stitch around. Sl st.   8 hdc
Round 24: Chain 1 1 hdc in first 7 stitches.  2 hdc in last stitch.  Sl st.  9 hdc
Round 25: Chain 1, 1 hdc in first 5 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 4 stitches. Sl st.  11 hdc
Round 26: Chain 1, 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Sl st.  11 hdc.
Round 27: Chain 1, 1 hdc in first 6 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 5 stitches.  Sl st.  13 hdc.
Round 28: Chain 1, 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Sl st.  13 hdc.
Round 29: Chain 1, 1 hdc in  first 7 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 6 stitches.  Sl st.  15 hdc.
Round 30: Chain 1, 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Sl st.  15 hdc.
Round 31: Chain 1, 1 hdc in first 8 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 7 stitches.  Sl st.  17 hdc.
Round 32: Chain 1, 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Sl st.  17 hdc.
Round 33: Chain 1, 1 hdc in first 9 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 8 stitches.  Sl st. 19 hdc.
Round 34: Chain 1, 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Sl st.  19 hdc.
Round 35: Chain 1, 1 hdc in first 4 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches. Sl st.  24 hdc
Round 36: Chain 1, 1 hdc each stitch around.  Sl st.   24 hdc.
Round 37: Chain 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches*.  Sl st.  30 hdc.
Round 38: Chain 1, 1hdc each stitch around. Sl st.  30 hdc.
Round 39: Chain 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 4 stitches*.  Sl st.  36 hdc 
Round 40: Chain 1, 1 hdc each stitch around.  Sl st.  36 hdc.
Round 41: Chain 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next 5 stitches*.   Sl st.  42 hdc
Round 42: Chain 1, 1 hdc each stitch around.  Sl st.  42 hdc
Round 43: Chain 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next 6 stitches*.  Sl st.  48 hdc.
Round 44: Chain 1, 1hdc each stitch around.  Sl st.  48 hdc.
Round 45: Chain 1, *2 had in first stitch, 1 hdc in next 7 stitches*.  Sl st.  54 hdc
Round 46: Chain 1, 1 hdc each stitch around.  Sl st.  54 hdc.
Round 47- 54: Chain 1, 1 hdc each stitch around.  Sl st.  54 hdc
Round 55: Chain 1, Reverse sc each stitch around.  Sl st.  54 reverse sc.
Finish off.  Make a pom pom and attach to the top of the hat.

10 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I will make this hat for my 8 yo son. Thank you for sharing this free pattern.

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    1. I hope your son loves it as much as my kids do! :)

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  2. What size hook did you use?

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  3. Starting with increases in row 24, the instructions add one stitch, but in row 25 instructions list one increase but at end of row the # of stitches are 2 more than the previous row. Where did u add the 2nd stitch.

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    1. Oh goodness, I never noticed. Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention!
      I placed the second extra stitch about halfway through the round. When I get a chance, I will go back and adjust the pattern. :)

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  4. Just finished making one for my daughter's goddaughter and it looks very cute. Thank you very much for the pattern. Have a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the pattern. Merry Christmas to you. too! :)

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  5. If I do not want quite as long a "tail" do you think I could jump to the instructions for Row 24 after about a dozen rows? Thanks!

    Shelley

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    1. Yes, that would work out just fine! I bet it would be really cute a bit shorter, too. :)

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