Monday, September 17, 2012

Free Pattern: Elf Hat

I made an elf hat a while ago that is on my Facebook Page but never wrote the pattern. The pattern was requested so I did this yesterday. Please forgive the pictures, I forgot to take them and so I had my husband took them. I will tell him not to quit his day job!!

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Supplies Needed:
Yarn: Lionbrand Homespun Yarn (5 Bulky). I used the color Deco which is a beautiful cream color. 
Hook: J, 6.00mm
Tapestry Needle
Satin Ribbon 3/4 inch (optional)

Ch: Chain
sl st: Slip Stitch
dc: Double Crochet
sc: Single Crochet

Notes: When I write "1 dc" at the beginning of a new row it means a chain 2

Ch 3, sl st to join to 1st ch
R1: ch 2 (counts as dc throughout) 7 dc in the ring, join to top of ch 2 (8 dc)
R2-R5: 1 dc in each stitch (8 dc) 
R6:1 dc, 2dc, repeat (12 dc)
R7-R10: 1dc in each stitch (12 dc)
R11: 1dc, 2dc (18 dc)
R12-R15: 1dc in each stitch (18 dc)
R16: 1 dc, 2dc, repeat (27 dc)
R17-R20: 1 dc in each stitch (27 dc)
R21: 1 dc next 5, 2dc, repeat (30 dc)
R22-R25: 1dc in each stitch (30 dc)
R26 (optional): change to satin trim, 1sc in each stitch. 
Tie off 

Pom Pom: I used a coaster for the sizing. Wrap yarn around coaster approximately 30 times.  Slide off coaster and tie a TIGHT knot around the center to cinch together and you will leave a long tail to sew onto the top of the hat. Cut the loops and then trim so it looks like an even pom pom. Use your needle and sew on to the top of the hat and tie off. 

Happy Hooking!! Don't forget to post pictures to my Facebook Page


  1. I would love to make something like this for my toddler daughter...Any suggestions on making the pattern larger to fit her "punkin"?

    1. You would have to measure her head and figure out how many double crochets would fit. I would assume around 40ish. So on Row 21 just make the necessary adjustments to end with 40 (if that's what would fit). I hope that helps.

    2. Thank you sooooo much Amber!!! This is my project for the weekend :-)

  2. i would like to make an adult (female) size), how would I adjust the pattern?


    1. Vicki as I just answered the previous comment, you would need to measure the head and make sure that Row 21 would have that many dc. Instead of 1dc in the next 5 you will need more increases in that row.

  3. Replies
    1. This is actually a newborn sized but can be easily modified in Row 21 but having more increases.

  4. we would make gradual change from tip to row 21 for large size. otherwise - great looking little pattern. can't wait to try it. karenb/fredw

  5. It's great. I made one tonight. No pom-pom yet and I don't have any ribbon, so, I just used the yarn. I'm not going to ask how to!

  6. would you please explain row 21