Welcome to the Christmassy free Elf Hat crochet pattern! This is part 4 of the festive garland series of tutorials focused on providing beginner friendly crochet resources based around Christmas.
It’s made up primarily single crochet, and works up really quickly as the cutest garland for a Christmas decoration you can make yourself for your home. It would also make a cute gift, and works individually as a Christmas tree crochet decoration!
Once again we’re using DK yarn and 3.5mm hook, as well as a needle for ends.
Stitches are in US terms, CH is chain, SC is single crochet, SS is slip stitch, 2TOG is single crochet 2 together / decrease.
Stitch count is in brackets at the end of each row.
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Elf Hat Crochet Pattern
Row 1 – In your base colour, CH13 and work 1 SC into the 2nd CH from the hook and each stitch until the end (12)
Row 2 – CH1, 1SC in every stitch until the end. On the final stitch of the row, join your second colour before closing off the stitch (12)
Row 3 – CH1, combine the first 2 stitches with 1 2TOG stitch, then 1SC in every stitch until the end (11)
Row 4 – CH1, 1SC in every stitch across, stopping when there are 2 left. Finish with 2TOG (10)
Row 5 – CH1, 2TOG, 1SC in each stitch across, end with 2TOG (8)
Row 6 – CH1, 1SC across (8)
Row 7 – CH1, 2TOG, 1SC across (7)
Row 8 – CH1, 1SC in the next 4 stitches, end with 3TOG (like the 2TOG, but pulling up a loop through 3 stitches and pulling through all 3 loops on the hook) (5)
Row 9 – CH1, 1SC in next 3 stitches, end with 2TOG (4)
Row 10 – CH1, 1SC across (4)
Row 11 – CH1, work 2 SCs in the first stitch, 1SC in the next, finish with 2TOG (4)
Row 12 – CH1, 2TOG, 1SC across (3)
Row 13 – CH1, 2 SCs in the first stitch, 2TOG (3)
Row 14 – CH1, 2TOG, 1SC (2)
Row 15 – CH1, 2TOG (1)
Row 16 – CH1, turn, SS and close.
Using your base colour that you started with, work a bobble stitch for the bobble of that hat and join (bobble stitch steps here)