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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Crochet Elmo Hat

Crochet Elmo Hat

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How to Crochet a Double Crochet  Newborn Hat -All Sizes Tutorial Videos!







Crochet Hat sizes with this Double crochet pattern
Newborn baby head circumference, 13" - 14", Hat height = 5.5 to 6"= D hook, 
Baby 3 to 6 months, Head Cir, 14" - 17 ", Hat height= 6.5 - 7"=E hook, 
baby 6-12 months, 16"-19" head cir., hat length=6.5-7"=F hook,
toddler-preschooler (12 months-3 yrs), 18"-20" head cir., hat length=7" =G hook, 
child 3-10 yrs, head cir., 19"-20 1/2 "", hat length= 7.5"=H hook, 
teens, head cir., 20 1/2"-22", hat length, 7.5-8"=I hook, 
Adult women, 21.5"-22.5", hat length, 8"= J

Supplies: 
Red Heart Orange, black, red, and white yarn
H hook, G hook,Yarn needle

Abbreviations: dc=double crochet sc=single crochet sl st=slip stitch ch=chain, hdc=half double crochet, 2sctog=2 single crochet together decrease

Made this for a toddler-preschooler (12 months-3 yrs), 18"-20" head cir., hat length=7" =G hook

Instructions:
G hook

ch 5- slip stitch to form a ring,
rnd 1. ch 3 (Counts as first Dc), 11 dc in ring, join with sl st. on top of ch 3. -12 sts.
rnd 2. ch 2, (Counts as first Dc), dc in same st. as joining, 2dc in each st. around. join with sl st on top of chain 2. -24 sts.
rnd 3. ch 2, (Counts as first Dc), *2dc in next st., dc in the next stitch, repeat from *around, join with sl st. -36 sts.
rnd 4. ch 2, (Counts as first Dc), dc in the next st., 2dc in the next st., *dc in the next two stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, repeat from *around, join with sl st. -48 sts.
rnd 5. ch 2,(Counts as first Dc), dc in the 2 next two sts., 2dc in the next stitch; *dc in the next 3 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch.  repeat from * around, join (60 sts) 
rnds 6- Continue with, *ch2, dc in each st around, join *Repeat to length that is about 7 inches long or to your desired length, Slip stitch.

Ear flaps: If you would like to add ear flaps
Make 2
G hook, red yarn

1st ear flap, you can slip stitch onto the side of the hat with your red yarn, begin the dc stitches, (like to have the seam in the back of the hat, so I do the ear flap on the side of the hat)

2nd flap, fold hat in half and sl st in dc directly across from the last dc from the other ear flap. follow directions below for both ear flaps.


Row 1. ch 2, dc in the next 11 dc stitches, turn. -11 sts
Row 2. ch 2, dc2tog. dc in the next 6 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st. turn. -9
Row 3. ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st., turn. -7
Row 4. ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 2 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st. turn. -5
Row 5. ch 2, dc2tog twice, dc in last st. cut yarn and pull through -3

The braid from the center of the ear flap at the bottom, I hook, use red yarn, with a sl st in the center of the bottom of the ear flap and chain 30, and sl st it off and cut yarn.
  
Eyes:
H hook
white yarn
Make 2
ch 2, work 5 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook. (5sc)
Rnd 1. work 2sc in the each stitch around, sl st. (10sc)
Rnd 2.* 1sc in the next stitch, work 2sc in the next stitch, *repeat sl st .(15sc)
Rnd 3. * 1sc in the next two stitches, work 2sc in the next stitch, *repeat, sl st. (20sc) fasten off


Pupils: Make 2,
G hook,
ch 2, work 5 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook. (5sc) sl st. fasten off.
Place the pupils in the center of the eyes, sew the eyes above the mouth.

Mouth: H hook, chain 20
Rnd 1. sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and each stitch across, (19sc) turn
Rnd 2. sc2tog, sc in each stitch across, 2sctog in the last two stitches (17sc)  turn
Rnd 3. sc2tog, sc in each stitch across, 2sctog in the last two stitches (15sc)  turn
Rnd 4. sc2tog, sc in each stitch across, 2sctog in the last two stitches (13sc)  turn
Rnd 5. sc2tog, sc in each stitch across, 2sctog in the last two stitches (11sc)  turn
Rnd 6. sc2tog, sc in each stitch across, 2sctog in the last two stitches (9sc)  turn
Rnd 7. sc2tog, sc in each stitch across, 2sctog in the last two stitches (7sc)  turn
Rnd 8. sc2tog, sc in each stitch across, 2sctog in the last two stitches (5sc) fasten off.

Place the mouth on the bottom center.

Nose:
H hook
Orange yarn,
Rnd 1. ch 2, work 8sc in the 2nd chain from the hook. sl st. (8sc)
Rnd 2. work 2sc in every stitch around. sl st (16sc)
Rnds 3-4. work 1 sc in every stitch around. sl st (16sc) Twice
Rnd 5. work 2sctog 10 times in each stitch around, sl st. (7sc) Fasten off.
Stuff the nose with yarn and place the nose above the mouth.

5 comments:

~Shanz said...

Thank you so much for this! I just finished an Elmo blanket for someone and I'm going to whip this up as a "gift with purchase"! I have a quick question though, is the mouth done with an H? It's the only piece not labeled with a hook.
Happy Hooking!
~Shanz

Amy Lehman said...

yes a h hook, I changed it

~Shanz said...

Thank you! :-)

Jenny Weeks said...

I LOVE your patterns! Would you mind if I used a few to make hats for a charity fundraiser?

Amy Lehman said...

yes you can, thanks for asking