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Elizabeth Stitch Crochet Hat Pattern

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The Elizabeth Stitch Crochet Hat Pattern - this free crochet pattern is perfect for kids and adults alike and makes a perfect birthday or Christmas gift.Elizabeth Stitch Crochet Hat Pattern

You may have noticed lately that I’ve really fallen in love with the Elizabeth stitch…maybe it’s because it’s just so easy to crochet. Not only that, it also looks great!

After I created the pattern for the Elizabeth Stitch Fingerless Gloves (which has quickly become one of the top patterns on Dabbles and Babbles), my daughter Noelle ask me if I could make a pair of gloves for her as well as a hat to go with it. I’m always up for a challenge so I decided to give it a try and voila, the Elizabeth Stitch hat was born. 

The hat is almost as easy to make as the gloves, you simply need to crochet a little more for the hat. It’s done in two parts, first the ribbing and then the rest of the hat. Finally, you seam the ends together and join the top.

The final pièce de résistance is the adorable faux fur pom-pom which is all the rage this year. Perfect for kids and adults alike, this hat makes a perfect birthday or Christmas gift.

Click here to purchase an ad-free printable PDF of this pattern for your convenienceThis PDF pattern also provides you with a bonus crochet tips and tricks pdf and a link to the pattern stitch video.

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Elizabeth Stitch Crochet Hat Pattern

NOTES: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

  •        Hook: U.S. 5.0mm
  •        Yarn: Size 4 worsted weight yarn – Caron Simply Soft in White and Lavender Blue
  •        Faux Fur Pom Pom (or regular yarn pom pom)
  •        Darning Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sl = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet

NOTES:

This crochet pattern is worked in two sections, the ribbed cuff and then the rest of the hat (purple part of the hat in the photo). To finish it off, the sides are seamed together and the top is cinched together.

Elizabeth Stitch – see video tutorial here

Insert your hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, back into the same stitch and pull up another loop, yarn over and pull through all four loops on the hook. ch 1.

 

PATTERN:

Hat Ribbing

Chain 13 stitches. 

Row 1: Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, sc into each stitch until you reach the end of the row, turn.

Row 2: Ch1, sc into the back loop in each stitch across the row, turn. (see photo below for help finding the back loop).

Row 3 – 89: Repeat the steps in Row 2 (it should end up approx. 20-21” long)

Turn the ribbed cuff portion you’ve completed. You’ll now start crocheting along the long side of the section you just made.

Upper Hat Portion

Row 1: 1 sc into the end of each row from the cuff, turn.

Row 2: Ch3, 1 Elizabeth Stitch (see above for Elizabeth Stitch instructions) in every other stitch across the entire row, turn.

Row 3: Ch3, 1 Elizabeth Stitch in every other stitch across the entire row with the last stitch being worked under the turning chain, turn.

Rows 4 – 20: Repeat the steps in Row 3. If you would like the hat larger, simply add additional rows.

Finishing

Fold two short edges in half and stitch together using the mattress stitch, using the appropriate yarn color for each section. 

Once you’ve seamed up the two edges, get a 24″ piece of yarn the same color as the top of the hat. Using the darning needle with the yarn in it, weave the yarn in and out of the top edge of the hat all the way around (every few stitches) until you’re around the entire top. Cinch the two ends of the yarn together so that the top edge of the hat all comes together. When you’ve got it pulled as tight as you can, knot the yarn together and weave the yarn ends into the hat.

Add a faux fur pom pom to the hat and you are DONE!

Click here to purchase an ad-free printable PDF of this pattern for your convenienceThis PDF pattern also provides you with a bonus crochet tips and tricks pdf and a link to the pattern stitch video.

Looking for more great crochet patterns: Done In A Day Baby BlanketEasy Crochet Can CozyTulip Textured Crochet Dishcloth, Colorful Solid Granny Square DishclothEasy Cozy Crochet BlanketCrochet Beach BagOutland CowlCaps for a CauseCrochet Infinity ScarfCrochet Cat BedCrochet iPhone CaseEasy-Peasy Crochet Beanie

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Crochet Caps for a Cause Pattern

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Crochet Hat Pattern - great for beginners and to donate.

Crochet Beanie Pattern – great for beginners and to donate.

Crochet Caps for a Cause Pattern. Last week I had a new and exciting experience – I became a volunteer at our local hospital.  I originally created this blog to have a creative outlet but I had no idea the impact my readers would have on my life.  All the positive feedback and comments have helped me see that I have an opportunity and an obligation to give back .  My new volunteer job is to create and deliver art and activities for the pediatric and geriatric wards and to make hats and blankets for the maternity and neonatal intensive care units.  I delivered my first big package of materials and hats last week and it felt so amazing to be able to contribute to this wonderful cause.

In honour of this new endeavour in my life, I’m including the pattern for what I’m calling my “Caps for a Cause” crochet beanie.  This is a very quick and simple pattern that even beginner crocheters can easily master. I crochet pretty slowly and I can make these hats in about 45 minutes (much less time for a preemie sized hat). These hats can be made in any size from preemie all the way to men’s large so this is a very versatile pattern.

If you’re new to the world of crochet and would like some help getting started, I would suggest some of the great crochet classes offered at Craftsy.

READER CHALLENGE

I’d also like to extend a challenge for any of my readers who are so inclined to join me in this volunteer effort. Hospitals are in great need of caps for newborns, preemies, and cancer patients.  Blankets, shawls, wash clothes and toys are also in high demand. Most hospitals have volunteer programs for receiving knitted and crochet goods so I encourage  you to donate if possible – oh, and please share your experiences with me in my comments section.

Crochet Caps for a Cause Pattern – download pattern.

Materials:

  • A soft medium weight yarn. I used Red Heart Soft. Choose as many different colors as you’d like.
  • Crochet Hook – US J10/6 mm. I used this larger hook size for the baby hats so that the hats were a little more airy and stretchy but feel free to use a smaller hook if you prefer.
  • Yarn or tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Basic Hat Directions:

Ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet (U.S.)

  1. Ch 5 and then join together into a ring with a sl st (keep all your stitches loose). Or use the magic ring method if you prefer.
  2. Round 1: Ch 2 and then make 12 double crochets into the ring. Join with sl st.
  3. Round 2: Ch 2 and then 2 dc into the same stitch. Now do 2 dc in each stitch around and then sl st to join.
  4. Round 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in the first stitch then 1 dc in the next and the repeat this pattern for the entire row. Sl st to join.
  5. Round 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in the next stitch then 1 dc in the next TWO stitches and repeat in this pattern for the entire row. Sl st to join.  (*Hats for preemie babies skip to step 7 – note that hospitals ask that hats for preemie’s be a little bit longer so that they can fold back the edge of the hat)
  6. Round 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in the next stitch then 1 dc in the next THREE stitches and repeat in this pattern for the entire row. Sl st to join. (*For larger hat designs you’d just keep increasing the number of stitches between each dc by 1 until you get the size you’d like. Example: the next row would be 2 dc in the next stitch then 1 dc in the next FOUR stitches, the next row would be 2 dc in the next stitch then 1 dc in the next FIVE stitches, etc…)
  7. Rounds 6-12: Ch 2, double crochet in each stitch and join with a slip stitch.  Continue this for each row until the hat is as long as you want it. (I usually do 6 rows for my baby hats)
  8. Final row, chain 1 and then sc in each stitch and slip stitch to join (keep this last row loose or else it will make the hat too tight at the bottom).
  9. Fasten off and weave the ends into the hat using your yarn/tapestry needle.

For the striped hat design just alternate different colors for each row (and add a third colour in the second last row of dc’s if you’d like).  For the hat with the second color along the rim, change the color in your last row of dc’s and then keep that color for step 8. I really like having at least 2 colors in the hat design, it just makes it a little more exciting to look at and you can have fun coming up with contrasting colors.

To add the single woven thread through the hat, thread your tapestry needle with a piece of yarn about 24″ long. Starting at the back seam of the hat, weave in the yarn and tie in with a knot and then weave in and out of each stitch around one row. See photo below for exactly where you put your needle through to get the same design I’ve done. When you’re done the row fasten off and weave in any ends.

Looking for more great crochet patterns: Crochet Cat BedCrochet iPhone CaseEasy-Peasy Crochet Beanie, Crochet Infinity Scarf

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Thanks for reading!

~ Jamey

Basic Crochet Hat Pattern - Perfect for donating to hospitals.

Basic Crochet Hat Pattern – Perfect for donating to maternity and neonatal intensive care units.

Update: Here’s the pile of hats that Noelle and I took to the hospital on New Year’s day… what a positive way to start off a new year.

Hat donations

Hat donations

 

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Easy-Peasy Crochet Beanie

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Easy-peasy crochet beanie.

Easy-peasy crochet beanie.

Easy-Peasy Crochet Beanie – In an earlier post I talked about the bucket list of things I wanted to learn.  The first thing on the list was to learn how to knit.  This past summer I took the plunge and started knitting with an easy cowl.  It turned out beautifully (with a big thanks to my mother-in-law Lynda for her guidance and patience in getting me going). I ended up making a number of the cowls, some hats and leg warmers for Noelle.  I really enjoyed knitting but one fateful day when we were out camping at the beach, my camping neighbour offered to teach me to crochet – game over for the knitting!   Wow, I liked crocheting SO MUCH MORE than knitting.  It’s faster, requires a little less attention than knitting and it’s a lot easier to fix any mistakes you make along the way. I also find that crocheting is soothing and can put you in a zen-like state once you get going.

So I wanted to show you the very first crochet project (the hat in the photo is the actual hat I made) – the easy-peasy crochet beanie.  It’s so easy anyone can do it. After I made the hat, I wrote down all the instructions that my camping neighbour gave me. Here’s the pattern (hopefully you can make this out, it’s written pretty loosie goosie as this is just the way it made sense to me):

Materials:

  • A bulky yarn. I used Bernat Roving in cream that I purchased at Michael’s. If you’d like to embellish the hat with a design then you’ll also need a second colour.
  • One 5.5 – 6mm crochet hook.
  • Yarn or tapestry needle
  • Button if you choose to add a flower

Pattern:

  1. Chain 5 and then join together into a ring with a slip stitch (keep all your stitches loose).
  2. 12 double crochets into the ring.
  3. Chain 3 and then 1 double crochet into the same stitch as the chain 3 from the previous row. Now double crochet in each stitch around and then slip stitch to join.
  4. Chain 3, 2 double crochet in the next stitch then 1 double crochet and the repeat this pattern for the entire row. Slip stitch to join.
  5. Chain 3, 2 double crochet in the next stitch then 1 double crochet in the next TWO stitches and keep in this pattern for the entire row. Slip stitch to join. (If you’re wanting to make a childs hat skip to step 7)
  6. Chain 3, 2 double crochet in the next stitch then 1 double crochet in the next THREE stitches and keep in this pattern for the entire row. Slip stitch to join.
  7. Chain 3, double crochet in each stitch and join with a slip stitch.  Continue this for each row until the hat is as long as you want it.
  8. Final row, chain 1 and then single crochet in each stitch and slip stitch to join (keep this last row loose or else it will make the hat too tight at the bottom).
  9. Fasten off and weave the ends into the hat using your yarn/tapestry needle.

When I was done, I added in the second yarn colour to create the swirl design.  I found an easy flower pattern online and fastened it onto the hat with the button which I just love.

If you’re looking for more fun crochet projects check out this great book: Crochet One-Skein Wonders®: 101 Projects from Crocheters around the World

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