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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 crochet 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 crochet 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 crochet 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 crochet hat makes a perfect birthday or Christmas gift.

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 (90 yards) and Lavender Blue (140 yards)
  •        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 hat 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:

Crochet 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!

 

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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 neighbor 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 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 neighbor 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 size 5 bulky weight yarn. I used Bernat Roving (approx. 60 yards). If you’d like to embellish the hat with a design then you’ll also need a second color.
  • 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 child’s 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 color 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.

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