Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Free Elmo Hat Pattern

Elmo Hat with Ear Flaps 3yrs +

The pattern is in US terms

Items required
4mm (6) and 5mm (H) hook.  If you don’t have a 4mm hook use a 4.25mm (G) hook instead.
White, Black & Orange Double knit/ 8ply
Red Aran/10 ply
Stitch marker
Wool needle
Stuffing
If you have any problems please email me at: susand1408@gmail.com 
Guidelines
At the end of each round just carry on. 
Mark the start of each round and then move marker as a round is completed. You don’t need to ss at the end of the row to join. You just carry on to make the start of the next row.
HK - hook
CH - chain
SS – Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
SC Inc – Single Crochet Increase
SC Dec – Single Crochet Decrease
HDC – half double crochet
2 HDC inc– Hook 2 hdc in one stitch to increase (HDC Increase)
HDC DEC – Half double crochet decrease.  Yarn over hook, through 1st stitch, yarn over hook through, hook through next stitch, yarn over hook pull through.  Yarn over hook and pull through all the loops.                              
Gauge
7 sts & 6 rows = 2”
If your hat is coming out too big go down one hook size and vice versa if it’s too small.

Sizing guide:
45.72cm – 50.80 cm 18” – 20”  approx. size around. 20.32cm 8” high
This Hat fits most ages 3 yrs + as they usually stretch.  If you are wanting to make it larger add another row of HDC increases and add another row to the pattern.

This Hat fits most ages 3 yrs + as they usually stretch.  If you are wanting to make it larger add another row of HDC increases and add another row to the pattern.

Approx. Total Weight
52g

HAT
Using 5mm (H)hook and red yarn.
Ch 2 (or use magic circle)
Round 1)              6 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook (6) (or 6hdc in magic circle)
Round 2)              6 hdc inc (12)
Round 3)              *1 hdc, 1 hdc inc* x 6 (18)
Round 4)              *2 hdc, 1 hdc inc * x 6 (24)
Round 5)              *3 hdc, 1 hdc inc * x 6 (30)
Round 6)              *4 hdc, 1 hdc inc * x 6 (36)
Round 7)              *5 hdc, 1 hdc inc * x 6 (42)
Round 8)              *6 hdc, 1 hdc inc * x 6 (48)
Round 9)              *7 hdc, 1 hdc inc * x 6 (54)
Round 10)            *8 hdc, 1 hdc inc * x 6 (60)
Round 11)            *9hdc, 1 hdc inc * x 6 (66)
Round 12)            *10hdc, 1 hdc inc* x 6 (72)
Round 13-23)      hdc around (72)
Round 24)            hdc round, 2 ss  - don’t finish off just carry on and make the 1st ear flap
1st Ear Flap
Row 1)                 Ch 2, 12 hdc, ch 2, turn
Row 2)                 12 hdc, ch 2, turn
Row 3)                 1 hdc dec, 8 hdc, 1 hdc dec, ch 2, turn
Row 4)                 1 hdc dec, 6hdc, 1 hdc dec, ch 2, turn
Row 5)                 1 hdc dec, 4 hdc, 1 hdc dec, ch 2, turn
Row 6)                 1 hdc dec, 2 hdc, 1 hdc dec, ch 2, turn
Row 7)                 1 hdc dec, 1 hdc dec, finish.
2nd Ear Flap
Count 22 from the back of the ear flap you have just finished and join.
Row 1)                 Ch 2, 12 hdc, ch 2, turn
Row 2)                 12 hdc, ch 2, turn
Row 3)                 1 hdc dec, 8 hdc, 1 hdc dec, ch 2, turn
Row 4)                 1 hdc dec, 6hdc, 1 hdc dec, ch 2, turn
Row 5)                 1 hdc dec, 4 hdc, 1 hdc dec, ch 2, turn
Row 6)                 1 hdc dec, 2 hdc, 1 hdc dec, ch 2, turn
Row 7)                 1 hdc dec, 1 hdc dec, finish.

Eyes x 2
4mm (6) hook & white yarn.
Ch 2
Round 1)              6 hdc in 2nd ch from hk (carry on for next round) (6)
Round 2)              6 hdc inc (12)
Round 3)              *1 hdc, 1 hdc inc* x 6 (18)
Round 4 – 5)       18 hdc around (18)
Round 6)              *1 hdc, 1 hdc dec* x 6 (12) – stuff the eye at this point
Round 7)              6 hdc dec (6)
Round 8)              hdc dec until hole shut, finish (leave enough yarn to attach to the hat) (3)
  

Pupil x 2
4mm (6) hook & black yarn
Ch 2
Round 1)              6 hdc in 2nd ch from hk, ss to join, finish (leave enough yarn to attach to the eye)

Attach each pupil to each eye

Nose
4mm (6) hook & Orange yarn.
Ch 2
Round 1)              6 hdc in 2nd ch from hk (6)
Round 2)              6 hdc inc (12)
Round 3)              *1 hdc, 1 hdc inc* x 6 (18)
Round 4 -6)         18 hdc around
Round 7)              9 hdc dec – stuff
Round 8)              hdc dec until hole shut (leave enough yarn to attach to hat)

Mouth
To make the mouth you put your hook from front to back and pull a loop of yarn through.  You then move to the next hole and put the hook from front to back and pull a loop through the hat and the loop you have on the hook.

   
Carry on till you make the shape of a mouth. 
Attach everything to the hat


Patterns are just for your own personal use. Do not distribute the pattern without permission.  You may sell the items you make but please give credit to me for the pattern.
If there are any problems with the pattern or you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
Susand1408@gmail.com http://www.crochetaddictuk.com/              ©Crochet Addict UK 2013 

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16 comments:

  1. Very nice pattern! :)
    Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks ever so much, you are more than welcome!

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  2. Thanks for the pattern! Can't wait to try it!

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    1. You are more than welcome, I hope you enjoy it :-)

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  3. I think this is a great pattern to teach my beginners. thanks for sharing Susan.

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    1. You are more than welcome, I hope they enjoy it :-)

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  4. This is just too adorable :) Currently I don't know how to crochet but I really want to learn and now I really want to make one of these! Thanks so much for sharing such an awesome pattern! Pinning for the future :)

    Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you ever so much! I learnt from you tube clips.

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  5. Sue, thanks for this awesome pattern...I am working on a Bender hat and your photos are a help with the eyes and other do dads. Thanks again...Think I will make the elmo for myself...my son can have Bender

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  6. This hat is so adorable! I'm changing the pattern just a little bit, my nephew is a cookie monster fanatic so I'm using blue instead of red, hope that's okay with you!

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    1. Thank you ever so much! Please feel free to alter it any way you want.

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  7. Thanks for sharing my two years old grand daughter loves Elmo

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    1. You are more than welcome. I hope you enjoy the hat and I hope she enjoys it :-)

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  8. I watched the demo of this pattern on you tube and am so happy to find the written version to add to my projects. Love it, love it. I've been crocheting since I was 9 and learned so many useful things from this project. Thank you so much!

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    1. So glad you like it. Wow I only learned to crochet in 2011. I bet there is loads you could teach me!

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