I hope you guys have a great week! I couldn’t be happier to bring you the surprise, This adorable crochet elephant hat pattern is Free for all. Yep that right it’s FREE, to celebrated Mr. Geo Turned 2 year old this summer. Speaking of him, Mr. Geo he’s love love everything about elephant and always ask me to take him to visit elephant park. So I have picked this super cute elephant to celebrated!
Are you ready?
Grab a hook and have fun crocheting!
A Big Thank you to Jennifer Jayne Photographer for this super cute photo
Newborn-3 months (fits up to 14 inch)
You will need
MC: In this pattern I am used worsted weight yarn and weight of yarn to be use 1 skien of 100 grams/284 meters but you need 2 of them to be able to held double. Sample using Marvel Brand Moda Vera 100% acrylic) held double.
You can substitute any yarn that gives you gauge. If you are using a thick enough yarn, you would not need to hold double.
This photo of the yarn just the example of them to held double.
- Pink: small amount of cotton yarn
Sewing yarn needle and cute buttons of your choice
Removable stitch markers or contrasting colour yarn
Gauge: 2 sc x 2 rows = 1 square inch
Skill and abbreviations:
You will need to know how to make:
Slip stitch (sl st)
Single crochet (sc)
Half double crochet (hdc)
Main Colour (MC)
Contrasting Colour (CC)
If you are new to crochet or a beginner, don’t worry I got you cover!
My beginner tutorial check it out here
- In this pattern, you will work in the round continuously. You may use a removable stitch marker or a short piece of yarn of contrasting colour to mark the beginning of each round. At the end of each round, you will not join, but begin the next round in the next stitch.
- The stitch counts at the end of each round are given.
Hat body (size 0-3 months)
You will work from top to bottom
Round1. Make magic ring or adjustable ring and 6sc in ring (6 sts)
Round2. 2sc in each st around (12 sts)
Round3. *hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st*, repeat from * around (18 sts)
Round4. *hdc in next 2 st, 2hdc in next st*, repeat from * around (24 sts)
Round5. *hdc in next 3 st, 2hdc in next st*, repeat from * around (30 sts)
Round6-11. hdc in each st around (30 sts). Finish off.
Use two stitch markers to mark the stitch in the middle of each side of the hat. Join MC at the first marker with sl st.
Row1. Ch 1 (counts as first sc here and throughout), sc 7, ch1, turn (8 sts)
Row2. Sc in next 6 sts, ch1, turn (7 sts)
Row3. Sc in next 5 sts, ch1, turn (6 sts)
Row4. Sc in next 4 sts, ch1 turn (5 sts)
Row5. Sc in next 3 sts, ch1 turn (4 sts) and fasten off. Join MC at second marker with sl st and repeat as above for second earflap
Join MC at any st along the edging with sl st and work one round of sc around the edge, going around the earflaps. Fasten off.
With Main Colour, loop yarn into approximately 18-20 inch long loops as shown in the picture.
Note. Please use these pictures only as a guide.
Using a crochet hook, pull the folded side of the yarn through the centre stitch at the bottom of the earflap, making a loop. Pull the free ends of the yarn through this loop and pull tight.
Divide yarn in to three parts, plaint or braid to the end, and tie a knot to finish up. One tie is made. Repeat on the other earflap to make second tie.
Nose: Make 1 piece with (MC)
Round1. Chain 15 and join with sl st. (15sts)
Round2-12. sc in each st around (15sts).
Then finish off and leave long tail for sewing.
To make the elephant nose.
Photo1-2. Pinch or roll the nose in half from the bottom to the top across the straight edge make it look round then, Photo3-4. Sew along to the top to hold it in place and then sew the nose to the hat.
Make 2 pieces with MC
Start with 21 chains and join to make a circle.
Round1. sc in each st around. (20 sts)
Round2. *sc in next st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (30 sts)
Round3. *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (40 sts)
Round4-6. sc in next st around. (40 sts)
In the next round we will crochet 2 stitched together from both side
(see photo below),
Round7. Sc next st from hook, hdc next, hdc next, dc next, next 2dc in the same st, next 3dc in the same st, next 2dc in the same st, dc next, hdc next, sl st next, continue to crochet across, sc next, hdc next, hdc next, next 2dc in the same st, next 3dc in the same st, hdc next, hdc next, sc next, sl st next and fasten off. (no stitches count in this row)
Inner ear: Pink colour using crochet hook size 3.0mm
Start with 17 chains.
Row1. sc in next st from hook and across, chain 1 and turn (16 sts)
Row2. sc in next st from hook and across , chain 1 and turn (16 sts)
Row3. sc in next st from hook and across , chain 1 and turn (16 sts)
Row4. sc in next st from hook and across , chain 1 and turn (16 sts)
Row5. sc in next st from hook and across , chain 1 and turn (16 sts)
Row6. sc in next st from hook and across , chain 1 and turn (16 sts)
Row7. sc in next st from hook and across , chain 1 and turn (16 sts)
Row8. Sc in next st from hook, hdc in next st, hdc in next st, next 2dc in the same st , next 3dc in the same st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, then sl st. Continue in the same row, hdc in next st, dc in next st, next 2dc in the same st , next 3dc in the same st, hdc in next st, sc in next, then sl st. and sc in each stitch around the edge and Fasten off. (No stitches count in this round)
Join the two pieces of outer ear and two pieces of inner ear together by sewing.
Attach elephant ears and nose then eyes by sewing use yarn needle. For the eye use black button to attach.