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Candy the Elf Hat

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The candy cane colored spirals on this fun elf hat will bring a smile to your face. Available in toddler to adult sizes, this pattern is fun and whimsical! By using Red Heart Super Saver with a smaller hook the hat is stiff enough that it stands tall. Show off your holiday spirit and whip one of these up for your next Christmas party.

Candy the Elf Hat Free Crochet Pattern by Jessie At Home
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After making the white, red, and green hat, my daughter Kyla told me I needed to make another one with greens and a yellow “puff” on top so it looked like a Christmas tree. Who am I to say no to such creativity?! So that is how the tree version seen in some of the photos came to be 🙂

Candy the Elf Hat
Free Crochet Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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Size:
Toddler, Child, Child Large, Adult, Adult Large
15 (17.5, 20, 22, 24)

Yarn:
RED HEART® Super Saver: White, 311 ~ Color A 55g; Paddy Green, 368 ~ Color B 20g; Burgundy, 376 ~ Color C 20g

Hook:
US 8/H/5.00 mm

Gauge:
16 sts by 12 rows in a 4” square
*one row dc, two rows sc, repeat from *

Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip st
sc ~ single crochet
hdc ~ half double crochet
dc ~ double crochet
st(s) ~ stitch(es)

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Getting Started:

This pattern uses a hook that is smaller than would normally be used for this yarn. This is done to create a stiffer fabric so that the hat stands up on its own.

This hat is worked in a spiral. It may seem a bit odd at first, but just follow the pattern and the pictures, and it will work out just fine.

Pattern:

Hat Top:

Round 1: With color A, ch 3, join with a sl st to form a ring, ch 1, (sc, hdc, 2dc) in the ring, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (4 sts)

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Round 2: With color B, 2 sc into the ring to the right of the first st from round 1, sc in each of the next 4 sts, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (6 sts)

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Round 3: With color C, 2 sc into the ring to the right of the first st from round 2, sc in each of the next 6 sts, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (8 sts)

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Round 4: With color A, (2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st) 4 times, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (12 sts)

*This is a good time to weave in the tails from the start of each color.

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Round 5: With color B, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (12 sts)

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Round 6: With color C, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (12 sts)

Round 7: With color A, (2 dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 2 sts) 4 times, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (16 sts)

Round 8: With color B, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (16 sts)

Round 9: With color C, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (16 sts)

Round 10: With color A, (2 dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts) 4 times, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (20 sts)

Round 11: With color B, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (20 sts)

Round 12: With color C, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (20 sts)

Round 13: With color A, (2 dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 4 sts) 4 times, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (24 sts)

Round 14: With color B, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (24 sts)

Round 15: With color C, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (24 sts)

Round 16: With color A, (2 dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 5 sts) 4 times, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (28 sts)

Round 17: With color B, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (28 sts)

Round 18: With color C, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (28 sts)

Round 19: With color A, (2 dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 6 sts) 4 times, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (32 sts)

Round 20: With color B, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (32 sts)

Round 21: With color C, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (32 sts)

Round 22: With color A, (2 dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts) 8 times, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (40 sts)

Round 23: With color B, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (40 sts)

Round 24: With color C, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (40 sts)

Round 25: With color A, (2 dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 4 sts) 8 times, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (48 sts)

Round 26: With color B, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (48 sts)

Round 27: With color C, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (48 sts)

Size Toddler only ~ move onto hat body.

Round 28: With color A, (2 dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 5 sts) 8 times, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (56 sts)

Round 29: With color B, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (56 sts)

Round 30: With color C, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (56 sts)

Size Child only ~ move onto hat body.

Round 31: With color A, (2 dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 6 sts) 8 times, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (64 sts)

Round 32: With color B, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (64 sts)

Round 33: With color C, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (64 sts)

Size Child Large only ~ move onto hat body.

Round 34: With color A, (2 dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 7 sts) 8 times, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (72 sts)

Round 35: With color B, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (72 sts)

Round 36: With color C, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (72 sts)

Size Adult only ~ move onto hat body.

Round 37: With color A, (2 dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 7 sts) 8 times, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (80 sts)

Round 38: With color B, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (80 sts)

Round 39: With color C, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (80 sts)

Size Adult Large only ~ move onto hat body.

Hat Body

Round 1: With color A, dc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (48 (56, 64, 72, 80) sts)

Round 2: With color B, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (48 (56, 64, 72, 80) sts)

Round 3: With color C, sc in each st around, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (48 (56, 64, 72, 80) sts)

Repeat rounds 1 ~ 3:  0 (0, 1, 1, 2) more times.

Hat Bottom:

Round 1: With color A, dc in each of the next 16 (19, 21, 24, 27) sts, hdc in each of the next 16 (18, 21, 24, 26) sts, sc in each of the next 16 (19, 22, 24, 27) sts, pull the loop up and remove the hook. (48 (56, 64, 72, 80) sts)

Round 2: With color B, sc in each of the next 31 (36, 41, 47, 52) sts, sl st in the next st, end off color B. (32 (37, 42, 48, 53) sts)

Round 3: With color C, sc in each of the next 15 (18, 20, 23, 26) sts, sl st in the next st, end off color C. (16 (19, 21, 24, 27) sts)

Round 4: With color A, sc in each of the next 48 (56, 64, 72, 80) sts, sl st in the next st, end off color A. (48 (56, 64, 72, 80) sts)

End off, weave in all ends.

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