Elfster Hat

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Yarn: 90(110, 130, 150, 170) yards of worsted weight yarn in A, 20(25, 30, 35, 40) yards of B

Tools: 5.0mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, scissors

Gauge: 2 rows of 6 dc = 2″ wide x 1.5″ high

Skill Level: Intermediate

Stitches: (ch)chain, (dc)double crochet, (sl st)slip stitch, (sc)single crochet, (fpdc)front post double crochet, (fpsc)front post single crochet

Sizes:

Newborn (3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, Toddler, Child)

All Sizes:

W/A, ch.5, join w/sl st. in 1st st.

Round 1: Ch.3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 9dc in ring, join w/ sl st. in top of beg. ch. (10dc)

Round 2: Ch.3, dc in nxt dc and each dc around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (10 dc)

Round 3-12 (13, 14, 15, 16): Repeat Round 2. (10 dc)

Round 13(14, 15, 16, 17): Ch.3, dc in same sp., 2dc in nxt dc and each dc around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (20 dc)

Round 14(15, 16, 17, 18): Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt dc, *2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt dc* repeat around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (30 dc)

Round 15(16, 17, 18, 19): Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt dc, *2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt 2 dc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (40 dc)

Newborn Size Only:

Finish off.

Round 16: W/B, join w/sc in any dc, FPdc in nxt st., *sc in nxt st., FPdc in nxt st.* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (20 sc + 20 FPdc).  Finish off.

Round 17: W/A, join w/sl st. in any sc and ch.3 (counts as dc), FPdc in nxt FPdc., *dc in nxt sc, FPdc in nxt FPdc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (20 sc + 20 FPdc). Finish off.

Round 18: W/B, join w/sc in any dc, FPdc in nxt FPdc, *sc in nxt dc, FPdc in nxt FPdc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (20 sc + 20 FPdc). Finish off.

Round 19: Repeat Round 17. Finish off.

Round 20: W/B, join w/sc in any dc, FPsc over nxt FPdc, *sc in nxt dc, FPsc in nxt FPdc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (20 sc + 20 FPdc)

Round 21: Ch.1, sc in each sc around, join w/sl st. in 1st sc. (40 sc)

Round 22: Repeat Round 21. Finish off and weave in ends.

3-6 Months Size Only:

Round 17: Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt dc, *2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt 3 dc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (50 dc) Finish off.

Round 18: W/B, join w/sc in any dc, FPdc in nxt st., *sc in nxt st., FPdc in nxt st.* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (25 sc + 25 FPdc).  Finish off.

Round 19: W/A, join w/sl st. in any sc and ch.3 (counts as dc), FPdc in nxt FPdc., *dc in nxt sc, FPdc in nxt FPdc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (25 sc + 25 FPdc). Finish off.

Round 20: W/B, join w/sc in any dc, FPdc in nxt FPdc, *sc in nxt dc, FPdc in nxt FPdc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (25 sc + 25 FPdc). Finish off.

Round 21: Repeat Round 19. Finish off.

Round 22: W/B, join w/sc in any dc, FPsc over nxt FPdc, *sc in nxt dc, FPsc in nxt FPdc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (25 sc + 25 FPdc)

Round 23: Ch.1, sc in each sc around, join w/sl st. in 1st sc. (50 sc)

Round 24: Repeat Round 23. Finish off and weave in ends.

6-12 Months Size Only:

Round 18: Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt dc, *2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt 3 dc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (50 dc)

Round 19: Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt dc, *2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt 4 dc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (60 dc) Finish off.

Round 20: W/B, join w/sc in any dc, FPdc in nxt st., *sc in nxt st., FPdc in nxt st.* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (30 sc + 30 FPdc).  Finish off.

Round 21: W/A, join w/sl st. in any sc and ch.3 (counts as dc), FPdc in nxt FPdc., *dc in nxt sc, FPdc in nxt FPdc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (30 sc + 30 FPdc). Finish off.

Round 22: W/B, join w/sc in any dc, FPdc in nxt FPdc, *sc in nxt dc, FPdc in nxt FPdc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (30 sc + 30 FPdc). Finish off.

Round 23: Repeat Round 21. Finish off.

Round 24: W/B, join w/sc in any dc, FPsc over nxt FPdc, *sc in nxt dc, FPsc in nxt FPdc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (30 sc + 30 FPdc)

Round 25: Ch.1, sc in each sc around, join w/sl st. in 1st sc. (60 sc)

Round 26-27: Repeat Round 25. Finish off and weave in ends.

Toddler Size Only:

Round 19: Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt dc, *2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt 3 dc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (50 dc)

Round 20: Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt dc, *2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt 4 dc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (60 dc)

Round 21: Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt dc, *2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt 5 dc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (70 dc) Finish off.

Round 22: W/B, join w/sc in any dc, FPdc in nxt st., *sc in nxt st., FPdc in nxt st.* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (35 sc + 35 FPdc).  Finish off.

Round 23: W/A, join w/sl st. in any sc and ch.3 (counts as dc), FPdc in nxt FPdc., *dc in nxt sc, FPdc in nxt FPdc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (35 sc + 35 FPdc). Finish off.

Round 24: W/B, join w/sc in any dc, FPdc in nxt FPdc, *sc in nxt dc, FPdc in nxt FPdc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (35 sc + 35 FPdc). Finish off.

Round 25: Repeat Round 23. Finish off.

Round 26: W/B, join w/sc in any dc, FPsc over nxt FPdc, *sc in nxt dc, FPsc in nxt FPdc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (35 sc + 35 FPdc)

Round 27: Ch.1, sc in each sc around, join w/sl st. in 1st sc. (70 sc)

Round 28-29: Repeat Round 27. Finish off and weave in ends.

Child Size Only:

Round 20: Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt dc, *2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt 3 dc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (50 dc)

Round 21: Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt dc, *2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt 4 dc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (60 dc)

Round 22: Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt dc, *2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt 5 dc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (70 dc)

Round 23: Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt dc, *2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt 6 dc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (80 dc) Finish off.

Round 24: W/B, join w/sc in any dc, FPdc in nxt st., *sc in nxt st., FPdc in nxt st.* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (40 sc + 40 FPdc).  Finish off.

Round 25: W/A, join w/sl st. in any sc and ch.3 (counts as dc), FPdc in nxt FPdc., *dc in nxt sc, FPdc in nxt FPdc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (40 sc + 40 FPdc). Finish off.

Round 26: W/B, join w/sc in any dc, FPdc in nxt FPdc, *sc in nxt dc, FPdc in nxt FPdc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (40 sc + 40 FPdc). Finish off.

Round 27: Repeat Round 25. Finish off.

Round 28: W/B, join w/sc in any dc, FPsc over nxt FPdc, *sc in nxt dc, FPsc in nxt FPdc* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (40 sc + 40 FPdc)

Round 29: Ch.1, sc in each sc around, join w/sl st. in 1st sc. (80 sc)

Round 30-31: Repeat Round 29. Finish off and weave in ends.

PomPom

  1. W/B: Wrap yarn around palm of hand about 50-60 times.
  2. Cut tail from skein and slide gently off of hand pinching in the middle.
  3. Cut a piece of yarn appox. 5” long and tie tightly around middle.
  4. Cut all of the loops on each end.
  5. Fluff out the pompom and trim it uniformly.
  6. Stitch PomPom to end of hat.
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