Baby Candy Cane Elf Hat Crochet Pattern

Christmas is probably my favourite time of the year! My family always decorates our home in the first week of December, and we usually don't end up taking everything down till the beginning of February!... But shhh, that's our little secret!
I also love any excuse to sing Christmas carols, who doesn't? They're so jolly, and just so happen to have that special yet magical ability to make me happy no matter what!
Unlike most families, mine opens our presents on Christmas Eve. It's a South African tradition, and I love it! What's one of your family holiday traditions??
So seeing as I'm in such a Christmas-y mood, I thought I'd share this pattern for an adorable baby candy cane elf hat!



What You'll Need: 
6.00mm Crochet Hook
2 Colours of 50g 8ply Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle
1.5 Inch Bell

Finished Size
3 - 6 Months Old
{Head Circumference 16 inches, 40cm. Hat Height 6.5 inches, 16.5cm, this does not include the hats tail}

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used.}
 Crimson Red
Snow White



Round 1~ Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and crimson red yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 6 Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 7 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 3 - 4~ Change yarn colour to snow white. Repeat round 2.
Round 5 - 6~ Change yarn colour to crimson red. Repeat round 2.
Round 7 - 8~ Change yarn colour to snow white. Repeat round 2.
Round 9 - 10~ Change yarn colour to crimson red. Repeat round 2.
Round 11 - 12~ Change yarn colour to snow white. Repeat round 2.
Round 13 - 14~ Change yarn colour to crimson red. Repeat round 2.
Round 15 - 16~ Change yarn colour to snow white. Repeat round 2.
Round 17 - 18~ Change yarn colour to crimson red. Repeat round 2.
Round 19 - 20~ Change yarn colour to snow white. Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around, except the 4th stitch. In the 4th stitch crochet 2 Half Double Crochets. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 21~ Change yarn colour to crimson red. Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around, except the 5th stitch. In the 5th stitch crochet 2 Half Double Crochets. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 22~ Repeat round 21, except instead of crocheting the 2 Half Double Crochets into the 5th stitch, crochet them into the 6th stitch.
Round 23~ Change yarn colour to snow white. Repeat round 21, except instead of crocheting the 2 Half Double Crochets into the 5th stitch, crochet them into the 8th stitch.
Round 24~ Repeat round 23, except instead of crocheting the 2 Half Double Crochets into the 5th stitch, crochet them into the 9th stitch.
Round 25~ Change yarn colour to crimson red. Repeat round 21, except instead of crocheting the 2 Half Double Crochets into the 5th stitch, crochet them into the 10th stitch.
Round 26~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around, except the 7th and 15th stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into them. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 27~ Change colour to snow white. Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Round 28~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 40 half double crochets now.
Round 29~ Change yarn colour to crimson red. Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 53 half double crochets now.
Round 30 - 37~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.{Note: Remember to continue switching between colours every 2 rounds.}
Round 15~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet only into the next 35 stitches. {Note: This is starting to create the back of the hat as well as the ear-flaps.}
Round 39~ Change yarn colour to snow white. Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 35 stitches. Do NOT fasten off, as you will be crocheting the left ear-flap in the same place.


~ Ear Flaps ~

Left Ear-Flap
Round 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 2~ Change yarn colour to crimson red. Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 3~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 4~ Change yarn colour to snow white. Chain 1. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Right Ear-Flap
Start of by attaching your snow white yarn to the last stitch of Row 39.
Right across from where the left ear-flap is.
Round 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 2~ Change yarn colour to crimson red. Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 3~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 4~ Change yarn colour to snow white. Chain 1. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Border ~

Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and crimson red yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then attach your yarn to the back of the hat, right in the middle.
Then Single Crochet all along the edge of your hat. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


 ~ Braided Tassels & Bell ~

Taking your crimson red yarn, cut 6 strands of yarn, each 25 inches long. Then make a simple knot into the bottom of the left ear-flap. Make a loose braid as short or long as you like, (Mine was 8 inches) then tie a knot at the end, and cut of any excess yarn.
Repeat for the right ear-flap.
Now taking your 1.5 inch bell, attach it to the very tip of your hats tail with some crimson red yarn and your tapestry needle.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Hope you all enjoyed this pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
 Have a lovely day crocheting!




6 comments:

  1. I love the colors of Christmas! I like the little bell you attached at the end! Just like an elf :)

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  2. Hi Olivia - I was reading through this pattern on round one it says crochet 6 double crochets did you mean half double crochets. Its beautiful and I want to make it for my granddaughter this week.
    Laurie

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    1. Hello,

      Just wanted to confirm. It says 7 half double crochets at the end of round 1

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  3. this is simply beautiful! thank you for sharing the pattern....

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  4. Do you have a gauge for this pattern? I tend to crochet tight and always have to change my hook size.

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