Sesame Street Elmo Inspired Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

Having a little sister 10 years younger than myself meant I witnessed hours upon hours of colourful tv shows while memorising their catchy (Yet sometimes annoying) theme songs. I think I might even know the entire "Sesame Street" theme better than her!
Yep, I'll probably sound somewhat like an old lady by saying this, but it could possibly be that I know the theme's so well because I lot of the tv shows are the same as back in the day when I was a kid.
Some of my favourite shows growing up were actually Arthur, Babar, The Wild Thornberry's, The Magic School Bus and of course the Teletubbies! 
Funny story, but when I was little, I would actually prohibit my dad from watching his news every morning until I had finished observing the Teletubbies, and all of their lovely splendor and colours radiating on screen.
What was your favourite tv show growing up? Can you still remember the theme song? Let me know in the comments!


What You'll Need
  440yds DK (8ply) Yarn - Stylecraft Special DK
Toy Stuffing
Tapestry Needle

Finished Size
3 - 6 Months Old
{Head Circumference 16 inches, 40cm. Hat Height 6.5 inches, 16.5cm}


~ Note ~
{Chains at the start of a round count as the first Half Double Crochet of that round}

Round 1~ Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and red yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now. 
Round 3Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet. 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 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ 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 5~ 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 6~ 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 7 - 10~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 11 - 14~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
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 16~ 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~ 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~ Chain 1. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Right Ear-Flap
Start of by attaching your red yarn to the last stitch of Row 16.
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~ 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~ Chain 1. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Border ~

Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and 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.


~ Smile ~

Row 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and black yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 11 Chains. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the third chain from your hook. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch, all across. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the last stitch. You should have 11 half double crochets now.
Row 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into ever stitch, all across. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the last stitch. You should have 13 half double crochets now.
Row 3~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into ever stitch, all across. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the last stitch. You should have 15 half double crochets now.
Then, taking your tapestry needle, sew your smile onto your hat, below the eyes. 
Fasten off, and weave in ends.


~ Eyes ~

Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and white yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now.
Round 3~ 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 20 half double crochets now.
Round 4 - 6~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. 
Round 7~ Chain 2. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease into the following stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. Fasten off, weave in loose ends.
Pupil
Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and black yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 9 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 10 half double crochets now. 
Repeat eye pattern once more to make a pair.
Once you've completed both eyes, take some toy stuffing, and fill both of the eyes with the stuffing.
Then, taking your tapestry needle and snow white yarn, stitch some detailing onto both the eyes pupil's, in the upper left-hand corner. Then sew the pupils onto the eyes, and the eyes onto the hat.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.


~ Nose ~

Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and yellow yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now.
Round 3~ 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 21 half double crochets now.
Round 4 - 6~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. 
Round 7~ Chain 2. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease into the following stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Once you've completed all the rounds, take some toy stuffing, and fill the nose with stuffing. Then, taking your tapestry needle, sew the nose to the front of your hat, just below the eyes.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Braided Tassels ~

Taking your black, white and red yarn, cut 12 strands of yarn (4 of every colour), each 30 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.


Hope you all enjoyed this Sesame Street inspired 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,



8 comments:

  1. Elmo always has been one of my favorite characters from sesame street. Thanks for sharing this lovely pattern. It will look so cute on a little one.
    Come join my Link-Yourself Monday and show of the pretty things you make: http://www.erikascraftscorner.blogspot.com
    Looking forward to seeing you there.

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  2. This is so cute, making Elmo now but could you please tell me how to make your hats in bigger sizes..
    Thanks

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    1. This might help you! ~ http://crochetincolor.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/trying-to-customize-hat-sizes.html

      Just keep increasing from round 6 till it meets the right measurements for the size you'd like in the tutorial above.
      Then keep crocheting round 7 till you reach the correct hat length for the size you're making. You can check the size here ~ http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html#hat
      Then just add the earflaps :)

      Olivia

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    2. could I please have this pattern, I am an Elmo fanatic,LOL

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  3. I am not sure how to go about this but I would love to have this Elmo hat. My one grandson is so into Elmo and I would love to make it for him for Christmas, if that is ok
    Thank you,Bobbi

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  4. Another way to increase size is to use a larger hook.

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  5. Just a BIG THANK YOU! I can't work do to a disability and my nephew and his wife are having twin any minute! I've gotten some of the nicest & cutest patterns from you! Now😊, I feel that I spent a large amount on the stores best of their best-dressed baby trends. I'll be sending some pics if all turns out like yours. God Bless

    Elizabeth Haberle

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