Frozen Olaf Inspired Hat Crochet Pattern

Frozen just wouldn't be Frozen without  the quirky yet lovable Olaf!

I feel that some of the best and most heartfelt quotes from the entire movie came from him.
Sure he wasn't most attractive, the smartest or the funniest snowman, but he was something far more important... He was loving! He understood the importance of love, and how some people are worth melting for!


What You'll Need
5.00mm Crochet Hook
4.00mm Crochet Hook
100g DK Yarn {8ply}
2 Black Buttons {1 inch x 1 inch}
Tapestry/Wool Needle
Scissors
Small Handful of Toy Stuffing

Finished Size
4 - 10 Years Old
{Head Circumference 19 inches, 48cm.}

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used}
Ash Grey
Burnt Orange
Chocolate Brown
Jet Black
Snow White


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

Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and snow white DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. 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 stitch. 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 4 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 48 half double crochets now. 
Round 7~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 5 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 56 half double crochets now.
Round 8~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 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 64 half double crochets now.
Round 9 - 21~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.  
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Ear Flaps ~

Right Ear-Flap
Start of by attaching your bulky yarn to the 9th stitch of Round 21.
Row 1~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 13 stitches. Turn work.
Row 2~ Repeat round 1.
Row 3~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 10 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Row 4~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 11 stitches. 
Row 5~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Row 6~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 9 stitches.
Row 7~ 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.
Row 8~ 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.
Row 9~ 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.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Left Ear-Flap
Start of by attaching your bulky yarn to the 43rd stitch of Round 21.
Right across from where the right ear-flap is.
Row 1-9~ Repeat entire Right Ear-Flap pattern.


~ Border ~

Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and DK white 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 ~

Taking your chocolate brown yarn cut 21 strands of yarn, each 65 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 15 inches) then tie a knot at the end, and cut of any excess yarn.
Repeat for the right ear-flap.


~ Eyes ~

Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and snow white DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. 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 stitch. 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~ Change yarn colour to ash grey. Chain 1, then crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat eye pattern once more to make a pair.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew both eyes onto the front of your hat, making sure they're evenly spaced out. Then sew one black button in the center of each eye.
Eyebrows
Taking your 4.00mm crochet hook and DK chocolate brown yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 15 Chains.
Row 1~ Crochet 1 Slip Stitch into the third chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Slip Stitch into the next 12 chains. 
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat eyebrow pattern once more to make a pair.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew both eyebrows onto the front of your hat, one above each eye.


~ Buck Tooth ~

Row 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and snow white yarn, attach your yarn to the front of the hat, in the bottom of 1 stitch {Note: The bottom of round 21.} Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 8 stitches across. Turn your work.
Row 2 - 4~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 7 stitches.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Taking your tapestry needle and some black yarn, stitch a big smile onto your hat, across the top of the buck tooth.


~ Carrot Nose ~

Round 1~ Taking your 4.00mm crochet hook and burnt orange DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 5 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 6 single crochets now.
Round 2Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1.  
Round 3~ Chain 1, then crochet a Single Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 12 single crochets now.
Round 4 - 6~ Repeat round 2.
Round 7~ Chain 1, then crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Then crochet 2 Single Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 18 single crochets now.
Round 8 - 10~ Repeat round 2. 
Round 11~ Chain 1, then crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Single Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 24 single crochets now.
Round 12 - 14~ Repeat round 2. 
Round 15~ Chain 1, then crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 18 half double crochets now.
Round 16~ Repeat round 2.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Once you've stuffed your carrot nose with toy stuffing, take your tapestry needle and sew your nose onto your hat, right beneath the eyes.


~ Twigs/Hair ~

Small Twig
Taking your 4.00mm crochet hook and DK chocolate brown yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 13 Chains.
Row 1~ Crochet 1 Slip Stitch into the third chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Slip Stitch into the next 10 chains.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat small twig pattern once more to make a pair.
Large Twig
Taking your 4.00mm crochet hook and DK chocolate brown yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 17 Chains.
Row 1~ Crochet 1 Slip Stitch into the third chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Slip Stitch into the next 14 chains.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends. {Note: If your large twig is flopping over, you can insert a piece of thin wire inside it, to keep it stable.}
Taking your tapestry needle, sew all three twigs to the very top of your hat.


Princess Elsa Inspired Hat Crochet Pattern

Hope you all enjoyed this Disney 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,


58 comments:

  1. Your Olaf hat is amazing. I can't wait to get started on making for my little boy. I was wondering how did you go about adding the smile? I didn't see it mentioned in the pattern.

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    1. Thanks Barbara!
      I mention it in the "Buck Tooth" section :)

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    2. Ok thank you I see it now.

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  2. This looks exactly like Olaf! I think this is one I'm going to have to try and make. Now if only I knew somebody who would wear an Olaf hat...thanks for such a fun pattern! :)

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  3. This is too cute! I love the movie Frozen, it was so sweet. I wish I could crochet or knit. How cool! Thanks for sharing, happy Tuesday!

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  4. This is amazing sweetie!!
    I just posted this on my facebook group page so hopefully you'll get some extra traffic your way.. Smiles..
    Love what you do.. it's always so lovely.

    Hugs,
    Karen.xx
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1479882018941961/

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  5. Love your Olaf hat! It's the cutest I've seen :)

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  6. Thank you for this pattern! I LOVE all your work. You are AMAZING!!! :)

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  7. The cutest Olaf hat I've ever seen....wonderful...thank U very much for the pattern!

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  8. Thank you for the patterns. I am somewhat new to crochet and I never have trouble following your patterns, they are wonderful!

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  9. I can't find 8 ply yarn in any of the stores in my community. Can I use 2 strands of 4 ply yarn for this project?

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    1. That should be fine, though the hat might be slightly tighter.

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  10. Is there anyway to make this to fit a 1 year old? I need to make an Olaf hat for my little boy for Halloween and yours is the best one i could find but its to big :(

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    1. Hello,

      You can use this earflap hat pattern, but just crochet the embellishments from my pattern. --> http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/01/crochet-puppy-hat-pattern.html

      Hope this helps!
      Olivia

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    2. thank you so much!!! actually it does because I already make the puppy hat! lol

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    3. Thank you so much for the puppy pattern in exchange for this.. I just finished the puppy hat and can see it coming into the Olaf hat..can't wait till it's done..Thanks again for all your patterns..I love them!!!

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  11. Adorable pattern! Can it be made with worsted weight yarn?

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    1. I looked into this because I can't find any 8-ply yarn. I found 2 different yarn conversion charts that state that DK 8-ply yarn from Australia, which it looks to be where this blog comes from, is the same as DK sports weight 3-ply yarn in the US. That seems kind of light so I am going to try worsted weight 4-ply yarn first to see how it turns out.

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  12. Thank you for this darling pattern. Could you please give me a gauge for this patter, as I always have to adjust my hook size. If you could give me the diameter after row 4 I should be good. Again thank you. Debbie

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  13. Thank you for sharing! Our volunteers are stitching hats for a nonprofit that serves women and children in crisis. We are helping with their Reindeer Express campaign and this hat will be one of them :) I posted a pic of our version on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jhigginbothamtechtrust/photos/a.417842091613783.98267.273694912695169/777700422294613/?type=1&theater

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  14. I love this hat. I need to make it for a little boy with a larger head -- 22 inch circumference. What adjustments will I have to make?

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  15. How would I go about adjusting this pattern to fit an adult's size head?

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    1. Hello Ruby,

      You can use this pattern for an earflap hat, and just crochet my embellishments :) --> http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/01/crochet-puppy-hat-pattern.html

      OR

      Use my pattern for a chunky adult sized earflap hat --> http://www.hopefulhoney.com/2014/10/pompom-beanie-crochet-pattern.html

      Hope this helps!
      Olivia

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    2. Thank you Olivia. I am going to make one for an adult as well and I absolutely love your patterns, they are easy to follow and clean. Thank you again.

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  16. I am asking the same question as Ruby, I need a pattern for my cousin that is an adult and I can't seem to find one anywhere.

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    1. Hello Megan,

      You can use this pattern for an earflap hat, and just crochet my embellishments :) --> http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/01/crochet-puppy-hat-pattern.html
      Hope this helps!

      Olivia

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  17. Hi Megan
    What is 8 ply yarn? I used Red Heart super saver 4 medium and according to ravelry this is 8 ply :http://www.ravelry.com/help/yarn/weights
    I had to changed the hook size to 4.5 because the 5 made the hat really big for a child's head. I used 3.5 for the twigs/hair.
    Regarding the twigs/hair which ones did you use for the eyebrows? The large or small twig size? This wasn't specified in the pattern.
    Thanks for the great pattern, making 3 of them for christmas gifts :)

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  18. Hi I was just wondering what your policy is about selling what we make from your patterns?

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    1. Hello Donna,

      You're welcome to sell items made from any of my patterns, I just ask that if you sell them online (For example, Etsy, Ebay) that you give my blog credit in the items description.
      Have a lovely day!

      Olivia

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  19. Hi I love this olaf hut but unfortunately I don't know how to follow the written pattern, but if you have a video along with it that's a big help for me. I hope you will make a video. Thanks a lot :)

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  20. great ear flap hat pattern... I will definitely use again for other projects.
    only thing I found was that by using the exact st to start the ear flaps in it left the seem in the front, I usually like those to sit at the back...

    thanks for posting this pattern.. my nephew will love Olaf!!

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  21. Hello Olivia, beautiful hat. One question on the ear flaps, do i count the chain two as the first stitch so that would make it starting with 14? I am having so much trouble making these lol lol hope you will answer my question soon thanks!

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    1. Yes, the chains count as the first stitch :)

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  22. Hi Olivia I'm having trouble with the ear flaps on olaf's hat and I counted the Chains as stitches any help please and thank you the number I get is not right!

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    1. Hello Stephenie,
      The chains of the earflaps count as the first stitch, UNLESS you're crocheting a decrease. Then then chain doesn't count as a stitch.
      Hope this helps!
      Olivia

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  23. I thought this pattern was extremely wordy and hard to follow along. I got lost tons of different times. I would rewrite it using the abbreviations. sc hdc and so on. Adorbs pattern but my eyes hurt know trying to read it all

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    1. Hello,

      So sorry you found this pattern hard to follow!
      I've had many of my readers tell me that they appreciate me writing out the full pattern, as they find it a lot easier, so I never thought of my patterns as difficult to follow.
      Once again, sorry for any confusion!
      Have a lovely day,

      Olivia

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    2. Olivia i think you are doing a wonderful job with your patterns, you always have 1 that has a problem it seems, I would like to know what the guage is I dont see it anywhaere. I always have problems with hats & I usually have to chng hook szs. also I am using 4 ply yarn. I am doing this for a 5 yr old little girl. so what do you think?

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    3. Olivia i think you are doing a wonderful job with your patterns, you always have 1 that has a problem it seems, I would like to know what the guage is I dont see it anywhaere. I always have problems with hats & I usually have to chng hook szs. also I am using 4 ply yarn. I am doing this for a 5 yr old little girl. so what do you think?

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  24. What an amazing hat and pattern. Very easy to follow and detailed. Working on one right now and thank you so much for publishing this!!

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  26. Fantastic hat with such an easy to follow pattern! Only my 3rd major crochet project and I love it!! Thank you!

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  27. Hi there...I am new to patterns. For the rounds 9-21 am I chaining 2 and going into the next stitch, or the first stitch that I joined into? Thanks

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  28. I love this pattern. When I try to make it though the top of my hat is flat. Any suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong.

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  29. Is the math wrong for the nose? If i have 6 stitches and do a sc in each stitch, then next round do a sc in same as joining and 2 in each around i end up with 13 (or more).I keep ending up with extra stitches when I should have twelve. What am I doing wrong?

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    1. Hello,
      Are you counting the first chain of the round as a stitch? If not, that could be what's confusing you.
      Otherwise I'm really not sure, sorry!
      Let me know if you need anymore help,

      Olivia

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    2. Thanks... I'm not sure what I was doing wrong... I know there's definitely mistakes but I made it work. I'm working on ear flaps now. I'm still experiencing trouble there too... I must be having a problem seeing the stitches on the 1st chain... It may not be exact but I'll find a way to make it work! Thanks again Olivia!

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  30. How do you eliminate the seam so noticeable up the back when joining rounds? Other than that the hat is perfect.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Wow,What a beautiful patterns and cute baby.
    Zarah from Bizbilla B2B portal

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  32. What changes would you suggest making to this pattern to change the size to fit a 3 year old?

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    1. Leave out round 8, and maybe even 7... Depending on how small the 3 year old's head is :)

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  33. I did the frozen olaf hat it turned out beautiful and I was so appreciative of the instructions to do a half double crochet because I had never done one, thank you so much for the lesson. I am working on a baby blanket right now and the pattern is a sleepy shell and I am having a hard time with it, if you have instructions for a sleepy shell I would be grateful.

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  34. Great guide for Olaf hat. Just a perfect gift for 3 years children.
    Rajeev From BusinessVibes Global B2B Marketplace.

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  35. I am new to crocheting on rounds 9-21 how many half double crochet should there be?

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  36. I absolutely loved making the Olaf hat! It came out so cute and the little girl I made it for loved it. Now I am making her a Princess Elsa hat. Then I have to make a set for my great niece. Thank you so much for such a great pattern!!!

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  37. Hi Olivia, just finished crocheting your Olaf hat. Found the pattern easy to use. (Did not add ear flaps, made hat long enough to cover forehead and ears and back of neck.) Your picture is a great reference as to where to sew on the embellishments for proper placement. My 2 1/2 year old grandson will love it! Laura

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