Frozen Princess Elsa Inspired Hat Crochet Pattern

As most of you know, I'm a lover of all things Disney! So you can only imagine how excited I was to learn last year that they were busy working on a new princess movie!

Unfortunately I never got to see it in the movies, but I did something far better! I stayed at home and snuggled under a warm wooly blanket with my little sister, as we giggled, sang and held hands throughout the whole movie. I'll admit that as much as I despised the evil prince, and adored the cute couple Anna and Kristoff  made, it was Disney's new found magic of the love between sisters that made me fall in love with Frozen!

What was your favourite part about Frozen?


What You'll Need
  500yds DK (8ply) Yarn - Stylecraft Special DK
Tapestry Needle
Small Handful of Beads, Pearls & Rhinestones
Sewing Needle
Thread

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


~ 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 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 - 19~ 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.
 

~ Hair ~

Taking your white yarn, cut 3 strands of yarn, making sure every strand is at least 60 inches long. Then make a simple knot into a stitch at the bottom of your hat.
In the next stitch, knot only 2 strands of yarn. Continue alternating between knotting 1-3 strands of yarn into every stitch, all around the bottom of the hat. This will create that thick and luscious Disney princess hair that we all know and love!


Now, starting at the front of the hat towards the left, gently start twisting the hair till you reach the right hand side. Then, twist any of the leftover yarn around the back of the hat, till it reaches the first twist. Now create one big braid, combining all the twists/hair together. Braid the hair until it measures approx 13 inches in length. Now tie a piece of yarn around the bottom of the braid to fasten it off, before trimming the ends of the braid.


~ Tiara ~

Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and DK turquoise yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 19 Chains.
Row 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the third chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 17 chains. You should have 19 stitches now.
Row 2~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all across.
Row 3~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Chain 2, then skip 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Chain 3, then skip 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Chain 2, then skip 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 2 stitches.
Row 4~ Chain 1, then crochet 3 Double Crochets, 2 Chains and 3 Double Crochets into the first loop you made in the previous row. Skip 1 stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Skip 2 stitches. In chain 3 space/loop crochet 1 Double Crochet, 1 Triple Crochet, 3 Double Triple Crochets, 3 Chains, 3 Double Triple Crochets, 1 Triple Crochet and 1 Double Crochet. Skip 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into next stitch. Skip 1 stitch. In chain 2 space/loop crochet 3 Double Crochets, 2 Chains and 3 Double Crochets. Skip 1 stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into last stitch.

Taking your sewing needle and thread, embellish your tiara with beads, pearls and rhinestones.
Take your tapestry needle and sew your tiara onto your hat, right in the middle, towards the bottom.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.




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,



25 comments:

  1. Thank you for such a beautiful pattern! You are such a talented young lady.

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  2. Thank you for sharing...the pattern....and your story about seeing the movie. I have 3 sisters who are very precious to me. Thank ;you also for sharing your love for God. He is the most PRECIOUS thing we can have in our lives. God bless you...♥♥♥

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  3. Hi there! I have been following your blog for a while. You are very talented! ...but I was just wondering why this looks so similar to the frozen hat posted on repeatcrafterme.blogspot.com...

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    1. Thanks you!... And I guess that great minds think alike haha.
      I hadn't seen Sarah's pattern until now, but I can tell where you see the similarities. However, looking through her pattern, my basic hat pattern is different, and I've also noticed that my hat's hair extends all around, unlike her's that just goes halfway. My hat's tiara is also noticeably different.
      Seeing as both of us were inspired by Princess Elsa, obviously we would have created some similarities.
      Have a lovely day!
      Olivia

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    2. Thank you so much for clarifying!

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  4. For me it was the "Let It Go" scene...I have lived that kind of "perfect girl" world. I have recently found out that I have PTSD, Bipolar and personality disorder. Although my life seems normal to me, I have always had to hide it from the world so no one would know. Now I know it was never my fault it was just me. I am doing well keeping it under control for the most part. I fall sometimes...but FROZEN helped me because I saw me in Elsa. I did love the "sisters" but I lost my sister to cancer about 17 yrs ago so I couldn't share this with her and it hurt deeply.

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    1. Hello,
      It must be hard dealing with all that!... And of course it's not your fault! I also can't begin to imagine how hard it must have been to lose your sister.
      I myself suffer from a chronic illness, a rare digestive tract disorder. It can be so hard some days trying to balance it all, but it's people like you that inspire me to keep smiling and "let it go!"
      You'll be in my thoughts and prayers as you continue on in this journey called life.
      Sending you a BIG hug!
      Olivia

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  5. I am making my 4 year old granddaughter an Elsa costume for Halloween and came across your pattern for this Elsa hat. It will go perfect with her dress and cape. I have just now finished the hat part and am a little confused on the "hair" part. Let me make sure I have this right. I take one strand at least 60" and put in one stitch, then I take 2 strands and put in next, then 3 strands and put in next stitch, then start all over with 1-3 all around. Is that right?

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    1. Thanks, I got the "hair" on but am having trouble with twisting it without it being too loose in areas. Is there a trick to getting it twisted and braided? Thanks for the pattern! I also made the turban hat this evening as well! You are very talented.

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  6. Are you supposed to fold the hair in half before it is added to the hat? The picture is unclear to me when it shows the strands being put on. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you for your help with this.

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    2. Multumim pentru model!
      Chiar am facut o caciulita ,dar nu stiu cum sa o arat!

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  7. Making this for my three-year-old great-niece just have to do the tiara also made Olaf for my 17 yr old!

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  8. I'm having trouble getting the hair to wrap around. Any more detailed instructions would be helpful.

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  9. what is 8 ply yarn? started making this hat with Caron one pound yarn and the hat is just not big enough. thinking it may be the yarn? It seems almost a sport weight yarn

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    1. Hello,
      8ply yarn is also known as DK, light worsted, 3 or light.
      Hope this helps!
      Olivia

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  10. I'm confused on the braid. Only 3 [60 in.] strands are not going to fill each stitch. So does all other strands have to be 60 in. long? My Great Grand Daughters want this for Christmas.

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  11. can you please describe the technique you used for twisting the hair strands? I have been unable to achieve the same rolled sections that you created

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  12. This is the most awesomest pattern EVER! thanks for sharing!

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  13. How would you change the pattern to make it fit a 12 year old?

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    1. I am answering for what I did. I used a basic Half Double Crochet hat pattern (there are many free ones out there) that have size options. The one I used is by Crochet My Little Heart Out (Heather Reynolds) and is called "Basic HDC Hat w/ Optional Earflaps" (I did not use the earflaps of course) Her hat pattern has sizes from newborn to teen/adult with head circumferences. Then just follow Olivia's instructions for the hair and the crown. Good Luck!

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  14. after you twisted the hair how did you attach it to the hat?

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  15. Dose any one know where I can find the snow white yarn at having trouble locating it

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