Elf on the Shelf Hat

Like many families, we have an Elf on the shelf that visits in the month of December and causes some fun shenanigans around the house. You can catch the action on my Instagram and Facebook stories and highlights, I’d love if you followed me too! My kids are so excited every morning to search for Elf . Yes his name is Elf… creative I know haha! We were also gifted a Pittsburg Penguins elf last year, we are allowed to touch him apparently and his name is Hockey Elf, also super creative.

Hockey Elf spent the off season chillin’ with Barbies and somehow lost his Hat. He knew his friend Elf learned to crochet last year, so together they invaded the Yarn and a couple of tiny hats were created… with adorable pompoms obviously! So let’s give thanks to our guest designer @elfontheshelf 😂

If you don’t have an Elf, these could also be used for cute little tree ornaments, for the top of a wine bottle or to decorate a gift bag. They work up super fast too!

Notes: Work in continuous rounds, do not join at the end of each round.


Rnd — Round

Sc — Single Crochet

Inc — increase stitch

St/sts — stitch/stitches

ea — each

rep — repeat

FP — front post

FO — fasten off


Rnd 1: 4 sc in Magic Ring, no not join.

Rnd 2-3 sc in ea st (4)

Rnd 4: sc inc, sc in ea st (5)

Rnd 5: sc in ea at

Rnd 6: sc inc, sc in ea st (6)

Rnd 7-8: sc in ea st

Rnd 9: *sc inc, 2 sc* rep twice (8)

Rnd 10-11: sc in ea st

Rnd 12: *sc inc, 3 sc* rep twice (10)

Rnd 13-14: sc in ea st

Rnd 15: *sc inc, 4 sc* rep twice (12)

Rnd 16: sc in ea st

Rnd 17: *sc inc, 5 sc* rep twice (14)

Rnd 18: sc inc, sc in ea st (15)

Rnd 19: *sc inc, 4 sc* 3 times (18)

Rnd 20: sc in ea st

Rnd 21: *sc inc, 5 sc* 3 times (21)

Rnd 22-23: sc in ea st

Rnd 24: *sc inc, 6 sc* 3 times (24)

Rnd 25-28: sc in ea st

Change Colours

Rnd 29: sc in ea st

Rnd 30: FPsc in ea st, ch 1, TURN.

Rnd 31: sc in ea st, FO, weave in ends and attach pompom.


I hope you enjoy!



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