I’m told that the Disney movie Frozen is really popular right now. Seems that every little girl wants to be either Princess Elsa or Ana. I came across this hat on Pinterest and thought I should try to make one, I love the braid!
I used a Free Basic Hat pattern on Ravelry. I used it for the Thomas the Train Hat I made for my grandson Jett. This pattern is by Christins from My Sweet Potato 3, and the download is offered for free on Ravelry. It’s a great pattern to use for all your hat making needs. It has instructions from Newborn to adult sizes.
Of course I had to make a couple of simple changes to make my Princess Elsa Hat. The braid is very long, about 24″, but you can make it shorter if you like. The snowflakes are also crocheted and tacked on just above the braid on the left side of the hat.
I made the Child Size but you can make any size you want just make the color change for the last 2 Rounds of the pattern and follow the directions below. Here are the instructions to make this hat.
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Hook size K 6.50 mm
Hook size F 3.75 mm
Light Blue Worsted 4 Yarn
Dark Blue Worsted 4 Yarn
White Worsted 4 Yarn
2. Using Hook size K and Light blue yarn follow the hat directions until you reach the LAST 2 Rounds of the pattern where you will change color to dark blue. (for child size you will change color after you complete round 14)
3. Once you changed color work the next 2 rounds as follows: (child size rounds 15 & 16)
Ch 2, bphdc (back post half double crochet) all the way around, join to top of ch stitch. You will do the LAST 2 rounds of the pattern you downloaded, once you have done this DO NOT fasten off you will make 1 more round. ( Here’s a tutorial for Front & Back Post hdc from Crochet with Passion )
4. LAST ROUND – Ch 1, sc in each stitch all the way around, join to ch 1. Fasten off and weave in end.
Directions for Braid:
1. Cut 4 feet lengths of White Yarn – you will need 42 strands cut.
2. Fold hat flat, front side facing you. You will be working from left to right.
3. Take 3 strands of yarn, fold it in the middle to form a loop. Starting at the LEFT side of the hat slip the loop into a stitch and pull thru part way. Place ends of yarn in the loop and pull thru forming a knot around the stitch.
4. Repeat step 3 in every other stitch until you reach the RIGHT Side of the hat. You should have about 14 sections of yarn attached to the hat (you will have to adjust this depending on the size of the hat you made).
5. Starting on the left side take 2 sections of yarn and twist until you reach the next section, add that section and twist to the next. Continue twisting until you have gathered all the sections of yarn in the twist and you reach the right side of the hat.
6. You will now have all the strands of yarn in your hand. Divide them into 3 equal sections and braid to 2-3″ of the end.
7. Make a knot by looping the braid and pulling the loose ends thru. Pull tightly.
8. Trim fringe even.
9. Tack the top of the braid to the had with white yarn to keep it in place.
Directions for Snowflakes: (make 2 – one white, one dark blue)
1. Using Hook size F chain 5, join with sl st to form a circle.
Rd. 1: Ch4 (counts as 2 hdc, ch 2), *Hdc in circle, ch2, *repeat 4 times, join to top of ch 2 (you should have 6 spaces)
Rd. 2: Sl st into first space, *ch 3 sl st into SAME space, ch 5 sl st into SAME space, ch 3 sl st into SAME space (you just made a cluster), sl int NEXT space, *repeat in all spaces, sl st into first sl st of the first cluster and fasten off. Leave 6″ tail for sewing onto hat.
2. Sew snowflakes on the hat above the braid.
Now that I’ve figured out how to make this Elsa hat I will be trying out a pattern for an Ana hat. I’ll be posting that pattern as soon as I’m done!
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