Pixie Hat {FREE CROCHET PATTERN}

The Pixie Hat has been one of my best sellers for newborn photos!  It’s definitely a beginner crochet project and works up quick and easy!  If you’re searching for the perfect gift to whip up for the mom-to-be, this one would be a great option! To me, there’s nothing sweeter than a newborn in a crochet hat!

Notes:

  • I crochet very tight!  If your stitches tend to be looser, I would compensate for sizing down a hook!
  • For this tutorial, I made the pixie hat with stripes! You can make yours with stripes or as a solid color hat!  If you choose to make it a striped hat, I would just leave the yarn attached and bring it up every other row to avoid having to weave in a million ends!
  • This pattern is for a newborn size hat!  It’s very easy to pick up on the pattern of this hat!  If you continue increasing, you could easily make it to fit a larger head size!

Abbreviations: 

  • ch: chain
  • st: stitch
  • dc: double crochet
  • sc: single crochet
  • fpdc: front post double crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch


Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Pom pom maker
  • Size I crochet hook

Pattern:

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch 2, crochet 6 dc in ring.  tighten ring and sl st in top of first dc.

Round 2-24: ch 2, dc in same st and in next 5 st. (6 dc) YOU’RE GOING TO WANT TO WEAVE IN THE FIRST END IN PRETTY QUICKLY! You’re making a long skinny tube and you won’t be able to get to this yarn end easily if you don’t take care of it after the first few rows!

Round 25: ch 2, dc in same st and next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in last st.  (8 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 26: ch 2, dc in same st and next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in last st (10 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 27:ch 2, dc in same st and next 3 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in last st (12 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 28: ch 2, dc in same st and next 4 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in last st (14 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 29: ch 2, dc in same st and next 5 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 6 st, 2 dc in last st (16 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 30: ch 2, dc in same st and next 6 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 st. 2 dc in last st (18 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 31: ch 2, dc in same st and next 7 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 8 st, 2 dc in last st (20 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 32: ch 2, dc in same st and next 8 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 9 st, 2 dc in last st (22 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 33: ch 2, dc in same st and next 9 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 10 st, 2 dc in last st (24 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 34: ch 2, dc in same st and next 10 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 11 st, 2 dc in last st (26 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 35: ch 2, dc in same st and next 11 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 12 st, 2 dc in last st (28 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 36: ch 2, dc in same st and next 12 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 13 st, 2 dc in last st (30 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 37: ch 2, dc in same st and next 13 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 14 st, 2 dc in last st (32 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 38: ch 2, dc in same st and next 14 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 15 st, 2 dc in last st (34 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 39: ch 2, dc in same st and next 15 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 16 st, 2 dc in last st (36 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 40: ch 2, dc in same st and next 16 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 17 st, 2 dc in last st (38 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 41: ch 2, dc in same st and next 17 st. 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 18 st, 2 dc in last st (40 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 42: ch 2, dc in same st and next 18 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 19 st, 2 dc in last st (42 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 43: ch 2, dc in same st and next 19 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 20 st, 2 dc in last st (44 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 44: ch 2, dc in same st and next 20 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 21 st, 2 dc in last st (46 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 45: ch 2, dc in same st and each st around (46 dc) sl st in top of first dc.

Round 46: ch 2, fpdc in first st, *dc in next st, fpdc in next st* repeat from * to * around. (46 dc, fpdc) sl st in top of first fpdc.

Round 47-49: ch 2, *fpdc around first fpdc, dc in next dc,* Repeat from * to * around. (46 dc, fpdc) sl st in top of first fpdc.

Round 50: ch 1, sc in same st and each st around (46 sc) sl st in top of first sc.

Cut yarn and weave in ends.


Pom Pom:

I make my pom pom with this pom pom maker:

Using a pom pom maker has saved me HOURS on my crochet projects! I love adding pom poms to my designs and this allows me to whip one up in a snap!  Before my pom pom maker I would actually avoid projects with pom poms because I knew making one would take precious time away from my crochet designs.  I HIGHLY recommend investing in one of these!


If you don’t have one DON’T WORRY! I did a tutorial on how to make one using cardboard! You can find it by clicking HERE!

Thanks for stopping by for the Pixie Hat pattern!  You have permission to sell finished products from this pattern. I do ask that you give Ramsileigh Crochet the credit for the pattern.  Please do not copy this pattern and post it as your own.

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh

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