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

Caterpillar Cocoon {FREE PATTERN}

Crochet Cocoon {FREE PATTERN} By Ramsileigh CrochetBy day, I am a preschool teacher! One of my favorite stories is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  I was so excited when I got a special request for a newborn Very Hungry Caterpillar cocoon and hat!  I loved making one of my favorite books come to life! This pattern is for the cocoon only! Be on the lookout for another post on how to make the hat!

Crochet Cocoon {FREE PATTERN} By Ramsileigh CrochetMaterials:

  • worsted weight yarn (I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Jelly Bean, Limelight, & Dark Olive)
  • size N hook
  • yarn needle

Abbreviations:

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

Notes:

  • This pattern is made by crocheting with 2 strands of yarn at the same time.
  • I am a tight crocheter.  If your stitches tend to be looser, I would consider going down a hook size!
  • When switching yarn colors, I simply drop the strand I was working with and pick up the new color and continue crocheting.  This should be a fairly simple switch since you’re working with two strands and keeping one consistent color throughout the project.
  • To make the bumps appear, crochet your single crochet rows tighter than you normally would and your double crochet rows looser than you normally would.  This will help make that effect more prominent!

Crochet Cocoon {FREE PATTERN} By Ramsileigh CrochetPattern:

Start by making a magic ring with jelly bean and limelight yarn.

Round 1: ch 2 and crochet 11 dc into ring. Pull tight and sl st into first st of the round.

Round 2: ch 2, dc in first st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st.* Repeat from * to * until last st.  sl st in first st of the round.

Round 3: ch 2, *dc in first 2 stitches, 2dc in next st.* Repeat from * to * until last st.  sl st in first st of the round.

Round 4: ch 2, *dc in first 3 stitches, 2 dc in next st.*  Repeat from * to * until last st.  sl st in first st of the round.

Round 5: ch 2, *dc in first 4 stitches, 2 dc in next st.*  Repeat from * to * until last st.  sl st in first st of the round.

Round 6: ch 2, dc in each st around.  sl st in first st of the round.

Round 7: ch 1, sc in each st around.  sl st in first st of the round.

THE NEXT 7 ROUNDS WILL BE DONE IN JELLY BEAN AND DARK OLIVE  YARN

Round 8-13: ch 2, dc in each st around.  Sl st in first st of the round.

Round 14: ch 1, sc in each st around.  sl st in first st of the round.

THE NEXT 7 ROUNDS WILL BE DONE IN JELLY BEAN AND LIMELIGHT YARN

Round 15-20: ch 2, dc in each st around.  sl st in first st of the round.

Round 21: ch 1, sc in each st around. sl st in first st of the round.

THE NEXT 7 ROUNDS WILL BE DONE IN JELLY BEAN AND DARK OLIVE  YARN

Round 22-27: ch 2, dc in each st around.  Sl st in first st of the round.

Round 28: ch 1, sc in each st around.  sl st in first st of the round.

Fasten off and weave in ends! Your cocoon is complete!Crochet Cocoon {FREE PATTERN} By Ramsileigh Crochet

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh

Snowman Top Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Snowman Top Hat {FREE PATTERN}

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas around here! There’s only 19 more days until Christmas and I can hardly believe it!  It’s sneaking up on me and I still have tons of shopping and crocheting to do before it gets here!

I had a request for a snowman top hat to use in a newborn photo shoot.  I had never made anything like this before so I turned to pinterest to look for a pattern!  I came across THIS PATTERN from Pattern Paradise! I tweaked it a little for my needs and I think it turned out cute! I can’t wait to see how it looks in pictures!

Snowman Top Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Materials:

  • size H hook
  • size F hook
  • Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! in black
  • Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! in Cranberry
  • Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! in Dark Olive
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

Pattern: 

Please use the original patter found HERE! I used this pattern but tweaked a few things for my needs.

  • On round 1, instead of doing 8 hdc in the magic ring, I crocheted 10 hdc in the magic ring. ( I crochet very tight.  If you are a loose crocheter, you are probably fine only crocheting 8 hdc) I continued the pattern until the band.
  • For the band
    • Row 1: ch 1 and sc in each stitch around, sl st in the first sc of the row.
    • Rows 2-5: ch 1 and hdc in each stitch around, sl st in the first hdc of the row.
  • For the Brim I followed the original pattern
  • For the Holly I used THIS PATTERN from Oombawka Designs! I used a size F hook and followed the pattern exactly!Snowman Top Hat {FREE PATTERN}

This snowman top hat would make a great gift for a Christmas baby! You could also make the larger size and use it for a tree topper or a Christmas decoration in your home!

Snowman Top Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh

Hot Off My Hook: Recent Crochet Projects 

Hi Crocheters!  I thought I would show you what’s been on my hook lately!

Pom Beanie

This is a favorite of mine! I love how easily it works up.  The Pom on this hat was a custom request and I LOVE how it turned out!  If you don’t have a Pom Pom Maker you are missing out! I can whip them up in no time with that little gadget!

Pom Beanie by Ramsileigh Crochet

Elf Hat

This hat is PERFECT for newborn pictures! If you know a Christmas baby, I would suggest making something like this as a gift.  The pictures always turn out so adorable! I didn’t use a pattern for this hat but I have seen several free patterns on pinterest. I am planning on writing up this pattern and posting it soon! Once again, the pom pom maker is my new best friend!

Elf Hat by Ramsileigh Crochet

Anchor Hat

This little guy is so sweet.  I was asked to make this hat to match a nautical themed nursery!  I am a sucker for all things nautical (my dog is even named Harbor)! The pattern I used for the anchor is from Daisy Cottage Designs! THIS LINK takes you to her pattern for a sweet matching nautical baby blanket! I used THIS ANCHOR APPLIQUE PATTERN for the hat but instead of using a size H hook, I used a size F hook.

Anchor Hat by Ramsileigh Crochet

Cubs Inspired Hat

Remember that one time the Cubs won the world series?  I knew I had to make a hat for all the little cub fans out there!  For the letter C, I used THIS PATTERN from Moogly! You can find FREE PATTERN links to the entire alphabet! I outlined the C in white and added some bear ears and a tiny bow! I think it turned out pretty cute!

Cubs Inspired Hat by Ramsileigh Crochet

Which one of these projects is your favorite? I would love to know what projects you have been working on!

Happy Crocheting!,

Ramsi Leigh

Pig Booties {Free Crochet Pattern}

Pig Booties {FREE CROCHET PATTERN}

How cute are these pig booties?  When a customer requested these I was excited to try them out!  I used this pattern from Hopeful Honey for the booties!  The pattern was easy to follow and turned out so sweet!  The frog booties are precious and are on my list of things to make!

Materials: 

  • Size E crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn in pink and black
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Pattern:

Snout (make 2)

Make a magic ring and crochet 8 sc in ring.  Tighten ring and leave a long tail for sewing!

Take black yarn and thread your yarn needle.  Thread yarn on circle to look like a pig snout.

Pig Booties {FREE CROCHET PATTERN}

Ears (Make 4)

Row 1: ch 2, 1 sc in second chain from hook.  Ch 1, turn

Row 2: 2 sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 2 sc in each stitch (4 sc)

Leave a long tail for sewing

Pig Booties {FREE CROCHET PATTERN}

Eyes

For the eyes, I did a french knot.  I watched this video on YouTube over and over until I figured it out!

I tried buttons for the eyes, but they just didn’t look right to me!

Pig Booties {FREE CROCHET PATTERN}

The hardest part of making shoes for me is making each shoe look exactly the same!  I assemble and reassemble several times before I’m finally happy!  I would love to see how YOUR pig booties turned out!  You can share them on my Facebook page, or tag me on Instagram! (@ramsileigh_crochet)

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh