Frozen Kids Hats
This was my first set of hats I made for some of my grand-kids. I couldn’t find a free pattern for the Elsa or Anna hats, so I looked at pictures on Pinterest to glean ideas of how I wanted to make them. Then, using a base hat pattern, I put together what I liked.
This is my GO-TO site now for basic beanie sizing. (however there are several great sites out there willing to help you.) I found if I crochet the child-size beanies with a 6.5″ to 7.5″ circle at the top it works out just right for my grand-kids who are ages 5-8.
You can use any number of crown patterns. If you search for ‘Crochet Toddler Princess Crown’ on Pinterest you can choose from whatever you like. I don’t remember what crown pattern I used for these Elsa and Anna hats but this one at Hatting Madly Crochet would work.
The crown can either be crocheted right onto the hat going around with a single crochet about a row or two up from the bottom, then continue with the pattern from the single crochet row. Or the crown can be sewn onto the hat. In this case make sure your chain stitches are the same as the width of the row to which you will attach it.
I have since learned to do a Foundation Double Crochet stitch for the crown on another pattern, and that works nice. It is stretchier than using a chain stitch. There is a YouTube video here that teaches you how to do it.
Use any snowflake pattern you like. I ornamented mine with a silver snowflake button.
Looking at Elsa hats on Pinterest there are different ways people have done the braids. I just went with simply looping the strands through the hat, and made it thick and long. I used yarn with a silvery thread through it.
I had not watched Frozen carefully enough (you know how it is when you watch with kids and they are talking to you through the whole movie, lol) to realize the significance of the white stripe through one braid til after the hat was complete, so be sure and add some white yarn in one of the braids.
Not everyone on Pinterest has patterns to share. Many are sold on etsy, but I learned I could wing an idea just by looking at a picture. That is how I made the flower. I didn’t take notes when I made this, but for the flower you would crochet a circle for 2 or 3 rows depending on how big you want it, then add 3 shell-like stitches at the top. Then I usually single crochet around the whole thing, which makes it nice and uniform.
For the leaves you would chain the length you want it, like perhaps 6 to 8 chain stitches, then single crochet around it to the width you want. Then sew them to the hat.
There are a variety of free Olaf patterns if you do a search on the internet or pinterest. I found one I liked the best, but there was no pattern, so I did a basic beanie using a double crochet, making it extra long so I could turn up a cuff.
The tooth was easy enough, crocheting a square the size you want. You can attach your hook where you want it to go and start your stitches from there.
My carrot nose turned out larger than I expected, but it’s fun. I started out with a chain for about the width of the base and then single crocheted up, decreasing as I went til it came to a tip. Then I stuffed it with batting and sewed it on.
The eyes were an easy ring. The mouth is ’embroideried’ on with a needle as well as the outline stitches for the eyes and tooth. The eyebrows were crocheted, and so were the hair tufts. I single crocheted over pipe cleaners bent in half so I could curl them over. The hat turned out a little big on my grandson, since these were the first hats I had made for them and they weren’t available for me to size them when making them.
He also makes a very good hat for a snowman. No face required.