25 Crochet Elf Hat Patterns For Adults And Kids

Here are 15 Crochet Elf Hat Patterns that come in different shapes and sizes, from short to long tails, and from one with long, pointy ears, to simple ones that don’t come with ears at all.

CROCHET ELF HAT PATTERNS FOR ADULTS AND KIDS

Santa hats are probably the most common hats worn during Christmas season, but there is another kind of hat that’s just so adorable, if not much more so – the elf hat!

Unlike Santa hats that come usually with just a solid red color and white accents, crochet elf hats are widely customizable and gorgeous to look at. Below are some ideas you might want to try!

1. Crochet Pattern Christmas Elf Hat With Bells by Bezzy Moms Creations

This cute elf hat is perfect for the Christmas photo session. The size of this pattern is for newborns up to 12 months old.

Crochet Pattern Christmas Elf Hat With Bells by Bezzy Moms Creations

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2. Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by Crochet Spot Patterns

This pattern only needs an easy crochet skill level to finish and comes with different sizes from baby to adult. This Elf Hat Crochet with ears is perfect to make you as elf-like as possible.

Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by Crochet Spot Patterns

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3. Crochet Elf Hat Pattern by Repeat Crafter Me

This elf hat pattern is perfect for all members of the family. This hat works in DC rounds so you can easily change colors to make stripes.

Crochet Elf Hat Pattern by Repeat Crafter Me

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4. Free Crochet Elf Hat Pattern With Ears by Make And Do Crew

Whether you have upcoming Christmas photos or are planning a trip to the North Pole, this festive crochet elf hat with ears is a must for each member of the family. The pattern comes in size newborn baby through adult, perfect for all!

Crochet Elf Hat Pattern With Ears by Make And Do Crew

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5. Crochet Christmas Elf Hat Pattern Long Tail by Heartspun by Wendy

You can make 5 different sizes from this pattern and only needs an easy skill level to complete. The instructions of this pattern are in the English Language that is easy to understand.

Crochet Christmas Elf Hat Pattern Long Tail by Heartspun by Wendy

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6. Emma-Noel Elf Crochet Hat Pattern by CoCo Crochet Lee

This adorable Emma-Noel Elf hat is your perfect holiday gear. Add more detail by putting a bell or a Christmas ball to it.

Emma-Noel Elf Crochet Hat Pattern by CoCo Crochet Lee

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7. Pointy Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by Stitches NW

All sizes from child to adult are included in this pattern. This hat is quick to make that is done in half double crochet.

Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by Stitches NW

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8. Tiny Crocheted Elf Hat Pattern by Lost Sentiments

This little elf hat pattern is fast and easy to make. You can attach this adorable hat in your head accessories like a headband, hairclip, and ribbon. Check Lost Sentiments for more amazing patterns!

Tiny Crocheted Elf Hat Pattern by Lost Sentiments

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9. Crochet Long Tail Elf Hat Pattern by Cherlynne Handmade

This hat is great for photography prop this holiday. You must know how to read a pattern for this elf hat to be completed.

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10. Elf Hat Free Crochet Pattern by Pattern Paradise

This pattern suits everyone as it comes in baby to adult sizes. An easy crochet skill level is needed to finish this project.

Elf Hat Free Crochet Pattern by Pattern Paradise

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11. Elf Ears Crochet Hat Pattern by Lizzziee

This pattern can make an elf hat for all ages. An easy to follow pattern that is great for beginners.

Elf Ears Crochet Hat Pattern by Lizzziee

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12. Swirly Peppermint Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by O Mad Fruit

This pattern includes instructions for all sizes. This is written in the English Language and has a lot of pictures to help make this pattern easier to follow.

Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by O Mad Fruit

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13. Elf Crochet Hat Pattern by Hooked Handmade Happy

This pattern is great for beginners as it only needs an easy crochet skill level to finish it. You can use any colors, making this hat appropriate for any day use.

Elf Crochet Hat Pattern by Hooked Handmade Happy

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14. Elf Hat Crochet Pattern With Long Tail by Jenni Design

This comes in all sizes and a super simple pattern that can be finished by a beginner. You can also continue increasing to obtain the size you wish your elf hat to be.

Elf Hat Crochet Pattern With Long Tail by Jenni Design

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15. Crochet Elf Hat Pattern For The Entire Family by B. Hooked

Crochet Elf Hat Pattern For Adults And Kids

This elf hat crochet pattern is really going to top off your Christmas this year. I think you are going to have so much fun making elf hats for your family this year! 

If you fancy a little change from the traditional Santa red hats, then these fun elf hats could be just what you need to bring some festive fun to your holidays.  

The free crochet pattern is available in 6 different sizes from newborn to adult.

Have you ever seen elf hats this cute and adorable? Your family will be the talk of all the Christmas parties when you rock up all wearing these elf hats.

The colors can be mixed and matched to suit the different members of your family. Certain hats can be worn for certain task from cooking or decorating to cleaning up. Bring the whole family in as a tight unit this Christmas, for your best year yet.

The entire hat portion of this pattern is worked in the back loops only (blo). This creates a ridged texture throughout the hat. Please note that you will always work in the back loops only for this pattern.

There is a beginner-friendly video tutorial available for you to view if you are just learning to crochet or are unsure of reading crochet patterns. If you are an intermediate or advanced level crocheter you will probably not need to view the video tutorial.

Chances are, you are into adorable kids’ holiday-wear. If so, this crochet elf hat pattern should be at the very top off your Christmas crocheting plans this year. Not only are you going to have so much fun creating crochet elf hats for your family but they will also look good and spread the good cheer.

You might fancy a change from the age-old Santa red hats that are in my opinion becoming a bit overrated. The next hottest festive season accessory has got to be these fun crochet elf hats that could just be the ingredient your household is missing in order to bring some festive fun to your Christmas holidays. 

The free crochet elf hat pattern is available in six different sizes ranging from a newborn to an adult.

Crochet elf hats have never looked this cute and adorable. For a change, you get to dress up your family in Santa’s little helper’s hats. With these crochet elf hats, your family will be the talk of your neighborhood and all the Christmas parties you will attend while rocking these elf hats.

The colors used to crochet the crochet elf hats can be mixed and matched to suit the tastes of different individuals in your family. As far as versatility goes, crochet elf hats can be worn for different purposes such as decorative, cooking and other household chores such as cleaning up.

This Christmas, bring together the whole family like a tight unit using crochet elf hat. It can turn out to be your best year yet. The entire hat portion of the elf pattern is worked on using back loops only.

Using back loops exclusively gives the crochet elf hat a ridged texture throughout its surface. Please note that you will always work in the back loops only for this pattern.

There are numerous video tutorials available for amateur knitters and individuals who are just learning to crochet or people who are inexperienced at reading crochet patterns.

Advanced level or intermediate level crocheters probably do not require video tutorial aides or other instructional material to put together a crochet elf hat.

Crochet Elf Hat Materials

Yarn Requirements:

  • Newborn baby Size: approximately 45 yards.
  • Baby Size: approximately 50 yards.
  • Toddler Size: approx. 55 yards.
  • Child Size: approx. 64 yards.
  • Small Teenager or Adult Size: approximately 70 yards.
  • Large adult Size: approximately 74 yards.

The elf hat pattern is worked on from top to bottom motions. It is recommended to use about two to colors. The yarn used in the pattern should be labeled as “color A” referring to the primary color used.

In the double crochet stitches, “color B” referring to the color used in the single crochet rounds” and “color C,” an optional color.

Color C can be used to refer to the color used to crochet the band and pom poms. Color A is the dominant color which will be the main color for your elf hat.

Crochet Elf Hat Sizes

  • Newborn baby: Circumference should be 12 inches by 22 inches Length.
  • Baby: Circumference should be 13 inches by 23 inches in Length.
  • Toddler: Circumference is 14.5 inches by 25.5 inches Length.
  • Child: Circumference 17 inches by 27 inches in Length.
  • Teen/Adult Small: Circumference 18 inches by 28 inches in Length.
  • Adult: The circumference should be 21 inches by 29 inches in Length.

Find the written pattern for each size here

 

16. Cat Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by Pawsome Crochet

This beginner-friendly crochet project is sure to brighten your holidays! This Cat Elf Hat Crochet Pattern works up quickly and will get your feline looking festive this holiday season.

Whether you’re looking for a fun stash buster or a quick last-minute gift for the cat lover in your life, this pattern is the perfect way to spread some Christmas cheer.

Cat Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by Pawsome Crochet

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17. Sugar Plum Dreams Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by Kirsten Holloway Designs

This precious newborn elf hat crochet pattern is the epitome of understated elegance and baby sweetness.

Your little “Sugar Plum” will stay cute and cozy for Christmas wearing this soft, knit-look, but entirely crocheted baby hat!

If you’ve never crocheted the knit-stitch, also referred to as “center single crochet”, or the “crochet waistcoat stitch”, have no fear! It is easy to pick up provided you keep your tension loose.

Sugar Plum Dreams Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by Kirsten Holloway Designs

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18. Fae Elf Hood Crochet Pattern by Earth Tricks

This super cute Fae Elf Hood has a long elf tail, tipped with three little leaves. Great for winter wear, as part of a costume, or just for fun!

Filled with tons of great crochet detail, this is a darling hood sure to be a stunning piece in your collection!

Work this piece with super bulky weight yarn or two strands of worsted weight. Use a huge variety of textures and colors to achieve a funky look! Combine smooth yarns with textured ones and even faux fur ones!

Fae Elf Hood Crochet Pattern by Earth Tricks

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19. Long Tailed Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by The Hat And I

This is a super fun, extra colorful, definitely warm, and wonderful long-tailed elf hat. An all-around, everyday happy hat!

Looking for a super easy, colorful hat to make for the whole family? This crochet elf hat comes packed with vibrant colors and a simple design that beginners could easily follow.

Long Tailed Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by The Hat And I

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20. Newborn Elf Hat Free Crochet Pattern by Spin A Yarn Crochet

Looking for a sweet holiday gift for new parents? This Newborn Elf Hat Free Crochet Pattern is just the thing!

This easy crochet hat makes the perfect holiday gift for a new mom or dad and is so wonderfully fast to make. It would definitely be a fun technique to try out with other colors too!

Newborn Elf Hat Free Crochet Pattern by Spin A Yarn Crochet

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21. Elf Stocking Cap Crochet Pattern by By Frenchie

An original Frenchie design, this Elf Stocking Cap Crochet Pattern is perfect for your festive needs! The pattern allows you to control the length and stripe pattern of the hat to make it 100% unique to you!

The pattern includes instructions to make this elf cap from Newborn through Adult. It uses a 5.5mm hook and less than one ball of each color choice.

Elf Stocking Cap Crochet Pattern by By Frenchie

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22. Free Crochet Elf Hat Pattern by Dora Does

This Free Crochet Elf Hat Pattern is a great beginners crochet project and only takes around an hour or so to complete, depending on your pom-pom making speed!

The pattern uses single crochet stitches with bobbles and a pom pom to finish. It’s made using a chunky yarn and comes in sizes for the whole family!

Free Crochet Elf Hat Pattern by Dora Does

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23. Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by Lovable Loops

Dress your little holiday helper up in this adorable Elf Hat. Aren’t those triangle peaks and bells exciting? Put jingle bells to the hat to add a little Christmas magic for the smallest elves.

This crochet hat is available for the entire family, from toddler all the way through adult, so no elf needs to be left behind this Christmas season.

Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by Lovable Loops

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24. Large Dog Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by Cozy Things Patterns

This project is easy, quick, and fun to make! The pattern is for large dogs like Labradors and Golden Retrievers.

To work this pattern you need to know how to work in the round, slip stitch, sc, hdcdc, tr, and how to read an abbreviated crochet pattern. Make this cute hat for your furry baby! Perfect for Christmas picture!

For more patterns like this, check out these 10 Crochet Dog Hat Patterns.

Large Dog Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by Cozy Things Patterns

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25. Christmas Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by MJs Off The Hook Designs

Get the whole family in a festive mood with this Christmas Elf Hat for all! A perfect prop for your holiday photos!

This is a bulky and quick design made in Bernat Softee Chunky and a 10mm crochet hook. Stitch up a festive hat in the 3 shades shown, or select a version that can be worn all season.

Christmas Elf Hat Crochet Pattern by MJs Off The Hook Designs

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Wrapping Up These Christmas Crochet Elf Hat Patterns

In summary, this crochet elf hat will be the one thing your festive seasons have been lacking. No disrespect but Santa hats are old and overrated now. They have become a cliché to some extent lacking the wow factor.

Beyond Christmas, crochet elf hats can become handy accessories during celebrations such as Saint Patrick’s Day. You may, however, need to throw in a bit of green, to bring out the inner Irishman in you.

I have to mention I’m not entirely sure whether Leprechauns and elves get along. Crochet elf hats are a celebration of life’s best moments with your friends and family. So get started on your elf hats while there’s still time.

Thank you for stopping by! We hope you have enjoyed browsing through this list and have picked your favorites for you and your entire family.

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