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Pattern: Pixie Hat

Aug. 27, 2011 3 Comments Posted under: Free Patterns, Hats

Today, I’d like to bring you another free pattern. This pattern is for a very simple “Pixie Hat” with optional braided fringe attachments.

I decided a couple of days ago that I really wanted a pixie hat, but I couldn’t find a pattern I really liked, so I got to work designing my own. This is actually my second try- my first turned out horrible and will never see the light of day.

If you’re familiar with the concept of mitered squares, this pattern will be a piece of cake for you. If not, it’s still very easy, but I’ll go ahead and explain the concept. A mitered square is a method of crocheting that allows you to make a perfect square with each row you work on. The pattern is such that one row of crochet builds on two sides of the square, with increase stitches being worked in the middle stitch of each row to form the corner. The pattern for this pixie hat is simply two mitered squares stitched together.


Crochet Hook Size K/ 10 1/2 (6.50MM)

Worsted Weight Yarn

Abbreviations used:

Ch: Chain

SC: Single Crochet (Note: ”3SC” means to work 3 single crochets in the next stitch in the row)

SCdec: Single Crochet Decrease


Ch 2.

Row 1: 3SC in second ch from hook.

From this point on, work in the back loops only until specified to create the ridged look. If you would prefer to have a smooth hat, work in both loops throughout.

Row 2: Ch 1, SC in first SC, 3SC, SC in last SC.

Row 3: Ch 1, SC in next 2 SC, 3SC, SC in last 2 SC.

Row 4: Ch 1, Sc in next 3 SC, 3SC, SC in last 3 SC.

Row 5: Ch 1, Sc in next 4 SC, 3SC, SC in last 4 SC.

Row 6: Ch 1, Sc in next 5 SC, 3SC, SC in last 5 SC.

Row 7: Ch 1, Sc in next 6 SC, 3SC, SC in last 6 SC.

Row 8: Ch 1, Sc in next 7 SC, 3SC, SC in last 7 SC.

Row 9: Ch 1, Sc in next 8 SC, 3SC, SC in last 8 SC.

Row 10: Ch 1, Sc in next 9 SC, 3SC, SC in last 9 SC.

Row 11: Ch 1, Sc in next 10 SC, 3SC, SC in last 10 SC.

Row 12: Ch 1, Sc in next 11 SC, 3SC, SC in last 11 SC.

Row 13: Ch 1, Sc in next 12 SC, 3SC, SC in last 12 SC.

Row 14: Ch 1, Sc in next 13 SC, 3SC, SC in last 13 SC.

Row 15: Ch 1, Sc in next 14 SC, 3SC, SC in last 14 SC.

Row 16: Ch 1, Sc in next 15 SC, 3SC, SC in last 15 SC.

Row 17: Ch 1, Sc in next 16 SC, 3SC, SC in last 16 SC.

Row 18: Ch 1, Sc in next 17 SC, 3SC, SC in last 17 SC.

Row 19: Ch 1, Sc in next 18 SC, 3SC, SC in last 18 SC.

Row 20: Ch 1, Sc in next 19 SC, 3SC, SC in last 19 SC.

Row 21: Ch 1, Sc in next 20 SC, 3SC, SC in last 20 SC.

Row 22: Ch 1, Sc in next 21 SC, 3SC, SC in last 21 SC.

Row 23: Ch 1, Sc in next 22 SC, 3SC, SC in last 22 SC.

Row 24: Ch 1, Sc in next 23 SC, 3SC, SC in last 23 SC.

Row 25: Ch 1, Sc in next 24 SC, 3SC, SC in last 24 SC.

Row 26: Ch 1, Sc in next 25 SC, 3SC, SC in last 25 SC.

Row 27: Ch 1, Sc in next 26 SC, 3SC, SC in last 26 SC.

Row 28: Ch 1, Sc in next 27 SC, 3SC, SC in last 27 SC.

Note: You can change the finished size of the hat by adding or subtracting rows following the same general pattern.

At this point, work in both loops.

Row 29: Ch 1, SC in each SC across.

Fasten off, weave in ends. Make another square following the pattern above, but do NOT fasten off the second square.

Once both squares are completed, decide which side will be the “right side” (outside of the hat) on each. Lay one square on top of the other, with stitches running in the same direction and right sides facing outward. Finish the hat by working the following stitches, starting from where the second square was finished and working in both loops of both squares along the edge.

Row 30: Ch 1, SC in next 26 SC, SCdec, SC, SCdec, SC in last 26 SC. Fasten off, weave in ends. If desired, attach and braid pieces of yarn for braided fringes.

You may use this pattern to create items for yourself and for gifts. You may also sell items made using this pattern, with the stipulation that you do not claim the pattern as your own and that you do not use my photos to advertise your products.

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3 Responses Leave a Reply

    Laurie said:

    Nov. 6, 2011

    Hi I am trying to find a free super long pixie hat crochet pattern . I hate to sound cheep but You know how tight it is right now and I would like to try to make one for my granddaughter. Can you help?

      greysprincess said:

      Nov. 21, 2011

      I don’t think I can help out with that, but I hope you find someone who can!

    Donna said:

    Nov. 30, 2011

    Thanks for this pattern it looks great, can’t wait to try it :)

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