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Baby Elephant Crochet Hat

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Updated November 02, 2015
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You don't have to visit the zoo to see elephants! Crochet your very own with this insanely cute Elephant Crochet Hat. Made with Lion Brand Heartland yarn, this crochet hat pattern was designed with newborns in mind, but it shouldn't be too hard to adjust the size. A small amount of stuffing is needed for the trunk, and buttons are used for the eyes. You can also crochet the eyes if you want.

Elephant Crochet Hat
Elephant Crochet Hat
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Easy

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


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MATERIALS:

  • Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in Katmai and Olympic
  • Size H Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Black buttons for eyes (or you could crochet eyes)
  • Poly-fil stuffing for trunk

Abbreviations:
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease

Hat Pattern:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 11 DC inside ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next stitch, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5-9: DC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (44 DC)
Round 10: SC in each stitch around, join (44 SC)
continue on earflaps or fasten off and leave hat without earflaps

Earflap 1:
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends

Earflap 2:
Leave 16 stitches along the front of hat...
Join yarn, chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, and continue to SC around hat and earflaps, when you get to the top of each earflap: chain 35, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain. Continue to SC around the hat and fasten off when you get the entire way around.

Left Ear:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 8 DC in ring, pull tight but do not join. You should have a half circle, chain 2, turn
Row 2: 2 DC in each stitch, chain 2, turn (16 DC)
Row 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat till end, chain 2, turn ( 24 DC)
Row 4: [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2] (4x), 2 SC, SC in next 2, *2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat from * until end.
fasten off leaving long tail.

Inside Left Ear:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 8 DC in ring, pull tight but do not join. You should have a half circle, chain 2, turn
Row 2: 2 DC in each stitch, chain 2, turn (16 DC)
Row 3: [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next] (4x), 2 SC, SC in next, *2 DC, DC in next, repeat from * till end, fasten off leaving long tail

Right Ear:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 8 DC in ring, pull tight but do not join. You should have a half circle, chain 2, turn
Row 2: 2 DC in each stitch, chain 2, turn (16 DC)
Row 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat till end, chain 2, turn ( 24 DC)
Row 4: [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2] (3x), 2 SC, SC in next 2, *2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat from * until end.
fasten off leaving long tail.

Inside Right Ear:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 8 DC in ring, pull tight but do not join. You should have a half circle, chain 2, turn
Row 2: 2 DC in each stitch, chain 2, turn (16 DC)
Row 3: [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next] (3x), 2 SC, SC in next, *2 DC, DC in next, repeat from * till end, fasten off leaving long tail

Trunk:
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join, continue to SC in rounds
Round 2: in back loops only, SC in each stitch around (10 SC)
Round 3-5: SC in each stitch around
Round 6: SC decrease, 2 SC, SC in next 3 stitches, 2 SC, SC in next 3 stitches
Round 7: SC decrease, SC in next 9 stitches
Round 8: SC decrease, 2 SC, SC in next 3 stitches, 2 SC, SC in next 3 stitches
Round 9: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, 2 SC, SC in next 4 stitches
Round 10: SC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Round 11: 2 SC, SC in next 3 stitches, repeat around (15 SC)
Round 12: SC in each stitch around (15 SC)
fasten off leaving long tail.

Stuff trunk lightly and sew onto middle-front of hat.
Sew inside ears to outer ears and sew onto sides of hat.
Sew to black buttons on for eyes, right above trunk.

 

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I'm looking for the little bottom (with tail) that completes the outfit.

This hat is so adorable, my friend is having a baby soon and this would be so fun to make as a baby shower gift. I noticed it the comments that somebody mentioned that the ears may be off. Has anybody made this recently and noticed if that problem has been fixed?

I believe that it has been fixed. It should set itself inside the ear nicely. If not I have found that it is possible to use a snaller size hook and repeat the original pattern, only this time it'll be smaller and tighter. it can come across as a cute/interesting texture. It's a fantastic baby shower gift and actually I myself am going to make and gift this for a friend's baby girl ) Good luck and if you do decide to make it, please post a pic! i'll be excited to see your work!!

I hope the pattern has been fixed as well, this is such a cute baby hat and would make a wonderful baby shower or new baby gift! I would love to make a bunch of them with different coordinating colors, so easy to customize with pinks for girls, blues for boys and every color in between! If you try making this hat, Heidi, come back and let us know how it turned out!

what size is this?

Trying to enlarge for adult

It looks like the weight of the trunk would cause the hat to constantly be sliding down onto the baby's face.

Back again. I mean left ear, right ear, left inside right inside

Was our comment about the ears confirmed? Is the pattern shown now correct? I am about to start on the hat, so am looking for confirmation. Thanks

So sorry it's taken so long to see this comment. Have you figured it out?

Not yet, still not certain if the pattern is labeled correctly as it is shown on your sight.

On the baby elephant pattern, I believe the ears and inside ears are mixed up. Following your directions, one ear will be larger than the other. It should read right ear, right inside ear, left ear, left inside ear.

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