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Free Pattern Friday: Queen Elsa Inspired Hat (Featuring Miss Clara)

Chances are that if you are or know a female between the ages of 2 and 22 you have heard of the movie Frozen. Actually, if you live on planet Earth there is a huge chance you've heard of it. This animated movie has taken the world by storm. (Literally, people were blaming the Polar Vortex on this movie.)

Like a lot of people, I became obsessed with Frozen and wanted to figure out how to make a hat inspired by it. My first thought was Olaf (which may come in the future) but that was too easy. I decided to try to figure out how to make one inspired by Queen Elsa. This is what I came up with. 

Not too bad if I do say so myself. :)
The pattern actually turned out a lot easier than I thought! I decided to share it all with you. I hate looking for patterns and not being able to find one for free. It's not too hard to do if you have a basic understanding of the stitches. I tried to explain it in the least confusing way. If you have any questions, feel free to comment, and I will try to help. This hat is made for a small child ages 3-5. If I get enough requests, I will add other sizes.

Feel free to sell, donate, or gift items made from this pattern. Just don't sell or reproduce this pattern as your own. If you share it, please link back to this blog.

Here we go!

Queen Elsa Inspired Hat

Materials Needed:
H (5.00mm) hook
Stitch marker (or small piece of contrasting color yarn)
Yarn Needle

Yarn Needed:
I Love This Yarn: Antique White (3.5 oz)
I Love This Yarn: Peacock Sparkle (1 oz)
*Both of these come in 7 oz skeins. This is just an estimation based on how much I have left.*

CH – chain
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
TC – treble crochet
SS – slip stitch
ST - stitch

Main Hat:
(This hat is worked in a spiral so there is no seam and no slip stitches joining rows. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of each row to make sure you can keep track of where you are.)

Round 1: With White, CH 3 (does not count as first HDC). Work 11 HDC in 3 CH from hook. (11 HDC)

Round 2: 2 HDC in each HDC around. (22 HDC)

Round 3: HDC in first HDC. * 2 HDC in next HDC, 1 HDC in next HDC. * Repeat from * to * around, ending in 2 HDC. (33 HDC)

Round 4: HDC in first 2 HDC. * 2 HDC in next HDC, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 HDC. * Repeat from * to * around, ending in 2 HDC. (44 HDC)

Round 5: HDC in first 3 HDC. * 2 HDC in next HDC, 1 HDC in each of the next 3 HDC. * Repeat from * to * around, ending in 2 HDC. (55 HDC)

Round 6: SC in first HDC. * skip 1 HDC, 3 DC in next HDC, skip 1 HDC, SC in next HDC. * Repeat from * to * around, ending with 3 HDC.

Round 7: Skip 1 ST, SC in next ST. * SK 1 ST, 3 DC in next ST, SK 1 ST, SC in next ST. * Repeat from * to * around, ending with SC.
Round 8: * Skip 1 ST, 3 DC in next ST, Skip 1 ST, SC in next ST. * Repeat from * to * around, ending with 3 HDC.

Round 9: Repeat round 7.

Round 10: Repeat round 8.

Round 11: Repeat round 7.

Round 12: Repeat round 8.

Round 13: Repeat round 7.

Round 14: Repeat round 8.

Round 15: Repeat round 7.

Round 16: Repeat round 8.

Row 17: Skip 1 ST, * SC in next ST, CH 1, Skip 1 ST. * Repeat from * to * around. SS in first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Cut 45 strands of White about 4 feet long. (I actually used my arm span, but I think this made me waste some yarn.)

Starting at the seam, attach yarn into each stitch across 18 stitches (including ch-1 spaces). I attached the strands of yarn switching between 2 and 3 strands in each stitch (folded making 4 and 6 strands).

You now have 90 strands. Divide into 3 sections of 30 strands. Braid like you would your hair.

Knot at the bottom or fasten with a clear plastic hair tie.

With Peacock, CH 58.

Row 1: In third CH from hook, HDC. HDC in each remaining CH. CH 1, turn. (56 HDC)

Row 2: SC in first HDC and in each HDC across. CH 1, turn. (56 SC)

Row 3: SS over the next 17 SC. CH 1. Skip next 2 SC. 5 DC in next SC. CH 1. Skip next 2 SC. SS in next SC. CH 1. Skip next 4 SC. 11 DC in next SC. CH 1. Skip next 4 SC. SS in next SC. CH 1. Skip next 2 SC. 5 DC in next SC. CH 1. Skip next 2 SC. SS in next 17 SC. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

With stitch marker, mark this side as the right side.

Row 4: Wrong side facing you, attach yarn in top of first 5DC-shell. CH 9. SS in top of middle shell. CH 9. SS in top of second 5DC-shell. CH 1, turn.

Row 5: In first CH 9 space, * work 2 SC, 2 HDC, 2 DC, 3 TC, 2 DC, 2 HDC, 2 SC. * SS in SS from previous row. In second CH 9 space, repeat from * to *. SS in ST where yarn was joined. CH 1, turn.

Row 6: SS over the next 8 ST (you should be in first middle TC of previous row), CH 10. SS in second middle TC of previous row. CH 1, turn.

Row 7: In CH 10 space, work 2 SC, 2 HDC, 2 DC, 5 TC, 2 DC, 2 HDC, 2 SC. SS in previous row. Fasten off.

Whip stitch ends of tiara together. Place on hat. I sewed a few stitches in each peak of the tiara. Stitching around the base of the tiara makes the hat tighter, and it may not fit around the head it is intended for.

Once everything is sewn together, let your little one play all day as Queen Elsa!

Since I don't have a little one of my own, Miss Clara's parents graciously allowed me to capture some photos of her and share them with you! 

She was a pro and makes the hat look even cuter!

Just look at that smile!

And something extra just to make life easier. This amazing thing is a yarn ball winder. My best friend Crystal got it for me as part of my birthday gift. 

It rolls the balls into little cakes like this which makes them easier to store. It also saves time on rolling all those balls of yarn. It truly saves a ton of time and space. If you are a yarn-aholic like I am, it would definitely be a great investment.

I hope you all have a great weekend. 

Happy Hooking!


  1. This a wonderful easy pattern to follow. Thanks. Would like more sizes please . ffom Canad

  2. I just love this hat. My granddaughter has been asking for one. I do wish you would add more sizes. This one didn't come out large enough for her.

    1. What size do you need? Just the next one or one more up?

    2. When I make her a hat I make the adult size for her. She is only 6, but she is big for her age. She wears size 12 to 14 in clothes. She wants to have a Frozen themed birthday party and she wants to go as Queen Elsa. So this hat would work great for her. Thank you so very much. JK

    3. You could do either 12 or 13 in the center and do the same number of increase rows. You'll end up with 60 or 65 stitches around depending on what you start with.

    4. Ok thank you so very much. I will let you know how it comes out.

  3. Larger child and adult size can be found here:

  4. Well I finally finished the hat for my granddaughter. It took me awhile since I have been going through some ruff times. I would love to send you picture of the hat, I am not sure how to do it on here. Thank you so very much for the everything. JK

    1. You can email them to me at I would love to see them!

    2. Well I hope you got the pictures of the hat. I did send them the other day. Please let me know that you got them. Thank you. JK

    3. I did receive them! I'm sorry it has been a busy week and I haven't been able to get back to you. It looked fantastic. Thank you!

  5. I just made this hat. Thanks you so much for the pattern. It was easy to follow. I used some "sparkle" white yarn as a second strand for both the hat and braid and it looks great. Adds a little glisten.


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