Crochet pixie hat free pattern

Easy crochet pixie hat pattern for the modern baby with lining for extra warmth.

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Unique and easy free crochet pixie hat pattern inspired by the magical creatures of the woods. Simple construction and lots of texture and your little one will look cute as a button. #crochetpixiehat #crochetpixiehood #crochetpixiehatpatternfree

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The Forest Fairy hood is one of the patterns that I am really proud of. It is one of those projects that all went smoothly from the start to the end.

From creating an image of a crochet pixie hat into my head, to actually making it and writing the pattern, only took about 24 hours.

That is why I have no progress pics to share. I was so excited to finish my little crochet hood, and as I said, everything went so smoothly that I didn’t have time to take any pictures.

Crochet pixie hat free pattern

The Forest Fairy hood is inspired by the woodland and the magical creatures. A crochet pixie bonnet that will look adorable on your little human.

It includes sizes from newborn to child and head circumference from 13” to 20”.

I also added a lining of a soft yarn to make it extra warm. The inside part of the hood is made with my favorite Drops Air and for the main part I used another favorite yarn. The La Mia Natural Wool. I had some leftover from my York sweater and I think I put it in good use.

The ties feature a favorite stitch of mine that I don’t get to show off as much as I would like. You have seen it for the first time on the tail of my little crochet mouse.

Crochet baby pixie hat

It is made out of loose slip stitches, all in the front loop only. The texture is just lovely don’t you think?

Unfortunately, I don’t have a tutorial for the ties, but they are so easy to make that I don’t think it’s necessary.

Before we get started, though, I have a few things I would like to show you, just to make your life a little easier. You may not fully understand what is the point until you start making the actual crochet pixie hat but, I will just leave them here for reference.

Crochet pixie hood

Puff stitch tutorial

* Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop *, repeat from * to * 3 more times. You now have 9 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all loops on your hook.

Yarn over and insert hook in the indicated stitch and draw up a loop.
You now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and draw up a loop 3 more times. You will end up with 9 loops on your hook.
Yarn over and draw through all loops on your hook. Puff stitch made!
This is how the puff stitch will look after the ch 1.

Tip no.1

This is the correct placement of the puff stitch in the second row of the braid.

Puff stitch braid in a baby crochet pixie hat

Tip no.2

And this how the first row of half double crochet stitches looks like after a braid. This will be seen for the first time on row 6, 7, 8, OR 9, depending on your size.

Tip no.3

Please remember that in the reverse single crochet stitch, or crab stitch, you are crocheting in the opposite direction. For right-handed people, this is from left to right as shown in the image below.

Reverse single crochet

You will need:

4-medium worsted yarn (I used La Mia Natural Wool for MC and Drops Air for CC)
US I/5.50 mm and US H/5.0 mm crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)
yarn needle
scissors

Yardage

Newborn: MC 70-85 m (76-92 yds) and CC 50-60 m (54-65 yds)
3-6 mo: MC 95-110 m (103-120 yds) and CC 75-85 m (82-92 yds)
6-12 mo: MC 115-130 m (125-142 yds) and CC 95-105 m (103-114 yds)
12-24 mo: MC 130-145 m (142-158 yds) and CC 110-120 m (120-131 yds)
2-5 yrs: MC 150-165 m (164-180 yds) and CC 120-130 m (131-142 yds)
Child: MC 160-175 m (174-191 yds) and CC 130-140 m (142-153 yds)

Gauge

13 sts and 11 rows is 4″ in hdc

Abbreviations

R: row
fhdc: foundation half double crochet 
ch(s): chain(s)
hdc: half double crochet 
sc: single crochet 
dc: double crochet 
FO: fasten off
hdc2tog: half double crochet two together
st(s): stitch(es)
MC: main color
CC: contrasting color

Crochet girl pixie hat

Head size measurements

Newborn: 13 ” (33 cm)
3-6 mo: 14”-15″ (35.5-40.5 cm)
6-12 mo: 16”-17″ (41-45.5 cm)
12-24 mo: 17”-18″ (43-48 cm)
2-5 years: 18″-19” (46-51 cm)
Child: 19”-20″ (48-53 cm)

Please choose the best size for your child according to the head measurements and not the age, as kid’s heads tend to vary quite a bit in size. 

Free crochet pixie hat pattern

Newborn

With US I/5.50 mm crochet hook

R1: Fhdc 34 OR ch 35, hdc in second ch from hook and in all chs across, ch 1, turn (34)
R2-4: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (34)
R5: puff, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, sl st in next st, puff in the same stitch as the sl st *, repeat from * to * across, end last repeat with a sl st, ch 1, turn (11 puffs)
R6: * sl st in the ch1-sp, puff, ch 1 *, repeat from * to * across, sl st in the initial chain of the previous row, ch 1, turn (11 puffs)
R7: hdc in same st as the ch 1, * hdc in ch 1 of the previous row, hdc inc in the side of the puff * repeat from * to * across, ch 1, turn (34)
R8-9: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (34)
R10-11: repeat rows 5 and 6
R12-14: repeat rows 7-9
R15-16: repeat rows 5 and 6
R17-18: repeat rows 7 and 8
R19: reverse sc in each st across FO

3-6 months

With US I/5.50 mm crochet hook

R1: Fhdc 43 OR ch 44, hdc in second ch from hook and in all chs across, ch 1, turn (43)
R2-4: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (43)
R5: puff, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, sl st in next st, puff in the same stitch as the sl st *, repeat from * to * across, end last repeat with a sl st, ch 1, turn (14 puffs)
R6: * sl st in the ch1-sp, puff, ch 1 *, repeat from * to * across, sl st in the initial chain of the previous row, ch 1, turn (14 puffs)
R7: hdc in same st as the ch 1, * hdc in ch 1 of the previous row, hdc inc in the side of the puff * repeat from * to * across, ch 1, turn (43)
R8-10: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (43)
R11-12: repeat rows 5 and 6
R13-16: repeat rows 7-10
R17-18: repeat rows 5 and 6
R19-20: repeat rows 7 and 8
R21: reverse sc in each st across FO

6-12 months

With US I/5.50 mm crochet hook

R1: Fhdc 46 OR ch 47, hdc in second ch from hook and in all chs across, ch 1, turn (46)
R2-4: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (46)
R5: puff, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, sl st in next st, puff in the same stitch as the sl st *, repeat from * to * across, end last repeat with a sl st, ch 1, turn (15 puffs)
R6: * sl st in the ch1-sp, puff, ch 1 *, repeat from * to * across, sl st in the initial chain of the previous row, ch 1, turn (15 puffs)
R7: hdc in same st as the ch 1, * hdc in ch 1 of the previous row, hdc inc in the side of the puff * repeat from * to * across, ch 1, turn (46)
R8-11: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (46)
R12-13: repeat rows 5 and 6
R14-18: repeat rows 7-11
R19-20: repeat rows 5 and 6
R21-23: repeat rows 7-9
R24: reverse sc in each st across FO

12-24 months

With US I/5.50 mm crochet hook

R1: Fhdc 49 OR ch 50, hdc in second ch from hook and in all chs across, ch 1, turn (49)
R2-5: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (49)
R6: puff, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, sl st in next st, puff in the same stitch as the sl st *, repeat from * to * across, end last repeat with a sl st, ch 1, turn (16 puffs)
R7: * sl st in the ch1-sp, puff, ch 1 *, repeat from * to * across, sl st in the initial chain of the previous row, ch 1, turn (16 puffs)
R8: hdc in same st as the ch 1, * hdc in ch 1 of the previous row, hdc inc in the side of the puff * repeat from * to * across, ch 1, turn (49)
R9-12: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (49)
R13-14: repeat rows 6 and 7
R15-19: repeat rows 8-12
R20-21: repeat rows 6 and 7
R22-25: repeat rows 8-11
R26: reverse sc in each st across FO

2-5 years

With US I/5.50 mm crochet hook

R1: Fhdc 52 OR ch 53, hdc in second ch from hook and in all chs across, ch 1, turn (52)
R2-5: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (52)
R6: puff, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, sl st in next st, puff in the same stitch as the sl st *, repeat from * to * across, end last repeat with a sl st, ch 1, turn (17 puffs)
R7: * sl st in the ch1-sp, puff, ch 1 *, repeat from * to * across, sl st in the initial chain of the previous row, ch 1, turn (17 puffs)
R8: hdc in same st as the ch 1, * hdc in ch 1 of the previous row, hdc inc in the side of the puff * repeat from * to * across, ch 1, turn
R9-12: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (52)
R13-14: repeat rows 6 and 7
R15-19: repeat rows 8-12
R20-21: repeat rows 6 and 7
R22-26: repeat rows 8-12
R27: reverse sc in each st across FO

Child

With US I/5.50 mm crochet hook

R1: Fhdc 55 OR ch 56, hdc in second ch from hook and in all chs across, ch 1, turn (55)
R2-6: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (55)
R7: puff, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, sl st in next st, puff in the same stitch as the sl st *, repeat from * to * across, end last repeat with a sl st, ch 1, turn (18 puffs)
R8: * sl st in the ch1-sp, puff, ch 1 *, repeat from * to * across, sl st in the initial chain of the previous row, ch 1, turn (18 puffs)
R9: hdc in same st as the ch 1, * hdc in ch 1 of the previous row, hdc inc in the side of the puff * repeat from * to * across, ch 1, turn
R10-13: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (55)
R14-15: repeat rows 7 and 8
R16-20: repeat rows 9-13
R21-22: repeat rows 7 and 8
R23-27: repeat rows 9-13
R28: reverse sc in each st across FO

Inner layer (all sizes)

Place the hood with the wrong side facing up and attach the yarn at the bottom of the hood, in the front loops only, and chain 1. You will crochet your first row of hdc for the lining in the flo.

Crochet baby pixie hat

With US I/5.50 mm crochet hook

R1: flo, hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn  (34, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55)
R2-18 (20-23-25-26-27): hdc in each st across, ch 1 turn (43, 46, 49, 52, 55)

You can follow the rows above for your size or measure when folded the lining should stop just below the reverse single crochet row.

Crochet pixie hat assembly

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing only the upper part of the lining to the hood. Try to catch only the upper part of the stitches of the hood, so it won’t be visible on the right side.

Insert the needle under both loops of a hdc stitch of the last row.

Now, insert the needle under 2 stitches of the main part of the hood, but only the front legs. If you go around the whole stitch, the thread will be visible on the right side.

At last, insert your needle under both loops of a hdc stitch of the last row, as shown in the image below.

Fold the hood lengthwise, so that the lining will be on the inside. With US H/5.00 mm crochet hook, join MC of yarn at the bottom and make single crochet stitches to sew the back of the hood by grabbing the unworked loop of the first row. The single crochet stitches work also decoratively for the back of the hood. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Crochet pixie hood

Join MC of yarn at the bottom of the hood and make single crochet stitches across the bottom of the whole hood. Work them into both layers of fabric. That will secure the sides of the lining.

Ties

With 5 mm crochet hook

MR, sc 7, do not join, sl st in flo in each st around. Continue until your tie measures approximately 6, (7,7,7, 8,8) inches, or until you reach the desired length. Fasten off. Repeat the process one more time and sew the ties on the hood.

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Crochet pixie hood free pattern. The Forest Fairy pixie hood is available in sizes newborn to child. Adorable crochet pixie hat for your little human. #crochetpixiehood #crochetpixiehatpattern #crochethatpatternfree #babyhat #crochetgirlshatpattern

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25 thoughts on “Crochet pixie hat free pattern

  1. Am I missing a trick? I sized up to the 2-5 year old for my 10 month old!! And after crocheting just the main colour so far I’m certain it won’t be big enough ☹️

    1. Did you check your gauge? You can send me an email through my contact form and I will help you out.

  2. What a lovely piece! I come across through Share A Pattern. I am thrilled to find such a nice place to learn how to crochet skills. Your tutorial is so dedicate with lots of extra tips. Thank you again.

  3. Want to make your beautiful pixie hood but it isn’t that cold here and eas wondering is it okay without lining?

    1. Begginer, stuck on Row 7. What does HDC Inc into side of puff stitch entail please? Love the hat and would love to finish it.

  4. What am I missing in the instructions? I would like to crochet the newborn pixie hat but I don’t see anywhere how many chains to chain before I start in on the pattern.

    1. It is written in the R1 of the instructions. I give you two ways to start the hat. Either with foundation half double crochet (fhdc) or chains (ch).

  5. Gorgeous hat! I’m at the assembly piece and so lost. Wish I could see the back to shed some light on how to crochet this together. Or a video? Nothing I have really looks like the pictures and I wonder if bottom of the hood is also used to refer to the back? I’m looking so forward to seeing my darling niece wear this – I made it for her first birthday xo

  6. In the pattern it says there will be 17 puffs in row 6 but I only get 13… am I skipping too many stitches?

  7. I should specify that I’m doing the 2-5 year pattern. In row 5 it says to skip 2 stitches after you chain one, then slip stitch in the next stitch. To get 17 Puffs I think I should only skip 1 stitch maybe?

  8. Hi, I’m having the same issue as above, I’m making the 2-5 hat and getting 13 puffs rather than the 17 in the pattern, is this correct? As the size smaller says 16 puffs? Many thanks for your help and your lovely pattern!

    1. Hi Tess, I have just updated the pattern. The wording was wrong and you were meant to make the puff stitches in the same stitch as the slip stitch. I think now it is much more clear. Take a look, please!

  9. Thank you for sharing your beautiful bonnet pattern! I’m getting 12 puffs in row 6 – size 12-24 months. What do you think? Many thanks!

    1. Hi Lisa, I have just updated the pattern. The wording was wrong and you were meant to make the puff stitches in the same stitch as the slip stitch. I think now it is much more clear. Take a look, please!

    1. You must end the last repeat with a slip stitch. Is that it? Did you make one more puff in the last stitch?

  10. Just an observation I’ve had on the 2-5 year old pattern that might help others – skipping two stitches on the first row of puffs means you only end up with 13 puffs, as the (fabulous) malloo mentions in another comment above. But this means following the instructions as written for the row of hdc after the second row of puffs won’t get you the 52 stitches you need. So here’s what I’ve done to make it work:

    Row 6 – as written (13 puffs)
    Row 7 – as written (13 puffs)
    Row 8 – 2 hdc in first chain space before first puff; *2 hdc in side of puff, 2 hdc in chain space,* repeat * to * across; 2 hdc in side of final puff, chain 1, turn (52 hdc)
    Row 9 – 52 hdc across…

    Please correct me if any of that doesn’t make sense or if I’ve completely misunderstood the pattern. But this is what’s working for me so far and makes everything look like it should based on the pictures. This pattern is just so beautiful, thank you malloo, for creating it for us!

    1. Hello Krystal, thank you so much for putting all that work into my pattern, but it was all my mistake. Sometimes I am too eager to respond to comments and help people that I mess up. I have updated the pattern and it is fine now. All can be explained when you put the puff stitch in the same stitch as the slip stitch. The wording was obviously wrong from the start, that’s why people kept having fewer puff stitches than the actual count. Thank you so much for taking the time to do all that extra work. 🙂

  11. Hi, Thank you for the beautiful pattern. I am confused about row 7. Do I start with a puff stitch? How do I end it? I do have 18 stitches but after the last puff st. I have 3 stitches left.

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