Crayon Pixie Hat: Child Size

The crayon Pixie Hat is a unique free crochet pattern to get your little ones ready for back to schoolIt’s time to get cray-cray with all the color options for the Crayon Pixie Hat!

As spring comes to an end, it is time to put away the Crochet Rainbow Sunhat and get some amazing Fall hats on our hooks.  The pumpkin hat is always a favorite for fall and can be worn all the way through Thanksgiving, but this unique Crayon Pixie Hat is sure to top off the perfect back to school outfit and could really be worn all yarn long …. well you can what’s on my mind! That was supposed to be, “could be worn all YEAR long”.

My family will be using our Crayon Pixie Hat and matching Crayon Legwarmers: Toddler as a fun group Halloween outfit, so I don’t have to commit to only one color – I get to make one in every shade for every member of the family … and grandma and the dog…. you get the idea.  I hope you help me create all the colors from the big box of crayons so make sure you tag coffeeandcrochetgoals in your finished projects!

Crochet Crayon Pixie Hat and matching leg warmers are sure to be a hit this year for back to school outfits.

This is a free pattern, but please do not share this pattern as your own.  You may make items to sell with this pattern.  In exchange, please link back to this post.  Do not use my photos as your own sales photos.  Please feel free to tag CoffeeandCrochetGoals to share your projects.

SIZE: Child

ADULT size coming next week!

SUPPLIES:

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  • Any yarn you have laying around, this is a perfect project to use up some of that yarn stash!  Just make sure that all the weights match and that you have a light shade for the “wrapper” and a darker shade for the “crayon.”  Most of my stash is Red Heart Yarn and what I used to make my crayon outfits.
  • You will need black yarn to make that classic crayon wave detail.
  • SIZE G (4.25mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • SC – single crochet
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • SL ST – slip stitch
  • DC2TOG – Double crochet two stitches together
  • CH – Chain

This adorable back to school pixie hat features a fun crayon design sure to make a statement.

FOUNDATION CHAIN:  This pattern is created with sets of 12+3.  For the child size I have CH 60+3 in black. In the fourth CH from the hook 1DC, counts as 2DC in the first stitch.  1DC in the next 3 stitches.   DC2TOG twice over the next four stitches.  1DC in the next 3 stitches.  *2DC in the following 2 stitches.  1DC into the next 3 stitches.  DC2TOG twice over the next four stitches.  1DC into the next 3 stitches.  Repeat from *  to the end of the foundation CH, at the end you will have one stitch left, place 2DC.  Tie off black yarn.

1st row the wave stitch to complete the crayon detail of our pixie hat
Make your 1st row in black, I have shown you in color to make it easier to see the stitches.

ROW 2:  Attach the “wrapper” or lighter shade of color for your crayon.  CH3, counts as first DC and 1DC into the same stitch (increasing on each end will keep your piece square).  1DC into the next three stitches.  DC2TOG twice over the next four stitches.  (You are placing the valley in the correct place if your first DC2TOG “straddles” the first DC2TOG from the previous round).  1DC into the next 3 stitches.  *2DC into the following 2 stitches.  (The mountain is in the right place if the first 2DC lands in the second post of the previous round’s 2DC.)  1DC into the next 3 stitches.  DC2TOG over the next four stitches. 1DC into the next 3 stitches.  Repeat from * until you reach the end.  You will have one stitch left, place 2DC.

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Again, showing this with another color than black to easily see the stitches.

ROW 3:  Repeat ROW 2.  Tie off “wrapper” colored yarn.

ROW 4: Attach the black and repeat ROW 2 for the final wave row.

ROW 5: This row will start to square off our work.  This side starts with a mountain so you will CH1, counts as 1 SL ST.  1SC into the next stitch.  1HDC into the following 3 stitches.  1DC into the next two valley stitches, (you are in the right space if your first DC is in the first DC2TOG stitch from the previous round).  1HDC into the following 3 stitches.  1SC into the next stitch.  *1 SL ST into the top two stitches of your “mountain, (you are in the right space if your first SL ST lands on the last post of the first 2DC and the first post of your second 2DC from the previous round).  1SC into the next stitch.  1HDC into the following 3 stitches.  1DC into the next two valley stitches. 1HDC into the following 3 stitches. 1SC in the next stitch.  Repeat from * to the end.  You have one stitch left, place 1 SL ST. Tie off black yarn.

Squaring off our ripple stitch detail for the crochet crayon pixie hat.

ROW 6: Attach your “wrapper” or lighter shade of yarn and CH3, counts as first DC. 1DC into every stitch across. Tie off yarn. (60)

Row 6, and the final row on this side of the crayon detail.

ROW 7:  Turn your work so that you will attach your black yarn to the right of your foundation CH, so that we can square this side as well.  This side starts with a valley so you will CH3, counts as first DC.  1DC into the next stitch.  1HDC in the following three stitches. 1SC in the next stitch. 1 SL ST into the top two mountain stitches.  1SC in the next stitch.  1HDC in the following 3 stitches.  *1DC into the bottom two valley stitches.  1HDC in the following 3 stitches.  1SC in the next stitch.  1 SL ST into the top two mountain stitches.  1SC in the next stitch.  1HDC in the following 3 stitches.  Repeat from * till the end of the row.  You will have one stitch left, place 1DC.  Tie off black yarn.

Squaring off the other side of the crayon detail of the crochet pixie hat.

ROW 8:  Attach your “wrapper” or lighter shade of yarn to the other side of your work and CH3, counts as first DC.  1 DC into every stitch across. (60)

ROW 9:  CH3, counts as first DC.  1DC into every stitch across.  Tie off yarn. (60)

Addition of two DC rows on the second side of the crayon detail.

ROW 10:  Attach your “crayon” or darker shade of yarn and CH1, counts as first SC.  1SC into the next four stitches.  1HDC into the next five stitches.  1DC into the following forty stitches.  1HDC into the next five stitches.  1SC into the last five stitches. (60)

ROW 11:  CH3, counts as first DC.  1DC into the next twenty-seven stitches.  2DC into the center four stitches. 1DC into the last twenty-eight stitches. (64)

ROW 12:  CH1, counts as first SC.  1SC into the next four stitches.  1HDC into the next five stitches.  1DC into the following forty-four stitches.  1HDC into the next five stitches.  1SC into the last five stitches. (64)

ROW 13:  CH3, counts as first DC. 1DC into the next twenty-nine stitches. 2DC into the center four stitches. 1DC into the last thirty stitches. (68)

ROW 14:  CH1, counts as first SC. 1SC into the next four stitches. 1HDC into the next five stitches. 1DC into the following forty-eight stitches. 1HDC into the next five stitches. 1SC into the last five stitches. (68)

ROW 15:  CH3, counts as first DC. 1DC into the next thirty-one stitches. 2DC into the center four stitches. 1DC into the last thirty-two stitches.  (72)

ROW 16:  CH1, counts as first SC. 1SC into the next four stitches. 1HDC into the next five stitches. 1DC into the following fifty-two stitches. 1HDC into the next five stitches. 1SC into the last five stitches. (72)

ROW 17:  CH3, counts as first DC. 1DC into the next thirty-three stitches. 2DC into the center four stitches. 1DC into the last thirty-four stitches. (76)

Fold in half and SL ST closed with the crayon color.  ONLY SL ST on the crayon color to form the pixie hat, the other two sides will remain open.

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Crab stitch or reverse single crochet around the opening of the hat.  Start with the darker crayon color and switch to the wrapper color on the rest of the opening.  Tie off yarn and weave in all ends.

Cut 15 lengths of wrapper colored yarn at about 30in long.  Pull through the earflap point and divide into set of 10.  Braid together and tie off at 9inches.  Trim tassel at 3 inches.

This adorable back to school pixie hat features a fun crayon design sure to make a statement.

What a fun project this has been!  Whether you use this Crayon Pixie Hat and matching LEGWARMERS for a fun group Halloween costume or a new back to school fashion statement I hope you get as much joy from it as my family has.  Make sure to follow CoffeeandCrochetGoals on Instagram to see the embarrassing family photo to come this Halloween!


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