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Elmo Hat Crochet Pattern (Plus Eyelash Yarn Guide!)

I’m tickled to show you my latest free pattern – it’s a crochet Elmo Hat! I show you how to use eyelash yarn to make a fun textured hat that’s sure to give you a laugh!

Crochet Elmo Hat Pattern Free

I admit, though, this one wasn’t as hard to work up because I had already done most of the basic work when I created the Cookie Monster Hat pattern.

The Elmo Hat Crochet Pattern uses the same exact hat base as the Cookie Monster (except it’s in a fire engine red color!) and it even has the same eyeballs and pupils (but not the derpy eyes! This time they’re symmetrical).

The only extra accessory of course is it’s large orange nose.

Crochet Elmo and Cookie Monster Hat

It’s part of my Sesame Street Crochet Hat series, all of which use the fun eyelash yarn.
Sesame Street Elmo Free Crochet Pattern

EYELASH YARN

But I did want to talk more about different eyelash yarn options and my recommendations for how to use the eyelash yarn to get the best texture you need. You can even see my video tutorial where I go a bit in depth about the various eyelash yarns and you can see the yarn in action.

So let’s talk yarn. I’ve experimented with 3 different kinds and here’s what I’ve found.

Eyelash Yarn Guide

Ice Yarn – Long Eyelash . (1.5in long)
This yarn like its name states has the longest eyelash length. It is the most luxurious and furriest. I measured it and the eyelash length was about 1.5in/3.8cm long. You may know that when I use Eyelash yarn I like to pair it up with another strand of worsted weight, acrylic yarn. What’s nice about the Long Eyelash yarn is that I only need 1 strand + 1 strand of the acrylic to get that furry texture I’m going for.

Ice Yarn – Eyelash (.75in long)
The regular Eyelash Ice Yarn is the shortest of the bunch and measures at about .75in/2cm long. Due to its short length as well as the eyelashes being less densely populated on the vine, when I’m using this yarn, I will need 2 strands of Eyelash + 1 strand of worsted weight, acrylic yarn for the hat.

Lion Brand – Fun Fur (1in long)
Lion Brand used to be my go-to for my eyelash yarn for some time, but I unfortunately found that most craft stores around me like Michaels and Joann seemed to stopped stocking them in store, and their color offering seemed to keep shrinking and shrinking. I was especially sad to see blue and orange colors go away. =(

But they do have Fun Fur in red available still. And you may have seen me make my Soot Sprites with this yarn as well. The eyelashes are medium length at about 1in/2.5in long. For the Fun Fur you will also need to use 2 strands of the Fun Fur yarn + 1 strand of the worsted weight, acrylic yarn.

Here’s a handy graphic for the yarn and how many strands to use to get that perfect furry texture! It’s a great guide to use for structured hats and amigurumi!

How to use eyelash yarn

Alright now you know all about eyelash yarn and how to use it depending on the type, let’s move on to the free Elmo Hat Crochet pattern! Make sure you do subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss any patterns!

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Here are some of my other free crochet patterns using eyelash yarn (including some funny furry hats!) you may enjoy such as the Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch!
Cookie Monster Hat Free Crochet Pattern Oscar the Grouch Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Elmo Hat Tutorial

Here’s a video tutorial where you can see the eyelash yarn and Elmo hat in action!

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Elmo Crochet Hat Pattern

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Elmo Crochet Hat Free Pattern

Elmo Hat Crochet Pattern

SKILL LEVEL: Easy

CROCHET HOOKS:
You will need 2 different crochet hook sizes for this hat.
These are my favorite hooks to use.
5.5mm size
5.0mm size

YARN:
Ice Yarn Long Eyelash (red).
For the adult size hat, you will need at least 3 skeins of the 50g size.

Red Heart Super Saver
– Cherry Red
– White
– Pumpkin
– Black

NOTIONS:
– Yarn Needle
– Stitch Marker
– Scissors
– Polyfill

ABBREVIATIONS: (In US Crochet Terminology)
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
sl st – slip stitch
st – stitch

Elmo Hat Crochet

ELMO HAT BASE
Use the Cookie Monster Hat pattern to create the hat base but in the color Red.
The pattern post has all the sizes from toddler to adult size.
You will also make the Eyeballs and Pupils found in the Cookie Monster Hat pattern as well.

NOSE – Adult Size and Teen Size
With 5.0mm crochet hook
With orange yarn,
Round 1:        6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:        2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 st] around – 20 sc.
Round 5-7:        Sc in each st around.
Round 8:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 st] around – 22 sc.
Round 9:        Sc in each st around.
Round 10:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 9 st] around – 20 sc.
Round 11:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 8 st] around – 18 sc.
Round 12:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 7 st] around – 16 sc.
Round 13:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 6 st] around – 14 sc.
Round 14:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 5 st] around – 12 sc.
Fasten off leaving a extra long tail.
Stuff (but not firmly, you want the nose to be a little flat) and sew closed at the top.

NOSE – Toddler through Tween Size
With 5.0mm crochet hook
With orange yarn
Round 1:        6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:        2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 15 sc.
Round 4:        Sc in each st around.
Round 5:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st] around – 18 sc.
Round 6-9:        Sc in each st around.
Round 10:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 4 st] around- 15 sc.
Round 11:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 st] around – 12 sc.
Fasten off leaving a extra long tail.
Stuff (but not firmly, you want the nose to be a little flat) and sew closed at the top.

Elmo Crochet Hat Assembly
1. Hide all ends on the hat base.
2. Sew EyeBalls on Head after 7 rounds above counting from bottom of hat.
3. Sew Pupils on Eyeballs.
4. Sew Nose below Eyeballs.
5. Hide and Cut all Ends.
6. Tag me with your project on my Instagram @ami_amour or Facebook.

Elmo Crochet Hat Assembly

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Lynn Harris
    October 11, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Love Elmo (and the Cookie Monster) and have previously used ICE Yarns eyelash, they used to do an eyelash and chenille yarn (both in same ball) really squishy and warm – I made a blanket for my son to go to University. The eyelash only balls were black for soot sprites 😊 I found the ready combined ball sometimes did a lot of twisting and the eyelash strand bunching up – not a great problem in a huge squishy blanket, hoping working from separate balls will make it easier to get an even fabric. Thanks for the patterns.
    Love from Belfast, Northern Ireland xxx

    • Reply
      Ami Amour
      October 11, 2019 at 11:23 am

      Oh that sounds like a very cool yarn where it had the eyelash and chenille combined and does sound warm indeed. I haven’t found too much of a problem of the strands twisting when I’m working them together from separate skeins but then again usually the projects aren’t that huge as blankets. Thanks for chiming in on your experience with eyelash yarn!

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