The Perfect Elf Beanie and Cowl Pattern

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Crochet Elf hat and cowl, are the perfect accessory for the season. I thought to spice things up and make the stocking hat pretty long enough to wrap it around your neck as a cowl. With the weather getting cold and considering it is almost Christmas, I thought to design a hat perfect for both. This is a combination of the beanie and the neck warmer. Think of this as wrapping yourself in a beanie long enough to be a cowl.

Santa elf hat and beanie

Pattern Inspiration for the elf beanie and cowl

I wanted a stocking Santa hat initially but then decided to make my sketch with a longer tail. So, it appears a wider tail would be more functional. This was the point I decided to turn the stocking hat into a neck warmer.

Yarn details – for this project, a #3 DK weight yarn was used and is advised so as not to end up with a much heavier set. You might wonder about the weight, if you use chunky yarn, the weight of the cowl might pull down on the beanie. Which is not what was intended for this design.

This pattern is available ONLY as a paid version. You can get the PDF on Ravelry or ETSY. Continue reading for more details about this pattern.

Get the pattern on ETSY.

ELf Beanie and Cowl pattern on Ravelry

Christmas hat pattern

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Materials for the elf beanie and cowl pattern

  • Yarn – Scheepjes Softfun, #3 (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic. 140 m/ per 1.75 oz/50g skein)

1 (2, 2, 2, 2) Skeins in Red (A)

1 (2, 2, 2, 2) Skeins in White (B)

Estimated Yardage

300 (350, 400, 450, 500) Color A

250 (300, 350, 400, 450) Color B

Hook and other Materials

  • US size G (4 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Pom or Tassel


18 sts over 10 Rows, made in hdc = 4” X 4”, before blocking.

Adjust hook size, if necessary, to obtain gauge.

Difficulty Level – Intermediate

Terms – US Terminology

Christmas Hat pattern for kids

Pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern and watch the video before starting.
  2. Similar #3 weight yarn can be substituted. Please check the gauge.
  3. Chains at the beginning of the rounds do not count as a stitch.
  4. The pattern is worked in Rounds throughout.
  5. Stitch count is written after each round with the smallest Toddler written first and the other in the ().
  6. Stitch count written in black is for all sizes but at some points, the stitch counts are color-coded for clarity, i.e Toddler (Child, Teen, Adult Small, Adult Large)

Stitches Abbreviations

Chain(s) – ch(s)

Half double crochet – hdc

Double crochet – dc

Double crochet 2 stitches together– dc2tog

Treble crochet 7 stitches together – tr7tog

Slip stitch – sl st.

Repeat – rep

Special stitch

Bobbles = 7trtog – *Yarn over hook twice, insert hook into indicated st, yarn over, draw yarn through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, (yarn over, draw yarn through another 2 loops) repeat from * 6 more times, “you should have 8 loops around your hook”, yarn over, pull through all the loops at once.


SizeHead Circumferencelength
Toddler (S)17”38”
Child (M)19”40”
Teen (L)21”46”
Adult Small (XL)22”50”
Adult Large (XXL)23”54”

Size(s) and color codes –Toddler (Child, Teen, Adult Small, Adult Large)

Construction Notes

  1. This beanie is worked in Rounds.
  2. The pattern is worked brim up.
  3. You can customize the length of your scarf to your taste.
  4. The pom can be replaced with a tassel.


  1. Length: increase or decrease the repeats for a longer or shorter scarf.
  2. Circumference:

Too tight? Go up a size.

Too loose: go down a size.

  • Fitting: Check to make sure you have a good fit around your head after round 2.

I would love to see your beautiful makes from this elf beanie and cowl pattern. When you do, do tag me with your beautiful photos on Instagram – @crochet_fosbas

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