Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)

Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Estimated Cost

Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Fabric Crafts
  • Paper Crafts
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe Cleaner Crafts
  • Clay & Sculpting
  • Nature Crafts
  • Wood Crafts
  • Beads & Jewelry
  • Recycled Crafts
  • Painting & Coloring
  • Food Crafts
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Media/Miscellaneous
Time to complete

Select One (optional)

Primary Technique

Select One (optional)


Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Age Group

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Pre-Teens
  • Teens


Crochet a playful jester hat for the holidays. Whether you crochet the hat with a solid-color yarn or a multi-color yarn, sizing is provided for children, men, and women.

Hat Circumference: 18 (20, 24)". Directions are for Children; changes for Women and Men are in parentheses.


  • RED HEART® “Fiesta®”: 1 skein 6332 Harvest OR RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 skein 389 Hunter Green.
  • Crochet Hooks: 5mm [US H-8] and 5.5mm [US I-9].
  • Stitch markers.
  • Yarn needle.
  • 3 jingle bells.

GAUGE: 12 sts = 4"; 16 rounds = 4" in sc rounds with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Special Abbreviations
inc (increase) = work 2 sc in next sc.
dec (decrease) = [draw up a loop in next sc] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

With smaller hook, ch 16.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 15 sc.
Row 2: Working in back loop only, ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
   Repeat Row 2 until 14 (16, 18)” from beginning. Bring opposite end up to form a circle; join by slip stitch through both layers. Change to larger hook and work in rounds across row ends.
Round 1: Ch 1, work 48 (57, 66) sc evenly around; DO NOT JOIN but work in continuous rounds. Mark end of round. Move marker up each round.
Round 2: [Sc in next 7 (18, 10) sc, inc] 6 (3, 6) times – 54 (60, 72) sc.
Round 3: Sc in each sc around.
   Repeat Round 3 until 7 (8, 9)” from lower edge.

Increase for Points
Round 1: [Inc, sc in next 16 (18, 22) sc, inc] 3 times – 60 (66, 78) sc.
Round 2 and All Even Rounds: Sc in each sc around.
Round 3: [Inc, sc in next 18 (20, 24) sc, inc] 3 times – 66 (72, 84) sc.
Round 5: [Inc, sc in next 20 (22, 26) sc, inc] 3 times – 72 (78, 90) sc.
Round 7: [Inc, sc in next 22 (24, 28) sc, inc] 3 times – 78 (84, 96) sc.
Round 9: [Inc, sc in next 24 (26, 30) sc, inc] 3 times – 84 (90, 102) sc.
Round 11: [Inc, sc in next 26 (28, 32) sc, inc] 3 times – 90 (96, 108) sc.
Rounds 12 and 13: Repeat Round 2.

Divide for points
First Point

Round 1: Sc in first 30 (32, 36) sc; bring the first of these sc around to create a ring and work in continuous rounds as before on only these sts.
Round 2: Sc in each sc around.
Round 3: [Sc in next 3 (6, 4) sc, dec] 6 (4, 6) times – 24 (28, 30) sc.
Rounds 4-8: Repeat Round 2.
Round 9: [Sc in next 2 (5, 3) sc, dec] 6 (4, 6) times – 18 (24, 24) sc.
Rounds10-14: Repeat Round 2.
Round 15: [Sc in next 1 (2, 2) sc, dec] 6 times – 12 (18, 18) sc.
Rounds 16-20: Repeat Round 2.
Round 21: [Sc in next sc, dec] 4 (6, 6) times – 8 (12, 12) sc.
Rounds 22-26: Repeat Round 2.
Round 27: [Sc in next 0 (1, 1) sc, dec] 4 times – 4 (8, 8) sc.

Women’s and Men’s Sizes Only-
Rounds 28-32:
Repeat Round 2.
Round 33: [Dec] 4 times – 4 sc.

All Sizes: Fasten off leaving a long 12" tail for sewing ends and attaching jingle bells.
2nd Point
Sc in next 30 (32, 36) sts of last long row; bring the first of these sc around to create a ring and work in continuous rounds as before. Complete as for First Point.
3rd Point
Sc across last 30 (32, 36) sts and complete as for first 2 points.

Weave in ends. Sew jingle bells at tips of points. Turn ribbing up for cuff.

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

What a fun-time party hat for those crazy office parties this Christmas. This is the only jester elf hat that I have come across. Do you love the holiday green and red specialty yarn that she used? What about the actual jingle bells that are used on the hat? Try this hat for those holiday family photos and cards!

When printing these patterns the print is so small I need a magnifying glass to read them. I set my printer for 8x10 paper & print to page & the printing is still very tiny. What am I doing wrong? I really like this pattern & want to make some to give to our local hospital's Auxilliary Store to sell for Christmas.

I'm trying to figure out if there is a mistake in this pattern: when I get to round 1 for increase for points I have 54 stitches, the pattern says to inc, sc in next 16 sc, inc 3 times the problem is I only end up with 51 stitches not 60 like the pattern says, when I do the math 16x3=48 stitches, 3 increases is only adding 3 more stitches which = 51 stitches not 60 also, I find it unusual to inc at the beginning and the end of the round. What am I not seeing?

I'd like this pattern using a LOOM. Also need an elf hat. Please help! Caroline


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Soft Shoulder Shawl Knitting Pattern

If you're looking for a cute knitted accessory to stave off the chill in your office, retirement, church, etc., this shoulder shawl… Continue reading: "Soft Shoulder Shawl Knitting Pattern"



Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts


Sponsored Content

Connect With Us

Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

I Love It