Jingle Jester Hat

Jingle Jester Hat

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.

Materials:

  • 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.


HAT
Ribbing
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.

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

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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

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