Easy to follow along pattern

The free pattern to this Freya Pixie hat is below. It’s super easy to follow along with and you can finish it in less than a day!

The size for the pattern below is for a 1-3 year old toddler. Head circumference 16-17 inches.

Freya Pixie hat


  • Crochet hook G/6 – 4.25mm
  • Yarn, light #3
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape (optional)

Yarn used:

Comfy cotton blend by lion brand yarns, called Chai Latte. It’s 50% cotton and 50% polyester. It can be machine washable and dryable.

Crochet stitches and abbreviations:

  • ch= chain
  • sc= single crochet
  • hdc= half double crochet
  • dc= double crochet
  • tr= treble/triple crochet
  • slst= slip stitch
  • p= picot 


The Picot in this pattern: chain 4, slip stitch into the bottom of your chain 4 (the first chain made). Continue on with the next stitch in your pattern.

My picot stitch isn’t the traditional method you might find online, but it is similar!

In each row worked, you will start with a chain and end with turning your work. 

Pattern size 1-3 years 

Step 1-

Start with a chain of 59 (14.5 inches long, plus a chian 3)

Row 1: tr into 4th ch from hook, tr into each chain across. Ch 3, turn (56 tr)

Row 2: tr into each tr across. Ch 3, turn (56 tr)

Rows 3-8: repeat row 2

Row 9: ch 2, dc into next 12 st, tr into next 32 st, dc into next 12 st, ch 1, turn (56 st)

Row 10: sc into next 10 st, hdc into next 2 st, dc into next 2 st, tr into next 28 st, dc into next 2 st, hdc into next 2 st, sc into next 10 st.

Keep the working ball of yarn attached!

Step 2-

Now we will fold our rectangle-like piece of material in half, (it will look more like a square now) with the right sides facing together. (the sides that will be showing when hat is being worn) We are going to be working on the inside of the hat.

Slst your two sides together

 Put your hook through the top 2 loops of each row you will slip stitching together, all the way up to the inside peak of your pixie hat. (27 slst), fasten off.

Next, we will join our working yarn where we started our pixie hat. 

You can either tie the yarn on at that corner, or make a loop by creating a slip knot and start crocheting againg that way.

Step 3-

Ties: (make 2)

Ch 55, turn, in 2nd ch from hook slst down the chain (54 slst)

Step 4-

Now we will be working across the bottom of our hat.

Work 3 hdc (in the space between stitches) around your ch3’s and tr. There is 8 rows of tr on one side of the bottom of your hat. (24 hdc) On row 9 where we started with a ch 2, we will do 2 hdc. On row 10 where we started with a ch 1, we will do 1 hdc.

Now we are at the middle of your hat where we started the slst. Skip over that, and hdc 1 into the row where we started with a ch 1. On row 9, hdc 2, on rows 8-1 hdc 3 in each space. 

You should end up with 54 hdc across the bottom of your hat.

Step 5- 

Follow step 3 to make a second tie.

Step 6-

Our work will be in between our treble stitches, instead of the loops at the top of our stitches.

Start with a sc in the first space, p (p=picot, chain 4, slst into the 1st ch you created), sc into next 2 spaces. Repat across the top of your hat. Sc in the last 2 spaces. Fasten off

You should end up with a total of 27 picots. 

Step 7- 

Weave in ends using your yarn needle or crochet hook.

I would love to see how your hat turned out using my pattern!

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I also have a pattern for a suspender dress used with the same yarn! It would match perfectly with this hat.