Monday, January 19, 2015

Olaf-inspired Knit Hat

My sister's kids modeling their Frozen-themed hats

Christmas of 2014 in my mind will always be the year of the Frozen hats! I decided to make all six of my nieces frozen-themed hats. (Yes, that is right, I have SIX NIECES, 4 from my sister and 2 from my brother - it is a bit of a joke in my family that if I ever have kids they will all be boys!). The eldest nieces of each family got Elsa hats, the second eldest nieces got Anna hats, and my sister's 6-month-old baby got a Sven reindeer hat (patterns for these will be published soon).

I made an Olaf hat for Quinn, my sister's third daughter. As an aside, if you want to see how quickly kids grow up, check out ~8 month old Quinn in her Polar Bear knit hat from Christmas of 2012.

 I was not happy with any of the Olaf patterns that I found online as most of them were crochet patterns and I prefer to knit. Therefore, I decided to create my own pattern. You can see for yourself how it turned out!

The pattern begins with a basic white knit earflap hat (optional crochet border). Then all the face details are either embroidered or knit separately and sewn on.

This pattern can be found here on Ravelry, here on Craftsy or purchased directly here. Please let me know if you find any mistakes or have any questions about the pattern! 

Hopefully this pattern will bring smiles to many people's faces and countless warm hugs. :)

My Instagram "Before" Picture

My Instagram "After" Picture - #nailedit

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