Monday, January 26, 2015

Crochet Elsa Crown With Hair

Frozen madness continues! This Elsa inspired hair idea is all over the internet on crowns and on hats but I couldn't find a pattern for exactly what I wanted. After looking around, I found a great free crown pattern. I changed it up a little so that I could add the hair and I'm sharing it with you! 

Crochet Elsa Crown With Hair, free pattern >> Over The Apple Tree

Some months back my daughter was going to her friend's birthday, which happened to be a Frozen party. Her friend (also our neighbor) has gorgeous red hair. She inspired my Princess Anna Hat pattern. Well now it's her older sister's birthday, also Frozen theme, and what better to make than something inspired by Elsa?

Instructions:
I used the Toddler Princess Crown pattern from Hatting Madly Crochet found here and modified it a little. You must visit Hatting Madly Crochet and reference this pattern, the changes I made are listed below.

The suggested starting chain for this pattern is is 84. It states in pattern, you can adjust beginning chains by multiples of six. I reduced the size because I wanted it to fit pretty snug(for a 7 yr old) since I was going to add hair and I didn't want it falling down. Originally I reduced to ch 78, put the whole thing together and still felt it was too big. Oh NOOOO! I sure did take the whole thing apart and started over. Don't mind me and my OCD!

Red Heart Yarn Super Saver(hair is Aran, crown is a turquoise blue, don't know exactly because this was in my stash not labeled)
Hook 3.75(original pattern says 3.5, but this is what I had)
US crochet terms

Ch 72(white yarn), join to first chain
Row 1: ch1, sc across in white, join(72)
Row 2: Change to blue, ch1, hdc around, join
Row 3: ch1, sc around, join
Row 4: ch1, hdc around, join
Row 5: ch1, sc around, join
Row 6: begin V stitch(row 3 of original pattern)
Row 7: option 2 shell(row 4 of original pattern)
Row 8: join to top of beginning chain, sc in same, sc, hdc, ch2, sl st in first ch, hdc in next stitch, sc, sc across the top of shell. Skip over the sc in center of shell from previous row and continue across top of next shell(sc, sc, hdc, ch2, sl st in 1st ch, hdc, sc, sc) Join and tie off.

Crochet Elsa Crown With Hair, free pattern >> Over The Apple Tree

Cut strands of yarn for hair twice as long as desired length. This will be folded in half. The length will depend on how long you want your braid. The length I cut was approximately 75-80 inches(you can trim this later). I know Elsa's hair isn't this long, I just thought it was fun to make it super long. Also, think about when you pull the hair to one side for the braid. You'll want to make the strands that are far away from the braid longer. That way the end of the braid won't be as uneven and you'll have less wasted yarn to trim.

Take two strands of the yarn and fold in half, giving you the center point. Insert hook through two loops at the base of crown. Grab the two strands folded at the center point and pull up. Now pull the rest of the yarn up through loop, pull tight. I started doing two strands in every stitch but it was getting way too thick. I thinned it out a little by pulling just one strand of yarn through about every 3rd or 4th stitch. It's up to you how much hair you want.

Crochet Elsa Crown With Hair, free pattern >> Over The Apple Tree
Crochet Elsa Crown With Hair, free pattern >> Over The Apple Tree
Crochet Elsa Crown With Hair, free pattern >> Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Elsa Crown With Hair, free pattern >> Over The Apple Tree

Now just twist and braid hair. It's very helpful to have a head to put this on while you're styling! I secured with a rubber band(a real rubber band, not an elastic hair tie) this way it's very secure but I could take it out and make adjustments if needed. Snowflakes are sequins I found at Michael's, sewn on with needle and thread.

>>>If you make this crown to sell, please be courteous and give credit to me as the designer with a link back to this post. Do not copy and post this pattern or claim it as your own. Do not try to sell this pattern. Do not re-publish photos as your own.


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Crochet Elsa Crown With Hair, free pattern >> Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Elsa Crown With Hair, free pattern >> Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Elsa Crown With Hair, free pattern >> Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Elsa Crown With Hair, free pattern >> Over The Apple Tree


Crochet Elsa Crown With Hair, free pattern >> Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Elsa Crown With Hair, free pattern >> Over The Apple Tree


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81 comments:

  1. Molto carina come idea....complimenti!
    Ti seguo
    Elisa
    http://www.arteinlegno.blogspot.it

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  2. This is perfect!!! My granddaughter loves Frozen! I crocheted her both Elsa and Anna dolls for Christmas and she loved them. Now I know what my next project is. Thanks so much for sharing this on the Wake Up Wednesday link!-Sue

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    1. Thanks so much! Be sure to check my Princess Anna hat pattern also.

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  3. Oh my heavens. I want one! That is the cutest thing ever. I love the Anna one too.

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  4. This is just wondrous! Great job - am sure the pattern will make many girls happy!!!

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    1. Thanks so much for taking a look! Come visit me again!

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  5. Looks amazing - and a great pattern - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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    1. Thank you Amber! See you again this Wednesday!

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  6. Hi Laura, wow you did a great job making this Frozen crown and your daughter looks so adorable.

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    1. Thanks so much Julie! Too bad this was a gift for her friend...oh well, she has plenty of goodies I made her!

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  7. This is really gorgeous! Lovely idea, beautiful pics and adorable girl too! Thank you for sharing tutorial!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to visit me Ana!

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  8. This is amazing and the Anna one is beyond adorable. I just might have to take up crochet. Visiting from the Our Life in a Click Party.

    Sarah, Ruffles and Rain Boots

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    1. Hi Sarah! Thank you for visiting my blog!

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  9. How sweet! I bet your little one just adores her new crown and hair. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded! Pinned!

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    1. Hi Alison! Thank you so much for hosting and taking the time to stop by!

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  10. Oh my - I'm pinning this! It's beautiful - really the absolute best version I have seen! Thanks so much!

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    1. Oh thank you Joanna! Yeah I had a hard time finding what I wanted so I ended up combining a few ideas I saw together. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  11. That is adorable!! I so wish I could crochet more than just a single line! :P Pinning it!

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    1. You could totally do it! Thanks for visiting and sharing!

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  12. This looks fantastic. So incredibly cute.

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  13. Oh this is darling. Wish I knew how to crochet. Visiting via the blog hob knob.

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  14. Hi There,I’m a co-host for Wake Up Wednesday. Thanks for sharing you article. I'm a beginner crocheter. I desire to learn knitting at some point as well. I've visited your shop and you have some gorgeous pieces. Very quality work! I have nominated this post as featured post for the upcoming Wake Up Wednesday linkup. Yay, congrats!

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    1. That's fantastic, Thank you so much!

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  15. If you have a moment, please stop by my blog and drop me a note to let me know you were there!!

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  16. This is so much fun. I love the braid.

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  17. Any little girl would fall in love with that hat, and most of us big girls as well.

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  18. Such a very creative idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  19. This is adorable! I still have yet to figure out how Frozen has taken off to be so popular, but it has managed to get a lot of DIY projects behind it, so I'm falling more and more in love with it! I love the crown and hair combination - so anyone can be Elsa, blond or not! :D

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  20. Super cute model! :) Love the crown and hair, how fun and such an easy pattern! Thanks for linking with us, pinned!

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  21. Very creative! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. Please be sure to come back next week with your fabulous creativity!

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  22. Thank you for sharing this lovely post with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. We have featured you this week. Feel free to grab and flaunt the 'Featured' button. Cheers!!

    Link to post: http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2015/02/wake-up-wednesday-linky-party-54.html

    -Tanya

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  23. This is awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing it at the All Things Thursday link party!!

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  24. This is so cute, any little girl would absolutely adore it! I'm featuring you today at Friday Favorites. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks awesome Heather, hank you so much!

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  25. Love it! This hat is so awesome! Now if only I could crochet.... Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post.

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  26. This is the best one I've seen! I really want to teach myself how to crochet. Ugh I'll get to it soon enough but Im saving this for future reference.

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  27. So cute! I love the crown and the long braid. My daughter would love this!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  28. That's so lovely I almost wish I had girls instead of 4 boys! I crocheted a beard for my 5 yo, not quite the same though :)

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  29. What a great post! Love it! Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. That would be so awesome.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  30. This is fantastic. Every girl will want one. Thank you for sharing. I wish i knew how to crochet :-) Hugs P.S. I invite you to share at my hop on Thursday

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  31. Such a beautiful pattern . Love it :)

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  32. Loved it! It was very easy to follow. I just decided to do a braid on side instead of all the hair around the edge. I think my granddaughter is going to be really happy with it. I'm making her a matching cape out of satin.

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    1. I'm so glad you tried it and liked it! I love hearing from people! I want to make another for my Etsy shop but the thought of cutting out all that hair hair again is making me hesitate!

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  33. I made this for a little girl I take care of, she is moving out of state. It was fast, easy and turned out so cute. I can't wait to give it to her. I know she is going to love it. Thank you so much for the pattern.

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    1. Hi Danielle! I'm so glad you like, thank you for your comment!

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  34. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! I've used to to help make a Wednesday Addams hat with braids coming out of it. I gave you credit in my post about the hat I made.

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    1. Ha! Cool project! Thanks for sharing:-)

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  35. First off, thank you so much for sharing your pattern! Super fun to make and easy to follow.
    Are there any tips that you can give on twisting and braiding the hair? I am having difficulties getting the hair to stay "twisted" in the front where it should almost mask the seam where to hair is attached.

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    1. I did it by actually putting it on my daughter's head to "style". I just grabbed a section, twisted it up and then kept adding small sections at a time. I had to play with it a couple times before I got it how I wanted it. Glad you liked the project!

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  36. Does anyone make these to sell? I do not knit or crochet but wish I could. They are adorable and I have so many cute little nieces that would love them

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    1. I do not sell these in my Etsy shop. Dealing with all that hair once was enough for me! I have seen plenty of these crowns on Etsy from other artists though.

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  37. Any of you ladies know how a guy who doesn't crochet can buy one of these for his 4 year old niece? Thanks :)

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    1. I don't sell this in my shop but lots of people do. Head over to Etsy.com and search crochet Elsa crown.

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    2. Thank you kindly, as soon as I posted, I realized I was just being lazy and started googling. Didn't find long before I found this:
      https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/204419198/frozen-elsa-inspired-crochet-crown-hat?ref=listing-shop-header-2
      Thanks though for the inspiring post which led to my Christmas present order for my niece :) God bless you

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  38. Thank you so much for posting this pattern. It is gorgeous and the direcions and pictures just really help out :) Thank you soo much.

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  39. I made this for my daughter to complete her Elsa Halloween costume.. Turned out great! She loves it!

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  40. This looks fabulous and I'm thinking of making this for my neice for Christmas.
    I only have one question, Does the weight of the braid drag down that side of the crown? I am just a little worried that it would pull the crown down.
    Many thanks

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    1. I don't think weight is a problem. Acrylic yarn is pretty light weight. In the instructions I say that I used two strands of hair for each stitch and then thinned it out a little but putting only one strand about every 4th or 5th stitch. You could thin it even more if you want. I also made the crown fairly tight so it wouldn't fall down. Depending on the size of her head, you could adjust that as well.

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    2. Thanks for this. I bought some yarn today, so here goes... :)

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  41. Do you chain up at the beginning of the rows?

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    1. Honestly, hard to say. I went through some trial and error when I made this, figuring out exactly how I wanted it. Depending how much free time you have, I think you could do it in one sitting. The crown part is the easiest. Measuring, cutting and tying on all that hair is what felt like it took forever.

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    2. Depends how thick and long you want it. I used over half of one Red Heart.

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  43. Hi! Beautiful job! I'm just not sure I understand row 6 & 7? Are you just repeating row 3 & 4? It says "Row 6: begin V stitch(row 3 of original pattern)
    Row 7: option 2 shell(row 4 of original pattern)". Just not sure. Can you please clarify?

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    1. If you look under where it says "Instructions" I talk about how I used a pattern from Hatting Madly Crochet and made a few modifications. To make sure the designer of this pattern I worked off of gets her credit, you must reference her original pattern by clicking the link. So rows 6&7 of my Elsa crown come from rows 3&4 of the Hatting Madly Crochet crown pattern. Hope this helps!

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  44. How much yarn did you have to use for this pattern?

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    1. I didn't actually measure it. I just made one of these crowns last week and the blue for the crown is a small amount. Depending how thick you make the hair, you'll need close to a whole skein of red heart.

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  45. This is SO cute! My daughter's birthday is in April, and she has requested a Frozen party, so I am making this, and some other Frozen stuff, for her. I just wanted to point out that Row 1 does not say to join at the end of the row. The chain before says to join, and each row after says to join, but this is left out of the instructions for Row 1. I should have listened to my instinct and joined, but I didn't, and now there is a whole in my work. I am not upset, though, because I know how to fix the hole. You may want to consider adding in the "join," so that beginning crocheters don't get confused. :)

    I *love* this pattern, over all! I can't wait to see my daughter's face when I give this to her. It worked up SUPER fast and fairly easily!

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  46. I know you used row 3 and 4 of the original pattern, but since you used option 2 for the shell did you use row 5 from the original pattern? Or did you replace row 5 from the original pattern with your row 8?

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  47. I made this for my granddaughter and she was thrilled! Thank you for such an adorable pattern!

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  48. Thanks for sharing this tutorial :)
    Really helpful.. I love knitting and my next hat would be like this

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  49. I love this so much! Planning to make for my niece. This might already have been asked but how much wool is needed? :)

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  50. I love this pattern!!! I'm a beginner hooker and am following it pretty easy but I do have a question and I'm wondering if you can clarify. When we go to the designer pattern that you linked to it mentions to begin the vstitch and at the end in parentheses it says the first vstitch will be ch4, hdc..so do I do that after joining the previous row then skip 3 and then do the hdc, ch2, hdc?

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    1. So row 5 you join to the top of the first stuck of that row. To start the 6th row chain 4 and hdc in the same stitch ch as your join. That forms the first V. Now skip 2 and in the 3rd do the regular V of hdc, ch2, hdc. Continue with your V's to the end.

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  51. just a quick question - I am going to do this for my just turning 4 yr old - the Hatting Madly pattern is for a 3 yr old but you say you found that too big for your 7 yr old? How many chain do you suggest I start off with? I'm not a competent crocheter so not keen to wing it - thanks

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    1. I would go ahead and do the 72 chain I started with. I wanted it to be a little snug to be able to stay on with the weight of the hair. The original pattern wasn't designed to hold weight. My daughters is a little small for her age so I wouldn't worry about it. After you do the chains measure it on the child's head and if you need to adjust, just increase or decrease by 6

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