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Long Tail Stocking Hat a Free Crochet Pattern

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The Long Tail Stocking Hat makes a colorful Christmas hat to enjoy all season. Crochet these striped hats to match your holiday decor or family pajamas! Easy to crochet and easy to customize, your little elves are sure to love them.

The Long Tail Stocking Hat is crocheted top down, making adjusting the length of the tail easy peasy.

This hat is worked entirely in double crochet. The hat is beginner friendly and works up fast.

I used my Clover Pom Pom maker to make that pom and I think it’s one of my best yet. Poms make me crazy but using the pom maker tool helps for sure!

Here my four year old is modeling the child size.

picture of girls wearing long stocking hat green and white striped

For this long, floppy pom I used a piece of cardboard about 2″ wide to wrap my yarn around.

So even if you don’t have a Pom Pom maker there are plenty of diy ways to do it!

My friend, Tasha at StardustGoldCrochet has a fab tutorial on how to make one with great, step by step photos!

Check out the tutorial here->Make The Perfect Pom Pom

picture of long stocking hat green and white striped

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Materials

150-300 yds #4 med worsted weight yarn, in contrasting colors. I used Red Heart Super Saver in Hunter Green (Color A) and White (Color B)

5mm hook, Yarn needle, Measuring tape, Scissors

Optional Pom Pom Maker

Notes

Hat is worked top down in the round.

Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.

Tail is 13.5” long.

Stitches/Abbreviations

 Mc-magic circle

rnd(s)-round(s)

Sk-skip the indicated stitch

rep-repeat

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

sl st-slip stitch

st(s)-stitch(es)

picture of girl with long striped stocking hat on in green and white holding a wrapped Christmas gift in bear paper

Gauge

3” x 3” = 9 dc x 5 rows

Pattern

All Sizes

In Color A begin with a mc.

Rnd 1. Ch 3, 11 dc into mc, sl st to first st to join. (12 sts)

Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in each st around, sl st to first st to join. (12 sts)

Rnd 3. Rep Rnd 2. Change to Color B on last st.

Color B.

Rnds 4-6. Rep Rnd 2.

Color A.

Rnds 7-9. Rep Rnd 2.

Color B.

Rnds 10-12. Rep Rnd 2.

Color A.

Rnds 13-15. Rep Rnd 2.

Color B.

Rnds 16-18. Rep Rnd 2.

Color A.

Rnds 19-21. Rep Rnd 2.

Color B.

Rnds 22-24. Rep Rnd 2.

Toddler

Color A. 

Rnd 25. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. (24 sts)

Rnds 26-27. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 

Color B.

Rnd 28. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)

Rnds 29-30. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 

Color A.

Rnd 31. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts)

8.5” laid flat

Rnds 32-33. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 

Color B.

Rnds 34-36. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.

Color A.

Rnd 37. Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 7.25” tall

Cut yarn and weave in ends. Add a pom pom if desired.

Child

Color A. 

Rnd 25. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. (24 sts)

Rnds 26-27. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 

Color B.

Rnd 28. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)

Rnds 29-30. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 

Color A.

Rnd 31. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts)

8.5” laid flat

Rnds 32-33. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 

Color B.

Rnds 34-36. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.

Color A.

Rnds 37-39. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.

Color B.

Rnd 40. Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 8” tall

Cut yarn and weave in ends. Add a pom pom if desired.

Tween/Sm Adult

Color A. 

Rnd 25. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. (24 sts)

Rnds 26-27. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 

Color B.

Rnd 28. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)

Rnds 29-30. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 

Color A.

Rnd 31. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts)

Rnds 32-33. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 

Color B.

Rnd 34. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next three sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next three sts} rep form * around, join with a sl st to first st. (60 sts)

10.5” laid flat

Rnds 35-36. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.

Color A.

Rnds 37-39. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.

Color B.

Rnd 40. Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 8” tall

Cut yarn and weave in ends. Add a pom pom if desired. 

Md/Lg Adult

Color A. 

Rnd 25. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. (24 sts)

Rnd 26. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)

Rnd 27. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts) 

Color B.

Rnd 28. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next three sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next three sts} rep form * around, join with a sl st to first st. (60 sts)

Rnd 29. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next four sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next four sts} rep form * around, join with a sl st to first st. (72 sts)

Flat circle=7.5-8” across

Rnd 30. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 

Color A.

Rnds 31-33. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 

Color B.

Rnds 34-36. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.

Color A.

Rnds 37-39. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.

Color B.

Rnds 40-42. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.

Color A.

Rnd 43. Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 9.5” tall

Cut yarn and weave in ends. Add a pom pom if desired.

I’d love to see your #longtailstockinghat tag me @christacodesign on Instagram if you post a pic. Or share it to my Facebook Group, I love to see your work!

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