OK, can we all just agree that our grand-nieces are adorable?!
Now, that we’re on the same page, I’m so excited to share this springtime ponytail hat pattern with you!
I’ve received such amazing feedback (and social shares) on my previous bun hat and ponytail hat patterns that I thought you’d enjoy this one that’s made for warmer days. Gone are the bulky hats of winter…bring on the lacy, feminine springtime hats!
This design is made from worsted weight yarn and can be whipped up in an hour or less…and you know how I love a quick project, right?! Well, here it is.
For those of you who are crochet business owners, be sure to read all the way to the end and grab the details on my suggested retail pricing for this hat and be sure to request a copy of your own pricing calculator to use for other projects, too!
Ready to Make Your Own?
Make your own Lily Springtime Ponytail Hat in kids size by using the pattern that follows, below,
or, find the ad-free pattern with instructions for three sizes (kids, teens, women) for less than the price of a cup of coffee by clicking these links to Ravelry.
This pattern is designed to fit a child’s head measuring 19″ – 20″ in circumference.
- Size “H” 5.00 mm crochet hook (I typically use Boye crochet hooks)
- 100 yards of worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver for this project)
- Your preferred size hair tie (I used regular Goody brand ties),
- Sewing scissors
- Yarn needles
- SLST: slip stitch
- SC: single crochet
- SK: skip stitch
- DC: double crochet
- SC2TOG: single crochet two stitches together
Pattern for Gauge
with size H hook, CH27,
- ROW 1: (2DC, CH1, 2DC) in the 6th ch from hook, SK2 spaces, DC in the next st, *SK2 spaces, (2DC, CH1, 2DC) in the next stitch, SK2, DC* repeat from * to * 2 more times.
- ROW 2: CH3 and turn, *SK2 spaces, (2DC, CH1, 2DC) in the next st, SK2, DC,* repeat from * to * 3 more times.
- ROWS 3 – 6: repeat Row 2. Finish off and measure
6 rows x 2.5 pattern repeats = 4”
This hat is worked from the bottom up, the brim is worked in rows and hat is worked in rounds
- No matter your proficiency, it is always wise to read through the pattern prior to starting your work.
- All abbreviations used are noted above in the “stitches used” section.
- The ribbed brim is created by working each row of SC stitches in the back loop only.
- The shell stitch used is (2DC, CH1, 2DC)
- The pattern repeat used is (shell, SK2, DC, SK2) and is repeated throughout the construction of the hat.
Lily Springtime Ponytail Hat – Child Size
With size H hook, CH 9.
Row 1: SC in the second chain from hook and in each ch across. CH1, turn. (8 sts)
Row 2: (working in back loop only), SC in the same st as turning ch, SC in each st across. (8 sts)
Row 3 – 54: repeat row 2
Fold so that right sides are together and SLST a seam, matching the back stitches of the last row to the corresponding loops from the foundation chain.
Turn right side out – the seam will be on the inside.
Round 1: CH1 and turn work 90 degrees. Working into the end stitches of each brim row, work a SC into each row. SLST into first SC to join. (54 sts)
Round 2: CH3 (counts as first DC here and throughout), (DC, CH1, 2DC) in the same st as beginning ch3, SK the next 2 sts, DC, skip the next 2 sts, *(2DC, CH1, 2DC in the next st), sk next 2 sts, DC, sk next 2 sts), repeat * to * 7 more times for a total of 9 shells.
Join with SLST to top of beginning CH3.
Round 3: SLST into the CH1 space of the first shell from round 2, CH3, (DC, CH1, 2DC) in the same st as beginning CH3, DC in the center of the single DC of the row below, *(2DC, CH1, 2DC in the center ch1 st of next shell), DC in the center of the DC of the row below,* repeat * to * around. Join with SLST to beginning CH3. (9 shells)
Round 4 – 7: repeat round 3
Round 8: (decrease) CH3, 2DC in the same space as the beginning ch3, DC in the center of the next single dc below, *3DC in next shell ch space, DC in the center of the dc below,* repeat from * to * around. Join with SLST to beginning ch3. (36 sts)
Round 9: (decrease) CH1, SC in the same stitch as beginning ch1. SC in next st, SC2TOG. *SC in the next st, SC in the next st, SC2TOG,* repeat from * to * around. SC in the last st. Join with SLST to beginning ch1. (28 sts)
Round 10: (adding the hair tie) CH1, holding the hair tie behind your stitches and stitching around it, SC in each stitch around. (28 sts).
Finish off and tuck ends.
Find the ad-free pattern with instructions for three sizes (kids, teens, women) on Ravelry.
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As a courtesy, I’ve included my estimated product pricing for items made from this pattern, here:
- Crocheter’s hourly wage: $12
- Time to make: 50 hour
- Cost of supplies: $2
- Business expenses per piece: $3
Suggested Retail Price (when not offering a wholesale option): $23.00
You can find more information on my suggested pricing strategy, here: Finally, a Crochet Pricing Strategy that won’t Screw Up Your Bottom Line.
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