Elf Hat for Christmas

This year I knit myself a present. Since I often play the elf, giving everyone in my family plenty of hand made gifts, I made myself an elf hat. I didn’t want it to look too much like a santa hat, so I chose a pattern with stripes and used green and white.

Elf Hat

The pattern is called Striped Stocking Caps, and includes a child size, small adult size, and large adult size. I made the small adult size.

The yarns I used were:

  • Cascade Pluscious in White for the brim and pom pom
  • Cascade 220 in Christmas Green and White for the hat body

Elf Hat

Although the pattern is perfectly fine as is, I couldn’t help making a few modifications:

  • Use size 6 needles for the brim (the Pluscious yarn knits up thicker) and size 7 for the hat.
  • Knit 40 rows for the brim to make a very wide folded up brim.
  • First stripe in green is 11 rows. Then each stripe after that is 10 rows.
  • Decreases are on rows 41, 51, 56, 61, 66, 71, 76, 81, etc.
  • The final stripe (in green) goes down to 8 stitches. Then knit 5 more rows and thread the end through the stitches and tie off.

Check out my Ravelry project for the hat.

I’m looking forward to wearing it on Christmas morning!



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