One of my favorite holiday traditions is watching the movie “Elf”. Watching the movie made me realize I hadn’t made an Elf Hat knitting pattern yet! I wanted to make a version that wasn’t too Christmas-y, so it could be worn after the holidays.
I knitted this hat in an evening…gotta love huge needles and Thick & Quick yarn! This is an easy project and it’s perfect for holiday photos!
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Elf Hat Knitting Pattern
Sizes: Toddler, Small Child, Medium Child, Large Child
Cast on 32 (32, 36, 36) sts and join together. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 2 inches. Knit in the round until hat measures 8 (8, 9, 9) inches from the cast on edge.
Decrease round: Knit 2 together across round 16 (16, 18, 18) sts. Switch to double point needles. Knit for an additional 2 inches.
Decrease round: Knit 2 together across round 8 (8, 9, 9) sts
Knit the final 8 (8, 9, 9) sts until piece measures 14 inches from the cast on edge.
Decrease round: Knit 2 sts together until 4 (4, 5, 5) remain.
Finishing: Break yarn, pull through remaining stitches to tighten. Make and attach pom pom.