Knitted Christmas Elf Hat

This Christmas knitting pattern shows you how to knit a child's elf style beanie perfect for outings during the holiday season.

Knitted Christmas Elf Hat

What you need

Using double worsted (8ply) and size 8 US (4 mm needles)
Size to suit 1-4 year old



Instructions

Cast on 120 stitches

Rib ( k1 p1) for 6 rows

Row 7 knit

Row 8 purl

Row 9 ( k2 tog k2) to the end (84 sts)

Stocking stitch 5 rows

Change to green

Stocking stitch 8 rows

Change to white

Stocking stitch 8 rows

Change to red

Begin decreeing on this block of colour

( k4 k2 tog)to the end. (70 sts)

Now work 7 rows stocking stitch

Change to green.

( k4 k2 tog) to the end. (59 sts)

Stocking stitch 7rows

Change to white

( k4 k2 tog) to the end. Finish with k5 (50 sts)

Stocking stitch 3 rows

( k4 k2 tog) to the end. (42 sts)

P1 row

Change to red

( k3 k2 tog) ending with k2. (34 sts)

P1 row

( k3 k2 tog) ending with k4. (28 sts)

P1 row

( k3 k2 tog). ( 23 sts)

P1 row

( k3 k2 tog). ( 19 sts)

P1 row

Change to green

Stocking stitch 8 rows

Change to white

Stocking stitch 8 rows

Change to red

( k3 k2 tog ) ending with k 4. ( 16 sts)

P1 row

( k2 k2 tog). (12 sts)

P1 row

( k2 k2tog). (9 sts)

P1 row

( k2 k2 tog) ending with k1 (7 sts )

P1 row

Change to green

( k2 k2 tog)ending with k 3. ( 6 sts)

P1 row

( k2 k2 tog). (5 sts )

P1 row

( k 2 k 2 tog). ( 4 sts)

P1 row

K2 tog twice

Thread yarn through stitches and secure.

Sew down the side and stitch a bell on top.

All done!

knitted-elf-hat

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Comments

  1. never mind now, ignore the number you are left with, all wrong x

  2. tracy boyd says:

    im left with too many stitches at row 9. Is this a misprint or am I reading it incorrectly?

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