Little Elf Hat Knitting Pattern

Hello and welcome to my craft blog! My main craft love is knitting. In the past I had successful business selling newborn photo prop hats, and I have spent some time writing down some of the patterns for my designs (its an ongoing project).

The little elf hat was one of my first designs and was very popular. It used to take me about an hour to knit one of these. I always used the same yarn, Sirdar Supersoft Aran (the link leads to Deramores which is a great place to buy the yarn).

This is a wonderful soft yarn, great for babies, and the colour palette is beautiful. You can however use any worsted/aran yarn.

Here are some of the hats that I made using this pattern, thanks so much to the talented photographers for allowing me to use their super cute images.

If you enjoy knitting or crocheting newborn photo props please take a look at this this beautiful Etsy store for some wonderful inspiration.

So without further ado, here is the

Little Elf Newborn Hat Knitting Pattern

Required: 

One pair of 5mm straight knitting needles. 

Approx 20g each of two colours of aran yarn. 

The hats in the photographs are made with Sirdar Supersoft Aran.  This is a lovey soft yarn suitable for babies.

Scissors and needle for sewing up. 

Choose the main colour which you will use for the brim (colour A) 

The other yarn will be used for the contrast stripe (colour B – in the picture above white is colour B) 

Pattern 

With 5mm needles and colour A, cast on 50 stitches. 

Row 1 – * k2,p2 repeat from * to end of row 

Row 2 – *p2, k2 repeat from * to end of row 

Repeat these 2 rows 3 times more, so you have a total of 8 rows of 2×2 rib. 

The rest of the hat is knit in stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row) changing colours every 2 rows. 

Both shades of yarn are carried up through the work so do not cut the yarn. 

Here are row by row instructions for the main body of the hat. (So number one starts after you have knit the 8 rows of rib)

1 attach colour B and with colour B knit entire row 

2 with colour B purl entire row 

3 with colour A knit entire row 

4 with colour A purl entire row 

5 with colour B knit entre row 

6 with colour B purl entire row 

7 with colour A knit entire row 

8 with colour A knit entire row 

9 with colour B, knit entire row decreasing 2 stitches evenly across the row 

10 with colour B purl entire row 

11 with colour A, (k10,k2tog) to end of row 

12 with colour A purl entire row 

13 with colour B, (k9,k2tog) to end of row 

14 with colour B purl entire row 

15 with colour A, (k8,k2tog) to end of row 

16 with colour A, purl entire row 

17 with colour B, (k7,k2tog) to end of row 

18 with colour B, purl entire row 

19 with colour A,(k6,k2tog) to end of row 

20 with colour A, purl entire row 

21 with colour B,(k5,k2tog) to end of row 

22 with colour B, purl entire row 

23 with colour A, (k4,k2tog) to end of row 

24 with colour A, purl entire row 

25 with colour B (k3,k2tog) to end of row 

26 with colour B purl entire row 

27 with colour A, (k2,k2tog) to end of row 

28 with colour A, purl entire row 

29 with colour B, (k1,k2tog) to end of row 

30 with colour B, purl entire row 

31 with colour A (k1,k2tog) twice, k2 

32 with colour A purl entire row 

33 with colour B(k1,k2tog) twice 

34 with colour B purl entire row 

35 with colour A knit entire row 

36 with colour A purl entire row 

37 with colour B knit entire row 

38 with colour B purl entire row 

39 with colour A knit entire row 

40 with colour A purl entire row 

41 with colour B knit entire row 

42 with colour B purl entire row 

43 with colour A knit entire row 

44 with colour A purl entire row 

45 with colour B k2tog twice 

46 with colour B p2tog 

You now need to cut the 2 strands of yarn LONG ENOUGH to form the braided tail. 

80cm is the approximate length used in the photographs. Once cut, thread both strands through the remaining stitch and pull to secure. 

Sew up the back seam with separate yarn and sew in all ends. 

Now cut one length of each colour yarn twice the length of the desired tassle length (so 160cm for the hats in the photographs). 

Thread both strands onto a needle and thread through the top of the hat where the other 2 strands are. Pull until you have 6 strands of an even length at the end of the hat. Braid, and knot to secure when the desired length is reached, and trim as desired. 

Abbreviations Used 

K – knit 

P – purl

K2tog – knit 2 together 

P2tog – purl 2 together 

Thanks very much for visiting my blog today and happy knitting! If you would like to sell hats made from any of my patterns it is no problem at all.

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Published by Marie

Enthusiastic foodie, crafter and writer.

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