Christmas Elf Hat

You find that when your husband is thousands of miles away, you’ll do just about anything in your power to make him happy, especially when he’s going to be gone for all the major American holidays. So, when he asked if I could possibly make him some elf hats for his squadron to wear in December, of course I had to say yes! On top of that, that same day, I found out my eldest daughter is going to be an elf in her school play! So you know I’m making her a hat too! I tried to find one I liked on the inter webs, but couldn’t find anything that made me happy, so, naturally, I came up with my own! 

Christmas Elf Hat


Materials:

  • 3 Skeins Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn): 1/3 of each skein needed per hat, approximately
  • I Hook
  • Scissors
  • Needle

Size: One Size, but easily adjustable, just stop when it fits your wearer and move on to band.

Note: I switched colors every 3 rounds and carried my yarn up the inside of the hat instead of cutting after each color change.

Directions:


In magic loop, ch 2 (counts as a Stitch here and throughout), Dc 5 more in ring, join. (6 Dc)

  • Round 1: Ch 2, Dc in each st around, join. (6dc)
  • Round 2: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, Dc in next st, *2dc in next st, Dc in next st,** Repeat from *to** around, join. (9dc)
  • Round 3: Ch 2, Dc in each stitch around, join. (9dc)
  • Round 4: Ch 2, Dc in same st, Dc in next 2 stitches, *2dc in next st, Dc in next 2 stitches,** Repeat from *to** around, join. (12dc)
  • Round 5: Repeat Round 3. (12dc)
  • Round 6: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, Dc in next 3 stitches, *2dc in next st, Dc in next 3 stitches,** Repeat from *to** around, join. (15dc)
  • Round 7: Repeat Round 3. (15dc)
  • Round 8: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, Dc in next 4 stitches, *2dc in next st, Dc in next 4 stitches,** Repeat from *to** around, join. (18dc)
  • Round 9: Repeat Round 3. (18dc)
  • Round 10: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, Dc in next 5 stitches, *2dc in next st, Dc in next 5 stitches,** Repeat from *to** around, join. (21dc)
  • Round 11: Repeat Round 3. (21dc)
  • Round 12: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, Dc in next 6 stitches, *2dc in next st, Dc in next 6 stitches,** Repeat from *to** around, join. (24dc)
  • Round 13: Repeat Round 3. (24dc)
  • Round 14: Ch 2, Dc in same st, Dc in next 7 stitches, *2dc in next st, Dc in next 7 stitches,** Repeat from *to** around, join. (27dc)
  • Round 15: Repeat Round 3. (27dc)

Keep repeating in this manner, adding 3 stitches per round until you’ve reached 66 stitches or desired fit.
Bottom Band:

  • Round 1-5: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join. Fasten off. 

There you have it! A simple but satisfying hat for the holidays! 
If you’d like to add the elf ears, alas, I am not quite as talented as the owner of Make and Do Crew where you can find them! I promise, they’re just as easy as my hat! She also had a shorter elf hat that is just as adorable if you’re not feeling the long version of mine! 

Enjoy!
*Courtney*



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