holiday elf

baby monstaa has stopped by the studio again, this time posing as a holiday elf!

pattern and more photos below . . .

holiday elf hat

is a stripey and pointy hat, knit out of clever camel.  This quick and speedy knit is designed to instantaneously transform baby into santa’s little helper.

materials

size fits infants with a head circumference up to 17″; about 6-12 months (although baby monstaa at 3 months old now has a head circumference of 16″)

gauge  16 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in stockinette

pattern

CO64 sts

Round 1: With Poppy, *K1, P1, repeat from * to end.  Join to knit in the round, being careful not to twist.  Place marker to indicate beginning/end of round.  
Rounds 2-4:
*K1, P1, repeat from * to end

Rounds 5-8: With Honey Cream, K all

Rounds 9-12: With Poppy, K all

Rounds 13-16: With Honey Cream, K all

. . .  decreases begin

Round 17: With Poppy, *K14, K2tog, repeat from * to end [60 sts]
Round 18: K all
Round 19: *K13, K2tog, repeat from * to end [56 sts]
Round 20: K all

Round 21: With Honey Cream, *K12, K2tog, repeat from * to end [52 sts]
Round 22: K all
Round 23: *K11, K2tog, repeat from * to end [48 sts]
Round 24: K all

Round 25: With Poppy, *K10, K2tog, repeat from * to end [44 sts]
Round 26: K all
Round 27: *K9, K2tog, repeat from * to end [40 sts]
Round 28: K all

Round 29: With Honey Cream, *K8, K2tog, repeat from * to end [36 sts]
Round 30: K all
Round 31: *K7, K2tog, repeat from * to end [32 sts]
Round 32: K all   [you’ll probably need to transfer the stitches to DPNs at this point]

Round 33: With Poppy, *K6, K2tog, repeat from * to end [28 sts]
Round 34: K all
Round 35: *K5, K2tog, repeat from * to end [24 sts]
Round 36: K all

Round 37: With Honey Cream, *K4, K2tog, repeat from * to end [20 sts]
Rounds 38-40: K all

Round 41: With Poppy, *K3, K2tog, repeat from * to end [16 sts]
Rounds 42-44: K all

Rounds 45-48:  With Honey Cream, K all

Rounds 49-52:  With Poppy, K all

Rounds 53-56:  With Honey Cream, K all

Optional (as shown in photo):

Rounds 57-60:  With Poppy, K all

Rounds 61-64:  With Honey Cream, K all

Break yarn leaving a 6 inch tail.  Thread yarn onto darning needle, then slip remaining 16 sts onto the darning needle, pull tight and secure into place by weaving in the yarn and/or knotting.

finishing

Weave in all other loose ends.

To make the tassel, cut 10 pieces of yarn out of Poppy that are 10″ long each.  Thread each of the 10 pieces of yarn through the base of the hat and pull through half way and bend in half.  Then, cut another 10″ piece of yarn.  Wrap the yarn around 10 prior lengths of yarn several times.  Knot to secure in place. Trim ends to finish.

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