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Elf Hat Pattern

Elf HatElf Hat

1 ball Queensland Rustic Tweed
Gauge 5 stitches per inch in stockinette.
5 Size 8 DPN’s

Cast on 6 stitches. Slide to the right end of the needle, pull the yarn across the back and knit those 6 stitches. Slide back to the right end of the needle, pull the yarn across the back and knit them again. You’re working I-Cord! Continue in this fashion until the work measures about 1.5” long from cast on edge, less if you want less of a tip on your hat.
Next Round: K1 M1 (Pick up the bar in the gap between the next 2 stitches with the tip of your left needle, knit into the back of that bar). As you are working around, use another DPN for each 4 stitches. You will now have 12 stitches evenly distributed on 3 needles.
Knit the next 5 rounds.
Next Round: K1 M1 *K2 M1* K1 (18 stitches)
Knit the next 6 rounds.
Next Round: K1 M1 * K3, M1* K3 (24 stitches)
Knit the next 6 rounds.
Next Round: K1 M1 * K2 M1* K1 (36 stitches)
Knit the next 5 rounds.
K1 M1 *K3 M1* K2 (48 stitches) FOR BABY SIZE, STOP INCREASES HERE. WORK IN STOCKINETTE FOR 4 “.
For larger sizes, continue as follows:
Knit the next 6 rounds.
K1 M1 * K4 M1* K3 (60 stitches)
Knit the next 5 rounds.
K1 M1 *K4 M1* K3 (75 stitches) FOR YOUTH SIZE STOP INCREASES HERE. WORK IN STOCKINETTE FOR 5”.
Knit the next 6 rounds.
K1 M1 * K5 M1* K4 (90 stitches)
Knit the next 5 rounds
K1 M1 *k9 M1* K8 (100 stitches) Work in stockinette for 6”.
Bind off very loosely. Brim will roll up on itself.
©Joan Beck 2014