Miss Claus, free elf hat pattern

December 07, 2016

This fun elf hat is for my 16 year old granddaughter and is modeled by my 16 year old neighbor.  The teenagers around here love to wear Santa hats the entire month of December.  The high school is just two blocks from our small downtown and the kids walk downtown for lunch (quickly, as it's two long blocks).  There's big groups of them and this time of year with their funny Santa hats, laughing and shoving, moving en masse oblivious of the rest of the people on the sidewalks. Yesterday I had one giant crowd bump into me.  They all looked so surprised but were polite and exclaimed their "excuse mes" while towering over me and they made me smile so they all smiled back and looked so darn cute.  Ahhh, I do love that age--those quick teenage years that are so focused on friends and fun times, and their faces--just so beautiful! So I hope my beautiful granddaughter will have fun with this hat too.  I left it unwrapped in the Christmas box I sent off and texted Annie to tell her she could start wearing it as soon as it arrived.

You can use scraps of worsted yarn you probably already have and this would most likely look good in just about any color combination. The pattern is free, and the designer has a Ravelry forum and is giving out some cool prizes.  This is such a quick knit so if you need a quick gift, this is it! This looked adorable on my husband too, but he declined to be photographed for my blog. ๐Ÿ’”  Only one more Christmas gift to go for me, and it's just needing the finishing!  

Designer's KAL page on Ravelry
I used scraps of Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted in Granite, Ivory and Cardinal
and Madeline Tosh Merino in Optic

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  1. Teens. I have quite a few in my house right now. Can I send some over to you? JK! ;)

    1. Haha! I remember that love/hate relationship with a house full of teens: You're so happy they're there and you know they are safe, but they are so loud and messy!

  2. Totally adorable!



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