Category: Tail - Stuff by Steph
 
Okay, so I had some trouble coming across a good elf/stocking hat pattern a while back. I searched for days, only to find nothing. Then I found this. While it is a great pattern, it's only one size, and much too large for a newborn. Also, the top of the hat isn't long enough for maximum cuteness. So, with that pattern in mind, I altered it to fit my needs. This is what I came up with: [Note: the way I write patterns differs greatly from others, if you find yourself confused, shoot me an email!]
Long Elf Hat
Newborn to 12 months

Supplies:
Size 7 DPN

2 skeins yarn in contrasting colors

Tapestry needle or latch hook

Abbreviations:

FC- First color

SC- Second color

K- Knit 

P- Purl

R- row(s)



Directions:

With your first color, cast on 72 stitches across 3 needles (24 stitches per needle)

K2P2 for 8 rows

Knit 2 rows

Switch to second color, but do not cut FC. Bring FC over SC from the left (right, if you're left-handed like me) on every first stitch of the row.

K 4 R with SC

K 4 R with FC

With SC, *K 7, K2tog* around. 

K 3 R

K 4 R with FC

With SC, *K 6, K2tog* around. 
K 3 R
K 4 R with FC

With SC, *K 5, K2tog* around. 
K 3 R
K 4 R with FC

With SC, *K 4, K2tog* around. 
K 3 R
K 4 R with FC

With SC, *K 3, K2tog* around. 
K 3 R
K 4 R with FC

With SC, *K2, K2tog* around. 

K 3 R
K 4 R with FC

With SC, *K 1, K2tog* around. 

K3 R 

K 4 R with FC

K 4 R with SC

K 4 R with FC

K 4 R with SC

K 4 R with FC

K 3 R with SC

Still with SC, K2tog around

Cut yarn leaving a long tail (4-6 inches) and pull through remaining stitches. Make pom-pom using both colors and attach. Weave in/ tie loose ends.