14 Christmas Knitted Elf Hat Patterns

Baby Christmas Knitted Elf Hat Pattern by BlueberryBarnDesigns

Knitted elf hat patterns have never looked this cute and adorable. Christmas certainly will come early this year.

Elves are known for their funny outfits and cheerful nature. Their hats are an important part of their wardrobe because they keep them warm at the North Pole.

But elves are not the only ones that can benefit from these warm hats. Anyone that lives in a cold climate or is looking for a fun holiday accessory would enjoy walking around in a knitted elf hat.

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Free Written Kitchener Stitch Instructions and Video Tutorial

Free Written Kitchener Stitch Instructions and Video Tutorial
Learn The Knitting Kitchener Stitch

Below you will learn how to seamlessly sew together stitches using the Kitchener stitch. The Kitchener stitch is used to close knitted fabric. With our step-by-step instructions, you will be able to create hidden seams in socks, sweaters, stuffies, etc.

Continue reading below to learn how to create the Kitchener stitch with our easy step-by-step instructions.

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16 Knit Aviator Hat Patterns

Knit Aviator Hat Patterns

In the colder months, comfort and warmth are a necessity. It can be hard to find a good winter hat that is stylish and warm. And when you do find one it is always the wrong size or colour. Instead of tirelessly searching for the perfect hat, why don’t you make your own? We have included several free and paid knit aviator hat patterns we know you will fall in love with.

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15 Royalty Worthy Princess Crown Knitting Pattern

Royalty Worthy Princess Crown Knitting Patterns

Knitted princess crowns are perfect for babies, children and adults alike. They can be used for dress up, birthday parties, props and newborn baby photo shoots. If you have a princess in your family, try one of the 15 princess crown knitting patterns we have listed.

Most knitted crown patterns are fairly simple and can be completed by a beginner or intermediate level knitter.

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Knitting Bobble Stitch – 5 Written Tutorials + Videos

Bobble Stitch Easy Scarf Knitting Pattern For Beginner Knitters (1)

Our tutorial will explain step-by-step how to knit bobble stitches.

You will be able to add bobbles to all of your knitting projects.

Keep reading to find out how!

 

Bobble Stitch Easy Scarf Knitting Pattern For Beginner Knitters

 

Knitting Bobble Stitch

The knitting bobble stitch is a great way to add three-dimensional flair to your projects. Particularly popular on sweaters, but equally as fun added to many other garments, blankets, hats and scarves.

The bobble stitch boils down to a group of stitches together to create the little ball-like collection of increasing and decreasing stitches in the end.

Bobble stitch is added to the project as you go, so you need to plan ahead a little if you want to add them to your work.

 

Bobble Stitch Scarf Knitting Pattern For Beginners

 

How To Knit The Bobble Stitch

There are three different methods for knitting bobble stitch. It doesn’t matter which you choose, but they do look slightly different, so be sure to use the same method throughout your project.

 

Method 1

Knit 1, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 1. All in the same stitch.

 

Method 2

Knit into the front, the back, the front, the back, the front, all in the same stitch.

 

Method 3

Knit, purl, knit, purl, knit, all in the same stitch.

 

Bobbles are generally added to projects knitted in stockinette stitch, but that isn’t an absolute requirement.

To break this down a little more, let’s look at how to knit a larger bobble stitch, and then we will look at how to knit a smaller bobble stitch.

 

Knitting Bobble Stitch Written Tutorial

 

For a Larger Bobble Stitch

  1. Once you get to a point where you want to add a bobble, begin by increasing ONE stitch to FIVE stitches. You will do this by knitting into a single stitch, front, back, front, back, and front, then pull stitch off the left needle.
  2. Purl across those five stitches. TURN AGAIN. Knit across the five stitches. TURN. Purl across the five stitches. TURN. Knit across the five stitches one last time.
  3. Now you will decrease down to ONE stitch. Just slip the SECOND stitch on the RIGHT needle over the FIRST stitch FOUR TIMES. You’ve just knitted a bobble!

 

For a Smaller Bobble Stitch

  1. Here you will increase ONE stitch to FOUR stitches (instead of 5). This is done by knitting into a single stitch, front, back, front, back. Pull that stitch off the left needle.
  2. Purl across the four stitches. TURN. Knit across the four stitches.
  3. Next you will slip the second stitch on the RIGHT needle over the first stitch THREE TIMES to decrease down to one.

 

Knitting Bobble Stitch Pattern Tutorial

 

The knitting bobble stitch can be used sparingly as a decoration or abundantly to create a really interesting texture.

 

Take a look at our bobble stitch scarf pattern here!

Another great pattern is this handbag, utilizing so many bobbles.

 

For more help, check out this video tutorial here!

 

The knitting bobble stitch is a must know for any knitter. It is a lot of fun and adds interest to many knitted pieces. Try one of the patterns above and practice knitting the bobble stitch.

 

More Cool Knitting Stitches Explained Here

How To Purl Knit Written and Video Tutorial

Our step by step tutorial will guide you through learning how to purl knit.

By learning the purl stitch, you will be able to knit many more pieces and learn even more stitches.

Keep reading to learn how to knit the purl stitch!

After learning the knit stitch, the most basic stitch for knitting, the purl stitch is an absolute must. You have to know how to purl in order to learn every other stitch (other than the knit garter stitch) and work any patterns.

What Is The Purl Stitch?

The purl stitch is one of the most basic and key stitches a beginning knitter must learn. It is considered knitting from back to front.

An important thing to remember is to keep track of the number of stitches on your needle, as it can be easy to accidentally increase or decrease when learning.

The stitches of knit and purl are what create a knitted pieces distinctive pattern and texture.

Learning how to purl knit does feel awkward at first, but just keep practicing and you will get it!

A good idea to practice learning the purl stitch is to alternate a row of knit stitch and a row of purl stitch, for several rows.

This creates another basic stitch that is ideal to learn soon, the stockinette stitch. For a tutorial on the stockinette stitch, click here.

Or you can just keep practicing row after row of purl stitch to create a purl garter stitch, which is also very handy to learn.

These two stitches are the key to all knitting patterns! One of the reasons why people find learning knitting to be more enjoyable than crochet is due to this!

Knitting Skill Level

Difficulty: Beginner

How to Purl Knit

As with knit stitch, your working (empty) needle is in the right hand and the left-hand needle has the cast on stitches. Keeping the yarn in the front of the work and working the yarn with your right hand.

Step 1: Begin by inserting the right-hand needle from the back to the front into the first stitch on the left-hand needle. At this point the right-hand needle should be at the front of the left-hand needle and the yarn should have moved to the front of the work.

Step 2: Wrap the yarn COUNTERCLOCKWISE around the needle, with your right hand.

Step 3: Pull the right-hand needle through the stitch on the left-hand needle, which should form a loop on the right-hand needle.

Step 4: Pull the stitch off of the left-hand needle, completing the purl stitch.

To end the purl stitch, you cast off just as you would with the knit stitch.

How to Increase Purl Stitch

Step 1: Begin by inserting the right-hand needle from the back to the front into the first stitch on the left-hand needle. At this point the right-hand needle should be at the front of the left-hand needle. The yarn should have moved to the front of the work.

Step 2: Wrap the yarn COUNTERCLOCKWISE around the needle, with your right hand.

Step 3: Pull the right-hand needle through the stitch on the left-hand needle, which should form a loop on the right-hand needle.

Step 4: Don’t pull the stitch off of the left-hand needle. Twist the right-hand needle to the front of the stitch again. Insert the right-hand needle from the back to the front into that same stitch on the left-hand needle.

Step 5: Wrap the yarn counterclockwise again around the needle, with your right hand.

Step 6: Pull the stitch off of the left-hand needle, completing the purl stitch and the increase at the same time.

There you have it! How to create one of the most important beginner stitches in knitting, the purl stitch!

Now that you know how to purl knit, it’s time for a great pattern to practice on. Check out our pattern for a purl stitch scarf here!

Need more help? Take a look at this video tutorial of how to purl knit here!