14 Christmas Knitted Elf Hat Patterns

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.

What is a Knitted Elf Hat?

An elf hat is a festive hat that often has stripes. It is snug around the head, yet long and floppy like a nightcap. They are fun to wear and a great way to show your whimsical side during the Christmas holiday. Kids and adults alike can wear a knitted elf hat.

It is never too early to get ready for Christmas. Check out our list of 15 knitted elf hat patterns below. We have included a hat that everyone in the family would be happy to wear.

1. Elf Hat Knitting Pattern from OhLaLanaDesigns

This is an eye-catching knitted elf hat. You can use the traditional red, white and green. Or you could personalise it with your favourite colours. The knitted elf hat pattern is a great project that can be completed by an advanced beginner.

This pattern includes instructions for sizes newborn to adult. The knitting techniques used include K2TOG, SSK, purl, cast on, knit and bind off. It uses US 7 and US 8 needles and sport yarn or Aran/worsted yarn.

Elf Hat Knitting Pattern  from OhLaLanaDesigns

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2. Newborn Elf Hat Knitting Pattern Free from Handy Little Me

The baby knitted elf hat is a quick project to make. It is perfect for newborn baby girl or boy photo shoot.

This is an easy pattern that can be completed by a beginner that knows casting on, casting off, garter stitch, purl stitch, and knitting in the round. It includes sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and 18-24 months.

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3. Baby Christmas Knitted Elf Hat Pattern by BlueberryBarnDesigns

A baby would look absolutely adorable wearing this knitted elf hat during a Christmas photo shoot. The hat is oversized and playful.

This pattern includes instructions for sizes 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, and 2-3 years. It uses double weight yarn and single point 4mm needles.

The pattern is simple and only uses cast on, knit, purl and knit 2 together. After it is knitted, there it will need to be seamed up. It could be completed by an advanced beginner.

Baby Christmas Knitted Elf Hat Pattern by BlueberryBarnDesigns

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4. Long Tail Christmas Knitted Elf Hat with Pom Pom Pattern by Elifiori

Here is a cute hat that can be completed by a beginner to advanced beginner. The hat features a huge pom pom and the classic green and red Christmas colours.

The pattern includes all sizes from newborn to XXL adult. Make one of these hats for everyone in the family and have one huge photoshoot. There are 30 pages of photos, schemes and a detailed description for each size separately.

Long Tail Christmas Knitted Elf Hat with Pom Pom Pattern by Elifiori

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5. Elf Pixie Bonnet Hat Knitting Pattern by LittleRedWindow

This is an adorable Elf Pixie Bonnet knitting pattern. It is the perfect hat for a baby or toddler.

The Elf Pixie Hat has a folded peaked brim, pointed top and chin ties. The pattern is knitted flat and seamed. The pattern includes step-by-step instructions for 4 sizes.

Elf Pixie Bonnet Hat Knitting Pattern by LittleRedWindow

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6. Jolly Elf Hat Knitting Pattern Free by Jessie Rayot

This hat is not only cheery but also warm. It features fun sparkly stripes, soft fur trim and a fluffy pom pom.

The pattern is written in sizes toddler to adult large. You can use either 8 or 5 mm knitting needles. It requires both medium weight worsted weight yarn and Aran yarn.

Jolly Elf Hat Knitting Pattern Free by Jessie Rayot

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7. Elf Ears Jingle Bells Hat Pattern by ByLadyshipDesigns

Why only wear an elf hat when you can wear the ears too? This whimsical hat will surely turn heads.

This hat works up quickly using large needles and two strands of worsted/medium weight/#4 yarn. It is worked flat and seamed. The hat is stretchy and will fit most head sizes from a child to an adult.

Elf Ears Jingle Bells Hat Pattern by ByLadyshipDesigns

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8. Santa’s Elf Hat Knitting Pattern by IKnit4aCure

An Elf hat is not complete without bells, right? At least if you want to be the life of the party. This quirky hat features a big pom pom, stripes and bells. You get it all.  

This Pattern Includes written instructions and photos, which makes it easy to understand. It also shows you how to make the pom pom. The completed knitted elf hat will fit an average Teen/Adult with a 21” – 23” inch head circumference.

Santa's Elf Hat Knitting Pattern by IKnit4aCure

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9. Baby First Christmas Knitted Elf Hat Pattern by Bummbul

The design of this knitted elf hat is unique. Instead of the floppy hat, it uses a long tail.

You can make this hat with your choice of yarn. The pattern can be completed by an intermediate skill level. There are instructions for sizes 0-3 months and 3-6 months.

Baby First Christmas Knitted Elf Hat Pattern by Bummbul

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10. Favorite Elf Hat for the Family Knitting Pattern by AuntJanetsDesigns

These hats make perfect props for photoshoots or fun accessories for a party. They can be made in a variety of colours. The pointed trim sets them apart from many other hats.

This is a professionally written pattern that is easy to read. It includes full colour photos. Instructions include sizes 0-6 months, 12-24 months, 3-5 years, 6-12 years, and adult.

Favorite Elf Hat for the Family Knitting Pattern by AuntJanetsDesigns

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11. Cheerful Knitted Elf Hat Pattern by Gina Michele

Your children can get in the holiday spirit with this knitted elf hat. This is an easy pattern that only requires 2 colours of super bulky/super chunky yarn.

The pattern includes size information for small children as well as older children.

Cheerful Knitted Elf Hat Pattern by Gina Michele

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12. Christmas Knitted Elf Hat Pattern by LittleRedWindow

Your little one will love wearing this adorable, knitted elf pattern. They can play dress up or wear it to a family gathering.

It is a fun pattern that is easy to make. The pattern includes step-by-step instructions and photos. The hat uses worsted weight yarn, circular 16” knitting needles, US 7 double pointed needles, US 7 yarn needle, and an optional pom pom maker.

Christmas Knitted Elf Hat Pattern by LittleRedWindow

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13. Baby Elf Hat Knitting Pattern by CraftyStuffBabyHats

Here is an intermediate level knitted elf pattern that makes a beautiful elf hat. You can use traditional Christmas colours or muted colours for a soft look. It is a very versatile pattern.

The hat was designed for newborns – 3 months. It should fit a head with a circumference up to 14 ½” or 37 cm. The pattern includes simple to read instructions, with lots of photos. You can use a circular needle or straight needles.

Baby Elf Hat Knitting Pattern by CraftyStuffBabyHats

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14. Worsted Weight Elf Hat Knitting Pattern by TheBluebirdBox

This pixie style knitted elf hat comes to a cute point instead of flopping over. This makes it easier for young children to wear. It includes a chin strap to keep it secure.

The hat is a fast knit, but it is a little complicated. There are two versions of the pattern included in the PDF download. One has the chin strap seamed to the hat. The other one has the chin strap seamlessly incorporated into the hat. It includes sizes newborn, baby, toddler, child, and adult.

Worsted Weight Elf Hat Knitting Pattern by TheBluebirdBox

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DO NOT SETTLE FOR THE OVERRATED SANTA HAT AT YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY. INSTEAD, MAKE YOUR OWN WITH THESE KNITTED ELF HAT PATTERNS.

Have fun this Christmas and show off your playful side with a knitted elf hat. Or make a bunch of these for your family and friends. These festive hats will add a bit of whimsy to the festivities. And they are great for Christmas photo cards too.

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Check out our long list of knitted elf hat patterns. We are sure there is a pattern here for everyone in your family. Most of the knitted elf hat patterns we listed are simple to make and can be completed by a beginner to advanced beginner.

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