Elfdans pointed beanie hat - knitting pattern

Offset circles adorn this playful design. With a folded brim for warmth and comfort, this Hat is a perfect topper for all ages.

4 sizes are included, covering babies through to adults. Pattern is worked in the round and bottom up.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl stitches, knitting in the round, stranded knitting, provisional cast-on, joining live sts, 3-needle bind-off

Gauge: 26 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over St.St. 30 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over Stranded pattern


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 16 (18, 21, 23) in/ 40.75 (45.75, 53.25, 58.5) cm (Finished size 15 (17.25, 19.5, 21.5) in/ 38 (43.75, 49.5, 54.5) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional cast-on, Joining Live Stitches, Stranded Knitting & 3-needle Bind-off

Materials you need at home:

  • Yarn A 78 (103, 134, 169) yd/71 (95, 123, 154) m fingering/4ply/light Sports weight, plied yarn 
(Sample shown in Rowan Fine Tweed (98yd/90m per 25g; 100% Wool))
  • Yarn B 69 (91, 119, 149) yd/63 (84, 109, 136) m 

  • 48yd/44m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
  • 2.75mm/UK12/US2 & 3mm/UK11/US2½
 , DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • 2.75mm crochet hook

  • 3yd/3m waste yarn

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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