Elf Cap by Michelle Heyman

Elf Cap

October 2005
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch St st)
US 15 - 10.0 mm
10.0 mm (N/P)
123 yards (112 m)
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Pattern description from Handknit Holidays: “In the world of holiday spirits, there are elves and there are imps. We tend to think of elves as benevolent creatures--after all they’re the ones making Christmas goodies up at the North Pole. But imps are sprites of a different sort, famous for making mischief, and convenient scapegoats for all that goes awry in a holiday household. Whether they’ve been naughty or nice, your friends and family members will get a kick out of these quick-knit caps. You can make one in an afternoon with bulky yarn and big needles, customizing it with embellishments that suit the recipient’s personality.”

Finished Measurements:

  • Pointy Top Cap: X-Small (Small, Medium, Large) To fit 6-18 months (2-4 years, 4 years-Adult Small, Adult Medium-Large) Approximately 18 (20, 22, 24)“ around
  • Earflap Cap: Small (Medium, Large) To fit 2-4 years, (4 years-Adult Small, Adult Medium-Large) Approximatelys 19 (21, 23)“ around

Yarn: Cascade magnum (100% wool; 123 yards / 250 grams): 1 skein per cap. Shown in book in #9424 (pink), #4008 (burgundy), #9415 (dark green)


  • One 16” circular (circ) needle size US 15 (10 mm)
  • One set of five double-pointed needles (dpn) size US 15 (10 mm)
  • Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Crochet hook size N/5 (10 mm), stitch marker, yarn needle

Pattern variations: Pointy-Top Cap w/ Rolled Edge; Pointy-Top Cap w/ Ribbed Edge; Earflap Cap