This itty, bitty elf hat was initially made for a yarn shop promotion where I worked. I made this pattern to sell in a Christmas in July type sale to get people ready for their holiday knitting. Rather than go with the common red and white, I thought to make a more general elf, using a teal and white. I’ve revised the pattern and added a larger size for an older baby.
If you wish to make a Santa type hat, consider adding a jingle bell to the top, instead of the pom pom.