Elves abound

Here’s my full elf set:

The stocking caps were adapted from a pattern I found online. The shrug I’m wearing is all mine. I took advantage of the hat while I was making it to gauge how many stitches around my arm was at various points. Working each arm separately, I cast on for the cuffs and increased as needed up my arm. I tried it on frequently to make sure that it was fitting properly. When I got to my armpit, I stopped knitting in the round and knit flat until halfway across my back. Then I kitchenered both arms together. If I were to do it again, I would decrease along the flat portion along my neck so that it doesn’t bunch up there. It fit perfectly in the end and also doubled as a convenient scarf.


  1. Anna van Schurman:

    You’re adorable!

  2. Anonymous:

    Too cute!

    Sara ‘82

  3. Needles & Hooks » Blog Archive » A return to knitting:

    […] One of my other hobbies is the band Barenaked Ladies. I’ve seen them in concert many times and have travelled far and wide making many friends doing so. Sometimes, I knit special garb just for the shows. Last winter, I made Elf Attire for their holiday shows. And I did something extra special for their New Year’s Eve 2005 Show. […]

  4. jp:

    I am very new to knitting. (I can knit and purl; have mastered one scarf ~ but cannot yet read patterns. Much to learn!) I have been looking for a pattern for a stocking cap like Schwartz wore from “A Christmas Story”. After much googling, I found your image! Your elf hats are just the type of hat I was hunting! Could you please tell me where you got the pattern?
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