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Step into the magical world of holiday cheer with our Knitted Dog Elf Hat – the perfect accessory to sprinkle festive joy on your furry friend!

This is an advanced beginner knitting pattern, and the techniques involved are casting on, knitting, and purl stitches, knitting in the round, K2tog, and changing colors.

This classic holiday hat can be knit in five sizes.


  • You will need three colors of yarn (1 ball of each color or see the estimated yards below for each size);
  • Yarn A - Green
  • Yarn B - White
  • Yarn C - Red
  • The yarn weight is bulky/chunky/12 ply.

Estimated yards needed for each size...

  • Extra Small - 48 yds
  • Small- 58 yds
  • Medium - 70 yds
  • Large - 92 yds
  • Extra Large - 106 yds


  • Set of 6 mm (US 10) 40 cm/16" circular knitting needles.


Level – Easy

This is an easy-level knitting pattern, and the techniques involved are the knit stitch, purl stitch, increasing, decreasing, changing colors, and working in the round.


  • XS - Extra Small - 13-15"
  • S - Small - 15-18"
  • M - Medium - 19-21"
  • L - Large - 22-24"
  • XL - Extra Large - 24-26"


Small batch sales of finished pieces made from this pattern are permitted, but the seller must use their own photographs, and credit must be given to Handy Little Me as the designer.


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