FirstPalette.com offers step-by-step instructions and a free downloadable pattern for a felt elf hat. The project requires minimal sewing skills and features a tall, pointy crown with a bell on the end, as well as a zigzag-shaped brim. BHookedCrochet.com, So-Sew-Easy.com, CraftBits.com and About.com also offer free elf hat patterns for knitting, sewing or crochet.
The blog So Sew Easy shares another free felt elf hat tutorial. The hat pattern ranges in size, from a child’s size to an adult’s size, and features a pointed hat embellished with bells and a contrasting brim.
The website B Hooked Crochet provides several free crochet patterns for elf hats, as well as an instructional video on how to create them. Each hat features a long striped tail with a pompom at the end and a pointed crocheted border. The website lists the patterns for a range of sizes, including newborn, toddler, child and adult.
The website Craft Bits offers a free pattern for a child’s knitted Christmas elf hat. The hat uses double worsted yarn and features a long tail with a bell at the end, as well as a green, red and white striped pattern. The pattern is suitable for ages one to four.
About.com also provides a free pattern for a doll-sized elf hat made of stretch velvet. The design features a long tail with a fuzzy pompom, and a contrasting band around the brim. The directions include instructions on how to scale the hat to any size doll.