Mini Leprechaun Hat Knitting Pattern

Mini Leprechaun Hat, by Julie Martin

Materials: size 5 dpns, 

yarn (worsted weight) in green, black, gold, 

yarn needle, 

2 sheets cardstock

1 small piece cardboard

CO = cast on

K = knit

P = purl

Sts = stitches

KFB = knit through the front and the back of 1 stitch (increase)

K2tog = knit 2 stitches together (decrease)

BO = bind off

CO 6 sts in green and divide on 3 dpns

Round 1: Kfb to end (12 sts)

Round 2: [Kfb, K1] to end (18 sts)

Round 3: K

Round 4: [Kfb, K1] (24 sts)

Round 5: K

Round 6: [Kfb, K1] to last st, K1

Round 7: K

Round 8: [Kfb, K1] (60 sts)

Round 9: K

Round 10: [Kfb, K1] (90 sts)

Round 11: P

Round 12: [K4, K2tog] (75 sts)

Round 13: K

Round 14: K

Round 15: K

Round 16: K

Round 17: [K8, K2tog] to last 5 sts, K5 (68 sts)

Round 18: K

Round 19: K

Round 20: K

Round 21: K

Round 22: [K8, K2tog] to last 8 sts, K8 (62 sts)

Round 23: K

Round 24: K

Round 25: K

Round 26: K

Round 27: [K6, K2tog] to last 6 sts, K6 (55 sts)

Switch to black yarn

Round 28: K

Round 29: K

Round 30: K

Round 31: K

Round 32: K

Round 33: K

Round 34: K

Round 35: K

Switch to green yarn

Round 36: K

Round 37: [Kfb, K1] to last st, K1 (82 sts)

Round 38: K

Round 39: K

Round 40: [Kfb, K3] to last 2 sts, K2 (102 sts)

Round 41: K

Round 42: K

Round 43: [Kfb, K5] 


Cut a cardboard circle to fit the top of hat. Hot glue it into place to help it hold its shape.

Next, use gold/yellow yarn to embroider a simple square buckle.

Using cardstock, make a cylinder shape which will help the hat remain upright. This should just sit inside the hat without glue (unless you prefer to secure it with hot glue)

Using second piece of cardstock, cut out a donut shape to hot glue onto the brim of hat from the underside. Below you will see a view of the inside hat, showing all the paper supports.

Turn your hat right side up and enjoy!