Halloween is just around the corner! Even sooner, really, if you're DIY-ing it. This would be a good opportunity to start your Scarfigan if you're going with a Harry Potter or Doctor Who theme, but my sister provided another costume opportunity that I just had to share with you.
During their recent trip to NYC, my sister took her girls to see Wicked on Broadway. SUCH a great show! My niece, Noelle, decided that she wanted to be Elphaba for Halloween this year and needed a beanie for her costume. It appears that Elphaba's actual beanie is a simple, openwork crochet pattern with almost no brim/edging at the bottom and lord knows I cannot crochet for the life of me. This design, called "Elphabulous" is for us knitters who want the same effect! And it's FREE! Happy Halloween!
Size: One size. This hat was made for a 10-year-old but also worked fine for myself and my 4-year-old.
Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Planetarium, 75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic, double stranded, 1 skein divided into two halves OR 2 skeins to draw from simultaneously
Needles: US 10, 16" circular and dpns
Notions and tools: stitch marker, yarn needle
Finished dimensions: 9" across and 5" tall, laying flat
CO 48 sts, working with two strands as if they were one. Join in the round and place beg of round marker.
Round 1: knit
Round 2: *yo, p2tog, rep from * across round (I just p2tog with yarn in back to make the yarn over)
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until hat is 3” long, ending on round 2.
Continue alternating rounds 1 & 2 throughout formation of the crown. Work your decreases on every knit round :
Dec round: *k6, k2tog, rep from * to end of round
Dec round: *k5, k2tog, rep from * to end of round
Dec round: *k4, k2tog, rep from * to end of round
Dec round: *k3, k2tog, rep from * to end of round
Dec round: *k2, k2tog, rep from * to end of round
Dec round: *k1,, k2tog, rep from * to end of round
Dec round: *k2tog, rep from * to end of round
Break yarn, thread through live stitches and cinch closed. Sew in and secure ends. No need to block!