Tiny Owl Knits share the story of her Enchanted
Tree Hat..."what? did that light just go ON? the wee magic elves
must be home! i just knew this tree hat was enchanted.
pull the green tassel and the
light goes on
pull the brown tassel and the light goes
off! no batteries i promise.
its a simple i-cord woven through the tree trunk
a yellow patch, so when you pull the light switches,
the i-cord slides back and forth to show a “light” going on and off!
(the whole light switch rigamaroo is really optional, you can just embroider
a small yellow light if you’d like the elves to stay home.)
Let’s get technical!
Start here with the pattern notes:
Hat is knitted in the round on circular needles. The
tree & stars are knitted using a chart & stranded method. The light switch
is optional! You could just embroider a little light in the trunk so the
elves are always at home.
Size: One size adult average 22” head.
11 inches wide x 9.5 inches high measured flat.
Yarns used: Sport weight yarn such as:
MC: Brown Sheep, Nature Spun Sport, 50 g - 184 yds -
168 m, 100% wool. 1 ball each in the following colors:
MC: Ash 720S, (this is the greyish color)
CC1: Butterscotch 124S, (this is the treetop color)
CC2: Storm 114S, (this is the tree trunk color)
CC3: You’ll need 3-4 yards of yellow for the enchanted
light. Try using a mini skein, embroidery wool, or I used Knit Picks
Palette, Mustard 0633 and held it doubled.
Tension/gauge: Work 22 sts and 28 rows to measure 4
x 4” in St stitch using US 6 or 4 mm needles with sport weight yarn. NOTE:
this is sport weight yarn but I used bigger needles to get DK gauge. Use
needles necessary for you to get this gauge ok?
Notions: A pair of US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles
A pair of US 6 (4 mm) circular needles 16” long
A set of US 6 (4 mm) dpns
stitch markers, tapestry needle
Tiny owl stitch dictionary:
CC 1 / CC2 etc: contrasting color 1, contrasting color
dpns: double pointed needles
i-cord: Cast 2 sts onto one dpn.^ Knit 2 sts as normal.
Do not turn work. Keep front facing & slide work to other end of dpn.
Stitches are ready to knit again but yarn is on the wrong end. That’s ok!
Gently bring yarn behind work & knit 2 sts again.
Repeat from ^.
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together.
kfb: knit into front and back of the next stitch.
MC: main color
St st: stockinette stitch. When working flat, k 1 row,
p 1 row.