A gnome that can mix up her look! A mix-up with the annual Longest Gnight gift exchange meant that Gnova ended up with a lot of accessories …and a whole village of new friends.

She’s the first gnome to feature an underhat. What’s an underhat? It’s the hat every gnome has under their out-and-about hat. It’s also, frankly, a way for me to resolve the problem of how to design a gnome with multiple hat options that doesn’t mean I have to decide what a gnome without a hat looks like! I’ve been pondering this for years, and it seems to me that only a gnome should gnow what’s underneath.

Note: The English and German versions of this pattern also contain a picture book story, a recipe, a pattern for a stack of gifts, a code for the Textured Stripe Scrappy Hat, a colouring page, and printable gift tags.

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Skills Used
•knit and purl
•working in the round
•k2tog, ssk, CDD
•kfb, M1L
•3-needle bind-off or grafting

Loads of video tutorials to help you on the way!

Gnome height to top of underhat: 4.5” / 11.5 cm
Circumference at garter stripes: 8.75” / 22 cm

Materials needed:
•Fingering Weight Yarn
5 mini skeins Dream in Color Smooshy (85% merino, 15% nylon); 80 yd / 73 m per 20 g skein; colours shown:
C1 Cinnamon Girl
C2 Fortune Teller
C3 Black Purl
C4 Lavender Bloom
C5 Crying Dove

• Needles: US 1 / 2.25 mm and US 1.5 / 2.5 mm needles for working small circumference in the round (DPNs, magic loop, 2-circs method, Flexi-Flips)

• Notions: yarn needle, removable stitch markers, a beginning of round marker, roving/polyfill stuffing, weighted stuffing like poly pellets/aquarium gravel/dried beans

Approximate Yardage
(with a 15% buffer)
C1: 67 yd. / 61 m (17 g)
C2: 37 yd. / 34 m (9 g)
C3: 46 yd. / 42 m (12 g)
C4: 25 yd. / 23 m (7 g)
C5: 43 yd. / 39 m (11 g)

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.