This is the kind of brown beanie they would wear.
I have a friend named Dylan and he often wears a brown beanie. But he also has the long silky hair and fine features of an elf. Which got me to thinking: what kind of brown beanie would an elf wear? And this was at the height of my experimentation with different pattern stitches, so I combined two on this hat- one with a kind of leafy, elven feel on the inner hat and an even fancier one on the outer hat.
I didn't post it until now because he hadn't received it yet, and that would be spoiling the surprise. Anyway, he has it now so here you go! I am one of those weird friends who gives you presents for no particular reason and at no particular time. It's become something of a policy- I actually avoid holidays and birthdays now, and just send a gift on a random day every couple of years.
I promise I have some much more exciting stuff in store for you... but I've been away from the internet for a while, so I'm going to spread my latest projects out over the next few days.