Santa hats crochet free pattern


Christmas is looming ever nearer! It is by far my favorite season of the years. Mostly because I get to go home and see my family (many of whom I haven’t seen in six months or longer). This year is going to be extra fun, because two of my children are FINALLY old enough and knowledgable enough to get excited and anticipate and really get into the Christmas spirit. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I’m sure there is still room in your heart for some little elfs, or even some pixies! Here is my patter to crochet Santa hats (ooh, they’d also make for some awesome birthday party hats!)

Anyways…start with whatever hook you want. I like bigger hooks (j or k), keeping in mind that smaller hooks (like an f or a g) will result in a stiffer hat. And your preferred yarn of choice. I like to use wasted weight yarn, but this could also work with fine or even sock yarn. Not too sure how this pattern would work with crochet thread (like for ornaments), if you tryit, let me know how it turns out 🙂

Free Holiday PatternPattern
Chain 3.
RND 1: in 3rd chain from hook work 6 dc. Join to the third chain that you made at the beginning with a Slip stitch. Ch 2 (do not turn).

RND 2: Work dc in the same space. 1 dc. Repeat the following two more times *work two dc in next stitch, 1 dc*. (1:1 ratio, 1 space with two dc, 1 space with 1 dc). Slip stitch to top of chain 2. Ch 2, do not turn.

RND 3: Work dc in the same space. Dc in next two spaces. Repeat the following two times *work two dc in next space, dc in next two spaces*. (1:2 ratio, 1 space with 2 dc, 2 spaces with 1 dc). Slip stitch to top of chain 2 to join. Ch 2, do not turn.

RND 3: work dc in the same space. Dc in next three spaces. Repeat the following two times *work two dc in next space, dc in next three spaces*. (1:3 ratio, 1 space with 2 dc, 3 spaces with 1 dc). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join. Ch 2, do not turn.

RND 3: work dc in the same space. Dc in the next four spaces. Repeat the following two times *work two dc in next space, dc in next four spaces*. (1:4 ratio, 1 space with 2 dc, 4 spaces with 1 dc). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join. Ch 2, do not turn.

RND 4: Work dc in the same space. Dc in the next 5 spaces. Repeate the following 2 times *work 2 dc in the next space, dc in next 5 spaces* (1:5 ratio. 1 space with 2 dc, 5 spaces with 1 dc). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join. Ch 2, do not turn.

And you keep following this pattern, increasing the ratio by one for every round, until you reach the desired size (listed at the bottom in inches). To make a striped hat, you can color change every row, or I like to color change ever two rows. Then, you continue on with whichever brim option that you would like (I have two of them to choose from). Usually, the brim is done with a contrasting color.

Brim option 1: bpdc, fpdc
Bpdc: also known as back post double crochet. Yarn over, instead of inserting hook into the loops, you go around the dc post of the previous round. For the back post, you insert your hook through the “wrong side” (inside of your hat), go around the post toward the left. Yarn over, pull through two loops on hook, yarn over, pull through last two loops on hook.
Fpdc: also known as the front post double crochet. Yarn over, instead of inserting hook into the loops, you go around the dc post of the previous round. For the front post, you insert your hook through the “right side” (outside of your hat), go around the post toward the left. Yarn over, pull through two loops on hook, yarn over, pull through last two loops on hook.

For this brim option, you work 2-4 rounds alternating back post and front post all the way around. If you are having trouble understanding my written pattern for this, check out THIS YouTube tutorial.

Brim option 2: bobble stitches.
Bobble: Work 3 dc in same stitch. Remove hook. Count back three spaces and Insert hook *backwards*. Grab the last dc that you made and pull through the loop.
Bobble, dc, bobble, dc, bobble, dc, all the way around for 2-4 rounds.

Pompon
You can get fancy devices for making pompoms, or you can make one out of cardboard following THIS YouTube video. I just use my fingers, but using your fingers can also make for a bigger mess. Depending on how big you want it…for smaller pompoms, I just use two fingers (pointer and middle finger), and wrap the yarn loosely several times (20-50 times depending on how full you want it). Cut the yarn but leave it still wrapped around your fingers. Take another piece of yarn (preferably a bit longer 6-8 inches) and tie it around one side. Tie it as tightly as you can without breaking your yarn. I like to cut the other side while it is still on my fingers, but it doesn’t much matter if you go ahead and pull the loops off and then cut them. Fluff your pompom a bit, and give it a haircut to achieve the appropriate shape and desired size (being careful not to cut the yarn that you tied around it earlier, because this will also be used to tie onto your hat). And there you have it!

To gauge the size of your hat, fold it flat, and measure the unstretched brim. The following measurements are adapted from Bevs size chart.

Newborn – 6.5 – 7 inches
3-6 months – 7 – 8.5 inches
6-12 months – 8 – 9.5 inches
Toddler-Preschool (12 months – 3 years) – 9 – 10 inches
Child (3-10 years) – 9.5 – 10.5 inches
Preteen-teen – 10 – 11 inches
Adult small – 10.5 – 11 inches
Adult large – 11.5 – 12 inches

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5 thoughts on “Santa hats crochet free pattern

  1. Thank you for sharing this pattern it is adorable! I plan to make some hat for the babies in the NICU where I work .

  2. thanks dear for the pattren..i made a red colour cap with the bobble brimming it looks awesom 🙂 thanks for sharing it dear

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