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Crochet Santa Hat

By: Edie Eckman for Red Heart Yarn

Add a little ho-ho-ho to your holidays with a free Christmas crochet pattern for a Santa hat! Whether you want to feel like one of Santa's helpers or you just want to get in the holiday spirit, this crocheted hat will make you feel festive.

Crochet Santa Hat

Hat circumference at bottom edge: 20 (22)".
Directions are for size Small/Medium; changes for size Large are in parentheses.

Materials:

  • RED HEART® “Holiday”: 1 Ball each 140 White/Silver A and 9090 Red/Red B.
  • Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].
  • Yarn needle.
  • Pompom maker.


GAUGE: 12 dc = 4”; 8 rounds = 4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATION

dc2tog = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.

Instructions:
Brim: With A, ch 11.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 10 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each ch across.
  Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 18 (20)" from beginning. Fasten off. Sew ends together to form a loop for Brim.

Crown
Round 1: With right side facing, join A with a slip st along one long side of Brim, work sc 60 (66) sts evenly spaced around, slip st to first st to join. Cut A.
Round 2: With B, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in each st around, slip st to top of beginning ch to join.
Rounds 3-6: Repeat Round 2.
Round 7: Ch 3, [dc2tog, dc in next 8 (9) dc] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in next 7 (8) dc, slip st to top of beginning ch to join – 54 (60) sts.
Round 8: Repeat Round 2.
Round 9: Ch 3, [dc in next 4 (5) dc, dc2tog, dc in next 3 dc] 5 times, dc in next 4 (5) dc, dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, slip st to top of beginning ch to join – 48 (54) sts.
Round 10: Repeat Round 2.
Round 11: Ch 3, [dc2tog, dc in next 6 (7) dc] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in next 5 (6) dc, join, slip st to top of beginning ch to join – 42 (48) sts.
Round 12: Repeat Round 2.
Round 13: Ch 3, [dc in next 3 (4) dc, dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc] 5 times, dc in next 3 (4) dc, dc2tog, dc in next dc, slip st to top of beginning ch to join – 36 (42) sts.
Round 14: Repeat Round 2.
Round 15: Ch 3, [dc2tog, dc in next 4 (5) dc] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in next 3 (4) dc, slip st to top of beginning ch to join – 30 (36) sts.
Round 16: Repeat Round 2.
Round 17: Ch 3, [dc in next 2 (3) dc, dc2tog, dc in next dc] 5 times, dc in next 2 (3) dc, dc2tog, slip st to top of beginning ch to join – 24 (30) sts.
Round 18: Repeat Round 2.
For Size Large Only-Round 19: Ch 3, [dc2tog, dc in next 3 dc] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, slip st to top of beginning ch to join – 24 sts.
Round 20: Repeat Round 2.
For Both Sizes-Next Round: Ch 3, [dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in next dc, slip st to top of beginning ch to join – 18 sts.
Next Round: Repeat Round 2.
Next Round: Ch 3, [dc2tog, dc in next dc] 5 times, dc2tog, slip st to top of beginning ch to join – 12 sts.
Next Round: Repeat Round 2.
Next Round: Ch 3, [dc2tog] 5 times, dc in next dc, slip st to top of beginning ch to join – 7 sts. Fasten off.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to close. Knot to secure.

FINISHING
With B, make pompom. Sew to tip of hat. Weave in ends.

 

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