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Crochet Santa Hat

This crochet Santa hat pattern for adults is perfect for your Christmas season!

Updated November 21, 2018
Crochet Santa Hat
Crochet Santa Hat
This image courtesy of redheart.com

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

Get started early on this cute Christmas crochet pattern so it's ready for when the holiday feelings start kicking in. This would be a cute hat to wear while passing out gifts to family and friends on Christmas morning!

Note: Directions are for size Small/Medium; changes for size Large are in italics.

Easy

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge12 dc = 4”; 8 rounds = 4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeHat circumference at bottom edge: 20 (22)".

Materials List

  • RED HEART® “Holiday”: 1 Ball each 140 White/Silver A and 9090 Red/Red B. Note: this yarn has been discontinued. Find options for substitutions here.
  • Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]
  • Yarn needle
  • Pompom maker

Instructions

Brim

With A, ch 11.

  1. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 10 sc.

  2. Row 2: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each ch across.

  3. Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 18 (20)" from beginning. Fasten off. Sew ends together to form a loop for Brim.

Crown

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Rounds 3-6: Repeat Round 2.

  4. 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.

  5. Round 8: Repeat Round 2.

  6. 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.

  7. Round 10: Repeat Round 2.

  8. 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.

  9. Round 12: Repeat Round 2.

  10. 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.

  11. Round 14: Repeat Round 2.

  12. 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.

  13. Round 16: Repeat Round 2.

  14. 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.

  15. Round 18: Repeat Round 2.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Next Round: Repeat Round 2.

  19. Next Round: Ch 3, [dc2tog, dc in next dc] 5 times, dc2tog, slip st to top of beginning ch to join – 12 sts.

  20. Next Round: Repeat Round 2.

  21. Next Round: Ch 3, [dc2tog] 5 times, dc in next dc, slip st to top of beginning ch to join – 7 sts. Fasten off.

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

Finishing

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

Special Abbreviations

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.

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If you are looking for the most traditional and classic looking Santa hat, then look no further. I would go so far as to attach a faux fur white puffy pom pom and forgo making my own from yarn, for an even more authentic look. I hope I can look as happy wearing mine as she does wearing hers! All you need to know are double crochets and double crochets 2 together.

This is a great pattern. It is simple and quick and leaves you with a traditional looking Santa hat that is fun for the holiday season. You could also omit the pom pom, or make it removable, and use it as a night cap or for every day outer wear.

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I've been looking for a easy Crochet Santa Hat pattern. I finely found this one! The written pattern sounds so easy to follow and make, I'm jumping for joy over this one! My family has been asking for a great looking Santa hat and I've done a lot of other patterns but none that was this good looking. Thank you, thank you so much for this free pattern that I'll be making at least 15 of these for the family.. Thank you for this free crochet pattern.

I made this hat for an office Christmas party. It was a big hit! Easy to follow pattern. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Made one for my 8mo. old grandsons first Christmas. Used Caron Simply Soft so it was nice and light weight. Also put a draw string in the brim to made it smaller for his little head.

Made some extra holiday money with this pattern. I also made one in my daughter's favorite color-purple-really cool!!!!

love this pattern girls and boys can wear this

love it

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I love this pattern.....it is an easy pattern works up quickly .....I have made 2 of them and am working on my third

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