Santa Hat Knitting Pattern
Knit yourself a festive hat for the holidays with this Santa hat knitting pattern. In elegant yarn colors, this hat is cute enough to wear all winter long! Find more knitting patterns and yarn inspiration at Red Heart.
- RED HEART® “Holiday™”: 1 ball each 9560 Wine/Gold A, 1360 Aran/Gold B
- Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8] circular needle, 16” long and 5.5mm [US 9] circular needle, 16” long and doublepointed needles.
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
- Pompom maker
Head Circumference: 18 (20)”.
Directions are for Adult S/M; changes for Adult M/L are in parentheses.
Gauge:: 18 sts = 4”; 24 rounds = 4” in Stockinette Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the specified gauge.
Note: Hat is worked from the tip to the ribbing. Begin on double-pointed needles, changing to circular needle as is necessary.
With double-pointed needles and A, cast on 6 sts. Divide evenly around needles. Join, taking care not to twist sts. Place marker for beginning of round.
Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: [K1, M1] around – 12 sts.
Rounds 3-5: Knit.
Round 6: [K2, M1] around – 18 sts.
Rounds 7-11: Knit.
Round 12: [K3, M1] around – 24 sts.
Continue in this manner, increasing 6 sts every 6 rounds for 9 (11) more times, working 1 more st between each increase – 78 (90) sts. Work even until Hat measures 14 1/2 (15 1/4)” from beginning.
Change to B and smaller needle.
Knit 1 round. Purl 1 round.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 12 rounds.
Bind off loosely in rib.
With B, make pompom.
Sew to tip of hat.
Weave in ends.