10 Easy Free Crochet Santa Hat Patterns for Christmas

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I have put together 10 crochet Santa hat patterns for you to make this holiday season. These are easy crochet patterns suitable for any crocheter.

Do you get to shake your belly like a bowl full of jelly? I think this might be very likely after the festive period and all the great food that is to be consumed. Somehow we all look a little bit like Santa after the filling dinners! So, why not make a crochet Santa hat and join in with the festive fun right now?

Crochet Santa hat is such a fun project to work on in the time leading up to Christmas. After a long day of preparations for the big day, it would be lovely to sit down with your favorite drink. Put your feet up and relax while working o something festive. The patterns I have chosen are easy and beginner friendly so you can really switch off while working on them.

Wouldn’t it be fun to make matching hats for the whole family? They would make a great stocking filler too! Not only that, they would also look super cute in the family Christmas photos. If you live in a warmer country, you will appreciate any items that will make your photos look festive. Kids especially love the Santa hats with long tails and fluffy pom poms on top of the hat as crochet Christmas hats for this time of year.

All you need to crochet a festive hat is white yarn, red yarn, a crochet hook, maybe a stitch marker, a yarn needle or tapestry needle, and most likely worsted weight yarn, although some patterns also use DK or bulky yarn. Many of these patterns are great for beginners or a higher skill level and make the perfect crochet Christmas patterns. I typically crochet my Santa hats with a white brim, usually faux fur yarn, in continuous rounds all while sitting next to my lit-up Christmas Tree. 

10 free crochet Santa hat patterns

10 Free Crochet Santa Hat Patterns

These are the best crochet Santa hat patterns from some amazing crochet designers and bloggers. They are all traditional hats using red and white yarns but they all have different elements that make them fun and festive.

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I have included hats for cats too so even your family pet can join in with the festive fun. The pattern would work equally well for small dogs and other furry friends.

Some of these patterns have traditional beanie shape. So if you are not a fan of the long tail on the classic hat you can make a beanie shape instead. This way you can wear the hat even after the festive period.

Crochet Easy Santa Hat Pattern

This adorable Santa Hat is super long and it is topped off with a faux fur pom pom. It’s never too early to start making Santa Hats for the family and for your friends. You can get all the family to wear Santa Hats to really get into the swing of the celebrations.

CROCHET SANTA HAT – EASY FREE PATTERN AND VIDEO TUTORIAL is available on my website and includes step by step instructions on adjusting the pattern. Why not switch the colors and make an elf hat too?

Santa Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

Faux Fur Suzette Stitch Hat

The Faux Fur Santa Suzette Hat is a free crochet pattern and perfect last-minute gift idea project. It’s crocheted with faux fur yarn and also the Suzette stitch.

I designed the Santa Suzette Hat to be easy and quick to make so even a beginner can give this project a go. And the Faux Fur ribbing makes it extremely snuggly while making and wearing it.

Although you can make the hat in any color you wish, the deep red for sure is the perfect color to make it a Santa hat. FAUX FUR SANTA SUZETTE HAT – EASY FREE CROCHET PATTERN FOR THE HOLIDAYS is available on my blog for you to enjoy.

Faux Fur Santa Suzette Hat Crochet Pattern for free

Crochet Cat Hat – Mini Santa Hats

These crochet hats for cats are fun and fast to crochet and simply bring a smile on anyone’s face when they see them being worn on cats. Do not worry, the same pattern would work just as well for small dog or other four legged friends.

The hat would be a lovely make for your pet if they wanted to join in the family Christmas photo! Wouldn’t that make a fun Christmas greeting photo? You can get the FREE CROCHET CAT SANTA HAT PATTERN on my website.

Cat Santa Hat Crochet Pattern

Classic Free Santa Hat Crochet Pattern

This could totally be a last minute project while watching your favorite TV. A hand-crafted Santa Hat would be perfect to wear to all the holiday festivities that sure are waiting for you.

It features a thick, folded/double brim and a super fluffy large pompom. However, the cranberry-colored yarn is what makes this hat. It is giving it a rich and classic Santa look.

The pattern only contains instructions for an adult size. However, it’s a really simple pattern to size up or down, CLICK HERE to check it out.

Classic Santa Crochet Hat

Easy Christmas Hat

This is a traditional crochet Santa hat pattern. It uses classic red and white color, long tail and big fluffy Pom Pom.

The pattern starts with a simple ribbed brim and the main body is worked in rounds. The hat works up super fast so you can make a few as gifts for friends and family. FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free pattern.

Easy Christmas Hat

Christmas Crochet Beanie Pattern

Crochet this easy crochet Santa hat to keep your head warm and celebrate the Christmas season. This hat is the classic beanie shape if you are not a fan of the long tail on traditional Santa hats.

You can still make it all nice and festive by adding some embellishments and using white fluffy yarn. Once the festive season is over you can take the festive add ons off and wear it as a standard hat. You can get to the free pattern on THIS WEBSITE.

Christmas Crochet Beanie Pattern

Bobble Stitch Beanie

If you are not a missive fan of fluffy yarn for the brim, this crochet Santa hat is for you! The fluffy yarn can be replaced by ordinary yarn. To give the brim another dimension, why not use big textured stitch that represents the snow?

This hat is easy and fun to make and will bring festive joy to your family. Make the hat extra special by adding little reindeers to the kids’ hats. THIS BLOG has the free pattern available.

Bobble Stitch Beanie

Baby Free Crochet Santa Hat Pattern

Christmas time would not be complete without a crochet Santa Hat with the giant fluffy pom pom. This crochet Santa Hat pattern is super simple to work up and quick too, so even if you just have a little bit of crochet time during the holiday season, you will be able to whip up one of these.

You can use these cute hats for photo shoots and make some amazing memories with the little ones. The pattern contains multiple sizes from newborn to toddler size all the way to adult sizes. You can access the free crochet pattern BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK.

Baby Santa Beanie Pattern

Santa’s Belt Baby Beanie

This free Santa Baby Hat Crochet Pattern comes in three children’s sizes and is fast and easy to make…perfect for a quick crochet Christmas gift using hdc stitches!

It’s a wonderful Christmas crochet gift idea for beginners as the pattern only uses simple stitches…if you know how to single crochet, half double crochet, chain and slip stitch you can make this Santa Hat!

This cute children’s hat has the added Santa belt and buckle so it is a really festive make. Super simple to make but your little ones will look so cute! Get the free pattern by FOLLOWING THIS LINK .

Santa's Belt Baby Beanie

Secret Santa Hat 

This Santa Hat crochet pattern is super cute and easy. You can make it in time for the holidays. The hat has an extra long tail to make you feel like the real Santa.

In addition, it has a wide strip at the front that might not reveal what kind of a hat you are wearing at first! Trick people with the full reveal of the long Santa style hat and big fluffy Pom Pom. Click ON THIS LINK to get to the free crochet pattern.

Secret Santa Hat 

If you enjoyed this crochet Santa hat pattern roundup and think it is useful, why not share it with your crochet friends? You can share the link on your social media so even more people get to enjoy these beautiful patterns. Do not forget to pin this collection to your favorite Pinterest Board.

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