Easy FREE Crochet Santa Hat Pattern and Video Tutorial

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This adorable Santa Hat is long and includes a faux fur pom pom. The free crochet pattern is made using basic crochet stitches and the worsted weight Brava yarn by WeCrochet. The ribbing and hat are made with Fable fur yarn.

It’s finally Christmas time. Yes, we haven’t had Thanksgiving yet, I get it. But it’s never too early to start making Santa Hats for the family and for your friends. My whole family loves wearing Santa hats but without bells. LOL Although I think they are cuter with bells, especially for little kids.

This Santa hat with a faux fur white brim and faux fur crochet pom pom is a really simple pattern that can be easily made into many different sizes. I designed this easy free pattern for an adult size only, but I added a conversion reference table so you can also make this easy crochet Santa hat for smaller or larger sizes.

The main red hat body features the moss stitch using medium-weight yarn which makes this an easy Santa hat pattern you can whip up for the merry Christmas time. I love classic Santa hat patterns and this pattern definitely resembles one of them. It has a long triangle hat such that the pom is far in the back or lays right on the shoulder, just like Santa. 

Although I used a crochet faux fur pom pom for this Santa hat, you can easily make one using a pom pom maker or use a ready-to-go faux fur pom pom. Personally, I love the personal touch of a crocheted faux fur which is stuffed with polyfill as it’s lighter than other pom poms, and because I had leftover faux fur white yarn from the brim. But regardless of which pom pom you pick to add on top of the hat, you will spread special holiday season feelings when wearing this cute and classic beginner crochet Santa hat pattern. 

Crocheting for Christmas

Christmas decorations can be stressful or enjoyable to crochet. I love decorating and making unique pieces that no one has seen before. For example, the Gingerbread House is an all-time favorite. But to make it even better the family would wear Santa Hats to really get into the swing of the celebrations and holiday cheer. Don’t you think?

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Crocheting a hat

When I first started to crochet, I was scared to crochet hats. I never knew how to make the hats fit for a specific head. But then I figured out how to crochet hats perfectly every time. And it truly is not as hard as it might seem. You just need a good reference table and a measuring tape.

This Santa hat was made with worsted weight yarn called Brava yarn by WeCrochet. It’s soft and so easy to use. It also uses Fable Fur yarn for the perfect ribbing and faux fur pom pom.

Santa Hat with Pom Pom Free Crochet Pattern Tutorial

Making the Santa Hat into an Elf Hat

Easy. All you will need to do is switch out the white for red and the red for green. But it may be hard to find true red faux fur yarn (some yarn companies may have those). So you may need to switch out with worsted or bulky yarn that is not faux fur and adjust the pattern slightly (for the ribbing and the pom pom). But the rest of the pattern can still be used easily.

So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute Santa hat pattern.

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This pattern is also available as an ad-free, printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below for Etsy and Ravelry as well as LoveCrafts for only a small fee.

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More Free Santa Hat Crochet Pattern Ideas

If you like this Santa Hat crochet pattern, you might like these also:

  1. Faux Fur Santa Hat
  2. Santa Suzette Hat
  3. Santa Hat Shadow Crochet Washcloth
  4. Elf Hat

How to crochet the long
Santa Hat with Faux Fur Pom Pom

You will need:


4 sts x 4 rounds = 1 square inch


Size varies and is different for each hat size. Adult Size Santa Hat is 9 inches in diameter and 22.5 inches long. Use the reference table to make a 6-12 months, child size, toddler size, teen size or any other size hat.

Stitches used (US terms):

Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE

  • sc = single crochet
  • sk = skip
  • st = stitch
  • moss stitch = 1 sc, 1 ch, sk 1 st
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • magic ring or magic circle

Cute Crochet Santa Hat
Video Tutorial

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Crochet Santa Hat - Free Pattern

Written Instructions for the Free Crochet Santa Hat Pattern:

First, you will need to determine which right size you will be making for your hat. You will first make the ribbing. For that, you will need to reference the head circumference and subtract about 1 inch since the Fable Fur yarn is stretchy. Next, turn the rectangle ribbing piece into a circle and add the Moss Stitch for the upper hat part until you reach the hat height measurement for the head size of the person you’re making the hat for. Then you will start decreasing and finally add the Pompom at the end. 

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Ribbing of the Santa Hat

Start with the Fable Fur yarn, Chain 5 using the 9.0mm hook

R1: start from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each st, turn

R2: 1 sc in each st, turn

Repeat row 2 until you reach 1 inch less of what the reference table shows for “head circumference”.

Then fold the long rectangle in half and slip stitch the first and last row together. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Red Hat Part of the Santa Hat

Attach the red brava yarn to the ribbing using the 4.0mm hook.

Evenly crochet all around the ribbing, around 2 sc’s per row of the ribbing until you have an odd number of stitches. Make sure it’s a bit more than you normally would have for a hat in the head size you are making it for. For example, for an adult hat I crocheted 81 sc’s (typically I crochet around 70 for a hat).

You will now crochet in continuous rounds using the moss stitch (1 sc, sk 1 st, 1 ch) until you reach the height of the hat measurement (check the reference table).

Crochet Santa Hat Pattern ribbing

Elongating the Santa Hat with decreasing rounds

Now you will start decreasing in a specific pattern. That means you will decrease for 2 rounds (1st round removing 4 chains, 2nd round removing 4 sc’s), followed by 5 normal rounds of moss stitches.

Divide the last round you crocheted into 4 parts and mark them with a stitch marker.


Now for the next round, crochet the moss stitch as normal until you hit a stitch marker, skip the ch of the moss stitch (so just 1 sc, sk 1 st) right where the stitch marker is. Repeat from * until you finished the round and skipped 4 chains in total.

In the following round, you will crochet the moss stitch as normal until you hit a stitch marker, then skip 1 sc, such that you crochet over the stitch marker. Repeat from * until you finished the round and have skipped 4 sc’s in total.

Please reference the video tutorial if the above decreasing rounds are not clear.

After you did the 2 decreasing rounds, you will crochet 5 rounds of normal moss stitches (no decreases).

Repeat from *** until you can’t decrease anymore and have about 10 stitches in the last round.

Close the hole, by sewing/weaving your yarn through the the moss stitches and then pull to close. Fasten off.

Adding the Pom Pom to the Santa Hat

To add the pom pom, you first either buy one, make one or crochet one. I crocheted mine using this Faux Fur Pom Pom pattern (it includes a video) using Fable Fur Yarn.

Sew the pom pom to the end of the Santa Hat.

Fasten off and weave in your end.

Crochet Santa Hat Pattern long

Now you are done and can wear, gift or sell your Santa Hat for the Christmas time.

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