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This is a free crochet Santa hat with pom-pom pattern you can make for the festive season! It would make a fun festive accessory or a festive photo prop for family pictures.
I recently created this Santa hat with Pom-pom.
I love that this pattern can be adjusted in order to create many different hat sizes by using the table included in the pattern.
This hat pattern is for a Toddler to preschooler (12 months – 3 years).
Please see the information at the end for how to adjust the pattern for different sizes.
Table of contents
- Crochet Santa hat with pom-pom PDF
- Crochet Santa hat with pom-pom Pattern Instructions:
- How to Make a Pom Pom
- Final Thoughts
- THE CROCHET CLUB – CROCHET PATTERN, TIPS & TUTORIAL VAULT
Crochet Santa hat with pom-pom PDF
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What you will need:
- 6mm hook
- Worsted weighted yarn, I used Loops & Thread’s Impeccable in white and red
- Tapestry needle
- Pom-pom maker (optional, unless you make it manually with your hand or a paper board)
Stitches that are used in this pattern (some videos are on the bottom of this pattern):
- Magic ring
- Suzette stitch (*1sc and 1 dc in the same stitch, sk st; repeat from *)
- Bpdc (back post double crochet); Tutorial can be found here
- Fpdc (front post double crochet) ; Tutorial can be found here
3 Suzette stitches in 2 inches x 5 rows in 2 inches
Crochet Santa hat with pom-pom Pattern Instructions:
Row 1: Start with red yarn and make a magic ring and chain 6 sc into the ring and pull tight, sl st to the first sc (6st)
Row 2: Ch1, (using the Suzette stitch without skipping a stitch) 1sc and 1 dc in the same stitch, in every stitch, sl st to the first sc (12st)
Row 3: Ch1, *1sc and 1 dc in the same st; sk st; 1sc, 1dc, 1sc and 1 dc all in the same stitch; sk st; repeat from * all around, sl st to first sc (18st)
Row 4: Ch1, *1sc and 1 dc in the same st; sk st; 1sc and 1dc in the same st; sk st; 1sc, 1dc, 1sc and 1 dc all in the same stitch; sk st; repeat from * all around, sl st to first sc (24st)
Row 5: Ch1, *(1sc and 1 dc in the same st; sk st) 3 times; 1sc, 1dc, 1sc and 1 dc all in the same stitch; sk st; repeat from * all around, sl st to first sc (30st)
Row 6: Ch1, *(1sc and 1 dc in the same st; sk st) 4 times; 1sc, 1dc, 1sc and 1 dc all in the same stitch; sk st; repeat from * all around, sl st to first sc (36st)
Row 7: Ch1, *(1sc and 1 dc in the same st; sk st) 5 times; 1sc, 1dc, 1sc and 1 dc all in the same stitch; sk st; repeat from * all around, sl st to first sc (42st)
Row 8: Ch1, *(1sc and 1 dc in the same st; sk st) 6 times; 1sc, 1dc, 1sc and 1 dc all in the same stitch; sk st; repeat from * all around, sl st to first sc (48st)
The diameter should be about 5.5 inches across which would fit a child 12 months to 3 years old.
If you need it to make it fit a child younger than 12 months, stop a certain amount of rows before, depending how big the head of the child/baby is.
If you need it to be larger, increase more rows after row 8 in the same pattern, meaning if you need another row, the next row would be like this: Ch1, *(1sc and 1 dc in the same st; sk st) 7 times; 1sc, 1dc, 1sc and 1 dc all in the same stitch; sk st; repeat from * all around, sl st to first sc (54st).
The number I highlighted in red would be the number that would increase by 1 and the number highlighted in blue would increase by 6 st for each additional row.
Make sure to measure the diameter of the santa hat with pom-pom and check the information at the end of this pattern (table) to refer to how large or small the diameter needs to be for a certain size head before continuing on with the rest of the pattern.
If you continue the pattern like I did for a 12 month – 3 year old, it would be 48 st in a round, but this amount would be different for any other head size.
Row 9-15: Ch1, *1sc and 1 dc in the same st; sk st; repeat from * all around, sl st to the first sc (48st for a child 12 months – 3years).
The pattern for these rows would be the same for all hat sizes; just the amount of stitches per row and the row number would be different depending on the certain hat size.
As mentioned, the length of the santa hat with pom-pom would also be different for a head of a different size.
Looking at the information at the end of this pattern (table), take the measurement of the hat height and subtract 1.5 inches as that is the length of the rim that will be added next.
So, for example for a hat for a child 12 months to 3 years the hat height should be 7.5 inches.
After row 15, the hat should measure 6 inches. Next, the rim of 1.5 inches would be added making the hat 7.5 inches in height.
Switch to white yarn for the rim.
Row 16: Ch 2, 1dc in each stitch all around, sl st to first dc (48st)
Row 17: Ch 2, *fpdc, bpdc, repeat from * all around, sl st to first dc (48st)
Row 18-20: Ch 2, *fpdc, bpdc, repeat from * all around, sl st to first dc (48st); making sure the fpdc is above a fpdc from the previous round, same for the bpdc; see the picture below on how that would look like at the end.
Fasten off and weave in the ends. Add a white pom-pom (here is a tutorial how to make a pom-pom with a pom-pom maker) in the size of your preference.
Reference table for correct hat size depending on the age of the person who will wear it
|Age||Head circumference in inches||Hat diameter in inches||Hat height in inches
(*** see note below)
|Preemies 1-1.5lbs/ 23-25 weeks||7-8||2-2.34||3-3.25|
|Preemies 2lbs/ 26-27 weeks||9-10||2.64-2.93||3.5-4|
|Preemies 2-3lbs/ 27-31 weeks||10-11.25||2.93-3.3||4|
|Preemies 4-5lbs/ 32-34 weeks||11.25-12.5||3.3-3.67||4-4.25|
|Baby- 3 to 6 months||14-17||4.1-5||6.1-6.49|
|Baby- 6 to 12 months||16-19||4.69-5.57||6.49-6.89|
(12 month to 3 years)
|Child (3 to 10 years)||19-20.5||5.57-6||7.8|
|Pre-teens and Teens||20.5-22||6-6.45||7.8-8.7|
Crochet Santa Hat with pom-pom Video Tutorials:
Here I made a video on how the Santa hat actually looks like (partial tutorial only).
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You will also need to know how to do these stitches or techniques for the Santa hat: Suzette Stitch
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How to do the Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet
How to Make a Pom Pom
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