Santa Christmas Hat Pattern and Creative Friday

I’ve been working on a little Santa Hat pattern this morning, it’s a very versatile little hat and can be used as a hanging decoration on your tree, a name tag or place tag at the Christmas table. It knits up in no time at all!

Here is the pattern:

Santa Christmas Hat Pattern©


Dk red merino yarn oddments

Dk white merino yarn oddments

Brushed mohair oddments

3.5 mm circular needles

Sewing needle




When you change the colours of the yarn for the stripes, make sure you carry the yarns up the beginning inside area of the row by twisting them so that when you need to change colours, they will be there to knit with.

Cast on 20 stitches and join for knitting in the round.

Rounds 1-4: Knit 4 rounds of stocking stitch in brushed white mohair for the fluffy rim of the hat (knit a round then purl a round and repeat both again)

Rounds 5-8: Join the red yarn and knit 4 rounds in red.

Round 9-12: Tie on the beige merino yarn and knit carrying the red yarn up each round. Remember to carry the red yarn up the inside of the hat by twisting it around the beige each time you reach the end of the round and visa-versa with the other rounds.

Round 13: Knit (red)

Round 14: (Knit 1, knit 2 tog) across the round, knit 2 on the end (14 stitches) red

Round 15: Knit, red

Round 16: (Knit 1, knit 2 tog) across  the round, knit 2 on the end (10 stitches) red

Round 17: Knit, red

Round 18: Knit in beige yarn.

Round 19: Knit 1, knit 2 tog, knit 2, knit 1, knit 2 tog, knit 2. (8 stitches)beige

Round 20: Knit, beige

Round 21: Knit, beige

Round 22: Knit, red

Round 23: Knit 1, knit 2 tog, knit 1, knit 1, knit 2 tog, knit 1 (6 stitches)red

Round 24: Knit1, knit 2 tog, knit 1, knit 2 tog (4 stitches)red

Round 25: Knit 2 tog, knit 2 tog (2 stitches)red

Bind off by cutting the yarn and threading it onto a needle, thread the needle through the 2 remaining stitches, pull tight.

Sew in all ends, I used two of the strands from sewing up and tied them into a bow on the top of the hat.

Happy knitting!

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20 Responses to Santa Christmas Hat Pattern and Creative Friday

  1. anna November 2, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    I love these little Christmas hats, especially their fuzzy bases! Thank you for hosting Creative Friday 🙂

  2. Alessandra November 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    I love your little hat! But I’m not still good with circular needles…. ; ((
    xxx Alessandra

  3. Wonder Why Gal November 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    That hat is adorable. I am totally going to make a couple for Christmas gift tags.

  4. Elisabeth Andree November 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    What a cute little hat, sweet of you to share the pattern! Thanks for hosting another Creative Friday! Have a lovely weekend!

  5. Rachel November 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Oh gosh yet another pattern! Wow thank you so much these will keep me busy!

  6. Danielle Sheridan November 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Hi Linda, cute little hat pattern, it reminds me of these little striped stockings that we had hanging on the tree at christmas when I was young! Thank you for sharing.

  7. Natalie November 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Your hat is adorable, thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. Susan November 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    So cute! I needed a little Santa hat for a snowman I am knitting. This one would be perfect!

  9. meghann November 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    Oh, look at that cute little hat! Thank you for sharing the pattern. xo

  10. Jazz November 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  11. chelsey~ buggy & buddy November 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    Love the cute Santa hat!!! Thanks for the always wonderful Creative Friday!

  12. Tina November 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    very nice hat. I think I’ll do several for Xma gifts. thanks for the pattern. Tina

  13. ~ joey ~ November 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    That hat is so adorable!!!
    Well I feel a bit like I’m going backwards but I thought I would share how we took the emphasis off of the candy this Hallowe’en. I have already taken down most of the decorations now so I’m ready to ease into Christmas planning! I absolutely love red and white at Christmas so I’ll be pinning your hat to my Christmas board!
    ~ joey ~

  14. Marie November 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    Cute hat, thought your viewers might enjoy my tip on making a wool wall hanging, cheers Marie

  15. Andrea from ziezo November 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    Cute hat!

    Thanks for letting us share and have a great weekend!

  16. Patti Waldfogel November 3, 2012 at 3:37 am #


  17. Gracey November 3, 2012 at 4:25 am #

    Too cute! I’m all over Christmas stuff! Love it, thanks for sharing!

  18. K November 5, 2012 at 5:56 am #

    Minty little delight!

  19. Sylvia December 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    so cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern!


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