Crochet Santa Hat
Every Christmas Eve the Curtis clan gathers together for a fun filled night of celebration. We usually kick things off with dinner and catching up with each other. Then we move onto a lively game of dirty Santa, which never fails to entertain. Frankly, throughout the year, we’re usually looking for the perfect dirty Santa gifts to inspire much mischief and fun amongst our family members!
Anyway, after we’ve laughed ourselves silly and patted ourselves on our backs for our hard earned prizes, it’s time for us to exchange our actual Christmas presents. Now that we’re older, my sister and I usually help to hand out all the gifts, which is fun. Playing Santa’s elf for the night is pretty cool.
This year, I thought it would be cute to make Santa hats for us to wear. I think they turned out rather nice too, so I hope my sister digs her hat!
If you want to make some for your clan too, they’re super easy to make. Here’s the pattern and a couple of helpful video tutorials too.
You’ll need one roll each of red and white yarn. If possible, try to get some from the same brand to keep things consistent.
A Size 8/H -5.00MM Crochet Hook
1. Starting with your red yarn. Create a foundation chain that is the width of your head or a tiny bit larger. You don’t want it to fit too snug on your head. Slip Stitch (SL ST) into the first chain you made to create a circle.
2. Chain (CH) 1 and Single Crochet (SC) into the first CH and all remaining CHs on this row. You should have the same number of SC as you did on your foundation chain. SLST into the first SC you made.
3. CH 1. On this row, you will also SC into all stitches, expect 2. Doesn’t matter which two stitches you skip, as long as you skip 2. Me? I like to space them out so they are not as noticeable. When you reach the end, SLST into the first SC you made.
4. CH 1 and repeat. You’ll go down by 2 every time until you get a small opening. For example, I started with 76 and I got to 4 before I stopped.
5. To close, just SL ST the remaining stitches together. This completes the red yarn, so you can tie it off now.
6. Now that you have the base of your hat made, we want to add a white band around the base of the hat. I like a blanket stitch for this part because it looks poufy. I started by attaching my white yarn to one of the stitches on the base of the hat, and then SC all the way around. Like I said, I started with 76, so I had 76 SC in white. SLST into the first SC you made to close.
7. CH 3 and Double Crochet (DC) into the first stitch. *Skip two stitches and SC into the next stitch. Also, make 2 DC in the same stitch. Repeat from * until you reach the end. SLST into the center of the CH 3 you made in the beginning.
8. CH 3 and DC into the first stitch. *Skip two stitches and SC into the next stitch (which is the SC on the previous row). Also, make 2 DC in the same stitch. Repeat from * until you reach the end. SLST into the center of the CH 3 you made in the beginning.
9. Repeat until you reach your desired band height.
Here’s a video tutorial on how to do a blanket stitch too in case you need a little extra help:
Now we need to add a pom-pom to the top! These are easy and really fun to make!! Just wrap the white yarn around your fingers around 50 to 100 times. The more you wrap around the poufier it will be.
Gently remove from your fingers, and tie a piece of yarn around the center to secure. Make sure it’s tight so it doesn’t come apart. I like to double knot it too. It looks kind of like a bun at this point.
Then, use your scissors to cut the loops in the “bun” apart. They will be a little uneven, so you will probably have to do some trimming to get it nice and symmetrical. NOTE: Since we’re going to attach it to the top of our hat, leave the long end of the piece of string you secured the center with uncut.
Here’s a video tutorial on how to make a pom-pom too in case you need a little extra help:
To attach the pom-pom, just sew it into the top of your hat. I like to knot it a few times just to be sure it’s secure. Cut off any excess yarn.
That’s it, folks! You now have a cute little Santa hat. If it’s too plain for your tastes, you can add whatever decorations you like to jazz it up a bit.
Until next time, happy creating everyone!
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