Fabulous Santa Hat Knitting Pattern

Christmas season is coming soon and I have already started preparing gifts for my friends. No Christmas passes by without loud celebration, lots of fun, and of course, awesome accessories such as white beard, nice costume, and Santa-Style Hat. My version of Santa Hat is made with a bright red yarn, and features white bobbles across the full body of the hat and a fluffy fur pom pom. Simple yet beautiful pattern design makes this Santa Hat an easy to knit project in the time of holiday hassles.

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> 16” long, circular needles 3.25 mm (US 3/UK 10) for the body part and 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles 3.25 mm for the crown;

<> Alize baby wool – 40% wool, 40% acrylic, 20% bamboo. Red and white colors: 50 grams = 175 m. (192 yds.) In total 1.5 red and <0.5 white balls.

<> Snow white real fur pom pom

Santa knit beanie size:

Adult: 52-54 cm

Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Note for knitters:

Knit with two strands of yarn at once.

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

k2tog – knit two together

skpo – Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it's done.

bobble: bbl

How to knit bobble stitch:

In the same stitch – knit 1, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 1 and then drop the stitch from your left needle. Now you have 5 stitches on the right needle.

Santa Hat Pattern: knitting bobble stitch, step 1

Santa Hat Pattern: knitting bobble stitch, step 2

Santa Hat Pattern: knitting bobble stitch, step 3

Santa Hat Pattern: knitting bobble stitch, step 4

Santa Hat Pattern: knitting bobble stitch, step 5

Santa Hat Pattern: knitting bobble stitch, step 6

Turn your work and purl these 5 stitches.

Santa Hat Pattern: knitting bobble stitch, step 7

Turn your work again and start decreasing: k2tog, k1, k2tog – 3 stitches on the right needle.

Pick the second stitch up and pull it over the first one and again pick the third stitch up and pull it over.

Santa Hat Pattern: knitting bobble stitch, step 9

Santa Hat Pattern: knitting bobble stitch, step 10

Santa Hat Pattern: knitting bobble stitch, step 11

Santa Hat Pattern: knitting bobble stitch, step 12

Santa Hat Pattern: knitting bobble stitch, step 13

Santa Hat Pattern: knitting bobble stitch, step 14

Santa bobble knit beanie pattern:

Cast on 80 stitches or any other number divisible by 4. Place marker and join to work in the round.

Rounds 1-11: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 12: *k9, bbl - repeat from* to end of round.

To create a bobble simply take a yarn of different color and knit the bobble. Cut the yarn and continue working with the main color. Do not make dangling loops behind as it might worsen stretching of your hat. From the other side, you can simple use base color for the bobbles.

Rounds 13-23: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 24: k4, bbl, *k9, bbl - repeat from* 7 times, k5.

Repeat Rounds 1-24 once more. Knit in stockinette stitch 3-4 more rounds and start decreasing part.Start decreasing part earlier if you don’t want slouchy style hat. 

Body of Santa-Style Knit Hat

Body of Santa Knit Hat

Shaping the crown of Santa bobble knit beanie:

To make knitting process easier place markers after every 20 stitches. You may also use double pointed knitting needles that will also help to finish crown part faster and easier.

Round 1: *k2tog, k15, skpo, k1 - repeat from* to end of round.

Round 2: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 3: *k2tog, k13, skpo, k1 - repeat from* to end of round.

Round 4: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 5: *k2tog, k11, skpo, k1 - repeat from* to end of round.

Round 6: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 7: *k2tog, k9, skpo, k1 - repeat from* to end of round.

Round 8: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 9: *k2tog, k7, skpo, k1 - repeat from* to end of round.

Round 10: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 11: *k2tog, k5, skpo, k1 - repeat from* to end of round.

Round 12: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 13: *k2tog, k3, skpo, k1 - repeat from* to end of round.

Round 14: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 15: *k2tog, k1, skpo, k1 - repeat from* to end of round.

Round 16: knit in stockinette stitch.

Crown of Santa-Style Knit Hat

Cut the tail and thread it through remaining stitches of last round. Pull tight to secure. Weave in ends.

Santa Hat Pattern

Wrong side before.

Shaping the crown of Santa-Style Knit Hat

Wrong side after.

Attach pom pom and enjoy you Christmas holidays. Ho-ho-ho!

Santa-Style Knit Hat with Fur Pom Pom

Santa-Style Knit Hat and Fur Pom Pom Beside Each Other

Santa Hat

Santa-Style Knit Hat with White Fur Pom Pom

Santa Knit Hat on Mannequin - side view

Santa Knit Hat on Mannequin - side view

Santa-Style Knit Hat with Pom Pom on Mannequin - side view

Santa Knit Hat with Pom Pom on Mannequin - side view

Santa Knit Hat on Mannequin - side view

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