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Christmas Tree Topper Hat or Mini Santa Hat

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Circular or DPN knitting needles 8 mm (US 11/UK 0);

<> Red Heard, Super Saver (4), 100% acrylic yarn. Knit in two strands of yarn together. As an option, you can use super bulky (6) yarn in one strand. Red and white colors.

<> Crochet hook or tapestry needle.

Knit super bulky mini Santa hat size:

Size: 9*16 cm without pom pom

Gauge: 9-10 sts – 4 inches (10 cm)

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

st(s) – stitch(es)

Body of the wine topper pattern:

Using white color, cast on 20 stitches or any other number that is divisible by 4. Join to knit in the round. Place marker.

Rounds 1-13: [k2, p2] – repeat till the end of round. (9 cm)

Change yarn color from white to red.

Round 14: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 15: slip first stitch purlwise and knit all other stitches to the end of round. This technique allows to add new color without leaving a hole in your work.

Round 16-23: knit in stockinette stitch.

Shaping the crown of Christmas topper Santa hat:

Round 1: [k3, k2tog] – repeat 4 times. (16 stitches)

Round 2: knit in stockinette stitch

Round 3: [k2, k2tog] – repeat 4 times. (12 stitches)

Round 4-6: knit in stockinette stitch

Round 7: [k2, k2tog] – repeat 3 times. (9 stitches)

Round 8: knit in stockinette stitch

Round 9: [k1, k2tog] – repeat 3 times. (6 stitches)

Round 10: knit in stockinette stitch

Round 11: [k2tog] – repeat 3 times. (3 stitches)

Now cut the yarn leaving 10 cm tail and pull it through remaining 3 stitches by using hook or tapestry needle. Weave in ends.

Check the video tutorial on how to make a yarn pom with simple pom pom maker.

You are ready to decorate your Christmas Tree or the bottle of Champagne!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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