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Slouchy Santa Hat Knitting Pattern

slouchy santa hat knitting pattern

slouchy 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 costumes, and Santa-Style Hat. My version of Santa Hat is made with a bright red yarn, features sluchy design with white bobbles across the full body of the hat, and decorated with a fluffy white 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 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 fur pom pom

slouchy knit santa hat with white fur pom

Slouchy knit Santa hat 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

slouchy knit santa hat without fur pom

How to knit a 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.

how to knit bobble stitch for santa hat - step one
how to knit bobble stitch for santa hat - step two
how to knit bobble stitch for santa hat - step three
how to knit bobble stitch for santa hat - step four

how to knit bobble stitch for santa hat - step five

how to knit bobble stitch for santa hat - step six

Turn your work and purl these 5 stitches.

how to knit bobble stitch for santa hat - step seven

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.

how to knit bobble stitch for santa hat - step eight
how to knit bobble stitch for santa hat - step nine
how to knit bobble stitch for santa hat - step ten
how to knit bobble stitch for santa hat - step eleven
how to knit bobble stitch for santa hat - step twelve
how to knit bobble stitch for santa hat - step thirteen

 

Slouchy Santa hat knit pattern with bobbles:

Body of the Santa knit hat

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.

knitting body slouchy knit santa hat with bobbles
half-finished slouchy knit santa hat with bobbles

Shaping crown of the Santa knit hat:

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.

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

shaping crown of knit slouchy santa hat - inside look
shaping crown of knit slouchy santa hat - outside look
knit slouchy santa hat with bobbles and fur pom pom on the mannequin's head
knit slouchy santa hat with bobbles on the mannequin's head
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