Free Santa hat Knitting pattern by Ratchadawan Chambers
Want a quick Christmas knitting project? Here is one that you might enjoy making and finish it in a few days. How about making a Santa Hat! I have in my stash, some red worsted weight yarn and a skein of mohair. So, they are perfect for this Santa hat project.
The hat is knitted in circular fashion using double pointed needles. You can also knit in rows using straight needles as well, but you just need to seam the sides together. A Santa hat can’t be completed without a pom pom at the top. It’s your choice to buy one or make your own. Here is a link to my tutorial on how to make a pompom using a clover pom pom maker. How to Make a Pom Pom Using Clover Pom Pom Maker or see video below.
Here are supplies you’ll need to make this Santa Hat;
Gauge: Red worsted yarn 4.5 st/6 rows/inch Mohair = 4st/6rows/inch
With a mohair yarn, cast on 19 sts on each of the 4 needles.
Join in a round and knit for 3” (18 rounds). Purl 1 round. Then knit for 3 more inches (total of 37 rounds). Purl 1 round.
Next round: Change to red yarn and knit for 3” then begin decrease as follows;
Needle #1: Knit to the last 3 sts of the needle, k2tog, k1.
Needle #2: K1, sl 1, k1, psso, knit to the end of the needle.
Needle #3: Knit to the last 3 sts of the needle, k2tog, k1.
Needle #4: K1, Sl 1, k1, psso, knit to the end of the needle. Use a stitch marker to mark the end of the round here.
Round 2-4: knit.
Repeat rounds 1- 4 until you have 4 sts left. Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail. Use a big eye needle to thread the tail and run it through the last 4 sts. Pull it tight and weave the tail behind work.
Turn work inside out so that the wrong side is facing you. Fold the white brim along the purl sts row and sew it to the body of the hat along the first row of the red yarn. Attach a pom pom to the top and you’re done!
With a mohair yarn, cast on 78 sts. Work in stockinette stitch (knit on the right side and purl on the wrong side) for 3” ending with a wrong side facing.
Next row (wrong side): Knit. Next row (right side): Knit.
Then work another 3” of stockinette sts. Ending with a wrong side row facing. Knit 1 row.
Next row (right side): Change to red yarn and knit for 3” then begin decrease as follows;
Place a marker between 39th and 40th sts. This marks the center of the hat.
Row 1(right side) : k2, sl 1, k1, psso, k to 3 sts before the marker, k2tog, k1, slip marker, k1, sl1,k1,psso, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Knit.
Repeat rows 1-4 until you have 6 sts left.
Cut yarn leaving a 20 inch tail. Use a big eye needle to thread the tail and run it through the last 4 sts. Pull it tight. Fold the piece in half vertically and with the right sides facing one another, sew both sides together using mattress stitches. (you can find tutorial on youtube if you need one) Use the white yarn to sew the white band.
Fold the white brim along the purl sts row and sew it to the hat body along the first row of the red yarn. Attach a pom pom to the top and you’re done!
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