Crochet Christmas Tree Hat

Crochet Christmas Tree Hat

If you are searching for a crochet Christmas Tree Hat, you have come to the right place! With easy to follow instructions, you can make this hat for toddlers, kids and adults this holiday season.

As you can see with all my free crochet Christmas patterns, I absolutely love crocheting for Christmas. From crochet Christmas gifts to decorations, there is something so special about crocheting by the light of the Christmas tree.

I wanted to create a crochet Christmas hat that the whole family could wear. I wanted it to be practical, gender-neutral and keep everyone’s heads warm during our very cold winters but also unique and festive. As our holiday officially begins when we get our tree, I thought a Christmas tree hat would be absolutely perfect.

Crochet Christmas Tree Hat Pattern

The moment my husband saw this Crochet Christmas Tree Hat he said, we all have to wear these in our annual Christmas card photo!

I’d love to see your completed hat! After you’re finished, post a pic of your completed Crochet Christmas Tree Hat on my Facebook page or tag @jototheworldcreations in your post!

Christmas Tree Hat Crochet Pattern

This free Christmas Tree Hat Crochet Pattern is easy to follow and includes step by step instructions for each size. It works up quite quickly. The textured “tree” is created by alternating between single and triple/treble crochet stitches. Every other round is made with all half double crochet stitches.

You can use any size 4 (medium), 100% acrylic yarn – it’s best if it has some stretch to it. You can use any method to create a pom pom for the star on the top or follow the instructions in the pattern, which links to a video tutorial if you are new to making pom poms.

The Christmas Tree Hat Crochet Pattern includes step by step instructions and a photo tutorial for the hat ribbing. If you have never added hat ribbing to a crochet hat before, it’s a fantastic way to finish a hat. The hat ribbing is nice and stretchy, allowing for some flexibility with sizes and also keeps that hat securely on a head. Plus for this pattern, I think it’s perfect for the Christmas tree stump!


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Crochet Christmas Tree Hat Pattern Details

Skill Level

Easy to Intermediate – the pattern includes Bobbles and hat ribbing which may be new to beginners but the pattern includes step by step instructions and lots of pictures so you can easily follow along.

Sizes

The pattern comes in three sizes: Toddler (2-4 years), Child (4+ years) & Adult. 

Each size hat measures (when pressed flat and not including pom pom): 

  • Toddler: w: 9.5” x h: 10”
  • Child: w: 10” x h: 11.5”
  • Adult: w: 11” x h: 12”
Toddler, Child & Adult Size

Gauge

4” x 4” = 14 hdc and 10 rows as a flat swatch (not in the round) 

Materials

Yarn: Any worsted weight (size 4), 100% acrylic yarn (it’s best if it has some stretch to it). I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn, Solid. A skein is 4.5oz / 127.5g and 285 yd/260 m. I used the colors:

A) “Kelly Green” (approx. half a skein)
B) “Cherry Red” and “Sunny Day” (I also used Sunny Day for the Pom Pom) (less than a quarter skein)
C) “Chocolate Brown” (less than a quarter skein) 

Crochet Hook Size: H/8 (5.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge. 

Cardboard for Pom Pom: A piece of thick cardboard that is 5″ x 3″.

Other Materials: yarn needle, scissors and measuring tape. 

Abbreviations

ch = chain
st = stitch
sts = stitches 
sl st = slip stitch 
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet 
tr = triple / treble crochet 
BLO = back loops only 
RS = Right Side (outside of your work) 
WS= Wrong Side (inside of your work) 
YO = yarn over 
sk = skip 

Christmas Tree Hat Crochet Pattern

Terminology

This Christmas Tree Hat Crochet Pattern is written for right-handed crochet using standard US terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terms, here’s my US to UK Conversion Chart

Measuring

When taking measurements throughout this pattern, press your work down flat. Measure the width from the furthest ends. Measure the height from the tip of the top down to lowest part of the bottom. 

Measuring instructions

Special Stitches

Bobble: A bobble is a dc5tog into the same stitch. 

Here is how to do it: YO, insert your hook into the next stitch, YO and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook). YO, insert your hook into the same stitch, YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook). YO, insert your hook into the same stitch, YO and pull up a loop (5 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (4 loops on hook). YO, insert your hook into the same stitch, YO and pull up a loop (6 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (5 loops on hook). YO, insert your hook into the same stitch, YO and pull up a loop (7 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (6 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through all 6 loops on hook. 

The next stitch after a bobble is always a sc. When making your sc in the next stitch, push the bobble stitch to the front (away from you) and crochet tightly as you make the next sc.

Triple/Treble Crochet Stitch (tr): YO twice, insert hook into next st. YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through last 2 loops on hook. 

Color Legend

Color Legend

The Lights/Ornaments (B) are labeled as one color but you can use any number of colors for B (I used two colors and alternated each time the pattern called for using B). 

Changing Colors

Change colors when instructed by placing the new color on your hook and pulling the new color through the loop of your current color. 

Right & Wrong Sides

For this pattern you will chain 1 and turn after each round. You will also be working clockwise but will be working in the opposite direction from your previous round. 

On Right Side (RS) rounds, the outside of your work will be facing you. On Wrong Side (WS) Rounds, the inside of your work will be facing you. Which side you are working on becomes more obvious as your hat grows but for the first few rounds it can be tricky. Always ensure you have turned before beginning a round. 

Right and Wrong Side Rounds

Pattern Notes

  • The pattern is worked from the top down, in the round. You will ch 1 and turn after each round. 
  • Always work into the first st of the round (the st attached to the chain). This st can be quite tight but still work into it. If the instructions for the first st of the round say “next st,” work into the first st (the st attached to the chain). 
  • Because you are chaining 1 and turning after each round, it can be difficult to tell which is the last st of the round. Ensure you count your stitches to determine which is the last st. 

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Christmas Tree Hat Crochet Pattern Instructions

All Sizes (Toddler, Child & Adult)

Start: With A (Christmas Tree Color), make a Magic Ring/Circle. Continue using A until instructed to change colors. 

Round 1 (RS): Make 10 hdc into the Magic Ring. Pull end of Magic Ring tight to close. (10 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. 

Round 2 (WS): Ch 1 and turn. *Sc in next st. Tr in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (10 sts). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join. 

Round 3 (RS): Ch 1 and turn. 2 hdc in each st around. (20 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. 

Round 4 (WS): Ch 1 and turn. *Sc in next st. Tr in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (20 sts). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join. 

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Round 5 (RS): Ch 1 and turn. Hdc in each st around. (20 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. 

Round 6 (WS): Ch 1 and turn. *Sc in next st. Tr in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (20 sts). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join. 

Round 7 (RS): Ch 1 and turn. *2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (30 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. 

Measurements: After Round 7, work should measure approx. w: 3.5” x h: 2.5”. 

Round 8 (WS): Change Colors. Add B (Lights/Ornaments Color. Reminder that you can use the same color each time the pattern calls for B or alternate colors). You can leave A hanging as long as it’s on the inside of your work. With B, ch 1 and turn. Sc in next st. *Bobble in next st. 1 sc in next 4 sts.* Repeat from * to * around (a total of 5 times) until there are 4 sts left. Bobble in next st. 1 sc in next 3 sts. (30 sts made including 6 bobbles). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join. 

Round 9 (RS): Change Colors. Add A and fasten off B. With A, ch 1 and turn. Hdc in each st around. (30 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. Continue using A until instructed to change colors. 

Round 10 (WS): Ch 1 and turn. *Sc in next st. Tr in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (30 sts). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join. 

Round 11 (RS): Ch 1 and turn. *2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 2 sts.* Repeat from * to * around. (40 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. 

Round 12 (WS): Ch 1 and turn. *Sc in next st. Tr in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (40 sts). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join.

Round 13 (RS): Ch 1 and turn. Hdc in each st around. (40 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. 

Measurements: After Round 13, work should measure approx. w: 5.5” x h: 5”

Round 14 (WS): Change Colors. Add B. You can leave A hanging as long as it’s on the inside of your work. With B, ch 1 and turn. 1 sc in next 2 sts. *Bobble in next st. 1 sc in next 4 sts.* Repeat from * to * around (a total of 7 times) until there are 3 sts left. Bobble in next st. 1 sc in next 2 sts. (40 sts made including 8 bobbles). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join. 

Round 15 (RS): Change Colors. Add A and fasten off B. With A, ch 1 and turn. *2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 3 sts. * Repeat from * to * around. (50 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. Continue using A until instructed to change colors. 

Round 16 (WS): Ch 1 and turn. *Sc in next st. Tr in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (50 sts). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join.

Round 17 (RS): Ch 1 and turn. Hdc in each st around. (50 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. 

Christmas Tree Hat Crochet Pattern

Round 18 (WS): Ch 1 and turn. *Sc in next st. Tr in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (50 sts). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join. 

Round 19 (RS): Ch 1 and turn. *2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 4 sts. * Repeat from * to * around. (60 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join.

Measurements: After Round 19, work should measure approx. w: 8” x h: 7”

Round 20 (WS): Change Colors. Add B. You can leave A hanging as long as it’s on the inside of your work. With B, ch 1 and turn. 1 sc in next 3 sts. *Bobble in next st. 1 sc in next 4 sts.* Repeat from * to * around (a total of 11 times) until there are 2 sts left. Bobble in next st. 1 sc in last st. (60 sts made including 12 bobbles). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join.

Round 21 (RS): Change Colors. Add A and fasten off B. With A, ch 1 and turn. Hdc in each st around. (60 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. Continue using A until instructed to change colors.

Round 22 (WS): Ch 1 and turn. *Sc in next st. Tr in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (60 sts). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join.

At this point, the pattern has specific instructions for each size. Follow the instructions starting at Round 23 for the size you’d like to make. 


Toddler Size Rounds 23 – 24

Toddler – Round 23 (RS): Ch 1 and turn. Hdc in each st around. (60 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join.

Toddler – Round 24 (WS): Ch 1 and turn. *Sc in next st. Tr in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (60 sts). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join.

Do not fasten off. Begin Hat Ribbing.

Measurements: After Round 24, work should measure approx. w: 9” x h: 9”


Child Size Rounds 23 – 28

Child – Round 23 (RS): Ch 1 and turn. *2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 14 sts. * Repeat from * to * around. (64 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join.

Child – Round 24 (WS): Ch 1 and turn. *Sc in next st. Tr in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (64 sts). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join.

Child – Round 25 (RS): Ch 1 and turn. Hdc in each st around. (64 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join.

Measurements: After Round 25, work (when pressed flat) should measure approx. w: 9.5” x h: 9”

Child – Round 26 (WS): Change Colors. Add B. You can leave A hanging as long as it’s on the inside of your work. With B, ch 1 and turn. 1 sc in next st. *Bobble in next st. 1 sc in next 4 sts.* Repeat from * to * around (a total of 12 times) until there are 3 sts left. Bobble in next st. 1 sc in next 2 sts. (64 sts made including 13 bobbles). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join.

Child – Round 27 (RS): Change Colors. Add A and fasten off B. With A, ch 1 and turn. Hdc in each st around. (64 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. Continue using A until instructed to change colors.

Child – Round 28 (WS): Ch 1 and turn. *Sc in next st. Tr in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (64 sts). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join.

Do not fasten off. Begin Hat Ribbing. 

Measurements: After Round 28, work (when pressed flat) should measure approx. w: 10” x h: 10”

Toddler & Child Size

Adult Size Rounds 23 – 30 

Adult – Round 23 (RS): Ch 1 and turn. *2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 5 sts. * Repeat from * to * around. (70 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join.

Adult – Round 24 (WS): Ch 1 and turn. *Sc in next st. Tr in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (70 sts). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join.

Adult – Round 25 (RS): Ch 1 and turn. Hdc in each st around. (70 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join.

Measurements: After Round 25, work should measure approx. w: 10” x h: 9”

Adult – Round 26 (WS): Change Colors. Add B. You can leave A hanging as long as it’s on the inside of your work. With B, ch 1 and turn. 1 sc in next st. *Bobble in next st. 1 sc in next 4 sts.* Repeat from * to * around (a total of 13 times) until there are 4 sts left. Bobble in next st. 1 sc in next 3 sts. (70 sts made including 14 bobbles). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join.

Adult – Round 27 (RS): Change Colors. Add A and fasten off B. With A, ch 1 and turn. Hdc in each st around. (70 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. Continue using A until instructed to change colors.

Adult – Round 28 (WS): Repeat Round 24. 

Adult – Round 29 (RS): Repeat Round 25. 

Adult – Round 30 (WS): Repeat Round 24.  Do not fasten off. Begin Hat Ribbing. 

Measurements: After Round 30, work should measure approx. w: 11” x h: 10.5”

Christmas Tree Hat Crochet Pattern

Christmas Tree Hat Ribbing – All Sizes

The ribbing is 1.25” from the edge of the hat. To make the ribbing smaller or larger, decrease or increase the number of chains on Step 1.

Step 1: Attach C (Tree Stump Color). Fasten off A. Ch 5 (or your desired number of chains) and turn (RS/Outside of work will be facing you). In the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the top loop of the chain. Sc into each remaining chain (into the top loop). You will have created 4 sc sts in total. Sl st into the 1st st on the hat (the st attached to the chain). Sl st into the next st on the hat. (2 sl sts made).

Hat Ribbing Step 1

Ribbing Up: Ch 1 and turn. Sk the ch 1 and the 2 slip stitches. In the 1st st, sc into the back loops only (BLO) which are the loops furthest away from you. Sc into the BLO of each st up. (4 sc sts in total).

Ribbing Up

Ribbing Down: Ch 1 and turn. Sk the ch 1. Sc into the BLO of each st down. (The last st can be tricky to see as it can get quite tight. Always count your sts). (4 sts in total). Sl st into the next st on the hat – ensure it’s the next st, not the st attached to the ribbing. Sl st into the next st on the hat (2 sl sts made).

Ribbing Down

Work Ribbing Around: Repeat Ribbing Up and Ribbing Down all the way around. You will finish by slip stitching into the last 2 sts. 

Assembling The Beginning and End of Ribbing:

After your very last 2nd sl st, move your yarn and hook to the back of your work and pull the beginning and end sides together (like you are closing a book). From the back, line up the 4 sc on each side so they are even with each other. 

Starting with the 1st of 4 scs and working up, insert your hook into the back loop only of side closest to you and into the front loop only on the side furthest away and sl st. Repeat all the way up (4 sl sts). 

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends. 

Assembling Sides Together

Pom Pom Instructions (All Sizes) 

You can use your favorite method to create a pom pom or follow the directions below, which creates a 3″ x 3″ (approximate) pom pom.

POM POM MAKING METHOD

I used the rectangular cardboard method in which I wrap my yarn around a rectangular piece of cardboard that has a slit in. The Craft Train has a full step by step photo tutorial and video on how to make a DIY pom pom using cardboard here.

POM POM MAKING SET UP

Cut a piece of cardboard (the thicker the better) that is 5″ long and 3″ high.

On the side, at approximately 1.5″ high, cut a slit that is 3″ long. The slit should be approximately 0.25″ wide.

Cardboard for pom pom

POM POM MAKING INSTRUCTIONS

With the slit of the cardboard on your right side, leave a 12” tail and wrap D (Pom Pom Color) yarn vertically around the top and bottom of the cardboard piece, being careful not to wrap past where the slit ends (as you will need that opening after your yarn in wrapped).

Wrap yarn around cardboard approximately 60 times.

After wrapping, cut yarn leaving a 24″ end. Use the tail to wrap around the wrapped yarn horizontally a few times going through the slit opening. Using both tails, tie tightly.

Slide the pom pom off the cardboard and turn it over. Using the both tails, tie tightly again on the opposite side.

Using scissors, cut the looped ends all the way around.  Do not cut the 24″ end. Trim your pom pom around to make it even.  Using the 24″ end and your yarn needle, attached the pom pom to the top of the hat. Weave in loose ends.

Crochet Christmas Tree Hat

And now you have a new Christmas Tree Hat!