Santa Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

Santa Baby Hat Crochet Pattern


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Here’s a super cute baby hat for Christmas! This free Santa Baby Hat Crochet Pattern comes in three sizes (newborn – 3 months, 3 – 6 months and 6 – 12 months) and is fast and easy to make…perfect for a quick crochet Christmas gift!


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The Santa Baby Collection

This hat is part of the Santa Baby Collection. Make the Santa Baby Mittens and the Santa Baby Booties to complete the set!

About This Pattern

  • It’s a wonderful Christmas crochet gift idea for beginners as the pattern only uses simple stitches…if you know how to single crochet, half double crochet, chain and slip stitch you can make this Santa Hat!
  • It works up quickly (you can complete this pattern before the end of your favorite Christmas movie!) and uses only a small amount of yarn (less than a quarter of a skein in total).
  • This Santa Baby Hat Crochet Pattern is written in English for right-handed crochet using standard US crochet terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terminology, check out my US to UK Conversion Chart.

Santa Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

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Skill Level

Beginner

Sizes

The pattern is available in three sizes: newborn – 3 months, 3 – 6 months and 6 – 12 months. These sizes are based on the Crochet Crowd’s Hat Sizes Reference Guide.

Measuring Your Hat

Newborn to 3 Months

Crown Size: 4.25″
Circumference: 14″
Height: 5.25″
Width: 7″

3 – 6 Months

Crown Size: 5.25″
Circumference: 15″
Height: 6.25″
Width: 7.5″

6 – 12 Months

Crown Size: 5.5″
Circumference: 16″
Height: 6.5″
Width: 8″

Materials (All Sizes)

Yarn: Any worsted weight (4) for the hat, belt and belt buckle and bulky fleece (5) yarn for the “fur.”

For everything but the fur, I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn, Solid. This yarn is medium (4) weight and 100% acrylic. The size is 4.5 oz / 127.5 g. A skein is 285 yd./260m and you only need less than a quarter of a skein in total. 

I used the color “Cherry” for the main part of the hat; the color “Black” for the belt; and the color “Sunny Day” for the belt buckle.

For the fluffy white “fur”, I used Bernat Pipsqueak. This yarn is bulky (5) weight. The size is 3.50 oz. / 100 g. A skein is 101 yd / 92 m. You only need a few yards. The exact color is called “Whitey White.”

Crochet Hook Size: H/8 (5.00mm) for everything but the belt buckle. For the belt buckle, use a F/5 (3.75mm) hook.

Other: Yarn Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape

Abbreviations (All Sizes)

st = stitch
sts = stitches
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch

Pattern Notes (All Sizes):

  • This Santa Baby Hat Crochet Pattern is made from the top down.
  • It is worked in the round. Do not turn your work at the end of each round.
  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • Always start in the same stitch as the chain.
  • If you need help creating a magic ring/circle, Crochet365KnitToo has a great step by step photo tutorial here.
Santa Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

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Written Instructions

Use the links below to jump to the size you’d like to make:

Newborn – 3 Months
3 – 6 Months
6 – 12 Months

Santa Baby Hat 0-3 Months
Santa Baby Hat – Size: Newborn – 3 Months

Newborn – 3 Months

Hat

With a H/8 hook (5.00mm) and red colored yarn, create a magic ring/circle.

Round 1: hdc 11 times into magic ring/circle. Pull tight. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (11 sts)

Round 2: ch 1. 2 hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (22 sts)

Round 3: ch 1. 2 hdc in first st and 1 hdc in next st. Repeat *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st* around. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (33 sts)

Round 4: ch 1. 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts. Repeat *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* around. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (44 sts)

Measure your crown size: it should measure 4.25″. If it is smaller or larger (by more than half an inch), I recommend starting again with a smaller or larger hook.

Round 5-6: ch 1. hdc in each st around. sl st into 1st hdc to join. (44 sts)

Belt

Round 7: Attach black colored yarn with a sl st. You can leave red yarn attached (as long as it’s in the inside of your work) and pick it back up again after the belt is completed. With black yarn, ch 1 and hdc in each st around. sl st into 1st hdc to join. (44 sts)

Round 8: Still with black yarn, ch 1. hdc in each st around. sl st into 1st hdc to join (44 sts).

Hat (Continued)

Round 9: Change color: attach red yarn with a sl st. Fasten off black yarn and leave a tail to weave in loose ends.

With red yarn, ch 1 and hdc in each st around. sl st into 1st hdc to join. (44 sts)

Round 10: ch 1. hdc in each st around. sl st into 1st hdc to join. (44 sts)

Fluffy White “Fur”

Round 11: Change yarn: attach fluffy white yarn with a sl st. Fasten off red yarn and leave a tail to weave in loose ends.

With fluffy white yarn, ch 1. sc in each st around (44 sts). sl st in 1st sc to join.

Row 12: Still with fluffy white yarn, ch 1. sc in each st around. sl st in 1st sc to join (44 sts).

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.

Belt Buckle

With a F/5 (3.75mm) hook and golden yellow colored yarn, ch 18.

1st Rectangle Side (short): In 2nd ch from hook, sl st into back ridge loop. (Interweave has a great diagram of where the back ridge loop is here). In the next 2 chains, sl st into back ridge loops. In next ch, sl st x 3 into same back ridge loop.

2nd Rectangle Side (long): sl st into next 4 back ridge loops. In next ch, sl st x 3 into same back ridge loop.

3rd Rectangle Side (short): sl st into next 3 back ridge loops. In next ch, sl st x 3 into same back ridge loop.

4th Rectangle Side (long): sl st into next 4 back ridge loops. sl st into 1st sc to join.

Fasten off leaving a 12″ tail. Weave in the first end to belt buckle. Using a yarn needle, attach belt buckle to the hat on the front center of hat with the rows of black in the middle.


Santa Bay Hat Size 3-6 Months
Santa Baby Hat – Size: 3 – 6 Months

3 – 6 Months

HAT

With a H/8 (5.00mm) hook and red colored yarn, create a magic ring/circle.

Round 1: hdc 11 times into magic ring/circle. Pull tight. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (11 sts)

Round 2: ch 1. 2 hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (22 sts)

Round 3: ch 1. 2 hdc in first st and 1 hdc in next st. Repeat *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st* around. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (33 sts)

Round 4: ch 1. 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts. Repeat *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* around. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (44 sts)

Round 5: ch 1. 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 10 sts. Repeat *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts* around. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (48 sts)

Measure your crown size: it should measure 5.25″. If it is smaller or larger (by more than half an inch), I recommend starting again with a smaller or larger hook.

Round 6-8: ch 1. hdc in each st around. sl st into 1st hdc to join. (48 sts)

BELT

Round 9: Attach black colored yarn with a sl st. You can leave red yarn attached (as long as it’s in the inside of your work) and pick it back up again after the belt is completed. With black yarn, ch 1 and hdc in each st around. sl st into 1st hdc to join. (48 sts)

Round 10: Still with black yarn, ch 1. hdc in each st around. sl st into 1st hdc to join (48 sts).

HAT (CONTINUED)

Round 11: Change color: attach red yarn with a sl st. Fasten off black yarn and leave a tail to weave in loose ends.

With red yarn, ch 1 and hdc in each st around. sl st into 1st hdc to join. (48 sts)

Round 12: ch 1. hdc in each st around. sl st into 1st hdc to join. (48 sts)

FLUFFY WHITE “FUR”

Round 13: Change yarn: attach fluffy white yarn with a sl st. Fasten off red yarn and leave a tail to weave in loose ends.

With fluffy white yarn, ch 1. sc in each st around (48 sts). sl st in 1st sc to join.

Row 14-15: Still with fluffy white yarn, ch 1. sc in each st around. sl st in 1st sc to join (48 sts).

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.

BELT BUCKLE

With a F/5 (3.75mm) hook and golden yellow colored yarn, ch 22.

1st Rectangle Side (short): In 2nd ch from hook, sl st into back ridge loop. (Interweave has a great diagram of where the back ridge loop is here). In the next 3 chains, sl st into back ridge loops. In next ch, sl st x 3 into same back ridge loop.

2nd Rectangle Side (long): sl st into next 5 back ridge loops. In next ch, sl st x 3 into same back ridge loop.

3rd Rectangle Side (short): sl st into next 4 back ridge loops. In next ch, sl st x 3 into same back ridge loop.

4th Rectangle Side (long): sl st into next 5 back ridge loops. sl st into 1st sc to join.

Fasten off leaving a 12″ tail. Weave in the first end to belt buckle. Using a yarn needle, attach belt buckle to the hat on the front center of hat with the rows of black in the middle.


Santa Baby Hat Size 6-12 Months
Santa Baby Hat – Size: 6-12 Months

6 – 12 Months

HAT

With a H/8 (5.00mm) hook and red colored yarn, create a magic ring/circle.

Round 1: hdc 11 times into magic ring/circle. Pull tight. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (11 sts)

Round 2: ch 1. 2 hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (22 sts)

Round 3: ch 1. 2 hdc in first st and 1 hdc in next st. Repeat *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st* around. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (33 sts)

Round 4: ch 1. 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts. Repeat *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* around. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (44 sts)

Round 5: ch 1. 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 10 sts. Repeat *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts* around. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (48 sts)

Round 6: ch 1. 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 11 sts. Repeat *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 sts* around. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (52 sts)

Measure your crown size: it should measure 5.5″. If it is smaller or larger (by more than half an inch), I recommend starting again with a smaller or larger hook.

Round 7-9: ch 1. hdc in each st around. sl st into 1st hdc to join. (52 sts)

BELT

Round 10: Attach black colored yarn with a sl st. You can leave red yarn attached (as long as it’s in the inside of your work) and pick it back up again after the belt is completed. With black yarn, ch 1 and hdc in each st around. sl st into 1st hdc to join. (52 sts)

Round 11: Still with black yarn, ch 1. hdc in each st around. sl st into 1st hdc to join (52 sts).

HAT (CONTINUED)

Round 12: Change color: attach red yarn with a sl st. Fasten off black yarn and leave a tail to weave in loose ends.

With red yarn, ch 1 and hdc in each st around. sl st into 1st hdc to join. (52 sts)

Round 13-14: ch 1. hdc in each st around. sl st into 1st hdc to join. (52 sts)

FLUFFY WHITE “FUR”

Round 15: Change yarn: attach fluffy white yarn with a sl st. Fasten off red yarn and leave a tail to weave in loose ends.

With fluffy white yarn, ch 1. sc in each st around (52 sts). sl st in 1st sc to join.

Row 16-17: Still with fluffy white yarn, ch 1. sc in each st around. sl st in 1st sc to join (52 sts).

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.

BELT BUCKLE

With a F/5 (3.75mm) hook and golden yellow colored yarn, ch 26.

1st Rectangle Side (short): In 2nd ch from hook, sc into back ridge loop. (Interweave has a great diagram of where the back ridge loop is here). In the next 3 chains, sc into back ridge loops. In next ch, sc x 3 into same back ridge loop.

2nd Rectangle Side (long): sc into next 7 back ridge loops. In next ch, sc x 3 into same back ridge loop.

3rd Rectangle Side (short): sc into next 4 back ridge loops. In next ch, sl st x 3 into same back ridge loop.

4th Rectangle Side (long): sc into next 7 back ridge loops. sl st into 1st sc to join.

Fasten off leaving a 12″ tail. Weave in the first end to belt buckle. Using a yarn needle, attach belt buckle to the hat on the front center of hat with the rows of black in the middle.

Santa Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

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