Make this easy knitted Santa hat for your baby this Christmas and use it in your holiday photos! It is a really quick and easy to make, knit up on size 9mm needles (US 13) with chunky yarn. So not only is it cute but also really cosy!
The newborn Santa hat is completed with an oversized pom pom in cream. You can make this baby hat in the traditional red and cream colours or experiment with other festive colour combos. This free hat knitting pattern is great for beginners as it is simple to follow. Just check the measurements for the size you need and off you go!
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I hope you have fun making this, take a look at the free pattern below >>
*All photography provided by the most talented newborn photographer - Jenna Donato Photography*
- 1 ball of chunky yarn (in red) suitable for size 9.00mm (US 13) needles (Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick or something similar)
- Yarn in a coordinating colour (white or cream) for the pom pom and brim of the hat in the same yarn type.
- Set of 9.00mm (US 13) circulars
- Stitch markers
- Pom pom maker
The instructions are written for smaller sizes. If changes are necessary for larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ).
The circumference of the head is worked out like this >
0-3 months = 14-15" / 3-6 months = 15-16" / 6-12 months = 16-17" / 18-24 months = 18-19"
Please measure to make sure you have the right circumference for your hat as every baby is different and may need to go up or down a size.
Cast on > 30 sts (0-3 months) / 32 sts (3-6 months) / 34 sts (6-12 months) / 36 sts (18/24 months) in brim colour (white or cream) Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: K2, P2 to form rib
Knit in rib until work from beg measures 1".
Then change yarn to main colour (red) and knit every round until the work from beg measures 5.5"/6"/6.5"/7".
Size 0-3 months/3-6 months/6/12 months only: Next rnd: (K6. K2tog. K7. K2tog) twice.
Next rnd: Knit.
Size 18/24 mos only: Next rnd: *K4. K2tog. Rep from *around.
Next rnd: Knit.
Both sizes: Shape top: 1st rnd: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around.
2nd rnd: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around.
4th rnd: Knit.
5th rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around.
6th rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around.
Break yarn. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
Finishing: Make 1 oversized pom pom in a coordinating colour and sew pompom to top of the hat.
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Begin(ning)
Cont = Continue(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)