Baby Christmas Tree Hat Knitting Pattern

This baby Christmas tree hat knitting pattern is the perfect accessory for the holidays!

It is really quick and easy to make, knit up on size 8 mm needles (US 11) with bulky yarn.

So not only is it cute but also really cosy!

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Baby Christmas tree hat free knitting pattern

Christmas Tree Hat

The Christmas tree hat is completed with an oversized pom in cream and gold, just like a pretty tree topper.

You can make this baby hat in the traditional colours or experiment with other festive colour combos.

This free hat knitting pattern is great for beginners as it is simple to follow.

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Christmas tree hat free knitting pattern

Christmas Tree Hat Pattern

I wanted to design a Christmas tree hat knitting pattern that was fun and whimsical, so I came up with this idea for an embellished Christmas tree hat!

This is the perfect accessory for holiday pictures, wearing to Christmas parties and to visit relatives for cuddles.

This hat is pretty easy to knit, as it consists of alternating rows of Purl and Knit stitches, then the pom poms are sewn on afterwards.

The Christmas tree hat pattern is easy to make, knitting in the round on circular needles.

This means that there is no seaming needed, you just have to stitch in any loose ends when you are finished.

You will need a pom pom makers to make the poms or if you are going for the traditional method there are many tutorials on Youtube.

Baby hat free patterns

Baby Christmas Hat

The baby Christmas hat knitting pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a quick project and great for stash busting.

Any yarns you have leftover from other projects can be used up for the mini pom poms.

Baby hat free knitting pattern

Knit Hat Patterns

If you would like to make more knitted items/hats for baby, please take a look at the other patterns in the baby knitting pattern library.

There are also hat patterns for women, men, baby and kids in the hat pattern library.

You may also like these free patterns for baby hats:

Christmas tree hat pattern

Free Hat Knitting Pattern

Make this easy hat with an easy to print out pattern below, then come back and let me know what you think in the comments or leave a review!

Yield: Baby Christmas Tree Hat

Baby Christmas Tree Hat Knitting Pattern

Baby Christmas Tree Hat Knitting Pattern
This baby Christmas tree hat knitting pattern is the perfect accessory for the holidays!
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner


  • 1 skein of Alize Lanagold Classic - in green - knit with two strands together.
  • Any bulky yarn (05).
  • Scraps of DK (light 03) yarn in red, mustard/gold, green and white for the poms.


  • 8mm (US 11) 16" Circular needles
  • Clover pom maker - 2 1/2 inch for the large pom
  • Clover pom maker - 3/4 inch - for the mini poms
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle


  1. CO 38sts
  2. Purl
  3. K 5 rounds
  4. P 5 rounds
  5. K 5 rounds
  6. P 5 rounds
  7. K 5 rounds
  8. P 5 rounds

Decrease the crown;

  1. K6, K2tog to end, K6
  2. Knit
  3. K4, K2tog to end, K4
  4. Knit
  5. K2, K2tog to end, K1
  6. Knit
  7. K1, K2tog to end, K1
  8. K2tog to end, K1

Cut yarn and thread through the rem sts to pull up and secure.

Weave in any loose ends.

Pom Poms

Make one large pom for the top of the hat, in white and gold - using the clover pom maker - 2 1/2 inch.

Attached to hat and secure into place, trimming where needed.

The mini poms

Make a selection of mini poms using the clover pom maker 3/4 inch in the following colours;

  • Red
  • White
  • Green
  • Mustard/gold

Trim the poms and sew into the hat wherever you want them to go, spacing them out or adding more.


Gauge - 5 sts = 1"

Size - This hat is for 6-12 months.

Circumference = 16-17 inches

Height = 6.5 inches

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.

Abbreviations >

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P - Purl

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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