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Christmas Tree Hat Knitting Pattern


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

There are 8 sizes to make from baby to adult, with bulky/chunky/12-ply yarn and size 8mm (US 11) circular needles.

Scroll down to view the free pattern or you can grab the printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.

Christmas tree hat

Make The Perfect Holiday Wearable

Make your guests laugh and wish they had their own Christmas tree hats!

This is an easy festive hat pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, k2tog, and knitting in the round.

If you have never knit in the round before you can watch my video tutorial here.

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Christmas Tree Hat Knitting Pattern

Grab the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Skill Level – Easy

Pattern Notes

Make a comfy Christmas tree hat with pom-pom ornaments.

The mini decorations are made with a tiny pom pom maker with yarns you have left over in your stash.

The Christmas tree shape is created by alternating knit and purl rows when you make the hat.

Gauge – 10 sts and 18 rounds = 4in/10cm in stockinette.


There are 8 sizes to make including regular adult size and adult size for larger heads.

  • 6-month baby (CO 38 sts)
  • 12-month baby (CO 40 sts)
  • 2 years old (CO 42 sts)
  • 3-5 years old (CO 44 sts)
  • 6-10 years old (CO 48 sts)
  • Teen (CO 52 sts)
  • Adult (CO 56 sts)
  • Adult large (CO 60 sts)

Copyright Info

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Christmas tree hat

The supplies you need…


  • 1 ball or skein of bulky/chunky/12-ply yarn 100g.
  • Scraps of DK (light 03) yarn in red, mustard/gold, green and white for the poms.



Other Materials

Baby Christmas tree hat with pom poms


  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • CO = Cast on
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog = Knit the next 2 stitches together
  • P = Purl
  • PM = Place marker
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
Christmas tree hat pattern

Pattern Instructions

  1. CO 38 (40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60) sts, PM and join in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
  2. 1st round – 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. Round 1 – *K6, K2tog* rep to end, K any rem sts at the end.
  2. Round 2 – Knit.
  3. Round 3 – *K4, K2tog* to end, K any rem sts at the end.
  4. Round 4 – Knit,
  5. Round 5 – *K2, K2tog* to end, K any rem sts at the end.
  6. Round 6 – Knit.
  7. Round 7 – *K1, K2tog* to end, K any rem sts at the end.
  8. Round 8 – K2tog to end, K any rem sts at the end.

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

Weave in any loose ends.

Pom Poms

Instead of a sparkling star, make one large pom for the top of the hat, in white and gold – using the clover pom maker – 2 1/2 inches.

Use up yarns in your stash and see if you have any of that tinsel yarn.

Attached to the 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 colors;

  • Red
  • White
  • Green
  • Mustard/gold

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

Baby Christmas tree hat knitted in green yarn

Share your work with us…

I love seeing your finished projects, especially for the Christmas season.

If you enjoyed making the hat, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

If you are on Facebook, stop over to the Handy Little Me Facebook Group and share a photo.

I’d love to see your work.

Happy Knitting!

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