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Christmas Tree Hat Knitting Pattern {Baby Sizes}


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

It is really quick and easy to make, with super bulky/super chunky/14 ply yarn and size 10mm (US 15) circular needles.

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

Baby Christmas tree hat

An Easy Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy 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.

Using mainly knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.

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

Christmas tree hat

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

knitted baby Christmas tree hat

More Christmas Baby Patterns

You may also like these free baby knitting patterns:

knitted Christmas tree hat with pom poms

Christmas Tree Hat Knitting Pattern

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

Skill Level – Easy


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Gauge – 10 sts and 15 rounds = 4in/10cm

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.

Christmas tree hat

The supplies you need…


  • 1 ball of super bulky/super chunky/14 ply yarn 100g.
  • Bernat Softee Chunky – 1 ball in Dark Green
  • Scraps of DK (light 03) yarn in red, mustard/gold, green and white for the poms.


  • 10mm (US 15) 16″ Circular needles
  • You may also need a set of 10mm (US 15) Double pointed needles for the decreases.


  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle

Other Materials

  • Clover pom maker – 2 1/2 inch for the large pom
  • Clover pom maker – 3/4 inch – for the mini poms
Baby Christmas tree hat with pom poms


  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog = Knit 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


  1. CO 38sts, 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 to end, K6
  2. Round 2 – Knit
  3. Round 3 – K4, K2tog to end, K4
  4. Round 4 – Knit
  5. Round 5 – K2, K2tog to end, K1
  6. Round 6 – Knit
  7. Round 7 – K1, K2tog to end, K1
  8. Round 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 inches.

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

I love seeing your finished projects.

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

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I’d love to see your work.

Happy Knitting!

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