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Christmas Tree Hat Knitting Pattern

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

There are eight sizes to make, from baby to adult, with bulky/chunky/12-ply yarn and size 8 mm (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 knitting pattern

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. – How to join knitting in the round with circular knitting needles

Baby Christmas tree hat
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knitted baby Christmas tree hat

How To Knit A Christmas Tree Hat?

To knit a Christmas tree hat, you’ll want a pattern that includes instructions for shaping the hat to resemble a tree and incorporating festive decorations.

A Christmas hat can make a great party hat for any holiday parties you go to.

This hat is knit using simple knit stitches to create ridges, and small pom poms are added to decorate.

The materials you will need are mostly these…

  • Green yarn for the hat (preferably in a shade resembling a Christmas tree).
  • Scraps of colored yarns to make colorful pom poms.
  • Knitting needles that are suitable for your yarn weight.
  • Scissors.
  • Tapestry needle for sewing seams and weaving in ends.
  • Optional: embellishments like pom-poms, buttons, ribbon, threads, or yarn for decorations.
  • Also optional is a hot glue gun that you can use to glue the embellishments into place if you don’t want to sew them on.

Remember, specific instructions for a Christmas tree hat pattern will provide detailed guidance on the shaping, color changes, and any decorative elements.

It’s a fun project that allows for creativity in design and decoration, making it a festive and whimsical accessory for the holiday season!

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

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.

Sizes

There are eight sizes to make, including regular and adult sizes for larger heads.

The size fits:

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

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Christmas tree hat

The supplies you need…

Yarn

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

Head circumference and amount of yarn needed in yards for each size…

  1. 6 month baby  (17″) – 46 yds
  2. 12 month baby  (18″) – 48 yds
  3. 2 years toddler (19″) – 58 yds
  4. 3-5 years child (20″) – 68 yds
  5. 6-10 years child (21″) – 70 yds
  6. Teen/Adult Small (22″) – 76 yds
  7. Adult Medium (23″) – 92 yds
  8. Adult Large (24″) – 106 yds

Needles

Notions

Other Materials

Baby Christmas tree hat with pom poms

Abbreviations

  • 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

Christmas Tree Hat Pattern Instructions

6-month baby

  • CO 38 sts, PM, and join in the round, careful not to twist sts.
  • 1st round – Purl
  • K5 rounds
  • P5 rounds
  • K5 rounds
  • P5 rounds
  • K1 round

Decrease the crown;

  1. Round 1 – *K2tog, K2* rep to end, K1
  2. Round 2 – Knit
  3. Round 3 – *K2tog, K1,* to end, K2tog
  4. Round 4 – Knit
  5. Round 5 – *K2tog* to end
  6. Round 6 – *K2tog* to end, K1

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

Weave in any loose ends.

12-month baby

  • CO 40 sts, PM, and join in the round, careful not to twist sts.
  • 1st round – Purl
  • K5 rounds
  • P5 rounds
  • K5 rounds
  • P5 rounds
  • K3 rounds

Decrease the crown;

  1. Round 1 – *K2tog, K2* rep to end
  2. Round 2 – Knit
  3. Round 3 – *K2tog, K1* to end
  4. Round 4 – Knit
  5. Round 5 – *K2tog* to end
  6. Round 6 – *K2tog* to end, K1

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

Weave in any loose ends.

2-years toddler

  • CO 42 sts, PM, and join in the round, careful not to twist sts.
  • 1st round – Purl
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 5 rounds
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 5 rounds
  • K 5 rounds

Decrease the crown;

  1. Round 1 – *K2tog, K2* rep to end, K2
  2. Round 2 – Knit
  3. Round 3 – *K2tog, K1* to end, K2tog
  4. Round 4 – Knit
  5. Round 5 – *K2tog* to end, K1
  6. Round 6 – *K2tog* to end, K1

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

Weave in any loose ends.

3-5 years child

  • CO 44 sts, PM, and join in the round, careful not to twist sts.
  • 1st round – Purl
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 5 rounds
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 5 rounds
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 3 rounds

Decrease the crown;

  1. Round 1 – *K2tog, K2* rep to end
  2. Round 2 – Knit
  3. Round 3 – *K2tog, K1* to end
  4. Round 4 – Knit
  5. Round 5 – *K2tog* to end, K1
  6. Round 6 – *K2tog* to end, K1

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

Weave in any loose ends.

6-10 years child

  • CO 48 sts, PM, and join in the round, careful not to twist sts.
  • 1st round – Purl
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 5 rounds
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 5 rounds
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 5 rounds
  • K 1 round

Decrease the crown;

  1. Round 1 – *K2tog, K2* rep to end
  2. Round 2 – Knit
  3. Round 3 – *K2tog, K1* to end
  4. Round 4 – Knit
  5. Round 5 – *K2tog* to end
  6. Round 6 – *K2tog* to end, K1

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

Weave in any loose ends.

Teen/adult small

  • CO 52 sts, PM, and join in the round, careful not to twist sts.
  • 1st round – Purl
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 5 rounds
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 5 rounds
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 5 rounds
  • K 3 rounds

Decrease the crown;

  1. Round 1 – *K2tog, K2* rep to end
  2. Round 2 – Knit
  3. Round 3 – *K2tog, K1* to end
  4. Round 4 – Knit
  5. Round 5 – *K2tog* to end
  6. Round 6 – *K2tog* to end, K1

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

Weave in any loose ends.

Adult medium

  • CO 56 sts, PM, and join in the round, careful not to twist sts.
  • 1st round – Purl
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 5 rounds
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 5 rounds
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 5 rounds
  • K 5 round

Decrease the crown;

  1. Round 1 – *K2tog, K2* rep to end
  2. Round 2 – Knit
  3. Round 3 – *K2tog, K1* to end
  4. Round 4 – Knit
  5. Round 5 – *K2tog* to end
  6. Round 6 – *K2tog* to end

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

Weave in any loose ends.

Adult large

  • CO 60 sts, PM, and join in the round, careful not to twist sts.
  • 1st round – Purl
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 5 rounds
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 5 rounds
  • K 5 rounds
  • P 5 rounds
  • K 5 round
  • P 4 rounds

Decrease the crown;

  1. Round 1 – *K2tog, K2* rep to end
  2. Round 2 – Knit
  3. Round 3 – *K2tog, K1* to end
  4. Round 4 – Knit
  5. Round 5 – *K2tog* to end
  6. Round 6 – *K2tog* to end, K1

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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