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Christmas Baby Hat Knitting Pattern


In this post, you will see a Christmas baby hat knitting pattern.

This baby hat is knit with super bulky yarn on size 10.00mm (US 15) needles, so it’s sure to protect your baby from the cold and will look awesome in any holiday photos.

This sweet holiday hat pattern for the baby is super cute!

Christmas+baby 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.

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

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

*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*

holiday hat knitting pattern

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

Baby beanie hat pattern

More Christmas Baby Patterns

You may also like these free baby knitting patterns:

Christmas Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

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

Skill Level – Easy


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The instructions are written for smaller sizes. If changes are necessary for a 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.

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

The Supplies You Need


  • 1 100g ball of yarn in red yarn and 1 x ball of white (50g) suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles
  • Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick or something similar.
  • Any super bulky/super chunky/14 ply yarn.


  • Set of 10.00mm (US 15) 16″ circular knitting needles.
  • You may also need a set of 10mm (US 15) Double pointed needles for the decreases.


  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

Other Materials

  • Pom pom maker – Clover Large – 3 3/8 inch


  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)


Yarn A – Red / Yarn B – White

  • Cast on > 30 sts (0-3 months) / 32 sts (3-6 months) / 34 sts (6-12 months) / 36 sts (18/24 months) in Yarn A.
  • Join in rnd, placing the marker on first st.
  • 1st rnd: Purl
  • Knit next 4 rows (0-3 months), / 5 rows (3-6 months) / 6 rows (6-12 months) / 7 rows (18-24 months).
  • Then change yarn to Yarn B and knit 3 rows (0-3 months), / 4 rows (3-6 months) / 5 rows (6-12 months) / 6 rows (18-24 months).
  • Change to Yarn A and knit 3 rows (0-3 months), / 4 rows (3-6 months) / 5 rows (6-12 months) / 6 rows (18-24 months).
  • Add in Yarn B and work as follows;
  • *Knit 2 sts Yarn A, knit 1 Yarn B – rep to the end of the round.
  • Next 2 rows knit in Yarn A*
  • Follow this pattern from * to * until the hat measures 5″ (0-3 months) / 6″ (3-6 months) / 7″ (6-12 months) / 8″ (18-24 months) from the cast-on edge.

Next start to decrease the top using Yarn A only >

  • Shape top: 1st rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around to last st K1.
  • 2nd rnd: Knit.
  • 3rd rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around.

Break yarn.

Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.

Sew in any loose ends.

Make a pom pom and stitch it securely onto the top of the hat in a coordinating color.

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.

If you are on Facebook, stop over to the handylittleme Facebook page and share a photo!  I’d love to see your work!

Happy Knitting! xoxo

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