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Santa Sack Hat Pattern {Sizes From Baby To Adult}

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This Santa sack hat is the perfect accessory for the holidays!

It is really quick and easy to make, knit flat on size 9 mm needles (US 13) with super bulky yarn (06).

Available to make in a range of sizes, from baby through to adult.

baby wearing a Santa sack hat

A Basic Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are basic beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are casting on, casting off, knit and purl stitches.

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The hat is knit in one long piece and then seamed on either side to create the shape.

Two large pom poms are then stitched in the top corners of the hat.

*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*

Baby Santa hat knitting pattern

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

This pattern is great for any beginner knitters.

baby wearing a red and white Santa hat

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Skill Level – Basic

Notes

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Sizes – This hat can be made in a range of sizes as follows;

0-3 months – CO 16 / Circumference = 14-15″ / Finished length = 11″

3-6 months – CO 18 / Circumference = 15-16″ / Finished length = 12″

6-12 months – CO 20 / Circumference = 16-17″ / Finished length = 13″

12-24 months – CO 22 / Circumference = 18-19″ / Finished length = 14″

2T – 4T – CO 24 / Circumference = 19-20″ / Finished length = 15″

5T to 12 years – CO 26 / Circumference = 20-21 /Finished length = 16″

Teens to adults – CO 28 / Circumference = 21-23 / Finished length = 17″

You may want to adjust the circumference/finished length depending on the recipient of the hat.

Gauge – 10 sts and 14 rows = 4in/10cm

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • 1 skein of red – Super Bulky Yarn 06 – Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick or Quick or something similar.
  • 1 skein (or leftovers) of white – Super Bulky Yarn 06 – Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick or Quick in fisherman or something similar.
  • Any super bulky/super chunky/14 ply yarn.

Needles

  • 9mm (US 13) straight needles

Notions

  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle

Other Materials

  • Clover pom maker – 2 1/2 inch

Abbreviations

  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • P – Purl
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • St St – Stockinette stitch

Pattern

Yarn A – White / Yarn B – Red

  1. With Yarn A – CO 16, (18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28) sts.
  2. Row 1: K2, P2 – rep to the end of the row.
  3. Rep row 1 for 1.5 inches.
  4. Change to Yarn B.
  5. Row 1: Knit
  6. Row 2: Purl
  7. Continue to work in st st until piece measures – 9.5″ (10.5″, 11.5″, 12.5″, 13.5″, 14.5″, 15.5″)
  8. Change to Yarn A and K 1 row
  9. K2, P2 rib for 1.5″
  10. Cast off in rib.

Making up

Fold the hat and stitch the side seams (you may prefer to do this turned inside out or with the mattress stitch).

Weave in any loose ends.

Make 2 pom poms and stitch to the folded corners of the hat and secure into place.

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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4 Comments

  1. Hi, I have the correct yarn, but my needles are 8 mm. Would I be able to use those for this pattern or do I need to buy the bigger needles?

    1. Hello Bonnie,
      You would need size 9mm (US 13) needles for this pattern – the 8mm paired with super bulky yarn will be a bit tight to knit.
      I hope that helps!
      Louise