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Santa Sack Hat Pattern (7 Sizes)


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.

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Santa Sack Hat Knitting Pattern

Make An Adorable Little Santa Sack Hat

This perfect little hat for the holidays would make a great gift for a friend or loved one to wear on Christmas morning.

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.

The hat is knit in one long piece and then seamed on either side to create the shape, then two large pom poms are then stitched in the top corners of the hat.

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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
Baby Santa hat


Skill Level – Basic

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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 head size/circumference/finished length depending on the recipient of the hat.

Gauge – 10 sts and 14 rows = 4in/10cm

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Baby Santa sack hat knitting pattern free


  • 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


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 the 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.
Baby Santa sack hat

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 corner pom poms, stitch them to the folded corners of the hat, and secure them into place.

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I’d love to see your work!

Merry Christmas x

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  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!