Santa Sack Hat – Free Pattern

Baby Santa hat free pattern

This baby 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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Easy baby Santa hat free knitting pattern

Santa Sack Hat

The Santa sack hat is completed with two oversized poms in white and red.

You can make this baby hat in the traditional colours or experiment with other festive colour combos.

This free hat knitting pattern is great for beginners as it is simple to follow.

Baby Santa sack hat free pattern

Christmas Santa Hat Pattern

I wanted to design a Santa hat knitting pattern that was fun and whimsical, so I came up with this idea with two poms instead of one!

This is the perfect accessory for holiday pictures, wearing to Christmas parties and to visit relatives for cuddles.

This hat is pretty easy to knit, as it consists of alternating rows of Purl and Knit stitches, then the pom poms are sewn on afterwards.
Baby Santa sack hat

The Santa sack hat pattern is easy to make, knitting flat on straight needles.

This means that there is seaming needed, you seam the sides of the hat, then turn the right side out.

You will need a large pom pom maker to make the poms or if you are going for the traditional method there are many tutorials on Youtube.

Baby Santa hat

Baby Christmas Hat

The baby Christmas hat knitting pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a quick project and great for stash busting.

Any yarns you have leftover from other projects can be used up for the pom poms.

Baby holiday hat free pattern

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If you would like to make more knitted items/hats for baby, please take a look at the other patterns in the baby knitting pattern library.

There are also hat patterns for women, men, baby and kids in the hat pattern library.

You may also like these free patterns for baby hats:

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Free Hat Knitting Pattern

Make this hat with the easy to print out pattern below, then come back and let me know what you think in the comments or leave a review!

Yield: Baby Santa Sack Hat

Easy Knit Baby Santa Sack Hat

Easy Knit Baby Santa Sack Hat
Make a festive Santa sack hat for baby this Christmas!
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner


  • 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.


  • 9mm (US 13) straight needles
  • Clover pom maker - 2 1/2 inch
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle


  1. Yarn A - White / Yarn B - Red
  2. With Yarn A - CO 16, (18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28) sts
  3. Rib k2, P2 for 1.5 inches
  4. Change to Yarn B
  5. Knit
  6. 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.


Sizes - This hat can be made in a range of sizes as follow;

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 - 6sts in 2"


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

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