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.
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.
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*
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any beginner knitters.
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should be comfortable working the purl stitch.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
More Christmas Baby Patterns
You may also like these free baby knitting patterns:
- 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
- Darning needle
Yarn A - White / Yarn B - Red
- With Yarn A - CO 16, (18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28) sts.
- Row 1: K2, P2 - rep to the end of the row.
- Rep row 1 for 1.5 inches.
- Change to Yarn B.
- Row 1: Knit
- Row 2: Purl
- Continue to work in st st until piece measures - 9.5" (10.5", 11.5", 12.5", 13.5", 14.5", 15.5")
- Change to Yarn A and K 1 row
- K2, P2 rib for 1.5"
- Cast off in rib.
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 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 - 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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