Bring out the Christmas Pudding

Now that Halloween is out the way, the Christmas Crochet rush can begin in ernest!

I am challenging myself to release a new a festive design every Friday up until Christmas and I’m starting with a favourite among my parent friends.

A few years back I made a Christmas Pudding hat for a friends kids after a conversation about fun Christmas accessories and it went down a storm with them and their kids.  Now they have grown out of them, I have been asked for more, so I decided to rework the pattern in every size, because, after all, Christmas is all about including everyone!

With the rise of the Christmas jumper over the past couple of years, it’s like someone has turned off the need to be cool once December hits, and it’s okay to go crazy celebrating Christmas!  In fact where I live it seems to have become a competitive sport!

Well, now you can get one step ahead and show your festive spirit even when your Christmas jumper is hidden under your coat!

The pattern for the Holly Sprig is available for free on this site and includes a video tutorial in left and right handed format.  I wanted to keep this separate as this is a great little project on it’s own.  I make have made pins and table decorations from these before!

DoraDoes Christmas Pud Hat2

Plus, because I love my readers, and ’tis the season of peace and goodwill, I am giving the toddler size pattern away for free on this site, because what can be cuter than a toddler dressed as a pudding??  Just click here.

You can buy an add free printable version of this pattern in all 8 sizes (newborn – adult) on Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy, so everyone can get involved – Now THERE is a picture for the family album!!

I made the hats with Stylecraft Special DK (aff), using White and Walnut for the hat and Green and Lipstick for the berries.  This is probably my favourite low cost DK acrylic but you can use any DK yarn you have in your stash as you only need a small amount (depending on the hat size).

The pattern comes in 8 sizes (newborn – 3 months, 3-6months, 6-12 months 12024 months, toddler, child, teen/adult and large adult) which are all written out separately.  The hats are worked top down and all the dimensions are detailed in the pattern.

Please do share your makes with me by tagging me as DoraDoes on any of your socials or using #HookMeHappy on Instagram.  I can’t wait to see all your makes!

Happy Hooking


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