Now we are well into November, and I’ve seen the Christmas Coca-Cola advert for the first time, it’s acceptable to openly discuss Christmas makes. I know you organised makers have been quietly working away since September but now we’re allowed to get it all out in the open!
I love a Christmas Hat. You can show your festive spirit when you’re out and about and your Christmas jumper is covered up by your coat. Because here in the UK there is no way anyone is out without a coat at this time of year!
This year I have released a new christmas hat pattern (the Speedy Santa Hat) and update my Elf-Help Hat patter to include sizes for all the family, so I thought it seemed appropriate to collate the 3 in one place as a festive Christmas Crochet Hat Collection.
I’ve bundled them together in Ravelry so you can have a peek but I’d love to tell you a little story about how each of the designs was born and where you can find the free and paid versions.
I’ve been crocheting Christmas Pudding hats for years, which always went down well with friends and family. Last October, I finally launched the Christmas Pudding Hat Pattern in 8 sizes from newborn right through to adult. The toddler version is available free on the blog and you can get all sizes in the PDF download available on Ravelry, Etsy or Love Crochet.
You can also find a separate pattern for the holly sprig with berries which includes a YouTube tutorial. As well as using this to top your hat, you can use them in conjunction with your other xmas projects or to add to your christmas decor!
To date I think this has been my most popular pattern. I love seeing all the finished makes and the smiling faces of makers with their pudding hats!
Just before Christmas last year I also released the original Aran weight Elf-Help Hat as part of my Free Festive Friday Series. I’m excited to say that this year I have updated this pattern and written it out in a range of sizes to fit all the family.
The Elf-Help Family crochet pattern uses a chunky yarn, so is very quick to make and even the adult version only takes around an hour. It’s a simple pattern and a perfect festive project for beginners.
After finishing the revised Elf Hat, I decided to host a yarny secret Santa in my Instagram community and to launch it I whipped up a Santa hat using two strands of DK yarn held together, using an acrylic yarn which I had in my stash. I got so many comments on the hat that I decided to write the pattern up for that one too and the Speedy Santa hat pattern was born!
Because Santa is all about giving, this pattern is availlable entirely for free in all sizes on the blog. There is an add free version you can download too if you prefer to print your patterns out over working from a screen. This is also available on Ravelry, Etsy and Love Crochet.
On finishing this pattern I realised that I had completed the Christmas set. Maybe next year I’ll work on a Rudolph or a Snowman Hat to add to the collection but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy the latest additions!
I hope you enjoy the pattern and, as always don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @doraexplored, or use #hookmehappy. I’d love to see and share your efforts!
You may sell what you make from this pattern but the pattern is for personal use only and may not be shared or reproduced without prior written consent. Photos may be shared with credit.
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