I haven’t even seen the “Holidays are coming” Coca Cola add yet, but I’m ready to get festive and excited to share my complete collection of Christmas Crochet Hat Patterns with you: The Christmas Pudding, Elf help, Speedy Santa and, new for 2019, my Christmas Tree Extravaganza!
Don’t you just love a fun Christmas Hat? You can still 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!
I hope it’s ok if I tell you a little story about how each of the designs was born and where you can find the free and paid versions of the patterns.
I’ve been crocheting Christmas Pudding hats for years, which always went down well with friends and family. Back in October 2017, I finally launched the Christmas Pudding Hat Pattern in 8 sizes from newborn right through to adult.
You can also find a separate pattern for the holly sprig with berries on this blog, which includes a YouTube tutorial. As well as using this to top your hat, you can use these cute sprigs 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!
The toddler version is available free on the blog or, if you prefer to purchase the add-free, printable pdf, you can download all 8 sizes from: Love Crafts, Ravelry or Etsy.
Just before Christmas last 2017 I also released the original Aran weight Elf-Help Hat as part of my Free Festive Friday Blog Series. I’m excited to say that I have now updated this pattern and written it out in a range of 6 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.
Once again, the toddler size is available free on the blog (because toddlers in cute hats are just too adorable!) and all sizes are available in the PDF download on Ravelry, Etsy or Love Crafts.
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 Crafts.
I realised last year that I seemed to have started a tradition of releasing a new festive hat each Christmas since my blog started. So back in September I started thinking about what I could add to it this holiday season.
A day or so later, I was scrolling through Pinterest on an unrelated crafty browsing session and saw a super cute mini felted Christmas Tree ornament. The conical shape hit me immediately and I knew then that I was going to design a Christmas Tree.
This one stands up on its own and can also double as an ornament! If you know my designs, you’ll know I LOVE multi-functioning things!
This hat pattern is available in 6 sizes and uses my Free Twinkle Star pattern as a topper!
Keeping up tradition, the toddler size version is free on the blog and the add-free printable pdf includes all sizes and a photo tutorial to help with the decorations. It is available to purchase on Ravelry, Love Crafts or Etsy.
Note that the tree hat does not stay on the cat!!!!
I am really excited about my growing festive collection. Maybe next year I’ll work on a Rudolph or a Snowman Hat to add to it but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy the latest addition!
I would love to see how you get on with these patterns, so 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.
Copyright Dora Does 2018