Forget the Christmas jumper, this year it’s all about the Christmas Hat!
Who can resist this cute Christmas Pudding Beanie Hat complete with holly sprig and berries? And with 8 sizes from newborn to adult available, you can make one for all the family! (I want to see those family pictures please!)
To share the festive love, I am offering the Toddler size pattern Free below!
Before you start, you should know..
This pattern is suitable for beginners with some experience
The hat is worked top down
Numbers in brackets at the end of a round indicate the number of stitches in that round
Instructions in brackets mean those stitches should be worked into the same stitch e.g. (dc, hdc) means you should work a dc and a hdc into the next stitch
Yarn: Double Knit yarn in white and brown for the hat and green and red for the Holly and Berry Sprig.
In the item pictured I used Stylecraft Special DK (aff) in White, Walnut, Green for the leaves and Lipstick for the berries.
Standard Stitches & Abbreviations Used (US terms)
ch = chain
st = stitch
sk = skip
yo = yarn over sl
st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
blo = back loop only
You can find a video tutorial on how to create a magic ring here. If you are not familiar with the magic ring for working in the round then you can ch4 and join to the first st with a sl st and work the sts into this ring to start the pattern.
Extended double crochet (edc)
This is very similar to a double crochet but with a small extra step. Yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through one loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through two loops.
Single Crochet 2 together (sc2tog)
Insert hook into st, yo, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 3 loops
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
The stitch is worked as a normal dc, but instead of working it into the top 2 loops, insert your hook behind the post of the stitch you are working into (so the stitch is in front) and work the dc as normal.
The Toddler Size Christmas Pudding Beanie Pattern
The Holly Sprig
As well as the written pattern, there is a YouTube tutorial available to guide you through making the Holly Sprig in
left handed here and right handed below:
Toddler Hat Pattern
Using White Yarn
Round 1: 10dc in magic ring, join with sl st to top of first st(10)
Round 2: Ch2 (does not count as stitch here or throughout) 2dc in each dc, join with sl st to top of first st (20)
Round 3: Ch2, *dc in next st, 2dc in the next st*. Repeat * 9 more times, join with sl st to top of first st (30)
Round 4: Ch2, *dc in next 2 st, 2dc in next st *. Repeat * 9 more times, join with sl st to top of first st (40)
Round 5: Ch2, *dc in next 3 st, 2dc in next st*. Repeat * 9 more times, join with sl st to top of first st (50)
Round 6: Ch2, *dc in next 4 st, 2dc in next st*. Repeat * 9 more times, join with sl st to top of first st (60)
Round 7: Ch2, *dc in next 5 st, 2dc in next st*. Repeat * 9 more times, join with sl st to top of first st (70)
Round 8: Ch2, dc in each st (70)
Round 9: Ch1, *sc, hdc in next 2 st, dc, edc, dc, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next 2 st*. Repeat * 6 more times, join with a sl st to top of first st (70)
Round 10: Ch1, *sc2tog, hdc in next 2 st, (dc, edc, dc), hdc in next 2 st, sc2tog, sc*. Repeat * 6 more times, join with a sl st to top of first st (70)
Fasten off. Change to brown
Round 11: Starting where you fastened off, ch2, and working through the back loop and 3rd loop only *dc in sc2tog from last round, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next 3 st, hdc in next 2 st, dc in next 2st*. Repeat * 6 more times, join with sl st to top of first st (70)
Round 12: Repeat round 11 working through both loops (70)
Round 13-17: Ch2, dc in each stitch around, join with sl st to top of first st (70)
Round 18: Ch2, *hdc, fpdc*. Repeat * around to the end and join with sl st to top of first st (70)
Round 19-20: Repeat round 18 making sure you work the fpdc around the fpdc from the previous round to create the cable effect (70)
Fasten off, sew in ends.
Attach holly sprig to top of hat positioning wherever suits
Go forth, be jolly and photograph the fun for prosperity!
I hope you enjoy this pattern and can’t wait to see all your makes!
You may sell what you make from my patterns when you credit DoraDoes as the designer, but the pattern is copyrighted and may only be shared by referring to this page page. My photos may be shared with credit.
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