You know that moment when you or your little one are due to go to a Christmas party and you suddenly need a festive accessory quick sharp?
Or your colleagues decide to have a last minute Christmas themed day at work…
This is what the Speedy Santa Hat Pattern was made for!
It’s an easy beginners pattern, worked holding two strands of DK yarn together and, true to it’s name, the adult version works up in around an hour!
The pattern is written in full in adult size, with additional instructions to adjust for sizes 0-6mths, 6-12mths, Toddler and Child.
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The Speedy Santa Hat Crochet Pattern
- This Pattern uses US Crochet Terms
- Numbers in brackets at the end of the round indicate the number of stitches in that round and are given at the start and where there is a change
- Instructions between *asterisk* should be repeated the number of times indicated
- The Hat is worked top down in a continual spiral
- To neaten the finish on the red section, after the pattern instructions finish, work 1sc in next st, ss in next st and the fasten off. This will leave a flatter edge to work the brim into
- The pattern is written for an adult size for about 50cm / 20in circumference but adjustments are given where to stop the increase for 0-6mths, 6-12mths, toddler and child sizes
Skill Level – Beginner
- Knowledge of basic crochet stitches is assumed
- This pattern is perfect for beginner crocheters using almost entirely half double crochet stitches. It is also very forgiving of mistakes!
- This pattern also uses bobbles in the brim and a pom pom to finish
- The Magic Ring Technique is recommended to start the hat. You can find a Magic Ring Tutorial Here.
Hook: 9mm hook
Yarn: For the adult hat I used around 80g / 200m of red yarn and around 30g / 100m of white.
The yarn is held double stranded
10cm x 10cm = 9 sts x 8rows of hdc using a 9mm hook with dk yarn held double
Approximate finished sizes, including Pom Pom
0-6mths: Circumference 31cm (12.5in), height 28cm (11in)
6-12mths: Circumference 35cm (14in), height 30cm (12in)
Toddler size: Circumference 40cm (16in), height 35cm (14in)
Child’s size: Circumference 45cm (18in), height 40cm (16in)
Adult size: Circumference 50cm (20in), height 45cm (18in)
Stitch Abbreviations (US Terms)
bo = Bobble Stitch
ch = Chain
hdc = Half Double Crochet (UK Half Treble)
RS = Right Side
st(s) = Stitch(es)
sl st = Slip Stitch
sc = Single Crochet (UK double crochet)
yo = yarn over
WS = Wrong Side
Yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop (7 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 7 loops.
You can find a Bobble Stitch Tutorial on my Stitch Directory
This is a technique used when working in the round to start your project. You can find a tutorial for the magic ring here.
If you do not wish to use this technique, ch4 and join to first ch with a ss to create a loop. You will then work your stitches into this loop.
Holding 2 strands of your red dk yarn together and using a 9mm hook
Round 1 (RS): Magic ring, Ch1 (does not count as st) work 4hdc into the ring. Do not join
Round 2: 2hdc in each of the next 4 sts (8)
Round 3: 1hdc in next 8 sts
Round 4: *1 hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st* 4 times (12)
Round 5: 1hdc in next 12 sts
Round 6: *1hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st* 4 times (16)
Round 7: 1hdc in next 16 sts
Round 8: *1hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st* 4 times (20)
Round 9: 1hdc in next 20 sts
Round 10: *1hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st* 4 times (24)
Round 11: 1hdc in next 24 sts
Round 12: *1hdc in next 5 sts, 2hdc in next st* 4 times (28)
Round 13: 1hdc in next 28 sts
Round 14: *1hdc in next 6 sts, 2hdc in next st* 4 times (32)
Round 15: 1hdc in next 32 sts
Round 16: *1hdc in next 7 sts, 2hdc in next st* 4 times (36)
Round 17: 1hdc in next 36 sts
Round 18: *1hdc in next 8 sts, 2hdc in next st* 4 times (40)
Round 19: 1hdc in next 40 sts
Round 20: *1hdc in next 9 sts, 2hdc in next st* 4 times (44)
Round 21-28: 1hdc in next 44 sts
Adjustment for baby and child’s sizes
Stop increasing at Round 12, continue 5 more rounds working 1hdc in each st.
Continue to brim
Stop increasing at round 14, continue 5 more rounds working 1hdc in each st.
Continue to brim
Stop increasing at round 16, continue 6 more rounds working 1hdc in each st.
Continue to brim
Stop Increasing at round 18, continue 7 more rounds working 1hdc in each st.
Continue to brim
Change to white yarn, held double stranded, with RS facing and using a 9mm hook:
Round 1: ch1 (does not count as st), 1 sc in each st round to end, join to top of first st with a ss,turn
Round 2: ch2, 1bo in each st round to end, join to top of first st with a ss, turn
Round 3: Rep round 1
Round 4: Rep round 2
Round 5: Rep round 1
Fasten off, sew in ends
Using the same white yarn make a Pom Pom as big as you like and sew to top of hat and you’re ready to dish out those pressies!
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!
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