Santa Hat Pattern: Double Crochet

There are a lot of free patterns to knit or single crochet a Santa hat, but I had a hard time finding a double crochet pattern I liked.  So here’s the pattern I created.  I prefer double crochet because I think it’s faster and stretchier than single crochet.  I made this hat for a 4-month-old, but since a Santa hat is basically a cone, and you just have to keep making it bigger to make different sizes, it’s very easy to adapt this pattern for different ages. Just keep repeating the increasing pattern until the opening looks like the right size.

This pattern starts out similarly to any basic double crochet hat, like this one.  The main difference is that while a regular hat increases every round, a Santa hat increases every other round.

Santa Hat

Materials

One skein red yarn

One skein white yarn

Size G hook

White pom pom

 

Pattern

(With Red) Chain (ch) 4 and use a slip stitch (sl st) to join to the first chain stitch to create a loop.

Row 1:  Ch 3. Double crochet (dc) 5 into the middle of the loop. Join with sl st to the top of the first ch 3 in the row. 6 stitches.

Row 2:  Ch 3. Double crochet into the same stitch (st), dc into the next st. <2 dc into next st, dc in next st> Repeat <> until end of row. Join with sl st to the top of ch 3. 12 stitches.

Row 3:  Ch 3. Double crochet into every stitch. Join with sl st to the top of ch 3. 12 stitches.

Row 4:  Ch 3. Double crochet into the same st, dc into the next 2 st. <2 dc into next st, dc in next 2 st> Repeat <> until end of row. Join with sl st to the top of ch 3. 18 stitches.

Row 5:  Ch 3. Double crochet into every stitch. Join with sl st to the top of ch 3. 18 stitches.

Row 6:  Ch 3. Double crochet into the same st, dc into the next 3 st. <2 dc into next st, dc in next 3 st> Repeat <> until end of row. Join with sl st to the top of ch 3. 24 stitches.

Row 7:  Ch 3. Double crochet into every stitch. Join with sl st to the top of ch 3. 24 stitches.

Row 8:  Ch 3. Double crochet into the same st, dc into the next 4 st. <2 dc into next st, dc in next 4 st> Repeat <> until end of row. Join with sl st to the top of ch 3. 30 stitches.

Row 9:  Ch 3. Double crochet into every stitch. Join with sl st to the top of ch 3. 30 stitches.

Row 10:  Ch 3. Double crochet into the same st, dc into the next 5 st. <2 dc into next st, dc in next 5 st> Repeat <> until end of row. Join with sl st to the top of ch 3. 36 stitches.

Row 11:  Ch 3. Double crochet into every stitch. Join with sl st to the top of ch 3. 36 stitches.

Row 12:  Ch 3. Double crochet into the same st, dc into the next 6 st. <2 dc into next st, dc in next 6 st> Repeat <> until end of row. Join with sl st to the top of ch 3. 42 stitches.

Row 13:  Ch 3. Double crochet into every stitch. Join with sl st to the top of ch 3. 42 stitches.

Row 14:  Ch 3. Double crochet into the same st, dc into the next 7 st. <2 dc into next st, dc in next 7 st> Repeat <> until end of row. Join with sl st to the top of ch 3. 48 stitches.

Row 15-25:  Ch 3. Double crochet in each st around.  Join with sl st to the top of ch 3. 48 stitches.

Row 26-27:  (With White) Ch 2. Half double crochet into every stitch. Join with sl st to the top of ch 2. 48 stitches.

Finish off, weave in the ends, and sew a white pom-pom to the tip.

 

What’s Next?

More Christmas crafts!

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