Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tis the Season!

Finally, the rest of the world has caught up with my Holiday spirit.  I have been listening to Christmas music for months!  I think we should celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with a fun Christmas hat pattern.  How about a SANTA HAT?! 
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet Santa hat pattern
My little Sprinkle wearing her sparkly Santa hat.  :)
My daughter LOVES her new Santa hat.  I have been making them for a few years and this is the first year that I made one with SPARKLE yarn.  Made. her. day. 
Who says you have to us "Christmas colors"?  I love this blue and white hat.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet Santa hat pattern
White and blue Santa hat
The blue and white was not made with MY pattern, but it's still a Santa hat.  ;) 

The hat works up quickly and fits a wide range.  I refer to it as a child hat, for children 3-10, but the hat has enough stretch that I wear them too.  The size is easily adjustable by switching hook sizes and adding/decreasing the increasing rows. 

I hope you get as much use and joy out of this pattern as I have!

Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet Santa hat pattern
Red and green Santa hats

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Santa Hat

What you will need:
Worsted weight yarn
J hook
Scissors
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
Ch - Chain
DC- Double Crochet
St or St’s - Stitch or Stitches
Rsc- Reverse Single Crochet


Round 1: Starting with magic ring, ch 2, 6 dc in ring, join with first dc.
Round 2: ch 2, dc in each st around.  (6dc)
Round 3: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around. (12dc)
Round 4: ch 2, dc in each st around.  (12dc)
Round 5: ch 2, *2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in next.* Repeat around.  (18dc)
Round 6: ch 2, dc in each st around.  (18dc)
Round 7: ch 2, *2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in next 2 st’s.* Repeat around.  (24dc)
Round 8: ch 2, dc in each st around.  (24dc)
Round 9: ch 2, *2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in next 3 st’s.* Repeat around.  (30dc)
Round 10: ch 2, dc in each st around.  (30dc)
Round 11: ch 2, *2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in next 4 st’s.* Repeat around.  (36dc)
Round12: ch 2, dc in each st around.  (36dc)
Round 13: ch 2, *2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in next 5 st’s.* Repeat around.  (42dc)
Round 14: ch 2, dc in each st around.  (42dc)
Round 15: ch 2, *2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in next 6 st’s.* Repeat around.  (48dc)
Round 16: ch 2, dc in each st around.  (48dc)
Round 17: ch 2, *2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in next 7 st’s.* Repeat around.  (54dc)
Round 18-19: ch 2, dc in each st around.  Fasten off after row 19.  (54dc)
Switch to White
Round 20-22: ch 2, dc in each st around.  (54dc)
Round 23: ch 1, reverse single crochet around.  (54rsc)

Fasten off.

Make pom pom and attach it to the top of the hat.

Pom pom
Using white (or what ever color you like)
Wrap your yarn around your hand or piece of cardboard until you get the thickness you would like.  I wrapped about 75-100 times
Carefully slide the yarn off of your hand or cardboard.
Using a length of the same color yarn, tie a knot TIGHTLY around the middle of your pom.  You will have two sides of loops once you have tied your brown yarn around the pom.  I usually flip the pom pom over and tie another TIGHT know around the pom pom.
Once you have the pom secured, cut the loops.
Give your pom a haircut to even it out, but DON’T cut the yarn you used to secure your pom.  You will use this length of yarn to fasten the pom to the hat.

Fasten off and weave in ends.


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