Chunky Santa Hat | Free Crochet Pattern
Try something new and crochet a festive chunky Santa Hat this season instead of purchasing one!
It’s fun to accessorize with Christmas themed pieces in the Christmas season. My family has always taken advantage of this time of year to wear themed things, though we don’t normally go the route of ugly sweater parties.
With all my winter crochet, I suddenly thought, “Hey, why not make a pattern just for fun?” And out came my Chunky Santa Hat. It is so easy to make and you’ll love how the fluffy yarn works up.
My favorite part of the pattern, hands down — the pom-pom! It’s big, squishy, and adorable!
The chunky part of the design comes when you hold two strands of yarn together. The band is worked with a strand of fuzzy yarn and a strand of sparkly. If you want extra fluff, however, use two strands of fuzzy yarn.
I dug around in my yarn stash for some fuzzy yarn and found Beautiful by Purl Essence. Unfortunately, however, it has been discontinued since I bought it years ago. The important thing to remember though, when choosing an alternative is that the yarn size is consistent. Any bulky weight yarn with some good fuzziness will do.
This chunky Santa hat will make a great gift and works up quickly! Interested?
Chunky Santa Hat
Skill Level easy
Fits head size 20” – 22”, with instructions for size changes
Medium weight yarn in red
-Yardage: about 180 yards
Light weight yarn in white (I used Vanna’s Glamour for the sparkle)
-Yardage: about 80 yards
Bulky weight yarn in white (I used a discontinued yarn that I had on hand but any bulky weight, fuzzy yarn will do)
-Yardage: about 80 yards
Crochet hook L/8.00mm and M/9.00mm
With M hook and two strands of red held together,
4 sc + 4 rows = 2” square
-Use two strands of yarn at all times in this pattern – two strands of red for the hat body, and a strand each of white (fuzzy and sparlky) for the band and pom.
-Hat body is crocheted in spiral instead of slip stitching to end each round. I recommend using a stitch marker to mark the first stitch.
Round 1: with M hook, loosely ch 40, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, sc in each ch around: 40 sc
Round 2 – 14: ch 1, turn, sc around: 40 sc
Round 15: ch 1, turn, * sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, repeat from * around: 35 sc
Round 16 – 17: ch 1, turn, sc around: 35 sc
Round 18: ch 1, turn, * sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, repeat from * around: 30 sc
Round 19 – 20: ch 1, turn, sc around: 30 sc
Round 21: ch 1, turn, * sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, repeat from * around: 25 sc
Round 22 – 23: ch 1, turn, sc around: 25 sc
Round 24: ch 1, turn, * sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around: 20 sc
Round 25 – 26: ch 1, turn, sc around: 20 sc
Round 27: ch 1, turn, * sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around: 15 sc
Round 28 – 29: ch 1, turn, sc around: 15 sc
Round 30: ch 1, turn, * sc2tog, sc in next 1 sc, repeat from * around: 10 sc
Round 31 – 32: ch 1, turn, sc around: 10 sc
Round 33: ch 1, turn, sc2tog around: 5 sc
Round 34: ch 1, turn, sc around: 5 sc
Round 1: with RS facing, join white in bottom round of hat, ch 1, sc around, sl st in first sc: 40 sc
Round 2: ch 1, turn, sc in blo of each sc around, sl st in first sc: 40 sc
Round 3 – 8: ch 1, sc around, sl st in first sc: 40 sc
With both a strand of fuzzy and a strand of sparkly held together, make a 3 – 4 inch pom and sew to top of hat. Since I prefer a less bobbly pom on the top of my hats, I used a few dabs of hot glue to better secure it.
How do you like it my chunky version of a Santa hat? Let me know in the comments below!
This is an original pattern created and designed by Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. You are welcome to copy the pattern for personal use but do not sell the pattern, distribute, or reprint it. Feel free to share a link to the pattern. You can sell products made from this pattern but please credit me, Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. Do not mass produce or factory manufacture using my pattern. Thanks for respecting the wishes of the designer, and be sure to ask me if you have any questions regarding this copyright.