Infant Santa Hat & Suit
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Infant Santa Hat & Suit

Here’s the perfect little outfit for a cute little elf! Crochet it quickly with Red Heart® Soft Yarn and baby will look precious while staying warm.

Designed by Kim Guzman

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn Needle
  • Sewing Needle and Thread
  • Black Buttons (seven ⅝-inch)
 

Project Instructions

SIZE
Instructions are for size Small (up to 3 months); changes for Medium (up to 6 months), Large (up to 9 months) and Extra Large (up to 12 months) are in parentheses.
 

GAUGE
14 sts = 4-inches; 15 rows = 4-inches in sc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
 

MEASUREMENTS
Finished Chest Measurement: 22 (23, 24, 25) inches. Hat Circumference: 14½ (15½, 16½, 17) inches.
 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
inc (increase) = 2 sc in next sc.
dec (decrease) = draw up a loop in next 2 sc, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
 

SANTA SUIT
Left Leg-Cuff
With B, ch 15 (15, 17, 17).
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 14 (14, 16, 16) sc.
Rows 2 and 3: * Ch 1, inc in first sc, sc in each sc to last sc, inc in last sc; turn – 18 (18, 20, 20) sc at end of Row 3.
Sizes Small and Medium Only-Row 4: Repeat Row 2 changing to A in last sc – 20 sc. Cut B.
Sizes Large and Extra Large Only-Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across changing to A in last sc; turn. Cut B.
All Sizes-Next Row: Ch 1, sc in each sc to last sc, inc in last sc; turn – 21 sc.
Repeat last row 15 (17, 19, 21) more times – 36 (38, 40, 42) sc. Fasten off.
 

Right Leg
Work the same as for the Left Leg except do not fasten off.

Join Legs for Body
Continuing on Right Leg, ch 1, sc in each sc across, ch 3, with right side facing, sc in each sc across Left Leg; turn.
Next Row: Ch 1, sc in each sc and each ch across; turn – 75 (79, 83, 87) sc.
Work even in sc for 11 (12, 13, 14) more rows changing to B in last sc of last row. For Belt with B work 4 rows even in sc changing to A in last sc of last row. With A work 13 (14, 15, 16) more rows even end by working a wrong side row.
 

Divide for Fronts and Back
Right Front
Ch 1, sc in first 16 (17, 18, 19) sc; turn. Work even in sc on these sts for 15 (17, 19, 21) more rows. Fasten off.
 

Shape Neck
Skip first 8 (8, 9, 9) sc, join A in next sc; ch 1, sc in same sc and in each sc across; turn.
Next Row: Ch 1, sc in 6 (6, 7, 7) sc, dec. Fasten off.
 

Back
With right side facing, skip next 4 sc of last long row; join A in next sc; ch 1, sc in same sc and in next 34 (36, 38, 40) sc; turn – 35 (37, 39, 41) sc. Work even in sc on these sts for 17 (19, 21, 23) more rows. Fasten off.
 

Left Front
With right side facing skip next 4 sc of last long row; join A in next sc; ch 1, sc in same sc and in each sc to end; turn – 16 (17, 18, 19) sc. Work even in sc for 15 (17, 19, 21) more rows.
 

Shape Neck
Ch 1, sc in first 8 (8, 9, 9) sc; turn.
Next Row: Ch 1, dec, sc in last 6 (6, 7, 7) sc. Fasten off.
 

Assembly
Sew shoulder seams across 8 (8, 9, 9) sts. Sew inseam of Legs, leaving the 3 sc of crotch free.
 

Front Bands
Row 1: With right side facing, join C at corner of Left Front; ch 1, work sc evenly down Left Front, across the 3 sts at crotch and up the Right Front; turn.
Row 2: Mark positions for 7 evenly-spaced buttonholes. Ch 1, sc in each sc to marker working dec at each inside corner at crotch, [ch 3, skip 2 sc, sc to next marker] 6 times, ch 3, skip 2 sc, sc in each sc to end; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, [sc in each sc to ch-3 space, 2 sc in ch-3 space] 7 times, sc in each sc to top of Right Front dec as before at crotch to keep work flat; do not turn, but pivot to work collar.
 

Collar
Row 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly across neck edge and across bands; turn.
Rows 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn. Fasten off.
 

Sleeves
Round 1: With right side facing, join A at center of armhole; ch 1, work 35 (39, 43, 47) sc evenly spaced around armhole; join with a slip st to first sc; turn.
Round 2: Ch 1, dec at each end of round; join; turn – 33 (37, 41, 45) sc.
Repeat last round 1 (2, 2, 3) times more – 31 (35, 37, 39) sc.
Next Decrease Round: Ch 1, dec at each end of round; join; turn.
Next 2 Rounds: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join; turn.
 

Sizes Small and Medium Only: Repeat last 3 rounds until 19 sc remain changing to C in last sc of last round. Cut A. Work 2 rounds even. Repeat Decrease Round – 17 sc. Work 1 round even. Fasten off.
 

Sizes Large and Extra Large Only: Repeat last 3 rounds until 21 sc remain. Work 1 round even changing to C in last sc. Cut A. Work 1 round even. Repeat Decrease Round – 19 sc. Work 2 rounds even. Fasten off.
 

Finishing
Weave in ends. Sew on buttons opposite buttonholes.
 

HAT
Round 1: With A, ch 2; 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with a slip st to first sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, [inc] 3 times; join – 6 sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, [sc in next sc, inc] 3 times; join – 9 sc.
Round 4: Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sc, inc] 3 times; join – 12 sc.
Round 5: Ch 1, [sc in next 3 sc, inc] 3 times; join – 15 sc.
Round 6: Ch 1, [sc in next 4 sc, inc] 3 times; join – 18 sc.
Rounds 7-17 (7-18, 7-19, 7-20): Continue in this manner, increasing 3 sc every round and working one more sc between increases until there are 51 (54, 57, 60) sc.
Rounds 18-26 (19-30, 20-34, 21-38): Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join. Change to C in last sc of last round. Cut A. With C, work 5 rounds even in sc. Fasten off.
 

Ball Adornment
Round 1: With C, ch 2; 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with a slip st to first sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, [inc] 3 times; join – 6 sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, [inc] 6 times; join – 12 sc.
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join.
Round 5: Ch 1, [dec] 6 times; join – 6 sc. Stuff ball with extra C yarn to make it puffy.
Round 6: Ch 1, [dec] 3 times; join – 3 sc. Fasten off.
Attach Ball Adornment to tip of hat. Weave in ends.
 

ABBREVIATIONS
A, B, C = color A, B, C
ch = chain
dec = decrease
mm = millimeters
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch (es)
yo = yarn over
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
[] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.
 

MATERIALS

  • Red Heart® "Soft Yarn": 2 (2, 3, 3) balls 9925 Really Red A; 1 ball each 4614 Black B and 4601 Off White C
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn Needle
  • Sewing Needle and Thread
  • Black Buttons (seven ⅝-inch)

Tips

Make sure to check your gauge so that this suit will fit your baby.