Toddler Santa Hat
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Toddler Santa Hat

This picture-perfect hat will be loved by your little elves!

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
  • Stitch Marker
 

Project Instructions

Instructions are for size 2 years.
 

MEASUREMENTS
Hat Circumference: 18 inches.
 

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

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.
 

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 7-21: Continue in this manner, increasing 3 sc every round and working one more sc between increases until there are 63 sc.
Rounds 22-40: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join. Change to B in last sc of last round. Cut A. With B, work 5 rounds even in sc. Fasten off.
 

Ball Adornment
Round 1: With B, 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 = color A, B
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": 1 ball each 9925 Really Red A; and 4601 Off White B
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
Yarn Needle
Stitch Marker

Tips

Use a stitch marker to keep track of where your rounds begin and end.