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Baby Santa Hat~ free crochet pattern ~

Christmas is a couple of days away! I know a lot of people are rushing to get their *handmade* gifts finished – and of course, I’m one of them!! I am so happy to have finished crocheting a baby santa hat today, just in time for the holidays! This is a FREE crochet pattern, in 0-3 months size only. It’s beginner-friendly!

Baby Santa Hat - free crochet pattern by DORIYUMI

If you do happen to crochet this, please share your finished project photos with me! I really love to see your creations from my patterns 🙂



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  • Baby Santa hat size: newborn / 0-3 months.
  • The hat measures approx. 7.5″ wide at the brim.
  • The hat measures approx. 13″ in height from top of hat (not including pom pom) to the brim.
  • Worked in the round, do not join or turn unless stated.
  • Gauge (tension): 6 hdc stitches = 2 inches *CHECK YOUR GAUGE*


ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
rep = repeat
* – * = repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed



Start with color B (red).

Round 1: Ch 2, make 5 hdc in first ch (5 sts)

Round 2: 1 hdc in each st around (5 sts)

Round 3: 2 hdc in each st around(10 sts)

Round 4: 1 hdc in each st around (10 sts)

Round 5: *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st*, rep * around (15 sts)

Round 6: 1 hdc in each st around (15 sts)

Round 7: *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts*, rep * around (20 sts)

Round 8: 1 hdc in each st around (20 sts)

Round 9: *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts*, rep * around (25 sts)

Round 10: 1 hdc in each st around (25 sts)

Round 11: *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts*, rep * around (30 sts)

Round 12: 1 hdc in each st around (30 sts)

Round 13: *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts*, rep * around (35 sts)

Round 14: 1 hdc in each st around (35 sts)

Round 15: *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 6 sts*, rep * around (40 sts)

Round 16: 1 hdc in each st around (40 sts)

Round 17: *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 7 sts*, rep * around (45 sts)

Round 18: 1 hdc in each st around (45 sts)

Rounds 19-28: 1 hdc in each st around (45 sts)

Change to color A (white fuzzy yarn)

Rounds 29-34: 1 sc in each st around (45 sts)

Sl st in next st and fasten off.

Pom Pom

Attach pom pom on top of hat. There are many ways to make a pom pom – using your fingers, a fork, a pom pom maker, etc…  You can search on youtube for many ways to create your pom pom. Or, use the following as a guide:

With color A or any fuzzy/fun yarn, wrap the yarn around 3 or 4 of your fingers approx. 50 times. You can wrap less or more, it will just be smaller or bigger! Tie around the center of the wrapped yarn – make sure you tie it very tight! Next, cut the ends and trim it to shape using a scissor. I usually make a big pom pom to be safe in case I trim too much of it! Secure the pom pom on top of the hat and you’re done!

Enjoy! ♥


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