Santa Hat for Dad!

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One of my husband’s coworkers asked me to make him a Santa Hat to wear this winter and I realized I didn’t have one designed quite large enough for him. Here is the new and largest size pattern – sized to fit Dad … and anyone else with a size 23-24 inch head!

This pattern is designed using Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in 2 colors. You can substitute with a similar weight yarn – the gauge information has been included to assist you with finding a suitable replacement. One yarn I know which works well and is of comparable weight is Loops & Threads: Impeccable Yarn.

Red Heart Soft and Caron Simply Soft do not substitute very well for this design as they are lighter weights of yarn and will result in smaller hats than those specified in the directions below.

For sizes Baby to Adult Medium please see this post: 

Santa Hats For Everyone

Santa Hat For Dad

Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver.
  • Hook 5.0 mm (H)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, PomPom Maker (Optional), Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

Adult Large – Sized to fit 23 – 24 inches head size

Gauge

12 dc = 4 inches
8 rows = 4 inches

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning
ch – chain
bl – back loop
dc – double crochet
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Invisible Join / Invisible Finish

Changing Colours on the Last Yarn Over

Simple Closing Method for Hats and Mittens

How to Make a PomPom

Notes:

  • leave a 10 inch tail of yarn at the beginning of the brim section to allow you to seam the band (brim) closed once you have completed it
  • do not count the sl st as a stitch unless specified
  • you skip over the ch 2 to work into the first dc of the round BUT you still count the ch 2 as a st (you just do not work into it).

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Santa Hat For Dad. Free Crochet Pattern

Adult Large

To Fit: Head Circumference of 23-24 inches (finished hat circumference is 17.5 inches; it will stretch approximately 6 inches)

Hat Brim/Band

**Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn at the beginning before you ch 10. This will allow you to seam the band closed after R1 of the hat body**

R1: Ch 10, beg in 2nd ch from hook 1 sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn [9]

R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 7 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [9]

R3-64: Rep R2; do not finish off

You will now be working along the edges of the 64 rows you just completed.

Hat Body

R1: Work 63 sc evenly across. Use an invisible join to finish off and to join the round together. Finish off and weave in ends. [63]

R2: Join new yarn (red) with a standing dc st. Work 1 dc in each st around. [63]

R3: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 35 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 12 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [61]

R4: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 33 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 12 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [59]

R5: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 31 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 12 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [57]

R6: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 29 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 12 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [55]

R7: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 27 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 12 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [53]

R8: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 25 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 12 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [51]

R9: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 23 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 12 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [49]

R10: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 21 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 12 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [47]

R11: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 19 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 12 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [45]

R12: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 17 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 12 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [43]

R13: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 15 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 12 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [41]

R14: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 13 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 12 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [39]

R15: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 11 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 12 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [37]

R16: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 12 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [35]

R17: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 9 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [33]

R18: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 9 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [31]

R19: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 9 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [29]

R20: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 9 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [27]

R21: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 7 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [25]

R22: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 6 st, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 7 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [23]

R23: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 5 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [21]

R22: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 5 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [19]

R23: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 5 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [17]

R24: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 5 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [15]

R25: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 3 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [13]

R26: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 3 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [11]

R27: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. Dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 3 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [9]

R28 Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. Dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next st, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last 2 sts. Do not work into the sl st. [7]

R29: Sl st (does not count as a stitch) to the bl of the 2nd dc to join; skipping over the 1st st entirely. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in both loops of the same st. Dc2tog, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the last st. Do not work into the sl st. [5]

Finish off and close top by weaving the yarn through the final stitches and cinching closed. Need help? View this tutorial: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2015/11/simple-closingttens-tutorial.html

Attach a pompom to the end of the hat. Need help? View this tutorial: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2014/01/how-tomake-pompom.html

Free Crochet Pattern Santa Hats for Everyone

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Beverly, I only have the yardages I used written down for my toddler/child size Santa Hat Pattern. Yardage Used: Toddler/Child Size: 84 g and 155 yards (including the pom pom). I know I used less than a single ball of each color for the Adult Santa Hat for Dad but I do not have the exact amounts. I apologize for this. Best wishes, Rhondda

  2. Love to make this hat, how much yarn does it take ? I have to make ten hats, how much yarn will I need ?