Grab the free pattern to make your own red and green Christmas Crochet Hat. And if you decide to make it in other colors, too, we won’t be mad :)
Everything in my life tends to be cyclical. From the food I crave to the crafts I make, I’m typically neck-deep in the same things over and over again. Right now I can’t seem to get enough coffee or yarn. And luckily I’ve had plenty of both in the last few weeks :) And candy canes. I cannot keep candy canes around this place. They just freaking disappear!
But back to that whole yarn business. I made a bunch of pom poms that I used to make Christmas ornaments and a wreath but I’ve mostly been using it to crochet. Right now in my chest of drawers I have SEVEN crochet hats, a crochet ear warmer and FOUR crochet scarves, all of which I’ll be sharing the patterns for in the coming weeks. Plus I have yet another hat on my hook and enough yarn to make 12 different scarves, though they’re all going to be the same pattern. Can you even believe it. I’ve been hookin’ like I mean it!
Christmas is right around the corner!
And because I’m feeling all Christmas-y AND yarn obsessed I decided to take one of my patterns and work it up in Christmas colors. This red and green crochet hat is so Christmas-y and I just love it. But using a bright grass green rather than a more traditional Christmas green makes it seem a little more all winter wearable to me. Of course, you don’t HAVE to make a red and green crochet hat. You can make pink and gray! Black and white! Yellow and blue! Yep, you guessed it, any colors you please!
Done hearing my impressive knowledge of color names? Want to get to crochet?
Basic Supplies Needed to Crochet Your Own Christmas Crochet Hats:
- Worsted Weight Yarn (size 4 or medium)
- Crochet Hook, Size H
- Yarn Needle <— these are the JAM!
- Custom Leather Labels
- Pom Pom Maker
I recently had some custom labels made for my crochet projects and I LOVE THEM. After typing in what I wanted them to say in the font and then they arrived a few weeks later. My order contained the classic folding tags for adult sized projects and some short but wide labels for scarves and kid’s hats and I’ve even placed an order for 40 more since. I really think these make your handmade crochet items POP!
Stitches / Abbreviations Used:
- FSC: Foundation Single Crochet
- CH: Chain
- BLSC: Single Crochet in the Back Loop Only
- SL: Slip Stitch
- HDC: Half Double Crochet
- RND: Round
- ST: Stitch
- BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
- I’m labeling this hat a Christmas Hat simply because of the color scheme. This design would be lovely using a wide variety of colors and is certainly not a design exclusive to Christmas (unlike the Crochet Christmas Tree Hat I shared a little bit ago! :)
- In this pattern Color A is Red and Color B is Green. You can substitute any colors for A and B.
- Chains at the beginning of the rounds do NOT count as the first stitch.
- When working this project do not turn your work. Continue to crochet in the same direction for every round.
- If you need more help creating a stretchy hat band/ribbing, please see our full tutorial here.
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Simple Slouchy Christmas Crochet Hat Pattern
Use a size G hook for toddlers and an H hook for kids. This pattern was made using Red Heart With Love Metallic Yarn in Lime.
Stretchy Hat Band
The band is made using color A.
← Row 1: FSC 10 leaving a tail of 4-6 inches.
→ Row 2: CH 1 (does NOT count as first ST) and turn your work. BLSC in every stitch. (10 ST)
Row 3-64: Repeat row 2.
Chain 1 and match up the ends of the band making sure it does not twist. Match up the stitches of both ends and slip stitch the sides together. For more detailed information please visit this post.
→ Rnd 1: (Color A) CH 2. HDC in every row in the hat band. SL last to first ST to join and end RND. (64 ST)
→ Rnd 2: (Color B) CH 2. BPDC in every ST. SL last to first ST to join and end RND. (64 ST)
→ Rnd 3: (Color A) CH 2. BPDC in every ST. SL last to first ST to join and end RND. (64 ST)
→ Rnd 4-6: (Color B) CH 2. HDC in in every ST. SL last to first ST to join and end RND. (64 ST)
→ Rnd 7-10: Repeat RND 3-6.
→ Rnd 11: (Color A) CH 2. BPDC in every ST. SL last to first ST to join and end RND. (64 ST)
→ Rnd 12: (Color B) CH 2. BPHDC in every ST. SL last to first ST to join and end RND. (64 ST)
→ Rnd 13-19: (Color A) CH 2. HDC in every ST. SL last to first ST to join and end RND. (64 ST)
Measure hat. If from the bottom of the brim to the top of the hat is 9-10″ seam your beanie closed. If not, add HDC rows in Color A until 9-10″ length is achieved and then seam.
Make a pom pom using a pom pom maker in Color A and attach to the top of the crochet Christmas hat.