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My neighbor has the most adorable little girl. For Halloween I made her a Trick or Treating tote bag and I was absolutely floored at how kind this family is. Prior to heading out to trick or treat they brought over their daughter dressed warmly to head out into the cold night. Carrying her little tote bag I made for her, this was the first house that she trick or treated.

This was so nice and it made me so happy. And then I noticed an envelope by the door. It was a thank you note. For me it was such a small thing. Something I did for my job but wanted to give to the sweet girl next door. But the appreciation and kindness they showed in return had me wanting to make something for her for Christmas, too. And so she’s got her very own custom designed Christmas Tree Hat. Actually she has 2. One with lights and one without. Want to make your own?

Supplies Needed to Hook Love Hearts Crochet Beanies:

The Yarn

For my toddler Christmas tree hat, I used Red Heart With Love Metallic Yarn in Lime. I purchased mine at Walmart and used approximately 3/4 of a skein for 1 toddler hat. My adult hat was created using Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn in Kelly Green from Michael’s.

The Leather Garment Tags

I recently started purchasing new leather garment tags not currently seen in this post. But I love this small business so much that I’m linking to them instead of the tags seen on these hats. Great quality, prices, and reasonable time between order and receiving the tags. Plus when you chat with her about proofs and whatnot, she’s super sweet!

Pattern Notes

  • The rounds featuring ruffles are actually worked around twice. The ruffle is created in only the front loop of the previous row. You’ll then continue working around creating half double crochet stitches in the back loop of every stitch in the same (previous) row.
  • This pattern can be sized up or down using a larger or smaller hook. My toddler hat was made using a G hook and the pattern as it reads below. For child-sized hats, go up in hook size to an H. For adult hats please see the Crochet Christmas Tree Hats Pattern for Adults.
  • This crochet hat pattern uses a ribbing at the bottom. For more information including helpful photos, please visit this post: How to Crochet Ribbing for Hats.
  • The chains at the beginning of rows/rounds NEVER count as the first stitch.
  • Do not turn your work, continue working in the same direction for every row.
Looking for an adorable crochet hat to keep heads warm and celebrate the Christmas season? Get this adorable, FREE Christmast Tree Hat Crochet Pattern!

Child Christmas Tree Hat Pattern

Crochet the Stretchy Hat Band

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.

← Row 1:

FSC 6 leaving a tail of 4-6 inches.

→ Row 2:

CH 1 (does NOT count as first ST) and turn your work. SCBLO in every stitch. (6 ST)

← RND 4-60:

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.

Crochet the Hat Body

This hat works every round in the same direction. Do not turn your work. At the end of every round, slip stitch to the first stitch to join and end the round.

← RND 1:

CH 1. SC once in each row of the band. (60 ST)

← RND 2:

CH 2. RUFFLE (3 SC in the Front loop only) in each ST around. (180 ST) SL to first ST. CH 2. BLO HDC in each stitch around. (60 ST)

← RND 3:

CH 2. * HDC in 10 ST. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. (60 ST)

← RND 4:

CH 2. HDC in every ST.(55 ST)

← RND 5:

CH 2. * HDC in 10 ST. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. (55 ST)

← RND 6:

CH 2. RUFFLE in each st around (150 ST) SL to first ST. CH 2. BLO HDC in each stitch around. (50 ST)

← RND 7:

CH 2. * HDC in first 8ST. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. (50 ST)

← RND 8:

CH 2. HDC in every ST. (45 ST)

← RND 9:

CH 2. * HDC in first 7 ST. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. (45 ST)

← RND 10:

CH 2. RUFFLE in each st around (120 ST) SL to first ST. CH 2. BLO HDC in each stitch around. (40 ST)

← RND 11:

CH 2. * HDC in first 6. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. (40 ST)

← RND 12:

CH 2. HDC in every ST. (35 ST)

← RND 13:

CH 2. * HDC in first 5. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. (35 ST)

← RND 14:

CH 2. RUFFLE in each st around (90 ST). SL to first ST. CH 2. BLO HDC in each stitch around. (30 ST)

← RND 15:

CH 2. * HDC in first 4. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. (30 ST)

← RND 16:

HDC in every ST. (25 ST)

← RND 17:

CH 2. * HDC in first 3. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. (25 ST)

← RND 18:

CH 2. RUFFLE in each st around (60 ST). SL to first ST. CH 2. BLO HDC in each stitch around. (20 ST)

← RND 19:

CH 2. HDC in every ST. (20 ST)

← RND 20:

CH 2. * HDC in first 2. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. (20 ST)

← RND 21:

CH 2. HDC in every ST. (15 ST)

← RND 22:

CH 2. RUFFLE in each st around (45 ST). SL to first ST. CH 2. BLO HDC in each stitch around. (15 ST)

← RND 23:

CH 2. * HDC in first 1. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. (15 ST)

← RND 24:

CH 2. HDC in every ST. (10 ST)

← RND 25:

CH 2. HDC2TOG around. (10 ST)

After the last round tie of your yarn leaving a 4-6 inch tail. Thread through a  yarn needle and stitch the top closed, then weave the end through the inside of the hat. Repeat for the tail at the beginning of the hat.

Stitch Abbreviations Used:

  • FSC: Foundation Single Crochet
  • CH: Chain
  • HDC: Half Double Crochet
  • HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet 2 Together (a decrease)
  • RND: Round
  • RPT: Repeat
  • RUFFLE: 3 Single Crochet in the Same Stitch, Front Loop, only
  • SL: Slip Stitch
  • ST: Stitch
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • SCBLO – Single Crochet in the Back Loop, only
Looking for an adorable crochet hat to keep heads warm and celebrate the Christmas season? Get this adorable, FREE Christmast Tree Hat Crochet Pattern!

Adult Christmas Tree Hat Pattern

Crochet the Stretchy Hat Band

Use a size H hook for regular adult size and an I hook for larger heads. This pattern was made using Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn in Kelly Green.

← Row 1:

FSC 6 leaving a tail of 4-6 inches.

→ Row 2:

CH 1 (does NOT count as first ST) and turn your work. SCBLO in every stitch. (6 ST)

← RND 4-70:

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.

Crochet the Hat Body

This hat works every round in the same direction. Do not turn your work. At the end of every round, slip stitch to the first stitch to join and end the round.

← RND 1:

CH 1. SC once in each row of the band. SL last to first ST to join and end RND. (70 ST)

← RND 2:

CH 2. RUFFLE (3 SC in the Front loop only) in each ST around. (210 ST) SL to first ST. CH 2. BLO HDC in each stitch around. (70 ST)

← RND 3:

CH 2. * HDC in 12 ST. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. (70 ST)

← RND 4:

CH 2. HDC in every ST. SL to first to join. (65 ST)

← RND 5:

CH 2. * HDC in 11 ST. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. SL to first to join. (65 ST)

← RND 6:

CH 2. RUFFLE (3 SC in the Front loop only) in each ST around. (180 ST) SL to first ST. CH 2. BLO HDC in each stitch around. SL to first ST to join. (60 ST)

← RND 7:

CH 2. * HDC in 10 ST. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. SL to first to join. (60 ST)

← RND 8:

CH 2. HDC in every ST. SL to first to join. (55 ST)

← RND 9:

CH 2. * HDC in 10 ST. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. SL to first to join. (55 ST)

← RND 10:

CH 2. RUFFLE in each ST around (150 ST) SL to first ST. CH 2. BLO HDC in each stitch around. SL to first ST to join. (50 ST)

← RND 11:

CH 2. * HDC in first 8ST. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. SL to first to join. (50 ST)

← RND 12:

CH 2. HDC in every ST. (45 ST)

← RND 13:

CH 2. * HDC in first 7 ST. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. (45 ST)

← RND 14:

CH 2. RUFFLE in each ST around (120 ST) SL to first ST. CH 2. BLO HDC in each stitch around. (40 ST)

← RND 15:

CH 2. * HDC in first 6. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. (40 ST)

← RND 16:

CH 2. HDC in every ST. (35 ST)

← RND 17:

CH 2. * HDC in first 5. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end.(35 ST)

← RND 18:

CH 2. RUFFLE in each ST around (90 ST). SL to first ST. CH 2. BLO HDC in each stitch around. (30 ST)

← RND 19:

CH 2. * HDC in first 4. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. (30 ST)

← RND 20:

CH 2. HDC (25 ST)

← RND 21:

CH 2. * HDC in first 3. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end.(25 ST)

← RND 22:

CH 2. RUFFLE in each ST around (60 ST). SL to first ST. CH 2. BLO HDC in each stitch around. (20 ST)

← RND 23:

CH 2. HDC in every ST. (20 ST)

← RND 24:

CH 2. * HDC in first 2. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. (20 ST)

← RND 25:

CH 2. HDC in every ST. (15 ST)

← RND 26:

CH 2. RUFFLE in each ST around (45 ST). SL to first ST. CH 2. BLO HDC in each stitch around. (15 ST)

← RND 27:

CH 2. * HDC in first 1. HDC2TOG in next 2 ST. Repeat from * to end. (15 ST)

← RND 28:

CH 2. HDC in every ST. (10 ST)

← RND 29:

CH 2. HDC2TOG around.(10 ST)

After the last round tie of your yarn leaving a 4-6 inch tail. Thread through a  yarn needle and stitch the top closed, then weave the end through the inside of the hat. Repeat for the tail at the beginning of the hat.

Stitch Abbreviations Used:

  • FSC: Foundation Single Crochet
  • CH: Chain
  • HDC: Half Double Crochet
  • HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet 2 Together (a decrease)
  • RND: Round
  • RPT: Repeat
  • RUFFLE: 3 Single Crochet in the Same Stitch, Front Loop, only
  • SL: Slip Stitch
  • ST: Stitch
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • SCBLO – Single Crochet in the Back Loop, only

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Helpful Tips for Crocheting Your Christmas Tree Hats

The ruffle rounds will have 2 passes. The first is your actual ruffle that you will create in the front loop only in every stitch from the previous row.

The ruffle rounds will have 2 passes. The first is your actual ruffle that you will create in the FRONT LOOP ONLY in every stitch from the previous row. The next stitch, which you can see in the image above, is a half double crochet stitch in the BACK LOOP ONLY from the previous row.

The opening at the very tip of your crochet Christmas tree hat will be tiny. You can seam it closed using stitches across the top and your crochet hook.

The opening at the very tip of your crochet Christmas tree hat will be tiny. You can seam it closed using stitches across the top and your crochet hook. Once closed trim your yarn to have a tail of 4-6 inches.

Or you can turn the hat inside out and sew the top shut using the tail.

Or you can turn the hat inside out and sew the top shut using the tail.

Once the top is closed, weave in the ends at both the top and bottom of the hat.

Lights like these with a small battery pack are a lot of fun to add to your crochet Christmas tree hats.

Lights like these with a small battery pack are a lot of fun to add to your crochet Christmas tree hats.

String your lights around the top/front side of your hat with it inside out.

String your lights around the top/front side of your hat with it inside out. Make sure that the dangling battery box stays at the top inside part of the hat where it won’t be pushed against the wearer’s head. Also make sure you can easily flip the switch the turn the lights off and on. Stitch around the cord with matching yarn and a yarn needle to hide it away.

You can also add lights completely around the hat, but know that the wires do take away from the stretch the hat has just a little bit. Since this hat is a triangle shape, the stretch helps it fit over heads. Feel free to go all Griswold and add more (and let me know how it goes!)

Looking for an adorable crochet hat to keep heads warm and celebrate the Christmas season? Get this adorable, FREE Christmast Tree Hat Crochet Pattern!

Post and pattern updated on 12/2/2021. Originally published on 11/25/2019.