Knit Santa Hat for Kids

Knit Santa Hat for Kids
Knit Santa Hat for Kids
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I had been wanting to knit a Santa hat for kids for quite some time. Unfortunately, I had been unable to find the exact hat I wanted to knit, especially in a kid's size. I blended a few patterns I found, and did a little bit of my own thing, to make this simple Santa Hat pattern for kids.

Size:
Children ages 5-12

Materials:
Size 9 US 16 inch circular needles
Size 9 US double pointed needles
50 grams worsted weight alpaca yarn in white/off white
75 grams worsted weight wool yarn in red

Instructions:
With white alpaca and circular needles, CO 80 sts. Join being careful not to twist.
Begin knit 2, purl 2 rib and continue for 3.5 inches

Change to red wool and knit in St st for 4 inches.
Begin dec rows as follows (when diameter gets too small for circular needles, change to the double pointed needles).
*K8, k2tog; rep from *
Knit 4 rows
*K7, k2tog; rep from *
Knit 4 rows
*K6, k2tog; rep from *
Knit 4 rows
*K5, k2tog; rep from *
Knit 4 rows
*K4, k2tog; rep from *
Knit 5 rows
*K3, k2tog; rep from *
Knit 5 rows
*K2, k2tog; rep from *
Knit 5 rows
*K1, k2tog; rep from *
Knit 5 rows
K2tog until 8 st remains
Knit 5 rows and fasten off.

Make a white alpaca Pom-Pom (this method works well) and attach.

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I really like the way this hand-dyed red wool ended up with the slightest color variation. It lends a bit of texture and interest to the hat. The alpaca trim keeps the softest fiber on the forehead and ears where wool hats are likely to itch little noggins.

 

About The Author

Joy Blaser blogs over at You know how we're an art family. This project was reprinted with permission.