Chunky Santa Hat Knitting Pattern
When it comes to Christmas along with a (compulsory!) Christmas Sweater, I think that folks should wear a knitted Santa hat. Of course I think that, and I’m certain that you aren’t surprised in the least!
A few years ago I knitted a Santa hat for a magazine and, without fail, I’ve worn that hat with pride each and every year since. My family and friends have come to accept the fact that throughout December I’ll wear this to pretty much every festive event there is – from Christmas shopping & festive parties to nights in front of Christmas movies wrapping gifts and the big day itself – I just won’t be without it!
I know, it’s silly. But you know what, Christmas (despite how much I adore it) can be a very stressful time for so many people, it can be a time of money worries, sadness at missing loved ones, anxiety about getting everything prepared and in order before the guests arrive, and those stresses can get you down. I like to think that wearing the hat, helps to lift the mood – well, it works for me when I’m frantically trying to wrap toys for fourteen nieces and nephews!
I mean, anything that features a jumbo pom pom can’t be bad, right?!
Whether you make this for yourself, adapt the pattern to make a mini one for the Littles or use it as a quirky decoration, this easy-make pattern will be sure to fast track you into the Christmas spirit! So, what are you waiting for, let’s make a Chunky Santa Hat!
Cygnet Chunky in Red (shade) 167, two 100g balls
16sts by 16 rows for 10cm x 10cm (4in x 4in)
Fits a standard adult head
Work in stocking stitch for 6 rows
Row 7: Work in stocking stitch and decrease one stitch at the start and end of the row
Continue working in stocking stitch decreasing one stitch at each end every fourth row, until there are 24sts remaining
Row 21: Work in stocking stitch and decrease 1st at the start and end of each row
Continue working on sticking stitch decreasing one stitch at each end of every sixth row, until there are 18sts remaining
Work five rows in stocking stitch
With the cream yarn cast on 5sts using the 10mm needles
Row 1: K1 P1, repeat to end
Weave in all loose ends and wear with pride! Ho! Ho! Ho!