12 Santa Hat Knitting Patterns

Just like a birthday without your favorite cake, a Christmas doesn’t feel complete without the signature Santa hat. Well, do not let this year pass you by without making it a unique and extra special holiday with these stylish santa hat knitting patterns to make right now!

12 Knitted Santa Hat Patterns

It’s the holidays and that means weighing your options on the “Ho-ho-ho”est hat to befit your personal Santa Claus. You’re going to need the best Santa hat to make spirits bright this Christmas! The Big Guy doesn’t have to debate which hat he’ll put on before heading out to hitch up the reindeer to his sleigh. But you do!

Do you want something that stands out, or do you prefer a more classic style? And are you getting one for yourself, or is your whole family going to wear them? We’ve helped narrow down your Santa hat search to with these picks – in plenty of time for you to be the jolliest St. Nick on every Zoom call, home gathering or office party this season.


1. Santa Hat Knit Pattern by Red Heart

Wear this classically styled knit Santa hat at the next festive gathering, to show your Christmas spirit! Enjoy stitching in traditional shades of the season or if looking for something a bit more trendy, just swap out shades for ones that speak to you. It comes in 2 adult sizes, making it a jolly addition to any holiday outfit!

Santa Hat Knit Pattern by Red Heart

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2. Christmas Santa Hat Knitting Pattern by Lauren Aston Designs

Available in three different sizes, you can knit these santa hats for the whole family (and even the family pet!) Designed to use a super chunky yarn and suitable for intermediate level knitters, these santa hats take a few hours to complete and will be comfortably worn (and warm) all winter.

The pattern uses Loop Stitch to create the lovely fluffy trim which can be a tricky stitch to master but once you’ve got it you’ll be able to whip these hats up for everyone you know in no time at all!

Christmas Santa Hat Knitting Pattern by Lauren Aston Designs

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3. Buffalo Plaid Free Santa Hat Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window

This cute Buffalo Plaid Free Santa Hat Knitting Pattern is a fun cozy twist on a traditional Christmas knitting pattern for your baby or toddler! This adorable hat is just like a classic Santa hat but in red and black plaid. The colorwork makes this hat nice and thick and cozy and warm. Plus it has a super soft squishy chenille rolled brim. This one is definitely comfy! Maybe we won’t be having holiday parties this year, but this would be cute to wear outside all season!

Buffalo Plaid Free Santa Hat Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window

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4. Cozy Santa Hat Knitting Pattern by Chris Ann The Mum Goods

This seamless, festive hat is knit with 6.5 mm double pointed knitting needles using faux fur and doubled-up worsted weight yarn. The pattern includes instructions for Youth and Adult sizes. It knits up fairly quickly and is perfect for any Santa in your life.

Cozy Santa Hat Knitting Pattern by Chris Ann The Mum Goods

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5. Santa’s Belt Buckle Hat Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

There’s just something about babies in Christmas hats that brings a smile to everyone’s face! Instead of doing the traditional stocking hat, it would be cute to make one with Santa’s belt buckle. This knitting pattern is very easy and it only takes a few hours to make. Perfect for the busy holidays! 

This knitting pattern features a black stripe and a gold buckle that’s chain stitch using a crochet hook and sewn on afterwards. It’s topped off with a big, fluffy pom pom.

Santa's Belt Buckle Hat Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

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6. Santa Doggie Hat Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations

Even the pet members of your clan will be family photo ready in this Santa-style knit hat and beard. We’ve included 4 sizes so hopefully no furry friend will be left out.

Santa Doggie Hat Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations

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7. Baby Free Santa Hat Knitting Pattern by The Spruce Crafts

This super-fast knit Baby Santa Hat is strictly for the little ones. Great as a festive accessory to keep warm when out and about, or works well as a photography prop too.

Baby Santa Hat Free Knitting Pattern by The Spruce Crafts

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8. Santa Hat And Beard Knitting Pattern by Chatty Cathy Knitting

This luxurious, faux fur-edged Santa hat, with a long tail and fluffy pom, makes the perfect festive accessory. And the attachable beard adds extra fun to the holiday season!

Santa Hat And Beard Knitting Pattern by Chatty Cathy Knitting

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9. Free Knit Santa Hat Pattern by Clover Needlecraft

The fanciest thing about this hat is that eye-catching decrease will remind you of pine trees. It can be made in standard Santa colors or you can make up fun color combinations and add a faux fur pom instead of a yarn pom for a different look on this classic combo. This is an easy project for beginners which includes knit and purl stitches plus the decreases

Free Knit Santa Hat Pattern by Clover Needlecraft

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10. Snowflake Santa Hat Knitting Pattern by The Knitiot

This is a quick and easy pattern for such a hat for your favorite little mischievous one (or yourself) and really get into the Christmas spirit. The pattern features a thick luxurious brim with a seasonal frosty snowflake pattern and a short pointed crown so that the hat does not get in the way.

Top it off with a little snowball pom pom and you’ve got yourself the perfect Christmas hat for both the young and young at heart. The pattern comes in sizes for the whole family ranging from newborn to adults.

Snowflake Santa Hat Knitting Pattern by The Knitiot

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11. Classic Santa Hat Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window

This adorable Christmas baby hat knitting pattern has a row of sweet classic Santa hats around the brim. They even have little white pom poms on top! This is a fun pattern to knit for your baby or toddler this holiday season with just a few easy rows of colorwork and knit entirely in the round, it’s a great pattern to practice your stranded knitting on! 

Classic Santa Hat Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window

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12. Santa Hat Knitting Pattern by Gathered

This Santa Hat Knitting Pattern is easy to work up in just a few evenings, and would make a fun gift or stocking filler for kids and young teens. he loopy cuff and pom-pom on this Santa hat are so much fun! The sequins add festive sparkle – and they’re in the yarn, so you don’t have to sew them on yourself.

If you can’t find sequinned yarn, the hat would look good in any plain chunky yarn too. Why not choose a color other than red for a modern twist on a traditional style?

Santa Hat Knitting Pattern by Gathered

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WHETHER YOU HAVE UPCOMING CHRISTMAS PHOTOS OR ARE PLANNING A TRIP TO THE NORTH POLE, THESE FESTIVE SANTA HAT KNITTING PATTERNS WILL COME IN HANDY.

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Hopefully you always have your holiday knitting done well ahead of schedule! But if you’re looking for a festive project you can whip up in the last couple of weeks before Christmas, here are more patterns to love:

These santa hat knitting patterns are festive things to knit for the holidays! Aren’t they so darling? Make one for each member of the family today!