21 Christmas Hat Knitting Patterns

What are you making for Christmas crafting? This roundup of Christmas hat knitting patterns is for you if you haven’t thought of it yet. It’s the busiest season of the year, after all. From novelty designs to Santa hats, we’ve rounded up our favorite party hats just in time for the holidays!

21 Knitted Christmas Hat Patterns

Christmas time is always a great opportunity for photos, especially because it can be one of the only times that the whole family is together. If you want a festive touch to your holiday photos, you can make a set of these adorable hats for every member of the family. Knit up these Christmas hats and you can save them for years to come!


1. Christmas Tree Hat Knitting Pattern by Fiddlestyx Studios

This Christmas Tree Hat makes the perfect holiday photo prop. Knit in the round in simple stockinette, the bright bobble “ornaments” and garland are knit separately and sewn on later. The star is knit separately with fingering yarn and added to the top.

Christmas Tree Hat Knitting Pattern by Fiddlestyx Studios

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2. Plaid Christmas Hat Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window

This adorable trio of Plaid Christmas Hat Knitting Patterns is the perfect way to get started on your holiday knitting and they look so cute in photos! Makes great gifts and they are fun and easy knits! You get all three of these cute Christmas plaid hat patterns together and you can mix and match your holiday gift knitting.

Plaid Christmas Hat Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window

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3. Santa Knitted Christmas Hat Pattern by Lauren Aston Designs

Knit up as many Christmas Santa Hats as you like with this easy to follow knitting pattern! Keep it simple and festive using red & white, or choose your own statement colors to create a hat completely unique to you!

Santa Knitted Christmas Hat Pattern by Lauren Aston Designs

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4. Christmas Pudding Hat Knitting Pattern by Gathered

This Christmas Pudding Hat Knitting Pattern is bound to be a festive hit with the whole family. It’ll look adorable on your little pudding – or make it for parents and kids to match! 

You’ll need small amounts of red and green yarn from your stash to knit the holly, or why not sew on a few mini pompoms to make the berries? Whatever you decide, it’ll give your Christmas pudding hat the perfect finishing touch.

Christmas Pudding Hat Knitting Pattern by Gathered

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5. Cozy Santa Christmas 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 knitted christmas hat pattern includes instructions for Youth and Adult sizes. It knits up fairly quickly and is perfect for any Santa in your life.

Cozy Santa Christmas Hat Knitting Pattern by Chris Ann The Mum Goods

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6. Christmas Vintage Baubles Hat Knitting Pattern by The Queen Stitch

Inspired by the crooners of the 40’s and the 50’s Christmas carols, and the sparkling and colorful vintage album covers, this festive folded-brim beanie features a colorful ornament motif that will keep you warm and happy!

Christmas Vintage Baubles Hat Knitting Pattern by The Queen Stitch

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7. Christmas Present Hat Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window

This Christmas Present Bow Hat is so fun! People always say children are a gift, so wrap your adorable little one up in the cutest Christmas Present Bow Hat Knitting Pattern ever! This Christmas knitting pattern is a quick and easy knit and your little one will look so sweet in their new knit baby hat. Imagine snapping a pic of her wearing her Christmas Present Hat under your Christmas tree, how cute would that be?! 

Christmas Present Hat Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window

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8. Christmas Gift Beanies Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

These festive and cozy beanies will be a hit all winter long. The two-color design and simple cable are easy to knit and sure to impress friends and family!

Christmas Gift Beanies Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

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9. Deck The Halls Hat Knitting Pattern by Ash Christine

Celebrate all the fun of this festive season with a cute, colorwork beanie – deck the halls and everyone in your house! Featuring easy to knit colorwork paired with simple stockinette and decreases, this beanie is the perfect thing to whip up over a chilly weekend – or as a last minute Christmas gift!

Deck The Halls Hat Knitting Pattern by Ash Christine

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10. Carolina Holly Hat Knitting Pattern by Rachel Brockman

Complete with mini red bobbles and an original twist-stitch holly leaf motif, this hat is guaranteed to make your holiday extra jolly. This Carolina Holly Hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. It has a double-thick brim created by knitting the live stitches together with the cast-on edge. The body of the hat features small bobbles and twisted stitches to create a holly leaf motif.

Carolina Holly Hat Knitting Pattern by Rachel Brockman

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11. Chim Chim-in-ney Christmas Hat Knitting Pattern by Cori Eichelberger

This easy-to-knit colorwork chimney hat will come off the needles quickly and make a merry statement for the Christmas season. Make one for every kid on your list, or perhaps you’d like to wear one to the office holiday party or to the ugly Christmas sweater contest. 

Chim Chim-in-ney Christmas Hat Knitting Pattern by Cori Eichelberger

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12. Peppermint Twist Hat Knitting Pattern by Cassandra May

This sweet Peppermint Twist Hat Knitting Pattern is a super fun baby hat to knit for the Christmas holidays. This cute hat includes instructions to knit this fun twisted stripe baby hat in any of four sizes. This baby hat knitting pattern is knit primarily flat and then seamed. Stitches are picked up for the brim but it is an easy and fun pattern, totally doable for beginners!

Peppermint Twist Hat Knitting Pattern by Cassandra May

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13. Christmas Elf Hat Knitting Pattern by Fox And Pine Stitches

This classic Elf stocking cap hat is the perfect gift for loved ones in your life this holiday season. The soft and chunky yarn makes this project a quick knit. This free knitting pattern will give you all the details to make this hat in sizes newborn, baby, toddler, women and men.

Christmas Elf Hat Knitting Pattern by Fox And Pine Stitches

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14. Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern by Fiddlestyx Studios

This fun snowman hat is knit in the round in simple stockinette. It’s topped with an extra-large “snowball” pom pom. The snowmen and their bright scarves are knit separately and sewn on.

Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern by Fiddlestyx Studios

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15. Christmas Pudding Beanie Knitting Pattern by The Queen Stitch

This fun + festive hat pattern is for a knit Christmas pudding beanie. It features fair-isle style repeating puddings! Unisex, because puddings are for everyone!

Christmas Pudding Beanie Knitting Pattern by The Queen Stitch

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16. Ultimate Christmas Hat Knitting Pattern by Woolyimpi

This hat is knit in the round but can be easily adapted to knit on straight needles if you prefer. The belt buckle can be knitted in, colourwork style or stitched on top afterwards. It’s the ultimate christmas hat as it has both Elf and Santa aspects to it and is a cozy fit.

Ultimate Christmas Hat Knitting Pattern by Woolyimpi

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17. Christmas Striped Hats Knitting Pattern by Cassandra May

This classic Christmas Striped Stocking Cap Knitting Pattern features fun holiday stripes, a rolled brim and a pom pom on top. It’s the perfect holiday knitting pattern when you knit in red and white or red and green.

But you can knit this cute baby stocking cap in any colors of your choice so it can also be for other holidays (blue and white for Hannukah), your favorite sports teams colors, or even your favorite magical wizarding school house! This hat is knit in the round and the instructions include step by step photos to add a pom pom on top of any of the four size options!

Christmas Striped Hats Knitting Pattern by Cassandra May

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18. Holly Jolly Hat knitting Pattern by Rosie Posie Knit Co

This Holly Jolly Hat is inspired by all the things we love most at Christmastime! Hot cocoa, Christmas trees, reindeer, decking the halls with garland, and snow. What could be better?

Holly Jolly Hat knitting Pattern by Rosie Posie Knit Co

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19. Christmas Santa Ear Flaps Hat Knitting Pattern by Tara Marie

So many ways to describe this fun Christmas themed hat – aviator, trapper, ear flaps. This sweet pompom Christmas hat knitting pattern is perfect for making handmade gifts for your loved ones, young and old. Comes in sides baby, children and women. The pattern includes directions for the Santa and Christmas stripe styles.

Christmas Santa Ear Flaps Hat Knitting Pattern by Tara Marie

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20. Santa’s Little Helper Elf Hat Knitting Pattern by Let’s Knit

Dressing the kids up in sweet festive outfits is a must for all parents and grandparents. This adorable elf hat, complete with pointy ears, is just the ticket for this annual Christmas tradition.

Santa's Little Helper Elf Hat Knitting Pattern by Let's Knit

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21. Jingle Bells Family Hat Knitting Pattern by Shirley Roemer

This festive knitted Christmas hat pattern will get you in the holiday spirit. Add some extra family fun to your Christmas with these Jingle Bells Family Hats. The holidays are all about spending time with family. What better way to bring everyone together than to knit matching hats? 

Jingle Bells Family Hat Knitting Pattern by Shirley Roemer

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A TRUE STAPLE OF THE FESTIVE PERIOD, THESE CHRISTMAS HAT KNITTING PATTERNS ARE A FUN WAY TO JAZZ UP YOUR OUTFIT OVER THE SEASON.

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