Crochet Bearded Santa Hat Pattern Tutorial

crochet santa beard hat

Crochet Bearded Santa Hat

Bearded Santa Hat

There are tons of patterns online for purchase, but frugal and broke as I am, I decided I couldn’t afford more than $15 on supplies much less $15 on patterns. The Santa Hat that I found on Pinterest was designed by LauraDesign and can be found as a finished product or pattern on her Etsy shop. I scoured the internet for patterns in an effort to come up with my own when I came across a fantastic pattern from Red Heart. I made a few changes to the hat and the number of stitches as I was making the hats for my nieces. The pattern starts from the widest part and works to the tip, so just begin with the number of stitches needed I used 60 sts for kid’s large, 54 sts for kid’s medium, and 48 sts for kid’s small. Below I’ve provided my changes to the pattern (shown in 60 sts, but you can easily start off with the rounds that have the number of sts that you need, for example if you need to make a hat with 54 sts complete Rnds 1-10 and then jump to Rnd 17 and follow to the end).

Pin It

Supplies:

  • Red Heart® Super Saver® White Yarn
  • Red Heart® Super Saver® Red Yarn
  • J Hook
Reference
ch(s) = Chain(s)
sc = Single crochet
sl st = slip stich
st(s) = stich(es)
rnd(s) = round(s)

Step 1: Bearded Santa Hat

Start with the red yarn:Ch 60; sl st into first ch (Be sure not to twist your chain!)

NOTE: This pattern is done with continuous rounds, so be sure not to sl st to join at the end of each round. I highly recommend using a marker and move it up as you complete each round (i used a safety pin) to mark the beginning of the current round.

Rnd 1: Ch1; sc in each st around (60 sts)

Rnd 2-10: Ch 1; sc in each st around (60 sts)

[one_half][/one_half] [one_half_last][/one_half_last]

Rnd 11: [sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog] repeat [ ] 6 times (54 sts)

Rnd 12-16: sc in each st around (54 sts)

Rnd 17: [sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog] repeat [ ] 6 times (48 sts)

Rnd 18-22: sc in each st around (48 sts)

Rnd: 23: [sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog] repeat [ ] 6 times (42 sts)

Rnd 24-28: sc in each st around (42 sts)

Rnd 29: [sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog] repeat [ ] 6 times (36 sts)

Rnd 30-34: sc in each st around (36 sts)

Rnd 29: [sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog] repeat [ ] 6 times (30 sts)

 

Rnd 30-34: sc in each st around (30 sts)

Rnd 35: [sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog] repeat [ ] 6 times (24 sts)

Rnd 36-40: sc in each st around (24 sts)

Rnd 41: [sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog] repeat [ ] 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 42-46: sc in each st around (18 sts)

Rnd 47: [sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog] repeat [ ] 6 times (12 sts)

Rnd 48-52: Sc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 53: [sc in next st, sc2tog] repeat [ ] 6 times (6 sts)

Rnd 54: sc in each st around (6 sts)

To finish: repeat Rnd 53-54 to close the top of the hat and fasten off. Instead of the crochet poof that they provide in the pattern, I used a simple poof for the top of the hat.

 

Step 2: The Brim

Flip the hat inside out, so your brim will flip onto the right side of the hat. Join your white yarn to any st in your foundation chain.

Rnd 1-15: sc in each st around (60 sts)

[text_box title="REMEMBER" icon=""]Do not join – this pattern is made using continuous rounds![/text_box]

 

 

Step 3: The Mustache and Beard

I made the mustache and beard as shown on the pattern and I whipstitched it in different places to fit the different sizes.

Ch 33

Row 1: On the ridge behind your foundation row (right side), sc in 2nd ch from hook; sc in next ch; 2 sc in next ch [sc in next 8 chs, 2 sc in next ch] repeat [ ] 3 times, sc in last 2 ch; turn (36 sts)

Row 2: ch 1, in front loops, sc in first 2 sts; 2 sc in next st; [sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat [ ] 3 times, sc in last 3 sc; turn (40 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1; sc in back loop of each st across; turn

Row 4: Ch 1; sc in front loop of each st across; turn

Row 5: Ch 1; sc in back loop of each st across; turn

Row 6: Ch 1; sc in front loop of each st across; turn

Row 7: Ch 1, working in front loops only, [shell in next st; skip next st] repeat [ ] across; turn – 20 shells

Row 8: Ch 1, working in free loops of Row 6, shell in next st; skip next st; repeat across – 20 shells

Row 9: Ch 1, working in free loops of Row 5, shell in next st; skip next st; repeat across – 20 shells

Row 10: Ch 1, working in free loops of Row 4, shell in next st; skip next st; repeat across – 20 shells

Row 11: Ch 1, working in free loops of Row 3, shell in next st; skip next st; repeat across – 20 shells

Row 12: Ch 1, working in free loops of Row 2, shell in next st; skip next st; repeat across – 20 shells

Row 13: Mustache Row – working on the wrong side ch 1 (working in the back loops only of the underside of the foundation ch) [shell, skip next ch] repeat [ ] 5 times, ch 15, skip next 13 ch; [shell, skip next ch] repeat [ ] 4 times, shell in last ch; turn

Row 14: Ch 1, working in remaining loops of the foundation ch [shell, skip next st] repeat across (including the ch 15)

Connect your mustache/beard to your Santa Hat!

 

 Happy Holidays!