With the unfortunate sickness I have endured for the last three weeks, Christmas was kind of put on hold. Anyone I send gifts and cards to, have been ignored. The plan is to get greeting cards and stuff out by next week.
Almost three weeks ago, I started on my annual Holiday ornaments and only managed to make two of them. It is my tradition to send a handmade ornament with each of my holiday cards. This year, a Santa hat! Although, I may choose something else to send next week as Christmas is over.
I looked everywhere on the Internet for a cute crochet Santa Hat pattern. Nothing seemed to fit my criteria, easy and quick, so I made up my own pattern.
Red yarn, any medium weight will do. (I used Simply Soft by Caron.)
Lion Brand Fun Fur in White
H Crochet Hook
* Optional: Small or Medium size craft Bell
Ch 3, slst in 1st ch to create circle
Row 1: Ch 2, 6dc in circle, slst in 1st dc (not the ch 2)
Row 2: Ch 2, *1dc, 2dc* repeat around, slst in 1st dc (not the ch 2)
Row 3: Ch 2, *1dc, 2dc* repeat around, slst in 1st dc (not the ch2)
Row 4: Ch 2, dc around, slst in 1st dc (not the ch2)
Row 5: Ch 2, dc around, slst in 1st dc (not the ch2)
Row 6: Ch 2, dc around, slst in 1st dc (not the ch2)
Row 7: Ch 2, dc around, slst in 1st dc (not the ch2)
Row 8: Ch 2, dc around, slst in 1st dc (not the ch2)
Fasten off. Fold white rows up over the red. Using the white tail and yarn needle, make a small stitch to fasten the white to the red. With the red tail, create loop by tying the end inside the tip of the hat.
Add bell to top of hat.
Using the White Fun Fur yarn, whip stitch a few times at the top of the hat to create a white "pom pom" looking top.
If you leave a long tail in the beginning, you can make a crochet chain loop to hang it.
* If you have any questions, or find any problems with this pattern, please let me know.