Santa hat knitting pattern for babies and toddlers

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This is a cute and quick knit. The pattern is suitable for beginner level knitters.

This hat is knitted bottom-up in the round and it has a folded brim. Sizes: from newborn to 24 months.

Yarn

Fingering weight merino wool without pom pom approximately:

Red: 89-144 yds (81-132 m)

White: 39-77 yds (36-71 m). 

In addition I used 15 yds (14m) for the pompom.

Sample hats are knitted with Novita Baby merino (approximately 251 yards (230 meters) / 50g) in colorways cherry (588) and white (011). You need one 50g skein of each color.

Other good yarn options from lovecrafts.com: Lang Yarns Merino 200 Bebe or Cascade Heritage Solids

Other materials

Needles: If you are knitting with the magic loop method US 2.5 30’’ [3mm 80cm] and US 4 30’’ [3.5mm 80cm] or longer circular needles. Otherwise a set of double-pointed needles US 4 [3.5mm] and US 2.5 [3mm].

Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

Other: pompom maker, tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers

You can use the leftovers from this project to make for instance these cute baby socks.

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