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.


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 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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