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Coffeehouse Santa Hat Crochet Pattern

Want to make a fun twist on a holiday classic? Then look no further than the Coffeehouse Santa Hat crochet pattern! With its half double crochet in the 3rd loop and all those fun bean stitches, this Christmas hat is definitely full of texture and pizzazz.

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Pattern Inspiration

I have always thought crocheted Santa hats were super cute for Christmas time fun, and last year I finally got around to making one. I tested the Super Simple Santa Hat for my friend Victoria at All Trades V and the hats were a huge hit with friends and family. This year, I knew I wanted to try my hand at designing a Santa hat of my own.

Before I make a new design though, I always do some research around what others have done, so I don’t inadvertently copy someone else’s idea. When doing my research I noticed something – most of the crochet patterns for Santa hats I found were pretty basic. Now, I love a good classic, but this year I wanted something a bit extra. Something with some pizzazz. The past few years, I’ve been using my Coffeehouse Beanie crochet pattern to make Santa inspired messy bun hats and they have always sold out. So I figured, why not take that stitch pattern and make it into an actual Santa hat, especially because I absolutely love the bean stitch. And so the Coffeehouse Santa Hat crochet pattern was born.

Coffeehouse Beanie – Messy Bun Version

Sizing & Construction

This crochet pattern has instructions for 4 sizes – Baby, Child, Small Adult, and Large Adult – giving you options for the whole family! It’s worked from the bottom up, first in turned rows for the brim, then in joined rounds for the body.

Yarn Suggestions

The sample was made using Caron One Pound yarn, but WeCrochet Brava, Lion Brand Heartland, and Loops & Threads Impeccable would all make great substitutes.

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The PDF contains color coded stitch counts and instructional photos for tricky spots in the pattern!

Pattern Details

Pattern Difficulty

Advanced Beginner
Skills used: working in turned rows, working in joined rounds, working in the back loop, working in the 3rd loop, bean stitch, decreases


*Crochet Hook: I/5.5mm hook AND J/6.0mm hook, or what is required to match gauge
*Yarn: #4/worsted weight yarn (such as Caron One Pound, WeCrochet Brava, Lion Brand Heartland, or Loops & Threads Impeccable)
*Yarn needle for weaving in ends
*Stitch markers (optional)
*Pom pom

Sizes Included & Yardage Needed

*Baby (fits heads 16-18″ around): 150 yards
*Child (fits heads 18-20″ around): 180 yards
*Small Adult (fits heads 20-22″ around): 220 yards
*Large Adult (fits heads 22-24″ around): 260 yards

Stitches Used

slst: slip stitch
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
scblo: single crochet in the back loop only
hdc: half double crochet
hdc2tog: half double crochet 2 tog (decrease stitch)
bean: bean stitch

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Check out the hats made by my testers!

When you make one, share a photo of your finished beanie with me! When posting on social media, be sure to tag @fromnicolescreations and use hashtags #coffehousesantahat and #fromnicolescreations. I can’t wait to see what you make!

Happy stitching!

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