Mini Santa Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

Bunny was feeling very poorly last week and went into the ER again. I was afraid this would be our last Christmas together, so I made us two tiny Santa hats for a photo. She had been wanting to just be in her bed all day with zero energy. I felt bad even bothering her for this, but it only took a few minutes so I hope she doesn’t hate me forever.

I ended up pinning both of them to my head after letting her go back to sleep. You could attach them to hair clips or a head band, but I think just using bobby pins makes them really versatile. Now I can thread a loop through them and put them on my Christmas tree or a wreath! We have some on our mantel garland right now.

For Bunny, I strung black yarn on each side of the hat and tied a bow under her chin. I picked black to match her fur so the tie would be less visible.

I hope you have fun with your mini Santa hats!

Mini Santa Hat Crochet Pattern

  • You’ll need a small amount of worsted yarn in Red and White, an H hook, scissors, yarn needle, and you can either make a pom pom with yarn or you’ll need a store-bought one to glue on. I think mine were 1/2 inch white Pom Poms.
  • The RS of your work in Red will show on the outside of the hat, and you’ll flip up the White brim so the WS will be showing.


ch(s): chain(s)
FLO: front loops only
rnd(s): round(s)
RS: right side
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)
(  ): work everything inside the parentheses into the next stitch
[  ]: work everything inside the brackets the number of times

Hat Pattern

With Red and H hook, make magic circle or ch 3 and sl st to 1st ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc into ring. Don’t join rnds. – 6 sts

Rnd 2: sc, 5 hdc. – 6 sts

Rnd 3: [(2 hdc), 2 hdc] 2 times. – 8 sts

Rnd 4: [(2 hdc), 3 hdc] 2 times. – 10 sts

Rnd 5: [(2 hdc), 4 hdc] 2 times. – 12 sts

Rnd 6: [(2 hdc), 5 hdc] 2 times. – 14 sts

Rnd 7: [(2 hdc), 6 hdc] 2 times. – 16 sts

Rnd 8: [(2 hdc), 7 hdc] 2 times. – 18 sts

Rnd 10: [(2 hdc), 8 hdc] 2 times. – 20 sts

Rnd 11: [(2 hdc), 4 hdc] 4 times. – 24 sts

Rnd 12: 23 hdc evenly, sc. – 24 sts

  • Sl st to next st to join. 
  • Break off White. Join White. 

Rnd 13: Work this rnd in FLO. Ch 2, work hdc evenly around. Sl st to 1st hdc to join. – 24 sts

Rnd 14: Work in both loops again. Ch 2, 24 hdc evenly around. Sl st to 1st hdc to join. – 24 sts

  • Break off and weave in all ends.
  • Flip up the White brim of the hat.
  • Make a tiny White pompom to sew on top of the hat or glue your store-bought pompom on.

9 Comments on “Mini Santa Hat – Free Crochet Pattern”

  • Holly M.


    Thank you, Twinkie. Take care.

    • TwinkieChan


      Thank you!

  • Tracy


    Love these! Thank you for sharing!
    (((HUGS))) to you and your Sweet Bunny, too.

    • TwinkieChan


      Thank you, Tracy!

  • Kathy


    This is so cute as a mini hat! How do you clip it on? Thanks for any help.

  • Erica


    Beautiful pattern! Lots of love to you and Bunny.

  • wooly brain


    Very cute mini Santa hat, thanks for taking time to share the pattern with us. Hugs to you and adorable Bunny ❤️

  • Lynn


    I’m going to make mine for a chicken.

    • TwinkieChan


      aw I’d love to see that!

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