Slouchy Summer Santa Hat by Mikaela Bates

Slouchy Summer Santa Hat

November 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet (US)
4.0 mm (G)
66 - 219 yards (60 - 200 m)
0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-3 years, 4-10 years, Teen/Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult.
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The Santa Hat for Summer!

The Slouchy Summer Santa Hat came into being due to my love of Christmas and my love for my son. Whenever I put a santa hat on my son he would pull it off before I could even take a photo. They were just too hot for him. After an extensive search I found heaps of beautiful crochet hat patterns but they were all designed with a white Christmas in mind so I decided to create one myself and the Slouchy Summer Santa Hat was born!

The first Christmas with his hat was a total hit (he actually wanted to wear it and he looked super cute) so I decided to expand the sizes - to 9 in fact! So now you can make one of these for anyone from a tiny baby to a full grown adult.

This hat is crocheted in rounds from the top down with a simple ribbed band that is flat on the back.

It has a rounded funnel shape, rather than a straight cone shape, for the Santa hat look with a slouchy mesh design that is comfortable to wear.

Each size is created with the same hook and yarn and therefore maintains the same look and feel.

Skill Level: Easy - the pattern uses basic stitches suitable for advanced beginners.

Stitches used: Double Magic Circle, ch, sc, hdc, dc, fpdc, sl st.

Yarn: Any DK weight yarn, though cotton or similar makes this pattern more wearable in warm weather. I’ve used Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply cotton in Pomegranate and Parchment and Moda Vera Beetle in Red and White.

Finished sizes (circumference):
(3 smaller sizes are not as slouchy so they don’t fall over babies’ faces)

  • 0-3 months - 34 cms (13 1/2 in)
  • 3-6 months - 37 cms (14 1/2 in)
  • 6-12 months - 41 cms (16 in)
  • 1-2 years - 43 cms (17 in)
  • 2-3 years - 47 cms (18 1/2 in)
  • 4-10 years - 49 cms (19 1/4 in)
  • Teen/Small Adult - 52 cms (20 1/2 in)
  • Medium Adult - 55 cms (21 3/4 in)
  • Large Adult - 60 cms (23 1/2 in)

Included in this 39 page PDF pattern:

  • 22 tutorial photos
  • 7 other photos
  • American English crochet terms used throughout.
  • Top Down construction.
  • 5 partial graphs for help with stitch pattern increases and brim.
  • Clear concise written instructions with a layout designed to make it easy to follow and not lose your place.
  • 9 Sizes from infant to large adult, each written separately so there’s no confusing multiple stitch counts in brackets.
  • Condensed pattern printable pages so you can print the pattern on just 3 pages for all 9 sizes reducing paper usage. (You can even get it onto 1 page if you print 2 pages per sheet and double sided - and it’s still perfectly clear!)
  • Landscape layout that looks good on a laptop, tablet or phone (simply zoom in on half the page on your smart phone to see the pattern clearly in portrait mode).
  • Links to 3 tutorials to help with the special stitches.

You may sell items created using this pattern. Please credit Mikaela Bates - Vivid Kreations for the design and consider linking to this pattern if selling online.