Crochet Pattern: Christmas Tree Hat

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – 6 Comments
What better way to show your holiday cheer than to wear a Christmas tree hat? My version is a cone hat made mostly in hdc, topped with a happy Twinkle Star on top and decorated with a few sparkly “garlands.” The ribbed band of the hat is made by alternating front post double crochet stitches (fpdc) and back post double crochet stitches (bpdc). Because of the stitches used and the hook size used, the hat will pretty much stay in shape on your head, unlike most cone hats or stocking hats. For the garlands, I used two kinds of yarn: one is a worsted gold yarn, and the other is a fingering weight yarn–size 8 thread wound with metallic thread. Feel free to decorate your own Christmas tree hat as you wish, after all that’s what Christmas trees are all about: unique decorations!

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: (When laid flat) 10″ wide at widest point (band) and 12″ tall (without star applique)

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn in dark green, brown, yellow, black, and gold (or other sparkly colors)
Crochet Hook G (4.25 mm) for hat body
Crochet Hook F (3.75 mm) for star applique
yarn needle
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: 8 hdc stitches x 5 hdc rows = 2 inches

Notes: Ch 2 at beginning of rounds does NOT count as stitch. Throughout the body of the hat, at the end of the rounds sl st into the back loop only (blo) of first hdc. This hides the seam somewhat and prevents the hat from folding at the seam.

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Crochet Pattern: Christmas Tree Hat

Hat Body

With dark green, ch 3, sl st in first ch to make a ring

Round 1: Ch 2, 6 hdc into ring, sl st in blo of first hdc: 6 hdc

Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice, sl st in blo of first hdc: 9 hdc

Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice,  hdc in next hdc, sl st in blo of first hdc: 12 hdc

Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice, sl st in blo of first hdc: 15 hdc

Round 5: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice,  hdc in next 2 hdc, sl st in blo of first hdc: 18 hdc

Round 6: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 5 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice, sl st in blo of first hdc: 21 hdc

Round 7: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in 2 next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 6 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice,  hdc in next 3 hdc, sl st in blo of first hdc:  24 hdc

Round 8: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 6 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 7 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice, sl st in blo of first hdc: 27 hdc

Round 9: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 8 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice,  hdc in next 4 hdc, sl st in blo of first hdc: 30 hdc

Round 10: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 8 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 9 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice, sl st in blo of first hdc: 33 hdc

Round 11: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 10 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice,  hdc in next 5 hdc, sl st in blo of first hdc: 36 hdc

Round 12: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 10 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 11 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice, sl st in blo of first hdc: 39 hdc

Round 13: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 5 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 12 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice,  hdc in next 6 hdc, sl st in blo of first hdc:  hdc

Round 14: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 12 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 13 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice, sl st in blo of first hdc: 45 hdc

Round 15: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 6 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 14 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice,  hdc in next 7 hdc, sl st in blo of first hdc:  hdc

Round 16: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 14 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 15 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice, sl st in blo of first hdc: 51 hdc

Round 17: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 7 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 16 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice,  hdc in next 8 hdc, sl st in blo of first hdc:  hdc

Round 18: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 16 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 17 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice, sl st in blo of first hdc: 57 hdc

Round 19: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 8 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 18 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice,  hdc in next 9 hdc, sl st in blo of first hdc: 60 hdc

Round 20: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 18 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 19 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice, sl st in blo of first hdc: 63 hdc

Round 21: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 9 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 20 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice,  hdc in next 10 hdc, sl st in blo of first hdc: 66 hdc

Round 22: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 20 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 21 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice, sl st in blo of first hdc: 69 hdc

Round 23: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in 10 next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 22 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice,  hdc in next 11 hdc, sl st in blo of first hdc: 72 hdc

Round 24: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc and in next 22 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 23 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) twice, sl st in blo of first hdc: 75 hdc

Round 25: Ch 2, hdc in first hdc in next 13 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, (hdc in next 14 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) four times, sl st in blo of first hdc: 80 hdc

Rounds 26-27: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc, , sl st in blo of first hdc: 80 hdc

Change to brown.

Round 28: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next hdc and in each hdc around, sl st on top of first dc: 80 dc

Round 29: Ch 2 (does not count as stitch here and in next rounds), fpdc around first dc, bpdc around next dc, (fpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc) around, sl st in blo of first fpdc: 40 fpdc alternating with 40 bpdc.

Rounds 30-33: Repeat round 29, working fpdc’s into fpdc’s of previous row, and bpdc’s into bpdc’s of previous row.

Finish off.

Star:

With yellow and black, make two of the Twinkle the Happy Star Appliqué. You may or may not choose to embroider a face on the second star, on your preference. Leave a long tail for sewing the two appliqués together on top of hat.

Garlands:

With gold (or any other metallic/ sparkly yarn, (Ch 8, sl st in 3rd ch from hook) 30 times, ch 5. Finish off. For the sample, I made two garlands.

You should have something like this:


Assembly:

Making sure to make all knots in the back of the work, tie one end of a garland to any stitch in round 27 (the last round using dark green). Drape garland around the hat. Tie other end of garland to top of hat. Do the same for the other garland, anchoring it in another stitch. Sew the top three points of the two stars together. Sew lower two points together, with the point of the hat inside, sewing through all the thicknesses.

Make your hat all your own! Get those creative juices flowing and make it as colorful and bright as you want. If you need any help just let me know by leaving a comment below. :)

Happy holidays, everyone!

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6 Comments

  1. Hey I thought this my my secret spot.
    Oh well if I have to share it.

  2. Bananas says:

    this is so awesome, thank you for sharing the pattern with us

  3. Jessica says:

    This is perfect!! When the family gets together for the holiday we play this game where we pass around a select set of gifts and we don’t know what’s in it and we trade until we open the gift. I’m sure this will be the hit of the game:) all my cousins will fight over this. Thank you!!

  4. Cami says:

    I will be wearing this for Christmas! :) hehe

  5. This is fantastic! I can’t wait to try and make this for next year…

  6. THIS IS AWESOME! (yes, I’m shouting, but it is!) Wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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