Tis the season to get seasonal and therefore I created the Santa Pom Pom Hat! To be honest, this is the first hat pattern I’ve created so I am super excited to share it with you! I use front post double crochet stitches to get a denser fabric, and thus a warmer hat, and I have to say I love how these stitches look placed next to one another. I am very pleased with my first hat pattern!

Other bloggers might be sharing fall crochet patterns right now, but since I made a Christmas hat I decided I just had to share it. Plus, it gives you plenty of time to hook these up as Christmas gifts 😉 I might share fall patterns later though, since it is my favourite season. So if you like seasonal crochet patterns, be sure to check back or better yet, subscribe to the blog to be sure you don’t miss out.

The Santa Pom Pom Hat came into being because I wanted a Christmas hat. Something I could wear during the season that was cute and warm and just Christmas-y. There were some cute patterns out there I might have tried my hand at, but they didn’t quite fit the vision of the hat I had in mind. I wanted something basic with a pom pom. So I decided to try and make own and I’m over the moon that I was not only successful, but that it turned out as cute as it did. I absolutely love the look of it.

Santa Pom Pom Hat


1 skein of Loops and Threads Impeccable, Cherry
Small amount of white yarn, I used Loops and Threads Impeccable, White
6.00mm hook
Clover pom pom maker, large size

Row 1: Ch 3, 12 dc into 3rd ch from hook, sl st into first dc.  (12 sts)

Row 2:  C3, 2dc into ea dc from previous row. Sl st to join to first dc. (24 sts)

Row 3: Ch 3, 2fpdc around ea dc from previous row. Sl st to join to first dc.  (48 sts)

Row 4: Ch 3, fpdc around ea st from previous row. Sl st to join to first dc. (48 sts)

Row 5-16: Rep row 4.

Row 17-19: Ch 1, sc in ea st around. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Attach pom pom once you’ve made it and viola! You have a super cute pom pom hat! And, it’s perfect for Christmas time isn’t it?

How to Make a Pom Pom? 

To be honest, there are lots of Youtube videos on how to make pom poms with a fork, with some cardboard, but I decided to buy pom pom makers. I bought the Clover brand and they are easy peasy to use and make very nice pom poms. If you’re on a budget or have extra time you might want to try the fork method or the cardboard trick, but I’d highly recommend the pom pom maker as you can’t go wrong.

Want more Christmas patterns? Let me know in the comments section what kind of seasonal patterns you’re interested in and I’ll see what I can create/find for you.



  1. Super cute! I will be trying this pattern! Is this for an adult size? What adjustments would be needed for a child size? In our community we have the library that sets up a Christmas Tree to place hats and mittens on it!

    1. This is an adult size. I am going to write a pattern for a child size soon, so stay tuned. I’m still working out the adjustments 🙂

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