• Christen DeRito

The Santa Bonnet

Updated: Nov 17

You can purchase an ad-free version of this pattern which includes a picture tutorial on Etsy, here and on Ravelry here.


This Santa Bonnet pattern works up quickly and is a great last-minute gift or market item. They draw lots of attention to craft show booths! They would also be great for a holiday photo shoot. This blog post is written for the 2-5 year old size. Additional sizes (newborn through adult large) along with a picture tutorial, are available with the downloadable pdf, found here.


MATERIALS

Project Level: Beginner

Hook: 8 mm / L-11 US, or size to match gauge

Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky in Wine and White

Scissors

Darning Needle

AMOUNT OF YARD

Wine - 124g/4.4oz or 134 yds/122m

White - 72g/2.6oz or 78yds/71m

FINISHED SIZE

8"Height X 21.5" Depth

40.5 in/103 cm x 6.75 in/17 cm


GUAGE

4”/10 cm x4”/10 cm= 9 SC STs and 10 rows


ABBREVIATIONS:

BB - back bump

CH(s) - chain

DC- double crochet

DEC- decrease

INC- increase

REP- repeat

SC- single crochet

SS - slip stitch

ST(S) - stitch(es)

HELPFUL LINKS

- How to make a slip knot and chain.

- How to make a single crochet. - How to make a pom.

- Downloadable PDF which includes sizes newborn through adult large.

PATTERN NOTES:

  • Pattern is written in US terms.

  • The bonnet is worked in one piece. Do not finish off until the very end.

  • Ch 2 does not count as a stitch.

  • A picture tutorial is included with the downloadable PDF and is very helpful, especially for the tie portion.

  • This pattern is for the 2-5 year old size. Sizes from newborn through adult large are included in the downloadable PDF, found here.


PATTERN:

2-5 Years


CH 38.


SS back to the beginning through the BBs.


Do not turn. CH 36. Place a ST marker in the 36th ST.


CH 38. SS back through BBs to the ST marker.


Row 1: CH 1. Do not turn. SC in each BB across until the end of the 36 STs are reached. (see figure 4 on pg. 6) SS to attach to the last tie ST.


Row 2: CH 1, turn. SC across the middle 36 STs. Do not SC in the SS. (36)


Row 3-5: CH 1, turn, SC in each ST across. (36)


Round 6: CH 1, turn, SC in each ST across. SS to the first SC to attach ends of the body of bonnet together. (36)


Round 7: Change colors. CH 2, *DC INC, DC in the next 8 STs*, REP from * to * 3 more times. SS to join. (40)


Round 8-9: CH 2, DC in each ST around. SS to join. (40)


Round 10: CH 2, *DC DEC, DC in next 8 STs*, REP from * to * 3 more times. SS to join. (36)


Round 11: CH 2, DC in each ST around. SS to join. (36)


Round 12: CH 2, *DC DEC, DC in next 7 STs*, REP from * to * 3 more times. SS to join. (32)


Round 13: CH 2, DC in each ST around. SS to join. (32)


Round 14: CH 2, *DC DEC, DC in next 6 STs*, REP from * to * 3 more times. SS to join. (28)


Round 15: CH 2, DC in each ST around. SS to join. (28)


Round 16: CH 2, *DC DEC, DC in next 5 STs*, REP from * to * 3 more times. SS to join. (24)


Round 17: CH 2, DC in each ST around. SS to join. (24)


Round 18: CH 2, *DC DEC, DC in next 4 STs*, REP from * to * 3 more times. SS to join. (20)


Round 19: CH 2, DC in each ST around. SS to join. (20)


Round 20: CH 2, *DC DEC, DC in next 3 STs*, REP from * to * 3 more times. SS to join. (16)


Round 21: CH 2, DC in each ST around. SS to join. (16)


Round 22: CH 2, *DC DEC, DC in next 2 STs*, REP from * to * 3 more times. SS to join. (12)


Round 23: CH 2, DC in each ST around. SS to join. (12)


Round 24: CH 2, *DC DEC, DC*, REP from * to * 3 more times. SS to join. (8)


Round 25: CH 2, DC DEC around. SS to join. (4)


Finish off. Leaving a 6 inch tail. Weave through the loops of the remaining STs, and pull tight.


Weave in ends. Make a pom that is 5” in diameter. Sew onto end of the hat.


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