Santa Cap | Free Crochet Pattern

santa cap


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Materials

  • Yarn: Weight 4, Medium. Example made with Vanna’s Choice Solids (Color A: Red, Color B: White)
  • Hook: H/8
  • Cotton Fill (for Crochet Ball)
  • Yarn Needle

Sizing

  • Gauge: 13 Sts& 2 Rows = 4”
  • Sizes:
    • Newborn (11.5”x 9.5”)
    • 3 – 6 M (13”x 10.5”)
    • 6 – 12 M 14.5” x 11.5”)
    • 1 – 2 Y (16” x 12.5”)
    • 2 – 5 Y (17.5” x 13.5”)
    • 5 – 8 Y (19” x 14.5”)

Pattern Key

  • St / Sts: Stitch / Stitches
  • Sl St: Slip Stitch
  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • HDc: Half Double Crochet

Notes

  • Crochet ball instructions are found at the very end, and are suited for all cap sizes.

Newborn

Round 1: With A, form an adjustable loop, Ch 1 (Not a St, now and throughout), work 10 HDc into ring, Sl St to join (now and throughout). (10 HDc)

Round 2: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (10 HDc)

Round 3: Ch 1, (HDc, work 2 HDc into next St) around. (15 HDc)

Round 4: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (15 HDc)

Round 5: Ch 1, (HDc into first 2 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (20 HDc)

Round 6: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (20 HDc)

Round 7: Ch 1, (HDc into first 3 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (25 HDc)

Round 8: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (25 HDc)

Round 9: Ch 1, (HDc into first 4 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (30 HDc)

Round 10: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (30 HDc)

Round 11: Ch 1, (HDc into first 5 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around.      (35 HDc)

Round 12: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (35 HDc)

Round 13: Ch 1, (HDc into first 6 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (40 HDc)

Round 14-18: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (40 HDc)

Round 19-20: With B, ch 1, Sc into each St around. (40 Sc) Fasten.

3 – 6 Months

Round 1: With A, form an adjustable loop, Ch 1 (Not a St, now and throughout), work 10 HDc into ring, Sl St to join (now and throughout). (10 HDc)

Round 2: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (10 HDc)

Round 3: Ch 1, (HDc, work 2 HDc into next St) around. (15 HDc)

Round 4: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (15 HDc)

5: Ch 1, (HDc into first 2 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (20 HDc)

Round 6: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (20 HDc)

Round 7: Ch 1, (HDc into first 3 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (25 HDc)

Round 8: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (25 HDc)

Round 9: Ch 1, (HDc into first 4 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (30 HDc)

Round 10: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (30 HDc)

Round 11: Ch 1, (HDc into first 5 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around.      (35 HDc)

Round 12: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (35 HDc)

Round 13: Ch 1, (HDc into first 6 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (40 HDc)

Round 14: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (40 HDc)

Round 15: Ch 1, (HDc into first 7 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (45 HDc)

Round 16: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (45 HDc)

Round 17-20: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (45 HDc)

Round 21-22: With B, ch 1, Sc into each St around. (45 Sc) Fasten.

6 – 12 Months

Round 1: With A, form an adjustable loop, Ch 1 (Not a St, now and throughout), work 10 HDc into ring, Sl St to join (now and throughout). (10 HDc)

Round 2: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (10 HDc)

Round 3: Ch 1, (HDc, work 2 HDc into next St) around. (15 HDc)

Round 4: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (15 HDc)

Round 5: Ch 1, (HDc into first 2 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (20 HDc)

Round 6: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (20 HDc)

Round 7: Ch 1, (HDc into first 3 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (25 HDc)

Round 8: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (25 HDc)

Round 9: Ch 1, (HDc into first 4 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (30 HDc)

Round 10: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (30 HDc)

Round 11: Ch 1, (HDc into first 5 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around.      (35 HDc)

Round 12: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (35 HDc)

Round 13: Ch 1, (HDc into first 6 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (40 HDc)

Round 14: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (40 HDc)

Round 15: Ch 1, (HDc into first 7 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (45 HDc)

Round 16: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (45 HDc)

Round 17: Ch 1, (HDc into first 8 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (50 HDc)

Round 18-22: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (50 HDc)

Round 23-24: With B, ch 1, Sc into each St around. (50 Sc) Fasten.

12 – 24 Months

Round 1: With A, form an adjustable loop, Ch 1 (Not a St, now and throughout), work 10 HDc into ring, Sl St to join (now and throughout). (10 HDc)

Round 2: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (10 HDc)

Round 3: Ch 1, (HDc, work 2 HDc into next St) around. (15 HDc)

Round 4: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (15 HDc)

Round 5: Ch 1, (HDc into first 2 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (20 HDc)

Round 6: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (20 HDc)

Round 7: Ch 1, (HDc into first 3 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (25 HDc)

Round 8: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (25 HDc)

Round 9: Ch 1, (HDc into first 4 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (30 HDc)

Round 10: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (30 HDc)

Round 11: Ch 1, (HDc into first 5 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around.      (35 HDc)

Round 12: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (35 HDc)

Round 13: Ch 1, (HDc into first 6 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (40 HDc)

Round 14: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (40 HDc)

Round 15: Ch 1, (HDc into first 7 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (45 HDc)

Round 16: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (45 HDc)

Round 17: Ch 1, (HDc into first 8 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (50 HDc)

Round 18: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (50 HDc)

Round 19: Ch 1, (HDc into first 9 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (55 HDc)

Round 20-24: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (55 HDc)

Round 25-26: With B, ch 1, Sc into each St around. (55 Sc) Fasten.

2 – 5 Years

Round 1: With A, form an adjustable loop, Ch 1 (Not a St, now and throughout), work 10 HDc into ring, Sl St to join (now and throughout). (10 HDc)

Round 2: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (10 HDc)

Round 3: Ch 1, (HDc, work 2 HDc into next St) around. (15 HDc)

Round 4: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (15 HDc)

Round 5: Ch 1, (HDc into first 2 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (20 HDc)

Round 6: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (20 HDc)

Round 7: Ch 1, (HDc into first 3 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (25 HDc)

Round 8: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (25 HDc)

Round 9: Ch 1, (HDc into first 4 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (30 HDc)

Round 10: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (30 HDc)

Round 11: Ch 1, (HDc into first 5 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around.      (35 HDc)

Round 12: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (35 HDc)

Round 13: Ch 1, (HDc into first 6 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (40 HDc)

Round 14: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (40 HDc)

Round 15: Ch 1, (HDc into first 7 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (45 HDc)

Round 16: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (45 HDc)

Round 17: Ch 1, (HDc into first 8 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (50 HDc)

Round 18: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (50 HDc)

Round 19: Ch 1, (HDc into first 9 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (55 HDc)

Round 20: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (55 HDc)

Round 21: Ch 1, (HDc into first 10 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (60 HDc)

Round 22-26: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (60 HDc)

Round 27-28: With B, ch 1, Sc into each St around. (60 Sc) Fasten.

5 – 8 Years

Round 1: With A, form an adjustable loop, Ch 1 (Not a St, now and throughout), work 10 HDc into ring, Sl St to join (now and throughout). (10 HDc)

Round 2: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (10 HDc)

Round 3: Ch 1, (HDc, work 2 HDc into next St) around. (15 HDc)

Round 4: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (15 HDc)

Round 5: Ch 1, (HDc into first 2 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (20 HDc)

Round 6: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (20 HDc)

Round 7: Ch 1, (HDc into first 3 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (25 HDc)

Round 8: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (25 HDc)

Round 9: Ch 1, (HDc into first 4 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (30 HDc)

Round 10: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (30 HDc)

Round 11: Ch 1, (HDc into first 5 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around.      (35 HDc)

Round 12: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (35 HDc)

Round 13: Ch 1, (HDc into first 6 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (40 HDc)

Round 14: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (40 HDc)

Round 15: Ch 1, (HDc into first 7 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (45 HDc)

Round 16: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (45 HDc)

Round 17: Ch 1, (HDc into first 8 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (50 HDc)

Round 18: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (50 HDc)

Round 19: Ch 1, (HDc into first 9 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (55 HDc)

Round 20: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (55 HDc)

Round 21: Ch 1, (HDc into first 10 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (60 HDc)

Round 22: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (60 HDc)

Round 23: Ch 1, (HDc into first 11 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (65 HDc)

Round 24-28: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (65 HDc)

Round 29-30: With B, ch 1, Sc into each St around. (65 Sc) Fasten.

Ball (All Sizes)

Round 1: With B, form an adjustable loop, ch 1 (not a st), work 6 sc into ring, sl st to join. (6 sc)

Round 2: Work 2 sc into each st around, sl st to join. (12 sc)

Round 3: [Sc into first st, work 2 Sc into following] 6 times, sl st to join. (18 sc)

Round 4: [Sc into first 2 sts, work 2 Sc into following] 6 times, sl st to join, fasten off. (24 sc)

Repeat Round 1-4 once more; instruction set creates one half of ball, both will make 1 ball.

Finishing: 

  1. Align ball halves equally, take 12” of color B, and a yarn needle, and whip stitch ball halves together half way. Stuff with cotton fill (enough to make ball round). Continue to whip stitch ball halves together until closed, fasten, weave ends into inside of ball to conceal.
  2. Take 8” of Color B, and a yarn needle. Using either Round 1 of the Ball fasten yarn around and knot so that tail ends are equal. Use tail ends to knot to Round 1 of hat, knot on the inside to conceal, cut excess.

 

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