Crochet, Seasonal

Crochet Velvet Santa Hat

Welcome to my free pattern for this Crochet Velvet Santa Hat! A similar knitted version is available here!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 x 150g of Bernat Velvet in Burgandy Plum
  • 1 x 100g of Bernat Velvet in White
  • 7mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic stuffing


  • MR – Magic Ring
  • CH – Chain
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • SC Inc – Single Crochet Increase
  • SC Dec – Single Crochet Decrease
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • HDC Inc – Half Double Crochet Increase
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
  • BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
  • SS – Slip Stitch
  • * – Repeat sequence
  • FO – Fasten off


Difficulty: intermediate/ experienced

Gauge: 9 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm

This pattern uses American crochet terminology

For the purpose of this pattern chain stitches do count as stitches

Use two strands of the yarn together to create a chunky yarn.


Start off in red yarn. Use two strands together to create a chunky yarn.

Round 1: in a MR: CH2 (counts as 1 HDC), HDC9, SS to join (10)

Round 2: CH2, HDC9, SS to join (10)

Round 3: Repeat round 2 (10)

Round 4: CH2, HDC in base of CH2, HDC increase in every stitch, SS to join (20)

Round 5: CH2, HDC19, SS to join (20)

Round 6: Repeat round 5 (20)

Round 7: CH2, HDC Inc *HDC, HDC Inc – repeat from * to end, SS to join (30)

Round 8: CH2, HDC29, SS to join (30)

Round 9: Repeat round 8 (30)

Round 10: CH2, HDC, HDC Inc, *HDC2, HDC Inc – repeat from * to end, SS to join (40)

Round 11: CH2, HDC39, SS to join (40)

Round 12: Repeat round 11 (40)

Round 13: CH2, HDC2, HDC Inc, *HDC3, HDC Inc – repeat from * to end, SS to join (50)

Round 14: CH2, HDC49, SS to join (50)

Round 15-20: Repeat round 14 (50)

Change to white yarn:

Round 21: CH3, DC49, SS to join (50)

Rounds 22-24: CH3, FPDC around same st. BPDC around next st. Alternating working FPDC and BPDC all around the round. Join with a SS. (50)

FO and weave in ends.

Pom Pom

Round 1: MR 6

Round 2: *SC Inc (12)

Round 3: *SC1, SC Inc (18)

Round 4: *SC2, SC Inc (24)

Rounds 5-8: SC around (24)

Round 9: *SC2, SC Dec (18)

Round 10: *SC1, SC Dec (12)

Round 11: *SC Dec (6)

Stuff pom pom.

FO and weave the yarn tail through the front loop of each remaining stitch and pull tight to lose.

Sew the pom pom to the top of the hat.

If you make your own Santa Hat with this pattern, I would love to see it! You can share your photos on my Facebook page, tag me on Twitter (@zocreates) or Instagram (@zoe.creates) and you can use the hashtag #zoecreates.

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Happy Making!


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