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Christmas is just around the corner and I just had to share this Christmas tree hat pattern….so cute! I had a blast making this hat and couldn’t wait to show you how to make it.
I envision this hat making a debut at many a Christmas party this year! I am hoping to find the time to make one for everyone in my family for a Christmas day family picture to remember. I might even have them personalize their own — small tree ornaments, beads, fairy lights — the combinations are endless. I added fairy lights to mine — because that is how I roll!
This hat is not that difficult to make using just chains, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet and double crochet decreases. The hat is made in the round in one piece with the star sewn to the top of the hat and the garland crocheted on at the end.
I used Red Heart for the base of the tree and it really helps the tree hold its shape. I used Lion Brand Homespun for the main body of the tree, the garland and the star as I love how squishy and soft it is. Using the larger K hook while working with the Homespun helps to make it a little easier to work with as the Homespun yarn is very textured and if you try to use a smaller hook it can be a little more difficult to work with. My pattern tester used Red Heart Holiday yarn with two strands together throughout for her version rather than the Homespun and it turned out really well. Any worsted weight yarn doubled could easily be substituted for the Homespun. A doubled worsted weight yarn would make the main body of the tree just a little bit wider than my version using Homespun.
I have included a video tutorial below if you are interested in seeing how to complete the hat — add the garland, sew on the star and add the fairy lights. I have also included a tutorial for the foundation single crochet if you have never done this stitch before. I spent quite a bit of time finding the right fairy lights for this hat as it had to be battery powered and quite a few of the sets I came across had a bulky battery pack which is hard to conceal in the hat. It was also pretty heavy and kept trying to slide out from under the hat. I found the set I used on Amazon and the battery pack is very small, thin and light so just perfect for this application. I have included a link for those of you that wish to see the ones I used.
If you have no need for a lighted Christmas Tree Hat this would also make a cute decoration for a table top. Just fill with poly fil or another filler of your choice, crochet a simple circle and sew the bottom of the tree closed. So cute!
The hat size fits an adult with an approximate circumference of 18.25″. The pattern could be easily resized by adjusting the number of foundation single crochets. If making the hat smaller I would suggest perhaps doing fewer rows of the tree base and perhaps eliminating one or two of the non-decreasing rows of the main body of the tree after round 11.
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Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Materials needed for pattern:
fsc foundation single crochet
sl st slip stitch
sc single crochet
dc double crochet
blo back loop only
dc dec double crochet decrease
WS wrong side
RS right side
Notes about pattern:
Ch 2 does not count as stitch
Approximate finished adult size hat: 18.25″ circumference
Gauge: 15 sc = 4″, 13 dc and 5 rows = 4″
With color A and size I crochet hook:
Round 1 fsc 62, being careful not to twist, sl st into 1st st. (62)
Round 2 ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around, sl st into 1st st.
Round 3 – 9 repeat round 2 switching to color B at end of round 9
Main body of Tree
Change to Size K crochet hook and change to Color B:
Round 10 ch 2, dc in same st and in each st, sl st to top of 1st st. (62)
Round 11 ch 2, (in blo) dc in same st and in each st, sl st to top of 1st st. (62)
Round 12 repeat round 11.
Round 13 ch 2, (in blo) dc in same st, *dc dec in next 2 st, dc in next st,* repeat between * * to last st, dc in last st, sl st into 1st st. (42)
Round 14 ch 2, (in blo) dc in same st, dc in each st, sl st into 1st st. (42)
Round 15 ch 2, (in blo) dc in same st, dc dec in next 2 st, *dc in next st, dc dec in next 2 st*, repeat between * * to end, sl st into 1st st. (28)
Round 16 ch 2, (in blo) dc in same st and in each st, sl st into 1st st (28)
Round 17 ch 2, (in blo) dc in same st, *dc dec over next 2 st, dc in next st* repeat between * * to last st, dc in last st, sl st into 1st st. (19)
Round 18 ch 2, (in blo) dc in same st, dc dec over next 2 st, dc in next st* repeat between * * to last st, dc in last st, sl st into 1st st. (13)
Round 19 ch 2, dc in same st *dc dec over next 2 st*, repeat between * * to end, sl st into 1st st. (7)
Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing top of tree closed.
Sew top of tree closed.
With color C and and size K crochet hook working in unused front loops:
Attach with a sl st to unused front loop of round 11 (this is the top of the round 10 dc round), ch 3, *sk next unused loop, sl st into next loop, ch 3* repeat between * * to end, sl st into 1st st. Fasten off
Repeat above in round 13, 15, 17, 19
Weave in ends.
Star (make 2)
With Color C and size K crochet hook
Round 1: (RS) Make magic circle with 10 sc, sl st into 1st st.
Round 2: *ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch. Skip next sc of 1st round, sl st into the next st* repeat between * * 4 times, sl st into first sc st.
Fasten off leaving a long tail on each star — one tail for sewing stars together and one for sewing to tree.
With WS of stars facing, sew stars together leaving bottom open to put on top of tree. Sew star to top of tree.
Weave in ends.
Add fairy lights or other decorations as desired.