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Crochet Santa Helper Hat Free Pattern

Crochet Santa Helper Hat Pattern by Crochet For You

I know you love my Bobble & Stripes Santa Hat and Crown Ear Warmer which were big hits last couple of years. This year Christmas is just around the corner, I made a new pattern combining these two patterns together.

So my crochet lover friends, here is a new Santa Helper Hat pattern.
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The Santa Helper Hat is made by combining two patterns “Bobble & Stripes Santa Hat” and “Crown Ear Warmer” which were previously released on Crochet For You Blog. This adorable Santa Helper Hat comes in 3 sizes so you can make these hats for the whole family and friends. 

Crochet Santa Helper Hat Pattern

Free crochet santa helper hat pattern

Finished sizes:

  • Toddler = 17-18″ circumference / 20″ height
  • Child/Teen =19-20″ circumference / 23″ height
  • Adult = 21-22″ circumference / 26″ height

Materials: 4-Medium / Worsted / 100% Acrylic / Approx: 800 yards
(I used)
– Ice Yarn Favorite 1 skein of each Dark Red & White color (100% Acrylic, 100g = 229yd/210m)
– Ice yarn Chiclayo 1 skeins of Dark Green (100% Acrylic, 100g = 371yd/340m)
– US I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook
– Tapestry needle for weaving ends
– Scissors

Gauge 14 hdc x 10 rows = 4″ x 4″ with US I-9, 5.5mm crochet hook

Abbreviations / special stitches (US term)

  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitchsc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • FL = front loop
  • FLO = front loop only
  • BL = back loop
  • BLO = back loop only
  • yo = yarn over
  • beg = beginning
  • *to; = repeat * to the instructions.
  • Special stitches
  • hdc/sc in 3rd loop= instead of working crochet stitches in top loops of the previous round, you should find a 3rd loop on the wrong side or back side of the crochet piece. This 3rd loop is located on the wrong side just under the top 2 loops. Start to make a crochet stitch you want as normal way. When you inserting hook into the loop in the previous row just skipped the top 2 loops and turn a crochet piece forward and insert the hook in 3rd loop, Finish the stitch as normal. 
  • Picot = crochet ch 3, sl st to the previous tr you just crocheted.
  • Shell stitch = (2 dc, 2 tr, picot, 2 tr, 2 dc) in indicated st.
  • 4-dc bobble st = [yo, insert the hook in indicated st, yo, pull back through st, yo, pull back through two loops on the hook] 4 times, yarn over, pull back through all the 5 loops on the hook.
  • Notes:
  • Beg ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • The first stitch of each round works in the first st of the previous round.
  • This hat works from bottom-up.
  • First you will need to make a crown part and then the body of the hat work red and white stripes with bobbles.
  • When working bobble stitches in contrasting color, you need to carry  the yarn unworked yarn through the stitches. 
  • Find the video tutorial to see how to crochet bobble in contrasting color here.
  • When finishing each red and white stripes I didn’t cut the yarn when the color changed.. Carry up the color from the wrong side of the hat when it needs to, so no need to cut the yarn when the row finishes, (see the photo below). If you are uncomfortable with carrying yarn you can cut the yarn and join when it is needed.
Crochet Santa Hat

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Free crochet santa helper hat pattern

Toddler = 17-18″ circumference / 20″ height

Ribbed band
Leaving 6” long tail of the yarn, with the 5.5mm crochet hook.
ch 7 with green color
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in each st across, turn. (6 sts)
Row 2: ch 1, sc in first st, sc in BL of each of next 4 sts, sc in last st, turn. (6 sts)
Row 3 to 60: repeat row 2.
Insert the yarn tail through the tapestry needle, place two short sides together and sew with the tapestry needle.

(Work in the long side of the band)
Round 1: (RS) ch 1, hdc in first st and each st around, sl st to the first hdc. (60 sts)
Round 2 & 3: ch 1, hdc into the 3rd loop of each st around, sl st to the first hdc. (60 sts)
Round 4: ch 1, sc into the 3rd loop of each st around, sl st to the first sc. (60 sts)
Round 5: ch 1, working in FLO, sc in FL of each st around, sl st to the first sc. (60 sts)
Round 6: ch 1, sc in first st, * sk next 2 sts, shell st (see the special stitches above) in next st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; repeat to around, sl st to the first sc. (10 shells)
sl st round for points stand up: crochet sl st around the edge of the points, [sl st in next st] 5 times until picot st, ch 3, sl st to the same picot, *sl st to the each st until next picot st, ch 3, sl st to the same picot, repeat * to around.

Body of the Hat
Round 1: join the (Red color yarn) in first st in BL of round 4, work in BLO, ch 1, hdc in each BL of st around, sl st to the first st. (60 sts)
Round 2: ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (60 sts)
Round 3 to 5: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (60 sts)
Round 6: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 7 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 8 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (54 sts)
Round 7: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (45 hdc/9 Bobble)
Round 8: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (54 sts)
Round 9: with (white), ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 6 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 7 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (48 sts)
Round 10 to 11: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (48 sts) 
Round 12: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 5 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 6 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (42 sts)
Round 13: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (35 hdc/7 Bobble) 
Round 14: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (42 sts) 
Round 15 to 17: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (42 sts)
Round 18: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (36 sts)
Round 19: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (30 hdc/6 Bobble)
Round 20: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (36 sts)
Round 21 to 23: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (36 sts)
Round 24: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 3 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 4 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (30 sts)
Round 25: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (25 hdc/5 Bobble)
Round 26: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (30 sts)
Round 27 to 29: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (30 sts) 
Round 30: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 2 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 3 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (24 sts)
Round 31: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (20 hdc/4 Bobble)
Round 32: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (24 sts)
Round 33 to 35: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (24 sts)
Round 36: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and next st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 2 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (18 sts)
Round 37: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (15 hdc/3 Bobble)
Round 38: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st, *hdc2tog, hdc in next st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (12 sts)
Round 39: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (12 sts) 
Round 40: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st, *hdc2tog, hdc in next st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (8 sts)
Round 41: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (8 sts) 
Round 42: with (red) ch 1, [hdc4tog] 2 times, sl st to the first st. (2 sts) Fasten off and weave the ends.


Child/Teen =19-20″ circumference / 23″ height

Ribbed Band
Leaving 6” long tail of the yarn, with the 5.5mm crochet hook.
ch 9 with green color
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in each st across, turn. (8 sts)
Row 2: ch 1, sc in first st, sc in BL of each of next 6 sts, sc in last st, turn. (8 sts)
Row 3 to 66: repeat row 2.
Insert the yarn tail through the tapestry needle, place two short sides together and sew with the tapestry needle.

(Work in the long side of the band)
Round 1: (RS) ch 1, hdc in first st and each st around, sl st to the first hdc. (66 sts)
Round 2 & 3: ch 1, hdc into the 3rd loop of each st around, sl st to the first hdc. (66 sts)
Round 4: ch 1, sc into the 3rd loop of each st around, sl st to the first sc. (66 sts)
Round 5: ch 1, working in FLO, sc in FL of each st around, sl st to the first sc. (66 sts)
Round 6: ch 1, sc in first st, * sk next 2 sts, shell st (see the special stitches above) in next st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; repeat to around, sl st to the first sc. (11 shells)
sl st round for points stand up: crochet sl st around the edge of the points, [sl st in next st] 5 times until picot st, ch 3, sl st to the same picot, *sl st to the each st until next picot st, ch 3, sl st to the same picot, repeat * to around.

Body of the Hat
Round 1: join the (Red color yarn) in first st in BL of round 4, work in BLO, ch 1, hdc in each BL of st around, sl st to the first st. (66 sts) 
Round 2: ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (66 sts)
Round 3 to 5: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (66 sts)
Round 6: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 8 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 9 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (60 sts)
Round 7: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (50 hdc/10 Bobble)
Round 8: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (60 sts)
Round 9: with (white), ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 7 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 8 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (54 sts)
Round 10 to 11: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (54 sts) 
Round 12: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 6 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 7 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (48 sts)
Round 13: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (40 hdc/8 Bobble) 
Round 14: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (48 sts) 
Round 15 to 17: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (48 sts)
Round 18: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 5 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 6 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (42 sts)
Round 19: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (35 hdc/7 Bobble)
Round 20: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (42 sts) 
Round 21 to 23: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (42 sts)
Round 24: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (36 sts)
Round 25: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (30 hdc/6 Bobble)
Round 26: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (36 sts)
Round 27 to 29: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (36 sts) 
Round 30: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 3 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 4 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (30 sts)
Round 31: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (25 hdc/5 Bobble)
Round 32: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (30 sts)
Round 33 to 35: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (30 sts)
Round 36: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 2 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 3 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (24 sts)
Round 37: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (20 hdc/4 Bobble)
Round 38: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (24 sts)
Round 39 to 41: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (24 sts)
Round 42: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and next st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 2 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (18 sts)
Round 43: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (15 hdc/3 Bobble)
Round 44: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st, *hdc2tog, hdc in next st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (12 sts)
Round 45: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (12 sts) 
Round 46: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st, *hdc2tog, hdc in next st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (8 sts)
Round 47: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (8 sts) 
Round 48: with (red) ch 1, [hdc4tog] 2 times, sl st to the first st. (2 sts) Fasten off and weave the ends.


Adult = 21-22″ circumference / 26″ height

Ribbed Band
Leaving 6” long tail of the yarn, with the 5.5mm crochet hook.
ch 9 with green color
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in each st across, turn. (8 sts)
Row 2: ch 1, sc in first st, sc in BL of each of next 6 sts, sc in last st, turn. (8 sts)
Row 3 to 72: repeat row 2.
Insert the yarn tail through the tapestry needle, place two short sides together and sew with the tapestry needle.

(Work in the long side of the band)
Round 1: (RS) ch 1, hdc in first st and each st around, sl st to the first hdc. (72 sts)
Round 2 & 3: ch 1, hdc into the 3rd loop of each st around, sl st to the first hdc. (72 sts)
Round 4: ch 1, sc into the 3rd loop of each st around, sl st to the first sc. (72 sts)
Round 5: ch 1, working in FLO, sc in FL of each st around, sl st to the first sc. (72 sts)
Round 6: ch 1, sc in first st, * sk next 2 sts, shell st (see the special stitches above) in next st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; repeat to around, sl st to the first sc. (12 shells)
sl st round for points stand up: crochet sl st around the edge of points, [sl st in next st] 5 times until picot st, ch 3, sl st to the same picot, *sl st to the each st until next picot st, ch 3, sl st to the same picot, repeat * to around.

Body of the Hat
Round 1: join the (Red color yarn) in first st in BL of round 4, work in BLO, ch 1, hdc in each BL of st around, sl st to the first st. (72 sts) 
Round 2: ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (72 sts)
Round 3 to 5: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (72 sts)
Round 6: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 9 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 10 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (66 sts)
Round 7: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (55 hdc/11 Bobble)
Round 8: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (66 sts)
Round 9: with (white), ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 8 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 9 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (60 sts)
Round 10 to 11: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (60 sts) 
Round 12: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 7 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 8 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (54 sts)
Round 13: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (45 hdc/9 Bobble) 
Round 14: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (54 sts) 
Round 15 to 17: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (54 sts)
Round 18: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 6 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 7 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (48 sts)
Round 19: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (40 hdc/8 Bobble)
Round 20: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (48 sts) 
Round 21 to 23: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (48 sts)
Round 24: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 5 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 6 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (42 sts)
Round 25: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (35 hdc/7 Bobble)
Round 26: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (42 sts)
Round 27 to 29: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (42 sts)
Round 30: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (36 sts)
Round 31: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (30 hdc/6 Bobble)
Round 32: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (36 sts)
Round 33 to 35: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (36 sts)
Round 36: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 3 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 4 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (30 sts)
Round 37: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (25 hdc/5 Bobble)
Round 38: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (30 sts)
Round 39 to 41: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (30 sts)
Round 42: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 2 st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 3 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (24 sts)
Round 43: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (20 hdc/4 Bobble)
Round 44: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (24 sts)
Round 45 to 47: with (white) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (24 sts)
Round 48: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and next st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 2 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (18 sts)
Round 49: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 4 st, *with (white) 4-dc Bobble in next st, with (red) hdc in each of next 5 st; repeat *to around, sl st to the first st. (15 hdc/3 Bobble)
Round 50: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st, *hdc2tog, hdc in next st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (12 sts)
Round 51: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (12 sts) 
Round 52: with (red) ch 1, hdc in first st, *hdc2tog, hdc in next st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (8 sts)
Round 53: with (red) ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (8 sts)
Round 54: with (red) ch 1, [hdc4tog] 2 times, sl st to the first st. (2 sts) Fasten off and weave the ends.

 

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