Santa Hat Crochet Pattern: Santa Suit Sack Hat in 10 Sizes

If you’re looking for a cute Santa hat crochet pattern for the whole family, you’ll love the Santa Suit Sack Hat! This pattern is part of the Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central Crochet. Read on for the pattern and details on how you can join the CAL!

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There are a lot of Santa hat crochet patterns out there, but fewer are sack hats and not many include all the colors of Santa’s suit. When I was designing this pattern, I wanted to make something that was simple enough and available in enough sizes that it could be easily made into a matching gift set.

For larger sizes, you could substitute a brooch or pin for the crocheted Buckle. Or not, because it crochets up pretty quickly!

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Santa Suit Sack Hat

Santa Hat Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Updated 12/1/2020

The color patterning in this simple sack hat pattern mimic Santa’s suit. Available in 10 sizes from Newborn through Adult Large, you can make a matching set for the whole family. This is the twenty-first pattern in the 2020 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along.

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, Toddler, Child Small, Child Large, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large). Photographed sample is size Child Small.
    • Newborn: 12” (30.5 cm) hat circumference x 5.5” (14 cm) length.
    • 0-3 Months: 14” (35.5 cm) hat circumference x 6.5” (16.5 cm) length.
    • 3-6 Months: 15” (38 cm) hat circumference x 6.75” (17 cm) length.
    • 6-12 Months: 16” (40.5 cm) hat circumference x 7.25” (18.5 cm) length.
    • Toddler: 17” (43 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) length.
    • Child Small: 18” (45.5 cm) hat circumference x 8” (20.5 cm) length.
    • Child Large: 19” (48 cm) hat circumference x 8.5” (21.5 cm) length.
    • Teen/Adult Small: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference x 8.75” (22 cm) length.
    • Adult Medium: 21” (53.5 cm) hat circumference x 9.25” (23.5 cm) length.
    • Adult Large: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 9.5” (24 cm) length.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Basic Stitch Premium yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/219 yd/220 m) – 1 skein each in 100 Snow (CA), 113 Garnet (CB), and 153 Black (CC), or approximately 21 yd (24 yd, 26 yd, 37 yd, 39 yd, 46 yd, 49 yd, 52 yd, 72 yd, 75 yd)/19 m (22 m, 24 m, 34 m, 35.5 m, 42 m, 45 m, 47.5 m, 66 m, 68.5 m) in CA; 34 yd (53 yd, 60 yd, 64 yd, 72 yd, 80 yd, 94 yd, 94 yd, 94 yd, 103 yd)/31 m (48.5 m, 55 m, 58.5 m, 66 m, 73 m, 86 m, 86 m, 86 m, 94 m) in CB; and 10 yd (12 yd, 13 yd, 14 yd, 15 yd, 15 yd, 16 yd, 26 yd, 27 yd, 28 yd)/9 m (11 m, 12 m, 13 m, 14 m, 14 m, 14.5 m, 24 m, 24.5 m, 25.5 m) in CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • Lion Brand Jeans yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/246 yd/225 m) – 1 skein in 121E Top Stitch (CD), or approximately 6 yd (6 yd, 6 yd, 6 yd, 6 yd, 8 yd, 8 yd, 12 yd, 12 yd, 12 yd)/5.5 m (5.5 m, 5.5 m, 5.5 m, 5.5 m, 7.5 m, 7.5 m, 11 m, 11 m, 11 m) in CD in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 10 scBL with smaller crochet hook = 2.25” (5.5 cm) wide. For best fit, always check your gauge.
  • 14 dc with larger crochet hook = 4” (10 cm) wide. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only – Fiber Flux has a helpful tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)

Pattern Notes

  • Hat Band is crocheted flat in rows using smaller hook. Hat Body is crocheted in the round using larger hook. Buckle is crocheted flat in rows with larger hook.
  • A helpful tutorial for seaming with the mattress stitch is available here.
  • Winding Road Crochet has a helpful tutorial for working single crochet around the edge here.
  • Change colors when joining Rounds with sl st. Colors B is used throughout the Hat Body and should be carried along the inside of the hat when not in use. When picking up color, be sure not to pull too tightly or hat will pucker. As other colors are fastened off, crochet over the yarn tails as you work. Fiber Flux has a helpful tutorial explaining how to do this here. For best results, point yarn tail ends towards inside of hat.
  • A helpful tutorial for seaming with the whipstitch is available here.

Pattern Instructions

Sack Hat

Hat Band – All Sizes

  • Starting with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for seaming, with CA and smaller hook, ch 8 (8, 8, 9, 9, 11, 11, 11, 15, 15).
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 14, 14) sts. – 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 14, 14) sts
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, scBL in first st and in each st across.
  • Rep Row 2 until Hat Band measures approximately 12” (14”, 15”, 16”, 17”, 18”, 19”, 20”, 21”, 22”)/30.5 cm (35.5 cm, 38 cm, 40.5 cm, 43 cm, 45.5 cm, 48 cm, 51 cm, 53.5 cm, 56 cm) or desired hat circumference. Do not fasten off.
  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail from foundation chain. Fold Hat Band along long edge. With yarn needle, seam short ends together with mattress stitch (see Pattern Notes). Weave in rest of yarn tail on wrong side (inside) of Hat Band.

Pick Up Stitches – All Sizes

  • Change to larger hook. Begin working in the Round with CA along long edge.
  • Set Up Rnd: Ch 1, evenly work 42 (50, 54, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 74, 78) sc along edge (see Pattern Notes), join CB with sl st to first sc. Fasten off CA.

Work Even – All Sizes

  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, dcBL in each st around, join with sl st to first dc. – 42 (50, 54, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 74, 78) sts.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, dc in each st around, join CC with sl st to first dc. Do not fasten off CB (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first dc.
  • Rep Rnd 3 once (once, once, once, once, once, once, twice, twice, twice) more, join CB with sl st to first dc on final repeat. Fasten off CC.
  • Rep Rnd 3 until hat measures approximately 5.5” (6.5”, 6.75”, 7.25”, 7.5”, 8”, 8.5”, 8.75”, 9.25”, 9.5”)/14 cm (16.5 cm, 17 cm, 18.5 cm, 19 cm, 20.5 cm, 21.5 cm, 22 cm, 23.5 cm, 24 cm) in length, or desired finished length. Fasten off CB with long yarn tail (approximately 24”/61 cm) for seaming.Fold Hat so that seam lays centered in back. Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail in CB. Weave yarn tail across top of stitches at back until you reach corner of fold. Match stitches on each side of the fold along final Round of Hat. With yarn needle, whipstitch (see Pattern Notes) through center loops across final Round of Hat. With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails on inside of Hat.

Buckle – Newborn (0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, Toddler) Sizes ONLY

  • With larger hook and CD, ch 9.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next 8 sts. (8 sts)
  • Row 2A: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, skip next 7 sts. (1 st)
  • Row 3A: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st. Fasten off.
  • Row 2B: Skip next 6 sts on Row 2A, join CD with sl st to next st on Row 1, ch 1, sc in same st. (1 st + 6 skipped sts + 1 st)
  • Row 3B: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, ch 6, join with sl st to top of sc in Row 3A.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 6 ch, sc in next st. Fasten off CD with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for seaming. (10 sts)
  • Use yarn needle to weave in all but long yarn tail for seaming. With long yarn tail for seaming, position Buckle at center of Hat in CC section on front. Sew outer edges to Hat first, using picture as guide. Sew inside of Buckle to Hat. Weave in CD yarn tail on inside of Hat.

Buckle – Child Small (Child Large) Sizes ONLY.

  • With larger hook and CD, ch 11.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next 10 sts. (10 sts)
  • Row 2A: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, skip next 9 sts. (1 st)
  • Row 3A: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st. Fasten off.
  • Row 2B: Skip next 8 sts on Row 2A, join CD with sl st to next st on Row 1, ch 1, sc in same st. (1 st + 8 skipped sts + 1 st)
  • Row 3B: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, ch 8, join with sl st to top of sc in Row 3A.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 8 ch, sc in next st. Fasten off CD with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for seaming. (10 sts)
  • Use yarn needle to weave in all but long yarn tail for seaming. With long yarn tail for seaming, position Buckle at center of Hat in CC section on front. Sew outer edges to Hat first, using picture as guide. Sew inside of Buckle to Hat. Weave in CD yarn tail on inside of Hat.

Buckle – Teen/Adult Small (Adult Medium, Adult Large) Sizes ONLY.

  • With larger hook and CD, ch 15.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next 14 sts. (14 sts)
  • Row 2A: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, skip next 13 sts. (1 st)
  • Row 3A: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st. Fasten off.
  • Rows 4A-5A: Rep Row 3A twice.
  • Row 2B: Skip next 12 sts on Row 2A, join CD with sl st to next st on Row 1, ch 1, sc in same st. (1 st + 12 skipped sts + 1 st)
  • Rows 3B-4B: Rep Row 3A twice.
  • Row 5B: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, ch 12, join with sl st to top of sc in Row 3A.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 12 ch, sc in next st. Fasten off CD with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for seaming. (14 sts)
  • Use yarn needle to weave in all but long yarn tail for seaming. With long yarn tail for seaming, position Buckle at center of Hat in CC section on front. Sew outer edges to Hat first, using picture as guide. Sew inside of Buckle to Hat. Weave in CD yarn tail on inside of Hat.
© 2020 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2020/11/30/santa-hat-crochet-pattern-santa-suit-sack-hat-in-10-sizes/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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