Double Loop Crochet Santa Beard Hat Pattern

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So last year I did the reindeer beanie for Baby Boy, THIS year I was having so much fun with my bearded beanies that I decided to make a bearded Santa’s hat!

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I went through a few designs, for my first version used Fun Fur for the brim and beard.  I think think looks great, BUT annoyed Baby Boy to no end, all that fur in his mouth and tickling his nose, I hadn’t even though of that!

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Then I switched the fun fur beard to a bobble beanie, but didn’t love the way the fun fur hat and the bobble beard worked together…

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SO I decided to bring back a stitch I tried before, but didn’t love, the loop. In fact I went with the DOUBLE loop. I love love LOVE the way it looks, and how it turned out, BUT I will say the loops are easy to pull out of place, which is why I don’t usually use this stitch, but for a season look? perfect!

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My sweet niece is rocking the reindeer, making them the perfect pair this holiday season!

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Double Loop Crochet Santa Bearded hat pattern
Materials:
lion brand medium weight yarn (I used cotton ease) in red
Lion Brand bulky yarn (I used Baby’s first)  in white
Hook I- 5.50mm
Hook N- 9.00mm

Stitch abbreviation:
slip stitch (sl st)
single crochet (sc)
half double crochet (hdc)
double loop stitch  (insert your hook into the stitch. take yarn and wrap it clockwise around your left index finger twice (opposite of the way you’d normally hold it over your finger.). stick the hook under the loops on your finger catching all three strands with the hook.  pull all three strands through the stitch, YO and pull through all 4 loops on hook.)
left handed double loop stitch (if you have a hard time with a left handed double loop substitute with a sc row instead)

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The loops shows up on the opposite side of what your working on, so working in the round you need to make sure your working from the INSIDE of the hat so that the loops show up on the OUTSIDE.

Baby sized Santa hat
with hook-I
magic ring
row 1- ch2, 8 hdc, sl st in top of first hdc (8)
row 2-4- ch2, hdc 8 times, sl st in top of first hdc (8)
row 5- ch2, *hdc in next 3 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (10)
row 6- ch2, *hdc in next 4 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (12)
row 7- ch2, *hdc in next 5 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (14)
row 8- ch2, *hdc in next 6 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (16)
row 9- ch2, *hdc in next 3 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (20)
row 10- ch2, *hdc in next 4 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (24)
row 11- ch2, *hdc in next 5 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (28)
row 12- ch2, *hdc in next 6 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (32)
Row 13- Ch2, *hdc in next 3 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (40)
Row 14- Ch2, *hdc in next 4 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (48)
Row 15- Ch2, hdc in each st, sl st in top of first hdc. (48)
Row 16-20- repeat row 15
row 21- *ch2, skip 1 sl st* around (24 spaces)
row 22- switch to chunky white yarn and larger hook-N, and from the inside out sc in each 2ch spaces around (24)
Row 23-25- double loop stitch around after 3 rows sl st, finish off

make and add a poof ball (I didn’t cut the ends to keep it loopy and matching the brim and beard)

Toddler sized Santa hat
with hook-I
magic ring
row 1- ch2, 8 hdc, sl st in top of first hdc (8)
row 2-4- ch2, hdc 8 times, sl st in top of first hdc (8)
row 5- ch2, *hdc in next 3 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (10)
row 6- ch2, *hdc in next 4 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (12)
row 7- ch2, *hdc in next 5 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (14)
row 8- ch2, *hdc in next 6 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (16)
row 9- ch2, *hdc in next 3 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (20)
row 10- ch2, *hdc in next 4 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (24)
row 11- ch2, *hdc in next 5 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (28)
row 12- ch2, *hdc in next 6 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (32)
Row 13- Ch2, *hdc in next 3 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (40)
Row 14- Ch2, *hdc in next 4 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (48)
Row 15- Ch2, *hdc in next 5 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (56)
Row 16- Ch2, hdc in each st, sl st in top of first hdc. (56)
Row 17-22- repeat row 16
row 23- ch2, skip 1 sl st around (28 spaces)
row 24- switch to chunky white yarn and larger hook-N, and from the inside out sc in each 2ch spaces around (28)
Row 25-27- double loop stitch around after 3 rows sl st, finish off

make and add a poof ball (I didn’t cut the ends to keep it loopy and matching the brim and beard)

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Child size Santa hat

with hook-I
magic ring
row 1- ch2, 8 hdc, sl st in top of first hdc (8)
row 2-4- ch2, hdc 8 times, sl st in top of first hdc (8)
row 5- ch2, *hdc in next 3 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (10)
row 6- ch2, *hdc in next 4 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (12)
row 7- ch2, *hdc in next 5 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (14)
row 8- ch2, *hdc in next 6 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (16)
row 9- ch2, *hdc in next 7 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (18)
row 10- ch2, *hdc in next 8 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (20)
row 11- ch2, *hdc in next 4 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (24)
row 12- ch2, *hdc in next 5 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (28)
row 13- ch2, *hdc in next 6 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (32)
row 14- ch2, *hdc in next 7 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (36)
row 15- ch2, *hdc in next 8 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (40)
Row 16- Ch2, *hdc in next 4 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (48)
Row 17- Ch2, *hdc in next 5 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (56)
row 18- ch2, *hdc in next 13 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc (60)
Row 19- Ch2, hdc in each st, sl st in top of first hdc. (60)
Row 20-26- repeat row 19
row 27- ch2, skip 1 sl st around (30 spaces)
row 28- switch to chunky white yarn and larger hook-N, and from the inside out sc in each 2ch spaces around (30)
Row 29-31- double loop stitch around after 3 rows sl st, finish off

make and add a poof ball (I didn’t cut the ends to keep it loopy and matching the brim and beard)

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Working in a round it’s easy to get the loops on the front of your piece, by working from the back.  But when working in rows it’s harder.  Usually you simply do a sc row between every loop row, but with this thick yarn there are only a few rows, if every other one was an SC there would be less loops.  SO I decided to create a loop row every row, meaning I did a right handed loop row, then a left handed loop row.  IF you have a hard time with the left handed loop rows simply do an SC row instead.

extra small loop beard
hook K
ch 22
row 1- sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across (21)
row 2- ch 1 sc 7 times hdc 7 times sc 7 times (21)
row 3- switch to left handed ch 1 sc double loop 19 times sc (21)
row 4- (back to right hand) ch 1 sc double loop 19 times sc (21)
row 5- repeat row 3 (21)
row 6- (back to right hand) ch 1 sc double loop 4 times, skip a stitch, double loop twice, skip a stitch, double loop 3 times, skip a stitch, double loop twice, skip a stitch, double loop 4 times sc (17)
row 7- switch to left handed ch 1 sc double loop 4 times, ch 6, skip 7 stitches, double loop 4 times sc
row 8- back to right hand, sl st 4 times, short double loop, short double loop in each ch, short double loop in stitch, sl st 4 times
finish off

small loop beard
hook K
ch 24
row 1- sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across (23)
row 2- ch 1 sc 8 times hdc 7 times sc 8 times (23)
row 3- ch 1 sc double loop 21 times sc (23)
row 4- switch to left handed ch 1 sc double loop 21 times sc (23)
row 5- (back to right hand) repeat row 3 (23)
row 6- repeat row 4 (23)
row 7- (back to right hand) ch 1 sc double loop 5 times, skip a stitch, double loop twice, skip a stitch, double loop 3 times, skip a stitch, double loop twice, skip a stitch, double loop 5 times sc (19)
row 8- switch to left handed ch 1 sc double loop 5 times, ch 6, skip 7 stitches, double loop 5 times sc
row 9- back to right hand, sl st 5 times, short double loop, short double loop in each ch, short double loop in stitch, sl st 5 times
finish off

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medium loop beard
hook K
ch 26
row 1- sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across (25)
row 2- ch 1 sc 8 times hdc 9 times sc 8 times (25)
row 3- switch to left handed ch 1 sc double loop 23 times sc (25)
row 4- (back to right hand) ch 1 sc double loop 23 times sc (25)
row 5- repeat row 3 (25)
row 6- (back to right hand) repeat row 4 (25)
row 7- repeat row 3 (25)
row 8- (back to right hand) ch 1 sc double loop 5 times, skip a stitch, double loop 3 times, skip a stitch, double loop 3 times, skip a stitch, double loop three times, skip a stitch, double loop 5 times sc (21)
row 9- switch to left handed ch 1 sc double loop 5 times, ch 8, skip 9 stitches, double loop 5 times sc
row 10- back to right hand, sl st 5 times, short double loop, short double loop in each ch, short double loop in stitch, sl st 5 times
finish off

sew the beard to the inside of the santa hat and your done.

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Comments

  1. N'awlins Darlin' says

    So cuuuuuute! I wish I knew a baby to make that for. Maybe I’ll make a big one for my husband. ha.
    That last photo is AWESOME!

  2. dianna says

    your patterns are always so fun to make. the photos with this pattern are adorable. i needed a good giggle and the photos did that.
    thank you for all you share !
    Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year

  3. Christine @ Projects Around The House says

    This is so awesome! I love love love it! Also love to see the failed attempts :)

    • says

      I bought the fun fur last year excited to make one for this year, I was bummed it totally didn’t work, but love the new design better!

  4. Sara says

    Are you really suppose to repeat row 10? Won’t the hat keep getting wider and wider. On the toddler hat, shouldn’t you repeat the last increase row? Thanks!

  5. says

    Could you tell me what sizes I would need to do for a 3 and 7 year old please?

    7yr old I am guessing child size but I wasn’t sure for the 3yr old.
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  6. LeeAnn says

    how many rows of the red would I need to do for an adult? I am a very visual learner and could never read a pattern. A friend asked me to make your bearded beanie and I decided to take on the challenge! I am proud to say that I was able to figure it out (slowly but surely) and it turned out adorable! Love your posts! Thanks!

    • says

      for an adult I’d do one more row of increase at the crown before starting the sides. I usually get the length from trial and error, just keep trying it on while you make it until it’s the right length for you (remembering to leave about an 1 1/2 inches to switch back to the white yarn)

    • says

      I didn’t use my puffball maker, instead I just looped it around my fingers a few times, tied it in the center tight and pulled my fingers out. I’ts not very full, or even, but I liked the way it looked keeping the loops!

  7. Andrea says

    Love this hat. So for the adults would i after row 17 do 6hdc then2 hdc row 18 would then be 14 hdc then 2hdc. :-/ confused :-). Thank you

    • says

      I would do row 18 of 6 hdc 2hdc so your at 64 stitches around and go from there. then hdc around and repeat for 10 rows then change color.

  8. Danyelle says

    Hi, I love your hat but wanted to ask what size the beards are meant to fit. I am making for a 3 year old and don’t know if I need to make the extra small or the small. Please help :)

    • says

      That’s such a hard question to answer since every child has such a different shaped face and head. it works best when you have a model that you can try it on while you work. But my guess would be
      baby – 0-1
      toddler 1-3
      child 3-10
      but again it can go either way, my 1 year old was totally too big for the baby, but my niece would probably fit the baby size until she was 2, I’m sorry I don’t have better guesses than that. That’s the worst part about designing for babies, they are so DIFFERENT in their sizes!

    • Crystal says

      I believe you do the SC coming from the back instead of going in the front. There should be 24 stitches instead of 48 after row 21 to accommodate for the larger yarn.

      • says

        I’m not sure what you mean by back, you do the ch 2, skip 1 stitch and sl st all the way around so you end with just as many ch 2 spaces as you have sl st’s

  9. katie says

    Hello, I have made quite a few of these hats in each size, so cute! The problem I am having is the hats being too small because of the slip stitch. Not sure what is going wrong. Made toddler size for my 2 year old and slip stitch made it so tight. Any suggestions?

    • says

      I think you did that row wrong, its ch 2 skip one and sl st all the way around, so you’ll have just as many ch 2 spaces and sl st’s, so it shouldn’t be tight

    • Crystal says

      If you slacken the slip stitch it should be okay. One slip stitch should be equal to the length of two stitches in the hat.

  10. Laura says

    Hello!

    The santa hat and beard is awesome!! I am currently making one for my 3 year old and am using the child size pattern (he’s got a big head ;)) I have a quick question about row 27:ch2, skip1 slip stitch around. Do I just slip stitch around? The reason I ask is in row 28 you say to sc in each 2ch spaces around…soooo do you ch2, skip 1 and then slip stitch? Thanks for any help that you can provide!

    Happy Holidays!
    Laura

      • Kristen says

        Very excited to make this for my son, but I’m having trouble with the medium size beard. It says to do 21 double loop sc but it says you should have 25 loops made? And when I make 25 and get to the decrease rows, I have extra stitches… Very confused! Please help. Thanks!!

        • says

          sc, is one stitch, then 23 double loops across (it did say 21, but it was incorrect thanks for bring it to my attention), then a final sc, that add’s up to 25 stitches, only 23 of them are the double loops you want to start and end each row with a sc for strength.

  11. Jill says

    I’ve started, torn out and restarted your pattern a few times now. You’ve got rows 2-4 sticking with 8 stitches though when I stitched it out, I ended up with a really awkward looking tube and the following rows with the increases just looked wrong. Is that an error in the pattern or am I reading that wrong?!

    • says

      I was going for an elfish kind of shape to the santa hat. It’s a tight beanie (so it would stay on his head well) but I wanted it bit to stick out and fold over like a santa hat would, so yes, it’s a tube at the end.

  12. Heidi says

    This is amazing! Can anyone please share how I make the Santa hat for an adult? I don’t see the info for adult sized hats? Thank you so much!

  13. Peter says

    These are fantastic, can I buy them anywhere? I can barely tie my shoes let alone attemp something of this scale, lol, I really love the beard beanies as well, great work

    • says

      Thank you so much! I do NOT sell them, just offer the pattern, but I have no problem with other people making and selling from my patterns so try ETSY. Or if you knows someone who crochets you can send them the URL and ask them to make one for you!

  14. Dawn says

    Do you ever make videos? I suck at reading directions…sigh. These are super cute!

    • says

      I don’t, but it’s on “the list” of things to do. Still working on getting the right lighting to make them right. Once the kids go back to school I should be able to start doing more videos!