What every knitter needs at Christmas: miniature Santa hat decorations that can be hung on the tree or attached to cards.


Finished measurements

Hat is about 1½” wide at the base and about 1½” high.


Yarn: small amounts of red and white DK yarn

Needles: 3.75mm

White sewing thread


With white yarn, cast on 20 stitches using a cabled cast on and join for working in the round.

Knit 4 rows.

Change to red yarn and knit 4 more rows.

Next row:
Knit 1, k2tog, k7. Place marker to mark middle of row.
Knit 1, k2tog, k7. Place marker to mark end of row.

Knit 2 rows.

Knit decrease row

Knit 2 rows.

Repeat last 3 rows until 14 stitches remain.

  • K1, k2tog, K1, k2tog, k1. Repeat from *. 10 stitches remaining.

Knit 1 row.

Draw yarn through remaining stitches and fasten off.

Decrease row
  • K1, k2tog, knit to marker. Repeat from *.


Weave in all ends, turn brim of hat out.

Make a small pompom using sewing thread to secure the centre and attach to top of hat.

If required add a loop of sewing thread for hanging.