Santa Hats and Gloves in all sizes knitting pattern from Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixelsSanta Hats and Gloves in all sizes knitting pattern from Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels

Santa Hat and Glove Knitting Pattern


Learn to knit Santa Hats for the Christmas holiday in two sizes (one-size-fits-most and baby) and Santa Gloves in three sizes (one-size-fits-most, little kid, and baby size) with the step-by-step instructions in this knitting pattern. Order here to download, save, and print a PDF of this pattern.


Santa Hats & Gloves


Baby Santa Hat knitting pattern from Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels

This Santa Hat knitting pattern teaches you how to make Christmas holiday hats in two sizes. You’ll also receive patterns for Santa-inspired fingerless gloves in three sizes.

Make your own Santa hat for the Christmas holiday with this knitting pattern. Begin by making the white, ribbed brim. Adding a long tube of red stockinette stitch (made with simple knit stitches) will allow your hat to slouch. Then, you will begin slowly decreasing the top of the hat until it comes to a closing point.

When you are finished knitting, you will add a pom-pom at the top of the hat. Make your own with white yarn. Or, add premade pom-pom; I love this hat with a topper of white faux fur. This hat is designed with Caron Simply Soft yarn, but you can substitute almost any brand of worsted-weight yarn.

Then, make a matching set of gloves. Fingerless mitts let you stay cozy for the holiday, while still being able to use your fingers for those small tasks.

This PDF knitting pattern walks you through making a hat with clear, row by row instructions for one-size-fits-most and baby size hats and one-size-fits-most, little kid, and baby size gloves.

How these Santa Hats and Gloves are Made

These hats and gloves are worked in the round from the bottom up.

This pattern can be knit in the round in three different ways. Instructions are included for double point needles, the magic loop, and shorter circular needles. Pick your favorite method to knit in the round, then follow the instructions that match your chosen needles.


Santa Hats and Gloves in all sizes knitting pattern from Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixelsYou will make these hats and gloves with the White and Red colorways from Caron Simply Soft Yarn, and circular needles. You will need to make a pom-pom with the white yarn or purchase a pre-made pom-pom. I love this Santa hat with white fur pom-poms (link to Amazon Associates).

You can substitute almost any worsted weight yarn in this pattern successfully; just check your gauge before you start. I’ve found that Malabrigo Rios, a merino wool yarn, makes an excellent substitute yarn for this pattern.


This is a beginner to intermediate knitting skill level pattern that requires a general understanding of knitting in the roundknit stitchespurl stitchesswitching needle sizes, and decreases. You will also need to know how to make a pom-pom or attach a pre-made pom-pom.

Size NotesSanta Hats and Gloves in all sizes knitting pattern from Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels

Santa Hats

  • One-Size-Fits Most size fits most adults, teens, and children’s or heads measuring 15 to 25 inches around.
  • Baby size fits children from birth to about 1 year, or heads measuring 11 to 15 inches around.

Santa Gloves

  • One-Size-Fits Most size fits people 10 years to Adult or 9 inches to 11 inches [22.86 cm to 27.94 cm] around hand, without thumb; measures 9 inches [22.86 cm] top to bottom.
  • Little Kid size Children 2 to 10 years of age or 5.5 inches to 6 inches [13.97 cm to 15.24 cm] around hand, without thumb; measures 5 inches [12.7 cm] top to bottom.
  • Baby size fits children from 0 to 2 years of age or 3.5 inches to 4.5 inches [8.89 cm to 11.43 cm] around hand, without thumb; measures 3.5 inches [8.89 cm] top to bottom.

Find my full size chart and how to measure here.


If you use the materials suggested in this pattern, your final product will be machine washable. To keep your Santa gear looking their best, hand wash or machine wash separately on delicate cycle in cold water. If you can remove the pom-pom from your hat, do so before washing. Laying flat to dry is recommended.

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Please note

This listing is for a digital download of my hat knitting pattern, and is not a physical item. You will be able to download a PDF file immediately after your purchase has been processed. If you have any trouble with your order, please email purlsandpixels@gmail.com

This pattern is for personal use, gifting, and charitable donation of completed items. You may also sell handmade items created using this pattern. Do not copy this pattern and distribute it. If you’d like to share the pattern, refer your friends to my website, purlsandpixels.com/shop/, so they may obtain a copy.

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Santa Hat knitting pattern from Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels

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