This Santa Hat how to is a snap to make! You can make a cute Santa Hat to bring holiday cheer to all who wear it… or at least a cute picture! Use the “add a jingle bell” option for more Christmas cheer. I have a mini Santa Hat headband version here.
I’ve updated the pattern, but I have left the original tutorial if there are any that prefer it. So there are essentially 2 different patterns of Santa Claus hat available to you. Merry Christmas and Enjoy!
For the hat you will need:
A printed out version of this pattern. Get the free pattern by filling out the form at the end of the tutorial.
1/3 yard ( a tad more for the largest size) fleece
1/4 yard faux fur or fleece for the brim and ball
small amount of batting or fabric scraps
Jingle bell (optional)
Sewing Essentials (scissors, pins, etc.)
How do you make a Santa Claus Hat?
Simply download the pattern ( form at the end) and follow these step by step instructions and you can make a Santa Claus Hat in the size that you need.
What are Santa Hats made of?
They can be made of many different materials, but traditionally they are made of fleece, faux fur or felt. Fleece is the most comfortable/ easy to use as it doesn’t shed and has some stretch to it, making it more comfortable to wear.
Santa Hat How To Tutorial
Step 1 – Assemble and Cut Out the free Santa Hat Pattern
Print up and assemble the pattern (you can get assembly instructions here . )
There are multiple are multiple sizes to this Santa Hat.
You will need to find the color coordinating line to the size you want to make. Cut the pattern down to that size.
Cut out 1 of the main hat (large triangle) on the fold of doubled fabric.
For the brim piece cut 1 – you should have one long strip.
Cut 1 of the topper out of the same material as the brim. Tip: When cutting on faux fur it’s easier to place the pattern on the WRONG side of the material and cut out.
Step 2 – Begin to make the Ball topper to the Santa Hat
For the ball topper to the Santa hat you will need the piece cut from faux fur, a little bit of batting and a jingle bell (optional but fun). You will also need a needle and thread for some hand sewing.
With the wrong side face up, place the batting and the jingle bell in the center of the topper piece. Using the needle and thread run a basting around the circle (not going around the triangles).
Pull the basting stitch to bring the piece in to a ball with the batting and bell inside. Stitch a few stitches through the triangles to seal the ball and secure with a knot.
Step 3- Sew the Santa Hat together
We’ll start with the brim piece.
Fold it in half so the wrong sides are touching and the fur is on the outside.
Pin the brim along the straight side of the St. Nick hat, the raw edges on the bottom. Sew the brim to the hat with a .5 inch seam allowance.
Next fold the hat in half. Leaving a small (two finger) gap at the top for later, sew the red part of the hat using a .5 inch seam allowance, stopping at the fur brim.
Now it’s time to finish the brim. Turn Right side out.
Sew the brim side, a .5 inch seam allowance,
Step 4 – Add the Topper to the Jolly Old Elf’s Hat
Remember that gap at the top of the Santa hat? Now ti’s time to add the topper.
Tuck the ends (the triangles) into the top of the hat. Turn the hat inside out.
Sew across the top to secure the topper in place. Trim the faux fur ends and turn hat right side out, and flip the brim up.
Fill out the form to get the free pattern
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Here’s the Santa Hat How To Original video tutorial, written tutorial below:
Santa Hat How To Tutorial (original version)
1 – Assemble and Cut Out the original Santa Hat Sewing Pattern
There are multiple are multiple sizes to this Santa Hat. Fleece there is a little give to the fabric.
Print up the pattern (you can get assembly instructions here . ) Cut out 2 of the main hat (large triangle). For the brim place on end on fold and cut to proper length – you should have one long strip.
Cut two of the topper out of the same material as the brim.
2 – Begin to sew
Turn ball right side out. Put a little stuffing or fabric scraps in the ball to give it some fluff.
Also for some extra Christmas cheer place a jingle bell inside the ball (optional).
3- Sew the Santa hat
Pin the long side of the St. Nick hat, and pin the topper at the top – pushing the main part of the topper out of the way. You just want to sew the triangle tab into the hat – the part you used to turn the topper right side out.
Stuff the topper into the Santa Claus hat – taking care that it won’t catch into the side seam you are about to sew. Pin the other long side of the triangle.
Turn hat right side out and admire your work thus far.
4 – Sew and Add the Brim
Turn under one side (the long side) of the brim and sew – a .25 seam allowance to make a nice finished edge.
Take right sides of brim together and using a .5 seam allowance sew the two short ends together – making a “loop”
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