Hours of Fun are counting down the days until Christmas by sharing a different Christmas activity each day. Starting on the 13th December with the last post being published on Christmas Eve.
On the 7th day of Christmas my true love gave to me………A handmade Bright red Santa hat!
Make your own Santa hat.
A couple of years ago I made Kev a Santa Hat made from red fleece with a white fluffy trim and a white fluffy ball for the end. This Christmas the hat has disappeared so we needed a new ones making and what better day to make Santa hats than Christmas Day part 1!
It took us about 2 hours to make three Santa hats, using red fleece, white fluffy trim and a wool pompom for the end. We had a large pompom and a small pompom already made and used the pompom set (available at Hours of Fun!) for making the third pompom.
Please ensure you read through all the instructions before starting.
How to make a Santa Hat
You will need:-
Pencil and Ruler
Red Fleece approx.1 metre square
White fluffy material approx. 1 metre x 20cm
Needle & Thread (Sewing machine optional)
Wool and pompom template or ready-made pompom
Any embellishments you require – bells, sequins, printed Christmas designs
PDF version of Santa hat guidance sheet
Step 1 – Check the size of your hat
Measure around your head and add 4 centimeters, then divide by 2.
e.g. head measurement = 60cm + 4cm = 64cm / 2 = 32cm
As a rough guide for a children’s hat 34cm for an adult’s hat 36cm
Step 2 – draw the hat on the fleece/material
Using a ruler and a piece of chalk/pencil draw a line to the length measured in step 1. Do this on the reverse side of the material. Then draw 2 more lines to create a triangle. The taller your triangle, the longer your hat tail will be. See the diagram. Step 3 – Cut out your triangles
Cut out the triangle. Use this as the template for a second triangle then cut this out so you have 2 triangles the same size. You can also use a piece of paper to draw out the triangle then place on the material to cut out the shape.
Step 4 – Sewing
Lay the 2 triangles, right sides together and either by hand or using a sewing machine, sew the 2 triangles together along each side. Sew approx. 1cm in from the edge
Step 5 – Cut out the trim for the hat
Decide how deep you want the trim to be, we did it 5cm. Cut out 1 piece of white material the full length of the hat. The trim is made in 1 piece to wrap all the way round the hat. In this example the size cut was 64cm x 5cm
Step 6 – Sewing
Position the white material around the hat and pin in place, leaving approx. 1cm to be turned in along the bottom edge. Turn the hat inside out and sew the white trim in place along the bottom and the top and across the join, see diagram for guidance.
If you need to make a pompom why not treat yourself to the pompom tool available at Hours of Fun. They are fun and easy to make. You just need wool and a pompom template.
Step 7 – attaching the pompom
Once you have a completed pompom you will need to sew it to the top of your hat. Using a needle and thread securely sew it to the top of the hat. If you can, add a long piece of wool to your pompom by wrapping it round the pompom and tying it in a knot so it is hidden. You can then feed this through the top of your hat and secure it on the inside.
Step 8 – embellish and decorate as desired
If you want to add anything else to your hat now is the time. You can sew bells on to it, sew sequins or anything else you have designed.
Step 9 – Wear with Christmas spirit.
Wear your Christmas hat with pride!
Larger hat laid out flat
Close up off large pompom and 3 bells – jingle all the way!
Smaller Santa hat laid out flat
Close up off small pompom and bell
The first hat made and now we can’t find it, hence the new ones!
We would love to see any pictures you may have of hats you have made or if you use these instructions. We would also love to hear from you if you spot any errors or mistakes in these insructions so we can amend them and make sure we provide people with accurate steps in making a santa hat.