Free Knit Santa Beanie Pattern Sample

Available for free in the small baby sized beanie on my blog, but always available as a PDF download in my Etsy Shop for all sizes infant – adult.

Knit Santa Beanie Pattern on Etsy


Knit Santa Beanie:

Materials for Completion:

US 11 circular needle with a 16” cable and dpn needles

Super Bulky Yarn – 2 skeins 1 of each color

Yarn used: Lion Brand – Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Russet and Fisherman

Tapestry or Darning Needle

Stitch Markers

Crochet Hook


Extra Small Infant sized Beanie

If you would like additional sizes please visit my Etsy Shop to purchase the PDF version with all sizes XS – L


8 stitches x 9 rows = 3” x 3”

Selected Abbreviations: More details on terms on last page

dpn = double pointed needles

k = knit

k2tog = knit two stitches together

m1 = make one (by yarning over)

p = purl p2tog = purl two stitches together

rep = repeat

s1, k2, psso = slip 1, knit 2, pass slip stitch over both knit stitches

s1, k1, psso = slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch

sts = stitches

Santa Knit Beanie Pattern on Etsy

Knit Santa Beanie Pattern on Etsy


If you would like visual instructions visit my Etsy Shop to purchase the PDF version with Visual Instructions

Extra Small: Infant Beanie

Measurement – 6.5” from top to brim, Circumference – 14” un-stretched

Using the circular needles with Color A (Fisherman), Cast on 40 sts. 

I use the long tail cast on, though any cast on method should work. Leave about 6 inches of yarn for weaving in. Join ends being careful not to twist stitches. 

Round 1-5 Color A: *k1, p1, rep from * to end. 

Cut Color A, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail. The rest of the pattern will be knit using Color B (Russet).

Round 6 Color B: knit to end. 

Round 7: *p2, sl1, k2, psso, rep from *to end. See images from Large Hat on how to s1, k2, psso.

Round 8: *p2, k1, m1, k1, rep from *to end. Make one by yarning over.

Round 9: *p2, k3, rep from *to end.

Round 10: rep round 9.

Round 11-14: rep rounds 7-10.

End on round 14.

Start Decrease

Round 15: *p2, sl1, k2, psso, rep from *to end.

Round 16: *p2tog, k1,m1,k1, p2, k1, m1, k1, rep from *to end.

Round 17: *p1, k3, p2, k3, rep from *to end.

Round 18: *p1, k3, p2tog, k3, rep from *to end.

Round 19: *p1, sl1, k2, psso, rep from *to end.

Round 20: *p1, k2, rep from *to end.

Switch to dpn’s when you can no longer knit comfortably

Round 21: *p1, sl1, k1, psso, rep from *to end.

Round 22: *p1, k1, rep from *to end. Remove Markers if you have any

Cut yarn, leaving a 6 inch tail.

Closing the Beanie: Visuals for closing are on pg. 3

Using a crochet hook transfer stitches from dpn to crochet hook. Grab working yarn with crochet hook

Pull yarn through all stitches on crochet hook and repeat for all stitches. Cinch closed.

Weave in all loose yarn, add a pom-pom. See post here on how to make a pom-pom.



I hope you enjoy this pattern, it was a really fun one to make and my children seem to like wearing this Santa Beanie during the holidays. If you knit one up I would love to see a picture, please share with me using #savlabot on social media.


And remember, if you want this beanie or other simple to knit beanie patterns visit my Etsy Shop.

This pattern and the pictures are property of Savlabot and may not be shared or sold. You are welcome to sell finished products that are made using this pattern, but please link pattern/blog post to Savlabot as the author or the pattern link in your description and use pictures you have taken yourself if posting in an online marketplace such as Etsy. If you share on social media please tag me with @savlabot and use #savlabot. Thank you.