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Santa Baby Hat

There's just a bit of time left before Christmas, but that doesn't mean your little one still can't dress up as Santa! This long tail hat comes sized from newborn through 12 months, which means even if they're crawling and ripping hats off their heads (I speak from experience ...), you can hopefully still get a handmade Santa photo before all the presents have been opened!

Knit up in worsted weight yarn, this hat shouldn't take more than a few concentrated hours, meaning you might just have time for more than one little Santa impersonator!

YARN  I Love This Yarn! Solids (100% acrylic; 355 yards / 325 meters per 198 grams)

Feel free to substitute any aran weight (10 ply, 8 wpi) yarn. Yarn suggestions include Loops & Threads Impeccable, Vanna’s Choice, and Bernat Super Value.

MC: you will use between 100 and 200 total yards of red yarn.
CC: you will use just 40 yards (or less) of white yarn.

NEEDLES  US 9 / 5.5 mm double-pointed needles

NOTIONS  Darning needle f…

Hadley Hat Modifications

(photo from Elise's Instagram feed)
So far, the #holidayknitalong has been going like gangbusters! Elise has officially become a hat addict, knocking out an adorable hat for Ellerie (seen above), with plans to make a few more in the near future!

While I'm still slogging away at my hat, working a row or two in between holiday presents, I wanted to take a minute to share a few ways to modify the Hadley Hat pattern to suit a wide variety of needs. I wrote the pattern over two years ago now, and when it was originally written I only had one size, and used a very specific yarn. These notes will hopefully help you make your hat in a bunch of different ways!

One of the things I love most about hats is that you don't need to worry AS MUCH about sizing - most hats will fit most heads, and have a few inches of stretch to cover any possible sizing mistakes. That said, you can't expect a hat made for a baby to fit an adult, and visa versa.

One of the other things to keep in mind …

Lennon Long Tail Hat

The Lennon Long Tail hat is the perfect photo prop for newborn shoots, and looks adorable on babies up to a year old!

YARN  I Love This Yarn! Solids (100% acrylic; 355 yards / 325 meters per 198 grams)

Feel free to substitute any aran weight (10 ply, 8 wpi) yarn. Yarn suggestions include Loops & Threads Impeccable, Vanna’s Choice, and Bernat Super Value.

 Note: you will use between 100 and 200 total yards of yarn.

NEEDLES  US 9 / 5.5 mm double-pointed needles

NOTIONS  Darning needle for weaving in ends

GAUGE  16 sts x 20 rows = 4" in stockinette

SIZES  newborn (0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months) 12 (13.5, 15, 16)” circumference

BUY THE PATTERN HERE


PHOTO CREDITS
Photos used with permission from Layna Jane Photography and Amy Blanchard Photography