Double Loop Crochet Santa Beard Pattern – multiple sizes

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***UPDATE*** when I wrote this two years ago I only wrote a few child sizes, I’ve gotten a ton of requests for larger patterns, SO I made some… BUT putting them all in one most got WAY confusing, so I moved the FIVE sizes of Santa Hats to a new post and added more beard sizes here!

So last year I did the reindeer beanie for Baby Boy, THIS year I was having so much fun with my bearded beanies that I decided to make a bearded Santa’s hat!

free pattern for this crochet double loop bearded santa beanie

I went through a few designs, for my first version used Fun Fur for the brim and beard.  I think think looks great, BUT annoyed Baby Boy to no end, all that fur in his mouth and tickling his nose, I hadn’t even though of that!

Then I switched the fun fur beard to a bobble beanie, but didn’t love the way the fun fur hat and the bobble beard worked together…

I originally tried fuzzy yarn, then the bobble, but the double loop just works best for these bearded santa hats IMO

SO I decided to bring back a stitch I tried before, but didn’t love, the loop. In fact I went with the DOUBLE loop. I love love LOVE the way it looks, and how it turned out, BUT I will say the loops are easy to pull out of place, which is why I don’t usually use this stitch, but for a season look? perfect!

I don't think it gets much more adorable than beards on kids, come get this free crochet pattern

My sweet niece is rocking the reindeer, making them the perfect pair this holiday season!

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Double Loop Crochet Santa Bearded hat pattern
Materials:
White bulky yarn (I used Baby’s first in “cotton ball”)
Hook N- 9.00mm
SANTA HAT

Stitch abbreviation:
slip stitch (sl st)
single crochet (sc)
half double crochet (hdc)
double loop stitch  (insert your hook into the stitch. take yarn and wrap it clockwise around your left index finger twice (opposite of the way you’d normally hold it over your finger.). stick the hook under the loops on your finger catching all three strands with the hook.  pull all three strands through the stitch, YO and pull through all 4 loops on hook.)
left handed double loop stitch (if you have a hard time with a left handed double loop substitute with a sc row instead)

Working in a round it’s easy to get the loops on the front of your piece, by working from the back. But when working in rows it’s harder. Usually you simply do a sc row between every loop row, but with this thick yarn there are only a few rows, if every other one was an SC there would be less loops. SO I decided to create a loop row every row, meaning I did a right handed loop row, then a left handed loop row. IF you have a hard time with the left handed loop rows simply do an SC row instead.

5 sizes of santa beanies, and 4 sizes of beards, use these free crochet patterns to mix and match to make the perfect fit

extra small loop beard
hook N
ch 22
row 1- sc in second ch from hook, sc 6 times hdc 7 times sc 7 times (21)
row 2- ch 1 sc double loop 19 times sc (21)
row 3- switch to left handed ch 1 sc double loop 19 times sc (21)
row 4- (back to right hand) repeat row 2 (21)
row 5- repeat row 3 (21)
row 6- (back to right hand) ch 1 sc double loop 4 times, skip a stitch, double loop twice, skip a stitch, double loop 3 times, skip a stitch, double loop twice, skip a stitch, double loop 4 times sc (17)
row 7- switch to left handed ch 1 sc double loop 4 times, ch 6, skip 7 stitches, double loop 4 times sc
row 8- back to right hand, sl st 4 times, short double loop, short double loop in each ch, short double loop in stitch, sl st 4 times
finish off
use a needle and white yarn and attach the beard into a SANTA HAT

from baby to adult get any size you want for these adorable bearded santa crochet pattern

small loop beard
hook N
ch 24
row 1- sc in second ch from hook, sc 7 times hdc 7 times sc 8 times (23)
row 2- switch to left handed ch 1 sc double loop 21 times sc (23)
row 3- ch 1 sc double loop 21 times sc (23)
row 4- repeat row 2 (23)
row 5- (back to right hand) repeat row 3 (23)
row 6- repeat row 2 (23)
row 7- (back to right hand) ch 1 sc double loop 5 times, skip a stitch, double loop twice, skip a stitch, double loop 3 times, skip a stitch, double loop twice, skip a stitch, double loop 5 times sc (19)
row 8- switch to left handed ch 1 sc double loop 5 times, ch 6, skip 7 stitches, double loop 5 times sc
row 9- back to right hand, sl st 5 times, short double loop, short double loop in each ch, short double loop in stitch, sl st 5 times
finish off
use a needle and white yarn and attach the beard into a SANTA HAT

Even little girls look adorable as bearded santa's

medium loop beard
hook N
ch 26
row 1- sc in second ch from hook, sc 7 times hdc 9 times sc 8 times (25)
row 2- ch 1 sc double loop 23 times sc (25)
row 3- switch to left handed ch 1 sc double loop 23 times sc (25)
row 4- (back to right hand) repeat row 2 (25)
row 5- repeat row 3 (25)
row 6- (back to right hand) repeat row 2 (25)
row 7- repeat row 3 (25)
row 8- (back to right hand) ch 1 sc double loop 5 times, skip a stitch, double loop 3 times, skip a stitch, double loop 3 times, skip a stitch, double loop three times, skip a stitch, double loop 5 times sc (21)
row 9- switch to left handed ch 1 sc double loop 5 times, ch 8, skip 9 stitches, double loop 5 times sc
row 10- back to right hand, sl st 5 times, short double loop, short double loop in each ch, short double loop in stitch, sl st 5 times
finish off
use a needle and white yarn and attach the beard into a SANTA HAT

Nothing get's my boys quite in the christmas spirit like wearing santa hats, they love this bearded version

large loop beard
hook N
ch 28
row 1- sc in second ch from hook, sc 8 times hdc 9 times sc 9 times (27)
row 2- switch to left handed ch 1 sc double loop 25 times sc (27)
row 3- ch 1 sc, double loop 25 times, sc (27)
row 4- repeat row 2 (27)
row 5- (back to right hand) repeat row 3 (27)
row 6- repeat row 2 (27)
row 7- (back to right hand) repeat row 3 (27)
row 8- repeat row 2 (27)
row 9- (back to right hand) ch 1 sc double loop 6 times, skip a stitch, double loop 3 times, skip a stitch, double loop 3 times, skip a stitch, double loop three times, skip a stitch, double loop 6 times sc (21)
row 10- switch to left handed ch 1 sc double loop 6 times, ch 8, skip 9 stitches, double loop 6 times sc
row 11- back to right hand, sl st 6 times, short double loop, short double loop in each ch, short double loop in stitch, sl st 6 times
finish off
use a needle and white yarn and attach the beard into a SANTA HAT

you can make the double loops longer for a more mature looking beard, it does use a ton of yarn

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Comments

  1. N'awlins Darlin' says

    So cuuuuuute! I wish I knew a baby to make that for. Maybe I’ll make a big one for my husband. ha.
    That last photo is AWESOME!

  2. dianna says

    your patterns are always so fun to make. the photos with this pattern are adorable. i needed a good giggle and the photos did that.
    thank you for all you share !
    Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year

  3. Sara says

    Are you really suppose to repeat row 10? Won’t the hat keep getting wider and wider. On the toddler hat, shouldn’t you repeat the last increase row? Thanks!

  4. LeeAnn says

    how many rows of the red would I need to do for an adult? I am a very visual learner and could never read a pattern. A friend asked me to make your bearded beanie and I decided to take on the challenge! I am proud to say that I was able to figure it out (slowly but surely) and it turned out adorable! Love your posts! Thanks!

    • says

      for an adult I’d do one more row of increase at the crown before starting the sides. I usually get the length from trial and error, just keep trying it on while you make it until it’s the right length for you (remembering to leave about an 1 1/2 inches to switch back to the white yarn)

    • says

      I didn’t use my puffball maker, instead I just looped it around my fingers a few times, tied it in the center tight and pulled my fingers out. I’ts not very full, or even, but I liked the way it looked keeping the loops!

  5. Andrea says

    Love this hat. So for the adults would i after row 17 do 6hdc then2 hdc row 18 would then be 14 hdc then 2hdc. :-/ confused :-). Thank you

  6. Danyelle says

    Hi, I love your hat but wanted to ask what size the beards are meant to fit. I am making for a 3 year old and don’t know if I need to make the extra small or the small. Please help :)

    • says

      That’s such a hard question to answer since every child has such a different shaped face and head. it works best when you have a model that you can try it on while you work. But my guess would be
      baby – 0-1
      toddler 1-3
      child 3-10
      but again it can go either way, my 1 year old was totally too big for the baby, but my niece would probably fit the baby size until she was 2, I’m sorry I don’t have better guesses than that. That’s the worst part about designing for babies, they are so DIFFERENT in their sizes!

    • Crystal says

      I believe you do the SC coming from the back instead of going in the front. There should be 24 stitches instead of 48 after row 21 to accommodate for the larger yarn.

      • says

        I’m not sure what you mean by back, you do the ch 2, skip 1 stitch and sl st all the way around so you end with just as many ch 2 spaces as you have sl st’s

  7. katie says

    Hello, I have made quite a few of these hats in each size, so cute! The problem I am having is the hats being too small because of the slip stitch. Not sure what is going wrong. Made toddler size for my 2 year old and slip stitch made it so tight. Any suggestions?

    • says

      I think you did that row wrong, its ch 2 skip one and sl st all the way around, so you’ll have just as many ch 2 spaces and sl st’s, so it shouldn’t be tight

    • Crystal says

      If you slacken the slip stitch it should be okay. One slip stitch should be equal to the length of two stitches in the hat.

  8. Laura says

    Hello!

    The santa hat and beard is awesome!! I am currently making one for my 3 year old and am using the child size pattern (he’s got a big head ;)) I have a quick question about row 27:ch2, skip1 slip stitch around. Do I just slip stitch around? The reason I ask is in row 28 you say to sc in each 2ch spaces around…soooo do you ch2, skip 1 and then slip stitch? Thanks for any help that you can provide!

    Happy Holidays!
    Laura

      • Kristen says

        Very excited to make this for my son, but I’m having trouble with the medium size beard. It says to do 21 double loop sc but it says you should have 25 loops made? And when I make 25 and get to the decrease rows, I have extra stitches… Very confused! Please help. Thanks!!

        • says

          sc, is one stitch, then 23 double loops across (it did say 21, but it was incorrect thanks for bring it to my attention), then a final sc, that add’s up to 25 stitches, only 23 of them are the double loops you want to start and end each row with a sc for strength.

  9. Jill says

    I’ve started, torn out and restarted your pattern a few times now. You’ve got rows 2-4 sticking with 8 stitches though when I stitched it out, I ended up with a really awkward looking tube and the following rows with the increases just looked wrong. Is that an error in the pattern or am I reading that wrong?!

    • says

      I was going for an elfish kind of shape to the santa hat. It’s a tight beanie (so it would stay on his head well) but I wanted it bit to stick out and fold over like a santa hat would, so yes, it’s a tube at the end.

  10. Heidi says

    This is amazing! Can anyone please share how I make the Santa hat for an adult? I don’t see the info for adult sized hats? Thank you so much!

  11. Peter says

    These are fantastic, can I buy them anywhere? I can barely tie my shoes let alone attemp something of this scale, lol, I really love the beard beanies as well, great work

    • says

      Thank you so much! I do NOT sell them, just offer the pattern, but I have no problem with other people making and selling from my patterns so try ETSY. Or if you knows someone who crochets you can send them the URL and ask them to make one for you!

    • says

      I don’t, but it’s on “the list” of things to do. Still working on getting the right lighting to make them right. Once the kids go back to school I should be able to start doing more videos!

    • says

      Sorry, I simply don’t have the time to make and sell these, that’s why I offer the pattern for free and allow others to sell items made from my pattern. I’d suggest checking Etsy, it’s a great place to find handmade items like these!

  12. Deedee says

    Hi – I love the beard. I had never tried the double loop before, so thank you for introducing me to it. I’m having trouble doing it left handed. Are you able to do it both right and left handed? Is there another way I could do it?

    Oh, and I am making it for my adult son who wants a long beard. Would I just add a few extra rows?

    Thank you!

    • says

      It just takes some practice, but yes, I do it with both hands, in both directions. For a longer beard you can pull the loops out more, adding extra rows won’t get longer, just wrap around the face more.

  13. Darlene says

    Is there an adult version. I am new to crocheting and I’m not sure how to increase the hat or beard for an adult male…..love this hat. Please help :)

  14. amber says

    Is there adult version of this hat. I would.love to be able to make this for a friend of mine and for her husband. So just really wanting an adult version thank you.

  15. Vicki says

    I’m trying to make the beard for my 16 year old son and I can’t wrap my mind around the loops. I’ve you tubed how to do them, but I don’t see where there is a mouth spot and don’t I need to do some kind of a row first to attach the loops? I’ve been struggling and don’t normally reply, but he really would like a beard and I’d love to be able to make him one. You do awesome things!!!

    • says

      there is a first row, in fact there are 2 rows of regular stitches before you start the double loops. as for the mouth hole in row 9 of the medium beard it says “ch 8, skip 9 stitches” this is where the hole comes in, in the next row you create the mustache working in that chain.

  16. Lauren says

    Is there an adult version of this hat? My better half is a police officer and he loves fun hats to wear on holidays! Would LOVE to surprise him! :)

  17. Pamla Sterner says

    I love this pattern and this stitch, my problem/question is: I used the extra small loop beard figuring that must be the one to use for a baby of 6 months, but now thinking i might should have used the other one. When I tried it on my granddaughter to model it, I noticed she did not like the beard. SO I am not one that usually makes up patterns but was thinking about putting to 1 inch white buttons in the white furry part of the hat and then chaining a couple of loops on each side of the beard so the beard could be attached for photos but then unattached and worn as a hat. Any suggestions? What do you think?
    BTW, based on letting the beard hang a little further down by attaching it by a chain and by buttons, I sewed up the mouth hole to let this come to the baby’s chin instead. Again, any comments, ideas you have would be appreciated.

    • Pamla Sterner says

      BTW, based on letting the beard hang a little further down by attaching it by a chain and by buttons, I sewed up the mouth hole to let this come to the baby’s chin instead. Again, any comments, ideas you have would be appreciated.

      • Pamla Sterner says

        I would like to send you a picture of how I took your pattern and put buttons on it so the beard can be removed. How can I do that?

  18. Rissa says

    I’m absolutely in love with this pattern! Thanks for sharing! I plan to make a couple for my little siblings for next year. :)

    • Alice says

      I couldn’t do it either, so I just done that row with sc’s…and then on the next row, just made the loops a little longer…worked for me.

  19. ChristinaD says

    Thanks for the pattern! Just finished up the hat for my son. I love the way it looks, the only thing I need help with is the “poof ball” Not really sure were to start.

  20. pat says

    I think there is a mistake on medium size beard on the row where you chain. I did loop stitch 8 times chained 8 skipped 9 and loop stitch 8 times. Maybe I read it wrong.

  21. Wanda D says

    LOVE LOVE THIS HAT… I can’t wait for my kiddo to wear it! Thank you for the pattern … But I’m confused about the beard part …. What do you mean by left and right hand? Does it just mean to turn your work at the end of each row?

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