Knitting patterns for Christmas and other seasonal hats, sweaters, socks, and more for children and adults. Most patterns for free.
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Curled toe slippers perfect for your favorite Santa's elf. Sizes Women’s Small (Medium, Large). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Rae Blackledge as Elfkin and excerpted from her book 25 Stylish Knitted Slippers
Christmas Wreath Scrunchie
Holiday novelty hair scrunchie designed to look like a wreath with a bow. Uses a small amount of green and red yarn. Quick knit. DK weight yarn. Designed by The Knit Guru
Christmas Wreath Hat
Holiday hat with a Christmas wreath pattern. Sizes Newborn - Infant - Toddler but easily customized to adult size. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Wiam's Crafts
2 Christmas sweater patterns. Holiday Interchangeable Motif Jumper lets you choose the motif for your sweater: Christmas tree, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, a Christmas pudding and a sweet little diya for Diwali. Sleigh Ride Jumper features an all over pattern of little fir trees worked using the Fair Isle technique. Sizes To Fit Bust: 81cm to 107cm. Designed by Paintbox Yarns
- Get the free Interchangeable Motif Sweater knitting pattern
- Get the free Sleigh Ride Jumper knitting pattern
Angel Hat and Gifts Hat
Holiday hats, one with Christmas angels and the other with wrapped presents. Christmas Angel Hat in 2 sizes in DK weight yarn. Christmas Gifts Hat in 3 sizes in Aran weight yarn. Designed by Wiam's Crafts
- Get the free ANGEL HAT knitting pattern
- Get the free GIFTS HAT knitting pattern
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Snowman Snowball Toddler Scarf
Scarf shaped on round sections to transform into snwomen and snowballs. Sizes 47" long x 5" wide. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Suzanne Resaul. Pictured project by heleenth
Easy classic Santa Claus hat for Christmas. Sizes 15” 17”, 19”, 21”, 23”. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Adina Logsdon
Christmas Car Seat Cover and Hat
Baby Santa Claus is ready for a sleigh ride with this Santa baby blanket and Santa hat. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Claire Topping.
\Evergreen Hat and Snowflake Hat
Hats with Christmas trees or snowflakes in stranded colorwork. Aran weight yarn. Rated easy by designer. Designed by Gina Michele. Web version only.
Jolly Holly Headband
This quick adorable holiday holly wreath can be used as a headband, gift decoration, or knit larger and use as a decorative garland. DK weight yarn. Designed by Claire Slade
Christmas Snow Shawl
Boomerang shawl knit with easy slipped stitch mosaic colorwork Christmas motifs of trees, cross snowflakes, and dotted snowflakes. Designed by Wiam's Crafts
Jingle all the Way Socks
The ultimate Christmas socks! Curly toed elf socks with a double cuff with points, cheerful stripes, a Jojo-heel, a funny curly toe. Add jingle bells to complete the look for Santa’s helpers! 5 sizes. Designed by Jolijn Copier Designs. Fingering weight yarn. Available in English and Dutch.
Rudolph Baby Onesie
Adorable Christmas romper with reindeer design in knit and purl stitches with pompom nose. Perfect holiday baby outfit! Sizes 1/3 (3/6, 6/9, 9/12) months. Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Designed by Filipa Carneiro. Fingering weight yarn.
Santa Baby Sweater
Easy hooded baby cardigan with a fuzzy trim designed by Lorna Miser for Red Heart in sizes 3mos, 6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, and 24 mos.
Miss Santa Cuff Leg Warmers
Two color cabled leg warmers or boot toppers in Santa's signature holiday colors. Or knit them in other colors for year round use. Sizes Adult and Teen. Designed by Joanne Loh for Craft Passion. DK weight yarn.
This beanie features a twist-stitch holly leaf motif embellished with red bobble berries. Great holiday hat! Designed by Rachel Brockman. Worsted weight yarn.
More Free Patterns
Holiday boot toppers inspired by Santa Claus and trimmed with faux fur yarn or chenille yarn. Designed by Brooke Ada. Pictured project by Jensch42
Santa and Snowman Brooches
Brooches measure about 5cm x 5cm. Ideal for parties or to sell at holiday bazaars. Quick and easy to knit. Designed by Bizzle McQuizzle
Carissa Browning’s easy holiday hat is sized for Infant – 10 years.
A Christmas Story – Schwartz’s Stocking Cap
LaDonna Bubak recreates the iconic long striped hat worn by Schwartz in the classic “triple dog dare” scene in A Christmas Story. Pictured project by knitforewe.
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Crossover scarf knit to resemble leaves with garter stitch and slipped stitches. Aran weight. Designed by Anni Howard.
Long-sleeved pullover with a reindeer face, antlers, and Rudolph red nose. Sizes from XS to 5XL.
Baby Santa Suit
Lorna Miser’s cardigan, belt, and hat make the perfect Santa outfit for your little one. Sizes 6 months to 2 years.
Elf the Movie – Jovie’s Hat
Bezzi’s cabled toque is inspired by the scene where Jovie is with the crowd in Central Park while Buddy and Santa are escaping the Central Park Rangers. Jovie leads the crowd in singing Santa Claus is Coming To Town while wearing a beautiful cabled stocking cap. Pictured projectby Triknittyknots who made a few modifications.
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Santa Baby Cocoon
This holiday set includes baby Santa hat and snuggle sack. It’s great for holiday photos for a new arrival, and will fit most babies from newborn up to 3-6 months.Designed by Danielle Lanois
Christmas Holly Scarf
Lace scarf with knit holly leaves and pompom berries. DK weight yarn. Designed by Wiam's Crafts
Christmas sweaters for the whole family featuring intarsia reindeer with red noses embellished with bows and necklaces. Available in sizes for Dog: XS(S)M(L)XL, Child: 110(122)134(146) cm, Women: S(M)L(XL)XXL(3XL), Men: Size: S(M)L(XL)XXL(3XL).
The link below goes to a listing for all 4 patterns.
Christmas Tree Socks
These festive O Dennenboom socks feature a a forest of fir trees in a snowy field in stranded colorwork. Designed by Renée Kies. Fingering weight yarn.
Angel Baby Dress
Baby dress with an angel lace pattern on the sleeves and above the hem. Sizes 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 12-18 and 18-24 months with mods for Preemie and 2T-4T. Sport weight. Designed by Jenny Wiebe. Pictured projects by maritere, vsbanotto, and ilknur
Jolly Santa Mittens
The Christmas mittens feature traditional construction with ribbed cuff and thumb gusset. Reverse stockinette stitch gives texture to Santa’s beard; eyes and mouth are added with duplicate stitch. Designed by Ann Faith. Worsted weight yarn.
Video tutorial for holiday scarf that can be done in knitting, crochet, or loom knitting. Worsted weight. Designed by Margaret Olander.
Christmas Eve Shawl
Cozy shawl in stockinette with a decorative leaf lace border and snowflake motifs. Perfect for the holiday or knit in other colors to wear all winter long. Worsted weight. Designed by Wiam’s Crafts
Slouchy beanie by Sara Setters features colorwork everygreens in the snow. Pictured project by Aussieraveler. Many Ravelrers have said the pattern knits up small so you may want to adjust.
Santa Baby Set
This pattern set includes santa hat and pants set in bulky yarn for sizes Newborn, 0-3 Month, 3-6 Month, 6-12 Month. Great photo prop! Designed by Crochetmylove Designs for Melody’s Makings. Free for sharing on a social network.
This pullover by DROPS Design features fair isle reindeer with red bobble noses. Sizes XS/S – M/L – XL/XXL – XXXL. Pictured project by tahoediva
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Christmas Tree Sweater
This holiday pullover for toddlers features a tree. Sizes 1 year, 2 years, 4 years. The pattern is at the Web Archive. Pictured project by michellelsmith
Patterns for Purchase
Festive Trees Hat
Beanie with colorwork trees in sizes from Baby Preemie - up to Adult sizes. Includes instructions for creating bow or fake fur pompom, beading, and knitting a snowfaull. Designed by Patternery who also sells the finished hat.
No longer free. Reindeer Christmas pin. Designed by Carolyn Whitlock
3 dimensional snowman socks pattern in sizes child through adult. Socks are knit cuff down with a heel flap heel. Fully wearable in shoes! Sizes 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-8 years, Child's Large/Woman's Small, Women's Medium, Women's Large/Men's Small. Designed by Emma Bermudez
Team of Reindeer Hat
Cute reindeer heads prance around the brim ready to pull Santa’s sleigh! This Christmas baby hat includes 4 sizes, chart and photo instructions for making that cute pom pom! Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+ Designed by Cassie at Little Red Window.
Eight Tiny Reindeer Hat
This creative earflap hat features a lacy pattern that looks like Santa’s eight reindeer. Great for the holidays or all year one.
Plaid Santa Hat
Santa hat knit in red and black buffalo plaid in worsted weight yarn with a fluffy white chenille yarn rolled brim and pom pom. This Christmas baby hat includes 4 sizes, chart and photo instructions for making that cute pom pom! Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+ Designed by Cassie at Little Red Window.
Reindeer Hoodie for Babies and Children
Adorable reindeer hooded sweater, complete with ears, antlers and that all-important red nose. Sizes 12 months to 10-11 years. Designed by Jane Burns.
Santa Claus Dog Hats
These holiday hats are cute and functional and come in versions with earholes and ears covered, with beard and without. Other versions also available. You can also buy the finished hats. Designed by Lucky Fox Knits.
No longer free. Adorable baby hat features a snowman’s head that sits on top just like a cute little pom pom and has an orange carrot nose, coal eyes and buttons and even a perfect tiny red scarf! Designed by Cassie at Little Red Window.
Lunaberry Baby and Child Sweater
Holiday pullover featuring poinsettia inspired snowflake designs and holly motifs in stranded colorwork. Sizes 6 months (12-18 months, 2 years, 4 years, 6 years, 8-10 years, 10-12 years). Designed by Rachel Brockman. Aran weight yarn.
Let It Snow Scarf
This scarf features separately knitted snowman, snowflake & robin details which are stitched to the finished scarf
Little Snowflake Baby Set
Matching baby cardigan sweater, hat, and mittens featuring a stranded snowflake motif. Sizes 0-6mths (6-12mths, 1-3yrs). Designed by Torya Winters, DK weight yarn.
Snowman Baby Bunting
Baby cocoon and hat set in worsted weight yarn.
Fingerless mitts with a lace and cable poinsettia floral design. Designed by Ruth Dorrington. Fingering weight yarn. One of the 16 patterns in Issue 94 of Knit Now.
Ms. Claus Costume
This seamless Santa costume is perfect for your holiday events! Includes instructions for dress, hat, scarf, and belt for sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL
This holiday hat pattern features hollies and berries motif and texture. Sizes from newborn to adult: Newborn * 3-6 months * 6-12 months * Toddler * Child * Adult
Santa Baby Booties
Designed to be stretchy and very comfortable. Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months
Stranded colorwork cowl inspired by traditional Scandinavian motifs. Designed by Celeste Young. Pictured project by sherry-h who said it was a very quick project.