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Oh Tannenbaum Christmas Tree Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

Christmas time is officially here! Ok, I am a bit behind; it has been here for a while.  But amongst all the crazy running around to see various family and friends to enjoy the holidays I was given a challenge. My son has spotted a crazy cute Christmas tree hat at the store and of course wanted one of his own. I looked around at some different patterns and decided I would come up with my own. 

I started with a size for myself, as I am usually easier to get to stay still than he is for sizing. After making it I found the ribbing in the trunk makes it the perfect size for the both of us! Or he just has a large head. Either way the hat worked perfectly for both his Christmas parties and my own!

This pattern is super versatile as you can decorate the base however you’d like. I added a star and bobbles to mine but chances are by the end of the season there will be lights thrown in there. You could add crochet bits or just hit up the dollar store and attach some mini-tree goodies for the perfect crazy Christmas look.

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Oh Tannenbaum Hat

Pattern by Lizz Jelsma

Materials Used:
I or 5.5 MM Hook
1 Ball Each Forest Green, Brown, Yellow, and Red
Stitch Marker (to mark ends of rounds if needed)
Tapestry Needle
(Optional) Buttons, Pom Poms, or Other Decoration

Stitches Used:
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
MTC – Modified Triple Crochet (see notes)
TLO – Third Loop Only (see notes)
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
FPHDC – Front Post Half Double Crochet
BOB – Bobble Stitch (see notes)
SLST – Slip Stitch

This pattern is written using American crochet terms.
Approximate finished size flat is 10” tall by 11” wide at its widest. It will fit most heads 18” to 24”.
The size and fit of the hat can be easily adjusted by adding or removing a row during the increasing rows.

Modified Triple Crochet – Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining hooks. This stitch creates a double crochet with the third loop on top of a half double crochet.

Third Loop Only – Make these stitches in the loop behind the two normal loops in the stitches. The third loop is seen on half double crochet stitches and the modified triple crochet stitch.

Bobble Stitch – *Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through the stitch* 4 times, yarn over pull through all but one loop on the hook, yarn over, pull through remaining loops on hook.

Hat (In Forest Green)
Row 1: Create a magic circle, CH 2 and DC 10 into the circle then pull tight. You may also use a CH 3 and 10 DC into the first chain then pull tight. SLST to join the round. (10)
Row 2: *2 MTC, MTC 1* 5 times (15)
Row 3: In TLO, *2 DC, DC 2* 5 times (20)
Row 4: *2 MTC, MTC 3* 5 times (25)
Row 5: In TLO,  *2 DC, DC 4* 5 times (30)
Row 6: *2 MTC, MTC 5* 5 times (35)
Row 7: In TLO, *2 DC, DC 6* 5 times (40)
Row 8: *2 MTC, MTC 7* 5 times (45)
Row 9: In TLO,  *2 DC, DC 8* 5 times (50)
Row 10: *2 MTC, MTC 9* 5 times (55)
Row 11: In TLO, *2 DC, DC 10* 5 times (60)
Row 12: *2 MTC, MTC 11* 5 times (65)
Row 13: In TLO,  *2 DC, DC 12* 5 times (70)
Row 14: *2 MTC, MTC 13* 5 times (75)
Row 15: In TLO,  *2 DC, DC 14* 5 times (80)
Row 16: MTC 80 (80)
Row 17: In TLO, DC 80 (80)
Row 18: MTC 80 (80)
Row 19: In TLO, DC 80 (80)
Row 20: MTC 80 (80)
Finish off and switch to brown.
Row 21: DC 80 (80)
Row 22: *FPDC, HDC* 40 times (80)
Row 23: *FPDC, HDC* 40 times (80)
Row 24: *FPDC, HDC* 40 times (80)
Row 25: *FPDC, HDC* 40 times (80)
Row 26: *FPHDC, SC* 40 times (80)
Finish off and weave in your ends.

Star (In Yellow)
Row 1: Create a magic circle, CH 2 and DC 15 into the circle then pull tight. You may also use a CH 3 and 15 SC into the first chain then pull tight. Join with a SLST (6)
Row 2: *CH 5, SC, HDC, DC, TRC, Skip 2 stitches, SLST in next stitch* 5 times. The final SLST will be in the last SLST of the first round.
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. To attach I used the tail and thread through the stitches of the first row to the top of the hat.


Bobbles (Make a bunch in red or varying colors)
CH 3, BOB in the first chain, pull the yarn through the stitch to finish off. To make them neat I thread the yarn down through the back of the stitch before attaching. To attach I threaded both the beginning yarn and the tail through where I wanted them on the hat and tied with a tight knot cutting off the excess.

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9 thoughts on “Oh Tannenbaum Christmas Tree Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

  1. Could you please tell me what yarn you used for the Christmas tree hat. I used I love that yarn from hobby lobby and it doesn’t look look yours when I work it up.


    1. I used Red Heart Super Saver from my stash for this project. I have also used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby before with the same result. If you’d like you could send me some pictures and we could try and troubleshoot it. 🙂


  2. I think I have it working ok now. My sister in law helped me with the stitches. It’s still pretty loose so not sure how warm it will be but maybe I can line it. Thanks so much for getting back with me on the yarn.


    1. I’m glad y’all got it working. If you decide to try it again try using a smaller size hook. If you stitch more loosely than I do it might make it a bit like that. ILTY also leads me to have slightly looser stitches than other yarns if I’m not careful since it is so smooth.


  3. I am wondering about how you “move up” to the next row? Do I slip stitch at the end of the row like is mentioned at end of row 1? Or just go right into the next row stitches?


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