Chocolate Orange Cover – Santa Hat

Last Christmas I had great fun creating little knitted covers/cosies for Chocolate Oranges. Here’s the pattern for the Santa Hat.

Santa Hat

Materials

  • White and Red (I’ve used Stylecraft Special in Lipstick (Red) and White.
  • 4mm Knitting Needles
  • Wool Needle (for sewing in ends and sewing up)
Knitted Santa Hat

Pattern

Using White:

  • Cast on 43 sts
  • Rows 1-8: Knit

Change to Red:

  • Rows 9-20: Complete 12 rows in stocking stitch.

To shape the top:

  • Row 21: *k5, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1 (37 sts)
  • Row 22 (and even rows): s1, purl to last stitch, k1 (31 sts)
  • Row 23: *k4, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1 (25 sts)
  • Row 25: *k3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1 (19 sts)
  • Row 27: *k2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1 (13 sts)
  • Row 29: *k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1 (7 sts)
  • Cut off yarn, leaving a tail – thread the tail through the remaining 7sts, and tight. Sew up the side seam, using the matching colour for each section.

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