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Kids Santa Hat

Posted by  ·  September 21, 2018  ·  Last Updated: September 21, 2018

I am happy to partner with Disney Book Group to tell you about the newest book in the Mother Bruce series and show you how to make an easy Santa hat so kids will be playing Santa this Christmas.

Everyone’s favorite curmudgeonly bear is back in the new book Santa Bruce. This time he and his goslings are gearing up for Christmas! A case of mistaken identity has him playing Santa Claus to all of his new woodland friends. The illustrations and one-liners make this book one that kids and adult will like! Let me show you how to make a Santa Hat so your child can play Santa too!

santa bruce book

Have you seen this children’s series about a bear? Bruce is a lot of things. He is a bear. He is a grump. He is a pretty decent cook. And he is a mother. One thing Bruce is not? Santa Claus. But that doesn’t stop the whole forest from lining up to give him their Christmas wishes when he becomes the victim of mistaken identity—again.

Kids will howl with laughter as award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins delivers another hilarious story about this bear who just can’t catch a break.

santa bruce ornament

We all can dress up and play Santa with this DIY Santa Hat! Sew it together in minutes.

how to sew a santa hat

Santa Hat Supplies

santa hat supplies

How to make a Kids Santa Hat

Download template and print on white copy paper. Cut out the pattern pieces and assemble pieces according to the numbers.

Kids Santa Hat Pattern printable

Cut out the pattern on the fold of the fabric. Cut a piece of trim 22″ long. I used the entire 4.5 inches with of the 1/8 of the yard fleece.

santa hat cutting instructions

Sew 1/4 inch seam along the edge of the folded red triangle.

sew up santa hat

The edge of the fleece trim over about a half inch and stitch. I used a very long stitch length, about 5.

turn edge of trim under

Fold the trim piece right sides together and stitch along the end. Use 1/2 seam.

sew end of trim

Turn the red hat inside out. Place the white trim inside the hat. The right side of trim will be next to the wrong side (inside) of the hat.

Stitch around the top of the hat with 1/2 inch seam.

sew trim on Santa Hat

Fold the trim to the outside and sew the pom to the hat.

sew pom pom on Santa Hat

You’re done! Your child can be Santa this entire holiday season.

Santa Hat Pattern Finished Santa Hat

This little one is going to make a great Santa!

child wearing santa hat

It is always fun to celebrate the season with a good book. One of our most loved family traditions is inviting friends over in their pajamas to drink hot chocolate and read Christmas books.

child holding santa bruce ornament

Be sure to check out Santa Bruce.  Ryan T. Higgins (ryanthiggins.com) is the author and illustrator. He is NOT a grumpy old black bear, but he DOES like making books about one—starting with the best-selling Mother Bruce, which received the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor. He lives in Maine with his wife and kids… and too many pets.

santa hat, santa bruce book and santa bruce ornament



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  1. Thursday, September 27th, 2018
    that is such a fun hat! thanks for sharing the pattern!!
  2. Thursday, September 27th, 2018
    Love these books! What a fun project.
  3. Monday, September 24th, 2018
    What a fun project to make for Christmas.
  4. Monday, September 24th, 2018
    Thank you for the pattern. This little Santa hat is sooo cute.
  5. April
    Monday, September 24th, 2018
    Love this project - it's so easy!