Reusable Christmas Cracker Hat by Amanda Berry

Reusable Christmas Cracker Hat

November 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
in garter
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Suggested sizes: Child, Teen, Adult
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

On Christmas Day when my family sit down to our Christmas dinner, we pull some crackers. This is a British Christmas tradition, and these crackers are basically cardboard tubes which contain a snap banger to make the crack noise when it is pulled apart. In the tube is usually a corny joke, a plastic toy, and a colourful paper crown hat.

For the seconds of fun that we got from our crackers last Christmas, we also created a wasteful pile of discarded paper and plastic. So I thought I would knit our family hats so we can use them year after year instead.

This crown hat is easy to knit in garter stitch with a slipped stitch edge. You can resize your hat by knitting fewer/more crown points as desired to fit your family members.


  • The crown is 8 cm tall and there are 3 sizes (child, teen and adult).
  • The hat is knitted flat (back and forth) on a single-pointed knitting needles.
  • You will also need to know how to cast on and off, knit, increase and decrease.


  • A pair of straight 3.5 mm (US 4) single-pointed knitting needles
  • Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight)
  • A darning needle for seaming

This knitting pattern is a pdf download, 2 pages, and written in English. Patterns for personal use only; not for resale. Copyright © 2021 Amanda Berry; All rights reserved.