When I first started hat knitting back in the summer, one of my first thoughts was that a Santa hat would be a fun knit. Unfortunately, I've been unable to find the exact hat I wanted to knit, especially in a kids size. I blended a few patterns I found, and did a little bit of my own thing, to make, what I hope, is a simple Santa Hat pattern for kids. Hopefully, someone else will find it useful too. :)
I really like the way this hand-dyed red wool ended up with the slightest color variation. It lends a bit of texture and interest to the hat. The alpaca trim keeps the softest fiber on the forehead and ears where wool hats are likely to itch little noggins.