Mini Pom-Pom Hat Crochet Pattern: Free Festive Crafting!

We’ve made it to the last day of our Twelve Days of Christmas Crochet!

Thanks for sticking with us through it all – be sure to check out all of the previous makes if you haven’t been working along with us throughout the last 12 days.

Our last project is a mini pom-pom hat! This can be added to a Christmas display, hung as an ornament, or added to the snowman make from Day Ten.

Mini Pom-Pom Hat Crochet Pattern

Materials Required

Today’s pattern is an amigurumi pattern, which means you’ll be working in a continuous spiral of single crochet stitches. I recommend using a stitch marker to help you keep track of your rounds.

Today’s make also involves some embroidery for a simple snowflake motif, but I’ll walk you through how to do that.

You’ll also need to make a mini pom-pom, but I’ll walk you through how to make one of those too.

Here are all of the materials required to make this project – feel free to make substitutions to the yarn colors, weight, and even the hook size. My project ended up measuring about 2.5 inches tall. Remember, using a larger hook and yarn of a different weight will affect the finished size of your project!

5mm crochet hook
worsted weight yarn in white and red (you can also use whatever colors you’d like!)
tapestry needle
poly-fil stuffing


Here are my standard abbreviations. Some of these may not be used in the pattern – these are the stitches that I use most frequently!

If you see an abbreviation that you are unfamiliar with, please refer back to this chart.

Note: For this project, increases and decreases are single crochet increases/ decreases unless otherwise specified! (This is generally the standard in amigurumi projects.)

MLmagic loop
slp stslip stitch
scsingle crochet
hdchalf double crochet
dcdouble crochet
trtreble crochet
FLOscfront loop only single crochet
FLOscdecfront loop only single crochet decrease
BLOscback loop only single crochet
BLOscdecback loop only single crochet decrease
dcdouble crochet
()number of sts in row


Start in white yarn, or whatever color you’re using to make your hat!

R1: ML 6sc

R2: inc in each st (12)

R3: *sc, inc* around (18)

R4-R9: sc around (6 rounds total)

Slp st to close, then weave in tail end.

Hat Crochet R1-R9


Use a contrasting yarn color – I chose red.

Fasten on so you’ll be working counter-clockwise, with the right side of your stitches facing the inside of the hat.

This is important because we’ll flip this brim over the front of the work and we want the correct side to be facing out! Once you’ve fastened on, pull up one loop to get started.

Brim Crochet 1
Brim Crochet 2

R1: sc around (18)

Brim Crochet R1 -1
Brim Crochet R1- 2

R2: slp st to first loop created when you fastened on, ch 2, then BLOhdc around (18)

Brim Crochet slp st to first loop
Brim Crochet ch 2
Brim Crochet BLOhdc around

Slp st to the top of the ch 2 to close the row:

Brim Crochet Slp st to the top of the ch 2
Brim Crochet Slp st to the top of the ch 2 -2

R3: continue slp stitching around (18)

R3 slp stitching around

Flip the brim of the hat over, using the BLO row to help you fold it over the white of the hat.

Flipping the brim of the hat over

Fasten off, and weave the tail into the brim of the hat to finish up the brim.

Mini Pom-Pom

With a contrasting color (I chose red, the same as my hat’s brim), first cut a short length and preemptively thread your tapestry needle. Once we start wrapping the pom-pom, you’re going to be very glad we did this first. I speak from experience!

Next, wrap the yarn 13-15 times around your left hand’s index and middle fingers, towards the tip. Be careful not to pull too tightly! I did, and it made my fingertips turn purple a little!

Mini Pom-Pom wrap the yarn
Mini Pom-Pom wrap the yarn 2

Using your threaded tapestry needle, send the yarn between your index and middle finger. Unthread the needle and tie the two ends of the yarn together to cinch the pom-pom.

sending the yarn between the index and middle finger
tying the two ends of the yarn

Slide the yarn that’s wrapped around your fingers off, and tie a second knot to secure the yarn.

Sliding the yarn off
tying a second knot

Now it’s time to give the pom-pom a haircut!

First, trim all of the loops – but leave the long yarn ends you used to tie the pom-pom as we’ll use these to attach the pom-pom to the top of the hat.

Mini Pom-Pom trimming all of the loops
Mini Pom Pom

Keep trimming the yarn to give the pom-pom a more rounded shape!

trimming the yarn 1
trimming the yarn 2

Once you’re done trimming, thread one of the long yarn ends and sew it down through the top of the hat.

Do the same with the other yarn end, then tie a knot inside the hat to attach the pom-pom to the top. Cut this yarn short – no need to weave in, as it hides inside the top of the hat!

sew long yarn ends 1
sew long yarn ends 2
sew long yarn ends 3

I usually finish up with one final trim on the pom-pom after I attach it:

trimming the attached pom pom
attached pom pom to the hat

Simple Snowflake Motif

If you’d like to add the snowflake motif, thread your tapestry needle with your contrasting yarn color (I chose red, the same color as the brim and pom-pom).

Send one long straight stitch from just above the brim to the top of the hat, then cross over.

Snowflake Motif cross 1
Snowflake Motif cross 2

Now we’ll make an “X” over that. If this seems familiar, it’s the same first few steps as the snowflake motif from both Day One’s “Cocoa Bear” and Day Ten’s “Snowflake Globe Ornament” patterns!

However, we’ll keep it simple and finish the snowflake here by tying a knot and weaving in the end.

Snowflake making “X” 1
Snowflake making “X” 2

Complete! This little hat also fits the “Snowman” pattern from Day Three.

Completed Mini Pom Pom Hat on the snowman

That wraps up all of our Twelve Days of Christmas Crochet! Thanks everyone for tuning in and crocheting along with me – I wish you a very festive and happy holiday season.

I hope these little makes have helped you through cold and dreary days and have brightened up your home!

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Melissa Camp
Melissa Camp

Melissa has been crocheting for close to twenty years and loves making amigurumi and designing patterns. She specializes in making beginner patterns that help reinforce the basics of crocheting. In her free time, she can usually be found out in the garden or playing her ukelele!