3 Christmas Tree Ornament Knitting Patterns

Leah Jubara
  • 01 of 05

    Knit Christmas Ornaments

    Leah Jubara

    Homemade ornaments are a special touch that make your Christmas tree truly unique. Knit ornaments are especially great for smaller trees and high branches because they are so light weight!

    This set of three patterns is a quick and easy introduction to knit ornaments, and they are so cute! The Santa hat and bell are iconic Christmas images. The mittens provide nostalgia for the childhood days of mittens held in your coat by a connecting string.

    The great thing about these ornaments is that they are...MORE adaptable with both size and color.

    These patterns all use size 8 double pointed needles (DPN), but gauge isn’t extremely important. You can easily adjust the patterns if you want to use a different size needle. You can even use the same pattern with smaller needles and lighter weight yarn, and you’ll just end up with a smaller ornament. Miniatures are always adorable!

    Santa hat colors are pretty standard, but try playing around with different shades of red. A dark maroon feels more traditional, and a brighter red feels more current. The bell and mittens can be made in any color yarn you have leftover from other projects.

    Knit ornaments make great gifts, too. Give them to your friends and family in a set of three or one ornament on its own. They are especially good gifts for those friends and family members who have small children because the ornaments won't break!

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  • 02 of 05

    Materials

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    • 3 yards Caron Simply Soft in White, or any white medium weight yarn of your choice
    • 5 yards Caron Simply Soft in Red, or any red medium weight yarn of your choice
    • 10 yards Caron Simply Soft in Chartreuse, or any color medium weight yarn of your choice
    • 1 set size 8 US (5 mm) double pointed needles
    • Scissors, yarn needle

    Gauge

    4.5 stitches and 6 rows to 1 inch in stockinette stitch in Caron Simply Soft

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  • 03 of 05

    Santa Hat

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    Size

    Finished hat flat: 5 inches long by 3 inches wide

    Directions

    1. On size 8 DPNs, cast on 25 stitches in white and join in the round, being careful not to twist.
    2. Work in Garter Stitch (1 row knit, 1 row purl) for 4 rows.
    3. Join red yarn and knit in Stockinette Stitch for 6 rows.
    4. Begin decrease: *K3, knit 2 together. Repeat from * to end. 20 (25) stitches.
    5. Knit 2 rounds.
    6. *K2, K2tog. Repeat from * to end. 15 (20) stitches.
    7. Knit 2 rounds.
    8. *K1, K2tog. Repeat from * to end. 10 (15) stitches.
    9. Knit 2 rounds.
    10. *K2tog....MORE Repeat from * to end. 5 (10) stitches.
    11. Knit 2 rounds.
    12. Cut the tail a few inches long. Thread the tail onto the yarn needle, thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight. Pull yarn through to the wrong side.
    13. Make a pompom with the white yarn.
    14. Attach the pompom to top of the hat by pulling its ties through to the wrong side and tying them together with the red yarn already pulled through.
    15. Weave in ends and block/shape if desired.
    16. Fold over the top of the hat. Thread a 6 inch piece of red yarn through the fold to secure it, and tie the ends in a loop above the hat for hanging.

     

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  • 04 of 05

    Bell

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    Size

    Finished bell flat: 2 inches long by 2.5 inches wide

    Directions

    1. On size 8 DPNs, cast on 18 stitches in white and join in the round, being careful not to twist.
    2. Work in Stockinette Stitch for 3 rows.
    3. Join yellow yarn and knit 1 row.
    4. *K9, knit 2 together. Repeat from * to end. 16 (18) stitches.
    5. Knit 8 rows.
    6. *K2, K2tog. Repeat from * to end. 12 (16) stitches.
    7. *K1, K2tog. Repeat from * to end. 8 (12) stitches.
    8. *K2tog. Repeat from * to end. 4 (8) stitches.
    9. Cut the tail a few inches long. Thread the tail...MORE onto the yarn needle, thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight. Pull yarn through to the wrong side.
    10. Cast on 3 stitches in yellow. Knit an i-cord for 6 rows. Leave the tail a few inches long.
    11. Turn the bell inside out and tie the tail of the i-cord to the tail of the top of the bell. This creates a clapper.
    12. Weave in ends. Block/shape if desired.
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  • 05 of 05

    Mittens

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    Size

    Each finished mitten flat: 3 inches long by 2.5 inches wide

    Directions

    1. Cast on 10 stitches.
    2. *K3, P2. Repeat from * to end.
    3. *P2, K3. Repeat from * to end.
    4. *K3, P2. Repeat from * to end.
    5. *P2, K3. Repeat from * to end.
    6. Work in Stockinette Stitch for 2 rows.
    7. K3, leave those three stitches on the needle to be worked later for the thumb. Use a third DPN to knit the rest of the row.
    8. Work the remaining 7 stitches in Stockinette Stitch for 8 rows.
    9. K1, SSK, K1, K2tog, K1.
    10. Purl row.
    11. Bind off using: K2tog, K1, SSK.
    12. W...MOREeave in end.
    13. Pick up the 3 stitches set aside for the thumb and work in Stockinette Stitch for 5 rows.
    14. Bind off.
    15. Weave in ends and secure the thumb to the body of the mitten if necessary.
    16. For the left hand mitten, work exactly the same except set aside the thumb stitches on the opposite side of the mitten.
    17. Leave a 7 inch tail to tie to the right hand mitten.
    18. Block/shape if desired.