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Cute, Cool, Creative and Crazy Christmas Hats are a Fun Holiday Tradition

Updated on December 3, 2014

Santa Claus Hat

Santa Claus Hat
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Crazy Christmas Hats are Lots of Holiday Fun

Whether a family gathering, an office party, a holiday running event or just dressing up the pets, crazy Christmas novelty hats have become a fun, festive and often a rather embarrassing holiday tradition.

These silly hats are being worn at holiday parties, parades and the blingy ones at pageants. work. There are many cute, cool, creative and crazy Christmas hats from singing and dancing or animated hats to ones that are designed for laughs (inverted Santa in a Chimney or Turkey with holiday lights).

They are great for gift giving and starting a hat swapping tradition with the family or at work.

Many of these novelty hats may cause a cautious smile of amusement, others will cause people to laugh out loud.

What you will find here are some of the most unique Christmas hats available for the holiday season. You will also find ideas and pattern for the crafty to create your own Christmas hat.

Read on to find out about more cute, creative, cool and crazy Christmas hats to make, to give, to swap and to wear.

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Inverted Santa Chimney Hat

Beistle 1-Pack Plush Santa Chimney Hat
Beistle 1-Pack Plush Santa Chimney Hat

For a bit of Christmas humor, wear a Chimney hat with just Santa's legs.


Christmas Hats for Everyone

Christmas hats are becoming a popular gift item and fun family tradition for Christmas eve or Christmas morning.

The crazy Christmas hats, particularly the ones that light up or dance have become a fun and sometime a bit embarrassing holiday tradition as evident in the Crazy Christmas Hats video below.

If you are inspired, you can even get your own Santa upended in the Chimney hat.

It should be good for several laughs.

Crazy Christmas Hats

Crazy Christmas Novelty hats are a festive and often a rather embarrassing recent family holiday tradition.

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Christmas Tree Hats

Christmas Tree Hat
Christmas Tree Hat

Wear a Christmas Tree on your head. This one sparkles, but doesn't dance.


Dancing Christmas Hats

In addition to the silly themed Christmas hats (upended Santa in a Chimney) the animated, moving or singing Christmas hats add another element to the silliness and the festivities.

People just love to be video-taped wearing these hats. I found several clips on YouTube of people sharing and showing off their crazy dancing Christmas hats.

Dancing Christmas Tree Hat - Video

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Blinking Christmas Hats

Blinking Santa Hat
Blinking Santa Hat

Wear a blinking Santa hat.

This one just blinks, no sound.


Blinking, Blingy and Bouncy Hats

For some novelty hat wearers their hats have to be

  • Blinking
  • Sparkly (or blingy, blinged-out)
  • Bouncy or moving

Different styles appeal to different types of wearers, mostly depending on just how much attention they want to draw to themselves when wearing the holiday hat.

Blinking Christmas Hat - Video

Have a holly, jolly Christmas

It's the best time of the year.

— Burl Ives

Holiday Party Hats

Silly Turkey Hat Party
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Crazy Christmas Turkey Hat

Beistle 1-Pack Plush Light-Up Christmas Turkey Hat (20742)
Beistle 1-Pack Plush Light-Up Christmas Turkey Hat (20742)

This Turkey hat will also work at Thanksgiving.

A crazy Christmas hat within a hat.

This turkey hat has two little hats on it's legs and colorful lights so everyone can see you coming.


Animals and Holiday Hats

Pets in Holiday Hats

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Horse in a Reindeer Hat - SmileDog in a Santa Hat - SmileSleeping Poodle in a Santa Hat
Horse in a Reindeer Hat - Smile
Horse in a Reindeer Hat - Smile | Source
Dog in a Santa Hat - Smile
Dog in a Santa Hat - Smile | Source
Sleeping Poodle in a Santa Hat
Sleeping Poodle in a Santa Hat | Source

Cute Christmas Elf Hats

Crazy Santa's Elves Hat - Video

Cute Elf Hat with Ears

Beistle 20735 Felt Elf Hat with Ears
Beistle 20735 Felt Elf Hat with Ears

For the little and not so little elves - an Elf hat complete with elf ears.


Cute Elf Christmas Hat

Beistle 20736 Felt Elf Hat with Bells, One Size Fits Most, (Red/Green)
Beistle 20736 Felt Elf Hat with Bells, One Size Fits Most, (Red/Green)

Wear the elf hat by itself or as part of an entire elf costume.


Crazy Christmas Hats - Holiday Photo

Holiday Hat Photo with Friends
Holiday Hat Photo with Friends | Source

Cute Reindeer Hats

and Headbands

Rudolph Reindeer Hat (with Light-up Nose)

Reindeer Hat with Light-Up Nose Costume Accessory
Reindeer Hat with Light-Up Nose Costume Accessory

Ever want to be Rudolph?

With this reindeer hat you can pretend you are the red-nosed reindeer and light-up the night.


Coil Christmas Hats

Century Novelty Red Coil Santa Hat,One Size
Century Novelty Red Coil Santa Hat,One Size

Get a red coil hat to give to your own cat.


Pets and Christmas Hats

There is something quite silly about pets and holiday hats, whether one is putting antlers on a horse, a Santa hat on a dog, or giving one of these moving coil hats to a cat.

Watch the funny video clip from britethorn to see what happens when a cat meets a coiled Christmas hat. The results are quite amusing.

Cat and the Coil Christmas Hat - Video

Christmas Tree Coil Hat

Christmas Tree Coil Spring Hat
Christmas Tree Coil Spring Hat

The quiet movement of this hat is not only mesmerizing for cats, but also for people.

This Coil Tree Hat looks more like a 'real' Christmas tree, at least in color.


Cool Christmas Hats

Christmas Eve Run

Santa Hats on a Run
Santa Hats on a Run | Source

Sequin Santa Hats

Sequin-Sheen Santa Hat Party Accessory
Sequin-Sheen Santa Hat Party Accessory

Santa's hat with sequins, get one or enough for the whole family, running team or everyone in the office.


Running a Race in a Holiday Hat

Running races are another holiday tradition, with runners dressing up in holiday attire to run a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon race on Christmas Day or over the Christmas season.

Runners may go as a group, so getting all of the same holiday hat helps you keep everyone in sight, unless it is a Santa Run and everyone is wearing a Santa hat.

Make sure your's stands out with a lot of sequins.

Snowman in a Hat

Snowman in a Hat
Snowman in a Hat | Source

Classic Caroler Hat

Polyester Christmas Caroler Top Hat, One Size, Black
Polyester Christmas Caroler Top Hat, One Size, Black

One of the classiest options, the Caroler's top hat to use if you are going Christmas caroling, or for building a snowman.


Creative Christmas Hats

Sequin Fedora Hat

Nice Shades Fedora Sequins Flashy Hat. Red
Nice Shades Fedora Sequins Flashy Hat. Red

The fedora hat would be a great option for letting seniors (or anyone else) decorate their own stylish holiday hat.


Create a Christmas Hat

For crafters and the creatively minded, making a Christmas hat is one of the fun activities of Christmas.

There are many different ways to make a creative Christmas hat by sewing, knitting and crocheting and even by embellishing.

Watch the video clip below showing how seniors in New Zealand are making creative Christmas hats by adding holiday decorations to pre-purchased hats, then be inspired to decorate your own.

Embellishments for a Holiday Hat

Some of the many different crafty items that can be used to embellish or decorate a holiday hat include:

  • Glitter
  • Holly
  • Tinsel
  • Ornaments
  • Garlands
  • Flowers
  • Pine bows or cones
  • Berries

Of course if you start with a hat that already has sparkles, glitter or sequins it doesn't take as much decorating.

Video Clips on Creating Christmas Hats

The first clip shows seniors at Kimihia in New Zealand having fun decorating their own special holiday hats.

Decorate Christmas Hats - Video

Crochet or Knit a Christmas Hat

Another option for the creatively or crafty is to crochet or knit a Christmas hat.

Read on to find more resources for sewing, knitting and crocheting your own Christmas hat.

Crochet Pixie Santa Hat - Video Tutorial

Knit Santa or Elf Hat - Video

Would you wear a Crazy Christmas Hat?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.

© 2010 Kirsti A. Dyer

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      6 years ago

      Dread Santa Hat is perfect for my round face. hahahah. I can't wait to make my own Christmas hats lens. Thanks for the inspiration here

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      6 years ago from Northern California

      @GregoryMoore: I think that silly Christmas hats may be replacing silly Christmas sweaters.

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      Gregory Moore 

      6 years ago from Louisville, KY

      You bet I would. I regret not getting a Christmas hat for my son this year. At the Christmas program at his school, several of the kids in his class had them on, and they looked really festive!

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      6 years ago

      Putting the hats on the Squid monsters was such a cute idea!

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      6 years ago

      Great selection of Christmas hats!

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      darciefrench lm 

      6 years ago

      The squid monsters are adorable all decked out in Christmas hats :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      6 years ago from United States

      Sure! I would wear a crazy Christmas hat! There are several featured here that I really like.

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      6 years ago

      Unique for christmas i will want to visit again!

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      7 years ago from Northern California

      @Laura Schofield: You should be able to find Nightmare Before Christmas hats now. Might want to get them before next Christmas, since they seem to change their offerings from year to year.

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      Laura Schofield 

      7 years ago from Chicago, IL USA

      What fantastic Christmas hats! My boys are seriously into the Nightmare Before Christmas. I tried clicking the amazon links for those hats - you wouldn't be able to pry those off their heads til next Christmas atleast - and unfortunately they're not available now.. Oh well, maybe later or maybe I need to look on ebay. Fantastic collection - thumbs up!

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      the777group lm 

      7 years ago

      I liked the light-up Christmas Tree hat - not that I'm an exhibitionist, or anything!

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      fugeecat lm 

      7 years ago

      I want one of those yoda christmas hats.

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      7 years ago

      I love your lens.

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      7 years ago

      I like the green and read mix hat. Great lens.

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      7 years ago

      Hek yeah! Love them! Who doesn't like a great lid?

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      7 years ago

      Love the lens

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      7 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

      What a fun lens, the hats were so cute!

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      7 years ago

      cute hats

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      7 years ago

      Nice lens

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      8 years ago

      This was great! I loved the cute green elves!!

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      lasertek lm 

      8 years ago

      I like the coil spring hats best. Unique and fun to look at.

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      8 years ago

      Cute lens!

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      8 years ago

      Very good collecttion of hat.

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      8 years ago

      Oh wow -- cute! Wouldn't it be cool to see Squidoo lensmasters in a crazy Christmas gallery wearing a selection of these hats? ME? I'm going with the Plush Santa Chimney Hat ... HO Ho Ho.

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      clouda9 lm 

      8 years ago

      You have a great collection of Christmas hats on here! My brother wears a Christmas hat every year, I must send this off to his wife so she can surprise him with something unique this year!

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      Susan Deppner 

      8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Wow, it would be hard to narrow it to one! I love the video of the cat with the Christmas hat, so maybe I'd choose a coil hat and see how my cats would like it. Great compilation of Christmas hats for everyone!


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