How to Get a Santa Hat for Memoji with iPhone

Dec 23, 2018 - 6 Comments

Make a Santa Memoji on iPhone or put a Santa hat on any Memoji

Tis the Season! If you have previously created a custom Memoji on the iPhone, perhaps you want to spruce it up for the holiday season and toss a fancy Santa hat on your Memoji creation. Or maybe you want to create a brand new custom Memoji of your own uniquely special Santa Claus for your own magical Christmas purposes. Whatever the reason, it’s Christmas time, and you can put a Santa hat on a Memoji.


The Santa hat is always visible in the Memoji creation tool under head ware, but it’s not red by default and it’s kind of hard to identify as a Santa hat because of that. Not to worry if you overlooked it, we’ll show you how to get your fancy Memoji Santa hat going on.

How to Put a Santa Hat on Memoji on iPhone

If you want to put a Santa hat on a Memoji (and who doesn’t) you’re in the right place:

  1. Open the Messages app on iPhone, then open a message thread with a person you want to send your Santa hat Memoji to
  2. Tap on the Monkey Animoji icon in the Messages app bar (tap the Apps button if it’s not visible)
  3. Choose any existing custom Memoji, if you have not made a custom Memoji yet you can learn how to make a Memoji here
  4. Tap the three dots button (…), then tap on “Edit” (or Duplicate if you want to make a copy)
  5. Locate the “Headwear” section of the Memoji customizations, then scroll down near the bottom to find and tap on the Santa hat (it’s not red yet)
  6. Choose Santa hat Memoji

  7. After you choose the Santa hat, scroll to the top to the color section and select the additional color options to choose a suitable red for your Santa hat (or pick another color if you prefer)
  8. Set the Santa hat to red color

  9. Tap on “Done” to use your Santa hat clad Memoji, just like any other Animoji
  10. Using the Santa hat Memoji on iPhone

Now you’re free to use your Santa hat Memoji as you want, just like any other Memoji or Animoji.

The Santa hat Memoji on iPhone

Send it to everyone you know, make a goofy video with one and turn the Memoji into an animated GIF, or just hoard it to yourself knowing you made the worlds most amazing Memoji and now it has a Santa hat too.

As usual with Memoji and Animoji, you must have a new model iPhone to have access to the features. This includes any iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, X, or newer, and it must be running iOS 12 or later. And that’s whether you’re using the Santa hat or not.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Fun, iPhone, Tips & Tricks

6 Comments

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  1. Nigel says:

    Laura & Cal:

    “If you have previously created a custom Memoji on the iPhone”

    Which you CLEARLY have not.

    If you do not own a phone capable of Animoji/Memoji – and I’m pretty sure ANY iPhone owner would know what model of phone they own and what that phone’s features are – why would you try and do this? Are you really THAT stupid?

    Some people, eh??

    Do everyone a favour and move to Android.

    Merry Christmas!!! 🎅🎄

  2. Cal says:

    Absolutely agree with Laura. Wasted my time trying to sort out why I could not accomplish the listed steps. What were you thinking?

    • Turner says:

      Nice article, and then I came to the comments hoping for some festive iPhone discussion and pleasantries to discover Baby Laura and Crying Cal having a temper tantrum.

      Oh wittle Cal and Laura, you poor lil things, you tried to use a new feature on your old iPhone and discovered it wasn’t possible because the old iPhone is old and does not have all the latest stuff, awwwww you must be real sad about that! It’s almost like you read something and learned it didn’t apply to you! Life will have many such lessons Baby Laura and Crying Cal, you will see as you leave toddler preschool that not everything is centered around you! Oh you must be having a big temper tantrum over there in your cribs, wittle toddler Cal and Laura! You two want a cookie and to sit in time out for a while?? Maybe you can ask Santa for a new iPhone for Christmas!

      What a couple of cry baby entitled fools. I read internet comments and suddenly I understand why the world is in the state of affairs.

  3. The Grinch says:

    Great fun tip!

    Merry Christmas Osxdaily!!!

    And A Very Extra Merry Christmas to Laura, it sounds like Laura needs some Holiday Spirit!

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

  4. Laura says:

    You should put AT THE Top what iPhones this works with.
    Not at the bottom! And that holds true for all your hints and tips. Thank you.

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