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Snowella Crochet Snowman Hat Free Pattern

Crochet snowman hat in a flat lay
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We just had our first snowfall here and although none of it stuck to the ground, my kids are already asking me to go and make a snowman. This inspired me to make a crochet snowman hat pattern to share with you all. This hat is available in children’s sizes.

While I was making my hat my 3 year old daughter was telling me what she thought a snowman should look like. She said that they would be “wearing a scarf, have a big bow on their head and a cute little carrot nose”. I loved the idea and decided to change what I was making to create her girly version of a snowman. When I asked her what colour the bow was she said “Pink! Of course!” We decided to name the snowman Snowella. I hope you enjoy it.

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This crochet snowman hat is easy to make and perfect for gifting. If you’d prefer a less girly snowman, change up the main accent colour in the hat and omit the bow. Mix and match more than one accent colour for a different look too. You can customize this however you’d like to fit the requests and personality of the little one that will be the lucky recipient of your handmade crochet snowman hat.

To make your own Snowella Crochet Snowman Hat, you’ll need to know how to do basic crochet stitches and techniques: single crochet, half double crochet, the magic circle as well as how to increase and decrease both single crochet and half double crochet stitches. I’ve included my video tutorial for how to do a magic circle here below in case this is something you haven’t done before or in case you need a refresher.

The Snowella Crochet Snowman Hat is worked from the top down in a single piece and the ear flaps are crocheted on so they won’t need to be sewn on. I’ve given the amount of chains needed to create ties for the hats (which are added after making the second earflap) but feel free to use as many chains as you would like to make longer or shorter ties to your preference.

Looking for other free crochet hat patterns? Check some of my other crochet hat patterns here:

For this projects I’ve used my favourite worsted weight acrylic yarn Brava Worsted Weight from We Crochet. I’ve used this yarn for a wide variety of projects and it has never disappointed me. I’ve used four different colours of Brava for this project: Orange, Black, White and Pink. Pink is the contrasting colour used to create the bow and edging/earflaps and can be substituted for whatever colours you prefer.

You can substitute your favourite worsted weight yarn for Brava if you prefer but as this is a wearable, it is vital that you make sure that you are able to match the gauge listed in the pattern to ensure the hat will fit its intended recipient.

Crochet Snowman Hat in a flat lay with Brava Worsted Yarn and Furls Crochet Hook

Skill Level:

  • Easy


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

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Abbreviations:


Sizes Available:

  • 0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months. 6 – 12 months, 1 – 3 years, 3 – 5 years, 6 – 10 years

Gauge:

  • 14 sts x 10 rounds in HDC = 4 inches


Notes:

  • This pattern is worked in joined rounds from the top down.  The hat, earflaps and ties are all crocheted on to eliminate sewing.  Then the antennae and eyes are crocheted separately and sewn on. 
  • Gauge is vital to ensuring that your hat will fit as expected.  Do a gauge swatch of HDC stitches done in the round to check your gauge.  Use whatever hook size allows you to match gauge.
  • Always join your rounds in the top of the first HDC of the round, not the CH.
  • The CH 1 at the start of every round does not count as a stitch
  • Always start your rounds in the first stitch of the last round.


Special Techniques:

  • Invisible Join: FO leaving a tail that is at least 5 – 6 inches in length.  Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end.

You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern which includes all sizes for a small fee HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.


Snowella Crochet Snowman Hat Pattern

0 – 3 Months

Round 1: Using Garnet and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (48)
Rounds 7 – 12: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (48)
Change to Rouge
Rounds 13 – 14: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (48)
Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.


3 – 6 Months

Round 1: Using Garnet and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 11, HDCINC) x 4. Join (52)
Rounds 8 – 13: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (52)
Change to Rouge
Rounds 14 – 15: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (52)
Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.



6 – 12 Months

Round 1: Using Garnet and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 5, HDCINC) x 8. Join (56)
Rounds 8 – 13: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (56)
Change to Rouge
Rounds 14 – 15: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (56)
Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.

1 – 3 Years

Round 1: Using Garnet and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 5, HDCINC) x 8. Join (56)
Round 8: CH 1, (HDC 13, HDCINC) x 4. Join (60)
Rounds 9 – 15: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (60)
Change to Rouge
Rounds 16 – 17: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (60)
Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.


3 – 5 years

Round 1: Using Garnet and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 5, HDCINC) x 8. Join (56)
Round 8: CH 1, (HDC 6, HDCINC) x 8. Join (64)
Rounds 9 – 15: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (64)
Change to Rouge
Rounds 16 – 17: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (64)
Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.

6 – 10 years

Round 1: Using Garnet and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 5, HDCINC) x 8. Join (56)
Round 8: CH 1, (HDC 6, HDCINC) x 8. Join (64)
Round 9: CH 1, (HDC 15, HDCINC) x 4. Join (68)
Rounds 10 – 17 : CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (68)
Change to Rouge
Rounds 18 – 19: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (68)
Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.


Ear Flaps for 0 – 3 months to 3 Years Old:


First Ear Flap:

Row 1: CH 1 and SC in the first stitch.  SC 9.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
Row 2: SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
Row 3: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
Row 4: SCDEC, SC 4, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
Row 5: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
Row 6: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
Row 7: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
Row 8: (SCDEC) x 2.  CH 1 and turn. (2)
Row 9: SCDEC. (1)
FO and weave in ends.

Crochet Ear Flap Hat lain flat showing ear flap placement

Second Ear Flap:

With the right side of the ear flap facing you, fold the hat in half, leaving slightly more stitches towards the front of the hat than the back.  Place the second earflap lined up with the first earflap. Attach Rouge yarn in your starting stitch.
Row 1: CH 1 and SC in the first stitch.  SC 9.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
Row 2: SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
Row 3: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
Row 4: SCDEC, SC 4, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
Row 5: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
Row 6: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
Row 7: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
Row 8: (SCDEC) x 2.  CH 1 and turn. (2)
Row 9: SCDEC. (1)
DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Continue to SC around the entire hat and ear flaps. At the top of each earflap: CH 30. SL ST in 2nd chain from hook and up the rest of the chain back to the body of the hat. Continue to SC around the hat.  Join your last stitch to your first stitch with a SL ST and fasten off.


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Ear Flaps for 3 – 10 years:


First Ear Flap:
Row 1: CH 1 and SC in the first stitch.  SC 11.  CH 1 and turn. (12)
Row 2: SCDEC, SC 8, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
Row 3: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
Row 4: SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
Row 5: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
Row 6: SCDEC, SC 4, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
Row 7: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
Row 8: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
Row 9: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
Row 10: (SCDEC) x 2.  CH 1 and turn. (2)
Row 11: SCDEC. (1)
FO and weave in ends.

Second Ear Flap:
With the right side of the ear flap facing you, fold the hat in half, leaving slightly more stitches towards the front of the hat than the back.  Place the second earflap lined up with the first earflap. Attach Rouge yarn in your starting stitch.
Row 1: CH 1 and SC in the first stitch.  SC 11.  CH 1 and turn. (12)
Row 2: SCDEC, SC 8, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
Row 3: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
Row 4: SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
Row 5: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
Row 6: SCDEC, SC 4, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
Row 7: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
Row 8: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
Row 9: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
Row 10: (SCDEC) x 2.  CH 1 and turn. (2)
Row 11: SCDEC. (1)
DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Continue to SC around the entire hat and ear flaps. At the top of each earflap: CH 40. SL ST in 2nd chain from hook and up the rest of the chain back to the body of the hat. Continue to SC around the hat.  Join your last stitch to your first stitch with a SL ST and fasten off.

Close up of eyes, nose and bow on this crochet snowman hat pattern



Nose – All Sizes (Make One)

Round 1: Using Orange yarn and 3.5mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 4 into the MC.  DO NOT JOIN. Continue working in continuous rounds, using a stitch marker to mark the first ST of each round and moving the stitch marker up at the beginning of every round.  (4)
Round 2: (SCINC) x 4 (8)
Rounds 3 – 6: SC around (8)
FO leaving a long tail for securing to the hat.  Add stuffing to nose and sew onto the front of the hat where the bottom of the carrot lines up with the top of your colour change to Rouge on the hat.

Eyes – All Sizes (Make 2)

Round 1: Using Black yarn and 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (from here on out referred to as “Join”). CH 1. (6)
Round 2: (SCINC) x 6. Join. CH 1. (12)
Round 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6. Join. CH 1. (18)
Round 4: (SCINC, SC 2) x 6. (24)
FO using invisible join (see notes) and leaving a long tail to secure onto hat.  Using tail, sew the eyes onto the hat, on either side of the nose.


Eye Reflection – All Sizes (Make 2)

Round 1: Using White yarn and 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST. (6)
FO using invisible join(see notes) and leaving a long tail.  Sew an eye reflection to each eye in the top right of the eye.  Make sure they’re in the same place on each eye. 

Bow – All Sizes (Make One)

Row 1: Using Rouge yarn and 3.5mm hook, CH 15.  SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across (14)
Rows 2 – 7: CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST across. (14)
FO and weave in ends.  Using a long piece of yarn threaded onto a tapestry needle, weave the yarn through the center of the bow to cinch the middle together.  Pull the ends of the yarn and cinch the center of the bow together and tie a knot to secure it.  Wrap your tail around the center of the bow until you are satisfied with how it looks.  Tie a knot on the back of the bow to secure it. Use the remainder of your tail to sew the bow onto the hat.


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Feel free to sell the crochet snowman hat created with this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: http://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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