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Snowman Earflap Baby Hat

A Free Crochet Pattern for a Baby and Toddler Hat

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Snowman Earflap Crochet Baby Hat

Simple geometric applique adds personality to a standard beanie cap.

© Erica Jackofsky

Cute and functional rolled into one sweet design. Crochet this easy snowman hat for your little one and they’ll be ready to fend off the chill in style. Add some Snowmen Booties for the perfect set.

This hat is crocheted in the round from the top (crown) down to lower forehead edge. If you’re new to this technique you may find it helpful to read the Crocheting in the Round Tutorial before beginning.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials
Yarn:
Knit Picks Swish Worsted [100% superwash merino; 110 yards; 50 grams; worsted weight]

Main Color: 1 (1, 1) skein in color “Twilight”
Coordinating Color 1: 1 (1, 1) skein in color “White”
Coordinating Color 2: 1 (1, 1) skein in color “Black”
Coordinating Color 3: 1 (1, 1) skein in color “Orange”

If you wish to make substitutions, look for a worsted weight acrylic or superwash wool yarn. You will need: 40 to 50 grams of your main color, 15 grams of cc1, 5 to 7 grams of cc2, and a 24” scrap piece of cc3.

Crochet Hook:
Size G/4.5mm crochet hook.
Adjust hook sizes as necessary to achieve gauge listed below.

Extras:
Tapestry needle

Gauge:
8 sc = 2” using size G/4.5mm hook.
Round gauge is not critical for this design.

Finished Measurements:
12 (14, 16)” circumference. (Length is adustable.)

To Fit Sizes:
Preemie (Baby, Toddler) -- Shown in Baby/14” size.


Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
* = a repeat in the pattern
cc1 = coordinating color 1 yarn
cc2 = coordinating color 2 yarn
cc3 = coordinating color 3 yarn
ch = chain
mc = main color yarn
rep = repeat
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


Pattern Notes
All sizes begin in the same manner. As appropriate size is reached you will be instructed to move to the Forehead Section. After this point the pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes within parenthesis. If only one number appears it applies to all sizes.

The ch 1 at the beginning of every rnd always counts as the first sc st. This is noted in the set up rnd, but continues to apply throughout the pattern.


Hat Pattern
Using mc, ch 4, sl st into your first ch to form a rnd.

Set Up Rnd: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), work 7 sc into center of rnd -- 8 sts.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, *2 sc in next st; rep from * around. Sl st in beg ch to end -- 16 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st; rep from * around. Sl st in beg ch to end -- 24 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around. Sl st in beg ch to end -- 32 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around. Sl st in beg ch to end -- 40 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in next 4 sts, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around. Sl st in beg ch to end -- 48 sts.

Stop increasing here for Preemie/12” size and proceed to Forehead Section.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in next 5 sts, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around. Sl st in beg ch to end -- 56 sts.

Stop increasing here for Baby/14” size and proceed to Forehead Section.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in next 6 sts, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts; rep from * around. Sl st in beg ch to end -- 64 sts.

Stop increasing here for Toddler/16” size and proceed to Forehead Section.



Forehead Section -- All Sizes
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in every st around, sl st to beg ch to end rnd -- 48 (56, 64) sts.
*Repeat this rnd until hat measures 4.25 (4.75, 5.25)” from center top of crown or desired length.

Fasten off last st.


Snowmen
Large Circle
Using cc1, work same as Hat Pattern until Rnd 3 (4, 5).

Ties: Do not cut yarn after last rnd. Work a 12 (14, 18)” ch.

Fasten off last st of ch.


Small Circle
Using cc1, work same as Hat Pattern until Rnd 1 (2, 3).

Fasten off last st.


Snowman’s Top Hat
Using cc2, ch 12 (12, 15), sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch to end, turn -- 11 (11, 14) sc.

Row 1: Ch 1, 1 sl st in next 3 (3, 4) sts, 1 sc in next 5 (5, 6) sts, turn -- 3 (3, 4) sl sts and 5 (5, 6) sc.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in next 5 sts, turn -- 5 (5, 6) sc.

Fasten off last st.


Finishing
Place one of the Largest Circles on side of hat so that approximately 1/3 of the circle lays on the hat and ch for tie is hanging down freely. Sew circle securely in place. Repeat for second large circle on opposite side of hat.

Sew one Small Circle to hat above each Large Circle.

Sew Top Hat above each small circle.

Use cc2, cc3, and tapestry needle to embroider eyes, nose, mouth, and buttons on each snowman.

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