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New Pattern, Child’s Snowman Hat

December 6, 2007

Snowman Hat

*Edited 12/08/2008 to include infant pattern

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Materials:
1 skein Patons Shetland Chunky in Aran or white colorway
scant orange yarn
1 set of 5 Double pointed needles, size 8
Needles (16” circular or straight) size 8
Large-eye blunt needle
Black sewing thread and buttons of various sizes
Stitch Markers *if worked in the round

Gauge: = 16 sts + 28 rows 4”x4” in st st on size 8 needles

Sizes 2-3T, child 3-7, child 8-10 ** Infant, see below.
Pattern is written for smallest size with larger sizes in parentheses. If only one number is given it applies to all sizes. This pattern can also be worked in the round. To work in the round, place a marker at the beginning of the round, working until needing to switch to dpns. When switching divide sts evenly on needles continuing to mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker.

CO – Cast On
BO – Bind off
St st – Stockinette Stitch
K2tog – Knit two together
P2tog – Purl two together
RS – Right side
WS – Wrong Side

Instructions
CO 66 (74, 78) sts. Knit 8 rows, then work in st st for 26 (28, 30) rows.

Shape Top
Row 1 (RS) *k4, k2tog; rep from * 10 (11, 12) more times, end k4 (3, 0) – 59 (63, 65) sts.
Row 2, 4, and 6 Purl
Row 3 *k3, k2tog; rep from * 10 (11, 12) more times, end k4 (3, 0) – 48 (51, 52) sts.
Row 5 *k2, k2tog; rep from * 11 (11, 12) more times, end k0 (3, 0) – 36 (39, 39) sts.
Row 7 *k2tog; rep from * 17 (18, 18) more times, end k0 (2, 2) – 18 (20, 20) sts.
Row 8 *p2tog; rep from * 8 (9, 9 ) more times, – 9 (10, 10) sts
Row 9 *k2 tog; rep from * 3 (4, 4) more times, end k1 (0, 0) – 4 (5, 5) sts
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing seam. With large-eyed blunt needle, thread tail through remaining sts on needle. Pull tightly and secure. Sew back seam. Weave in ends.

Carrot Nose
Using 2 dpns, CO 8 sts
Work in icord for 3 rows
In next row decrease 2 sts as follows: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1
Knit one or two rows and decrease again as indicated above. Continue decreasing until 3 sts remain and carrot has your desired length. BO 3 sts. Thread yarn through center of carrot with a tapestry needle. Attach to hat with a whip stitch in desired nose location.

Add button eyes and mouth in button sizes you desire with sewing thread and needle.

Enjoy the cute snowman hat on your child and the compliments on such a cute hat! ;-)

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**Note** I have knit several of these hats, and my two most recent I added ear flaps for the 2-3 toddler size.  I will be adding this to two more hats and will note that part of the instructions and update this post.

**INFANT PATTERN

CO – Cast On
BO – Bind off
St st – Stockinette Stitch
K2tog – Knit two together
P2tog – Purl two together
RS – Right side
WS – Wrong Side
Instructions
CO 56 sts. Knit 6 rows, then work in st st for 22 rows.
Shape Top
Row 1 (RS) K1 *k4, k2tog; rep from * 8more times, end k1  – 47 sts.
Row 2, 4, and 6 Purl
Row 3  K1 *k3, k2tog; rep from * 8 more times, end k1  – 38 sts.
Row 5  K1 *k2, k2tog; rep from * 8 more times, end k1  – 29 sts.
Row 7  K1 *k2tog; rep from * 16 more times, end –15 sts.
Row 8 *p2tog; rep from * 6 more times, end p1 – 8 sts
Row 9 *k2 tog; rep from * 3 more times, end – 4 sts
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing seam. With large-eyed blunt needle, thread tail through remaining sts on needle. Pull tightly and secure. Sew back seam. Weave in ends.
Carrot Nose
Using 2 dpns, CO 8 sts
Work in icord for 3 rows
In next row decrease 2 sts as follows: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1
Knit one or two rows and decrease again as indicated above. Continue decreasing until 3 sts remain and carrot has your desired length. BO 3 sts. Thread yarn through center of carrot with a tapestry needle. Attach to hat with a whip stitch in desired nose location.
Add button eyes and mouth in button sizes you desire with sewing thread and needle.
Enjoy the cute snowman hat on your child and the compliments on such a cute hat! ;-)
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12 Comments leave one →
  1. chanknits permalink
    December 6, 2007 11:41 am

    You are just so crafty! And your “model” is just too cute. ;)

  2. December 6, 2007 11:55 am

    Hey Michelle,

    I was just thinking that maybe a SNOWBALL scarf would compliment this awesome hat. I am visualizing several white circle shaped pieces sewn together to make the scarf.

    What do you think?

  3. December 6, 2007 8:01 pm

    That is precious! Very cute.

  4. bobi permalink
    August 15, 2008 7:31 pm

    I got a pattern from your website for a snowball scarf but now I can’t find it. can you help me locate it and get the rest of the directions? Thanks. bobi

  5. cbailey permalink
    December 5, 2008 9:24 pm

    I LOVE this pattern…..Do you have the infant pattern yet?

    THANKS!!!

  6. cbcmbc permalink
    December 29, 2008 8:54 pm

    Michelle,
    I can’t make the decreases for the child snowman hat work out
    I casted on 74, and when I do the first decrease 4 K2tog I end with 2 not 3 sp I have 62 stitches
    When I tried to divide 74 I couldn’t get an even divide (well, except 2)

    Do I just keep going on faith and hope it all works out in the end?

    Obviously I am the only one with this problem as it hasn’t been posted before

    Thanks in Advance! Mary Beth

  7. Amanda York permalink
    August 29, 2009 6:42 pm

    Hi I just knitted the snowman hat in size 2-3T. Instead of casting on 66 stitches it should be 70 stitches in order for the decreases to work.
    For example if you follow the first decrease instructions you will not have 59 stiches left but 55.

    Hope others find this useful.

    • Anonymous permalink
      November 4, 2011 6:33 am

      Thanks Amanda, I had the same problem, I will try the 70 stitches…..

  8. July 31, 2012 12:14 pm

    I have done this without buttons (swallow issues) but embroidered the black spots and have done the “fruit cap” top in black for the snowman hat! Just an idea…great pattern!

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