This adorable snowman hat knitting pattern has a cute carrot nose, happy smile, a cozy scarf and cute twig arms!
I have a couple of snowperson hats already, I have a cute snowman hat wearing earmuffs. And I have another one where the snowman head is the pom pom on top of the winter hat, that’s a fun one. I even have a fair isle snowman hat knitting pattern.
This year I wanted to another simple smiling snowman hat. And I have to be honest, their cute little stick arms are my favorite thing. This snowperson kind of looks like they’re happily doing the home alone excited face and I love it!
This is a great easy winter knitting hat for your little ones, it’s a pretty quick and easy knit and there is a not a lot of seaming which I think we can all appreciate. The eyes, smile and stick arms are all quickly embroidered on after hat is knit which is a fun technique. Just make sure you keep those stitches kind of loose so they don’t pull when the hat stretches!
Are you ready to knit a smiling snowman hat with me? Let’s do it!
Smiling Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
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Smiling Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions
Size 12 months, see pdf for additional sizes
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with the white yarn. Join to knit in the round and knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch in a rib stitch for 1.5 inches. Then knit all rows with red yarn for 4 rounds. Next, knit all stitches with white yarn until the hat is about
5 inches long.
Decrease (divide your stitches between 3 double pointed needles or use magic loop):
Round 1: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 2: knit all stitches
Round 3: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4: knit all stitches
Round 5: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 6: knit all stitches
Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8: knit all stitches
Round 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 10: knit all stitches
Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 12: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round
Cut yarn, thread through loops and pull to close. Weave in ends.
Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast
on 5 stitches with red yarn.
Sl1 wyif = slip one stitch purlwise with the yarn in front
Row 1: k1, sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k1
Row 2: sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the scarf end measures about 6 inches long. Bind off and weave in ends.
Tie the scarf length in a knot in the middle.
Use red yarn and sew the scarf ends at the knot, to the side of the hat on the red stripe so it looks like a scarf.
Using double pointed needles as straight
needles, cast on 6 stitches with orange yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the nose to the hat.
Row 1 (WS): purl all stitches
Row 2 (RS): knit all stitches
Row 3: purl all stitches
Row 4: ssk, k2, k2tog (4 stitches)
Row 5: purl all stitches
Row 6: knit all stitches
Row 7: purl all stitches
Row 8: ssk, k2tog (2 stitches)
Row 9: purl all stitches
Row 10: knit all stitches
Row 11: p2tog (1 stitch)
Cut yarn and pull through last stitch to close. Weave in that end. Thread the long orange cast on tail on a yarn needle and use it to stitch the carrot nose to the front of the hat,
Thread some black yarn on a yarn needle and use it to stitch two angles stitches for the eyes and then use a backstitch to stitch a shy smile as shown.
Finally thread brown yarn on a yarn needle and use a backstitch to stitch cute little twig arms on the sides of the face.
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