Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern

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The Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern makes the cutest little winter hat for your snow-baby or snow-toddler!

The Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern makes the cutest little winter hat for your snow-baby or snow-toddler! 

You guys, I just can’t even with this snowman hat knitting pattern. Sometimes they turn out JUST exactly like the sketch and it’s the best.

I mean, who wouldn’t want to see their little one in a snowman hat?!Winter Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern, for your adorable snow-baby or snow-toddler!

I’ve seen other snowman hats out there, but I wanted one where the “pom pom” on top was part of the snowman. It’s super easy to add the cute little snowman head “pom pom” and I promise, there’s not any annoying seaming or anything!

In fact, this hat and a couple other projects have me experimenting with some new techniques and now I’m dreaming up ways to make some of my other patterns even easier to put together.

Winter Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern, for your adorable snow-baby or snow-toddler!

You’ll have to stay tuned for that though. In the meantime, this adorable snowman hat has a cute little carrot nose, coal eyes and buttons and a perfect little red scarf around his neck. Your little snowkid will be delighted to wear their snowman hat!

Start knitting your snowman hat, it’ll be adorable on your little one this winter!

Winter Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern, for your adorable snow-baby or snow-toddler!

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Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern

(12 mo. size, see PDF for other sizes)

This pattern is copyright Little Red Window Design 2017 and is intended for personal use. You may not not distribute, reproduce or sell this pattern either physically or digitally.

Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches

Snowman Hat Supply List:

(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)

Snowman Hat Instructions:

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 5 rounds. Then knit all rows until the hat is about 5 inches long.

Decrease (divide the stitches between 3 double pointed needles and knit with the 4th):

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 to the end of the round.

Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Round 8: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Rounds 10: Knit all stitches

Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Rounds 12: Knit all stitches

Round 13:  k2tog repeat to the end of the round

Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.

To knit the snowman’s head:

Using double pointed needles, pick up 16 stitches (4 per needle) around the top of the hat. Make sure they are evenly spaced. Winter Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern, for your adorable snow-baby or snow-toddler! Join to knit in the round.

Round 1: knit all stitches

Round 2: (k1, m1L, k2, m1R, k1) repeat 3 more times

Round 3: knit all stitches

Round 4: (k1, m1L, k4, m1R, k1) repeat 3 more times

Rounds 5-13: knit all stitches

At this point, embroider the snowman’s face before finishing the head. Thread orange yarn on a yarn needle and stitch a triangle and then a fill stitch for the carrot nose as shown.Winter Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern, for your adorable snow-baby or snow-toddler! Winter Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern, for your adorable snow-baby or snow-toddler! Then make the eyes with french knots. To make a french knot, insert needle from inside to outside, then wrap the yarn around the needle 4 times and insert back into knitting very close to but not in the exact same spot you started. Pull gently to tighten. Winter Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern, for your adorable snow-baby or snow-toddler! Winter Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern, for your adorable snow-baby or snow-toddler!Weave in ends inside. Then continue on knitting the snowman’s head.

Round 6: (k1, k2tog, k2, ssk, k1) repeat 3 more times

Round 7: knit all stitches

At this point, stuff the snowman’s head with poylfill and continue knitting Winter Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern, for your adorable snow-baby or snow-toddler!if necessary, add a bit more stuffing as you get close to the top of the head.Winter Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern, for your adorable snow-baby or snow-toddler!

Round 8: (k1, k2tog, ssk, k1) repeat 3 more times

Round 9: knit all stitches

Round 10: (k2tog, ssk) repeat 3 more times

Round 11: k2tog all stitches

Cut yarn and pull through loops to close, weave in ends.

Make 3 or 4 french knots on the front of the hat for the snowman’s buttons.

To knit the snowman’s scarf:

Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 4 stitches. Knit all stitches until the scarf is 10 inches long. Then cast off and weave in ends. Tie the scarf around your snowman’s “neck”. Then thread some extra yarn on your yarn needle and sew the scarf securely in place so it doesn’t come loose for baby.

Winter Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern, for your adorable snow-baby or snow-toddler!

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2 thoughts on “Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern

    1. Hi Sheri,
      The gauge is 20 stitches = 4 inches so the sizes are:
      0-3 months: 11.2 inches circumference
      6 months: 12.8 inches
      12 months: 14.4 inches
      2T+ : 16 inches

      HOWEVER! these are the sizes of the finished hats UNSTRETCHED. They are quite stretchy which is why I size them by age instead of by inches. They stretch (like all knitting) quite a bit. It sounds like you might need the 2T+ size which fits most kids at least through age 4.
      Hope that helps!

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