Looking for a warm and cozy crochet winter hat? Look no further than this free crochet pattern! Uses tapestry crochet for a beautiful beanie.
Design Story and Inspiration for the Crochet Winter Hat
This year, I decided to make my sons’ teachers hats. All of them… yep. Not only the four main teachers (okay, five because one of my sons is in middle school with two teachers), but also ALL the teachers of the special subjects (art, PE, music, etc).
Wow, it ended up being 12 hats – and I didn’t start until the beginning of December with a deadline of the 18th!! Eeek!! Maybe I’m crazy?? Is it just me?
I tend to do everything last minute and fly by the seat of my pants but I’m really trying to do better in 2021. 😀 Somehow I’ve always been a last-minute kind of person.
I made this for the Bible teacher and wanted to do a design on her hat. With these two colors in my stash, a snowflake was exactly what came to mind, so I set out to design a snowflake crochet winter hat pattern!
About the Yarn
I am really in love with this Biggo yarn from We Crochet. It’s super soft and works up very quickly thanks to the thickness of it.
This yarn is left over from the Tartan Plaid Blanket, and it’s been a dream to work with. I’m definitely ordering more!
If you’re looking for a warm, squishy yarn perfect for many projects, head over to We Crochet and have a look at this Biggo. You won’t be disappointed!
If you are trying to bust your stash, like me, you can substitute any bulky (weight #5) yarn that gets gauge. Be sure to check gauge, though, because this yarn is a thicker #5 yarn compared to others in my stash.
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Snowflake Crochet Winter Hat
What You’ll Need
Yarn: We Crochet Biggo, (bulky weight #5), 1 skein each Icicle Heather (MC) and Bare (CC)
Hooks: US Size K (6.5mm) and L (8.00mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 10 sts and 10 rows = 4″ (10cm) in sc blo
Finished Size: Approximately 20″ circumference, stretches to fit up to 22″ head circumference
Ch 2 at beginning of row does not count as hdc.
Single crochet (sc)
Half double crochet (hdc)
Back loop only (blo) – work in the back loop of the stitch indicated
Snowflake Crochet Winter Hat Pattern
With smaller hook and CC, ch 8.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 6 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc blo in each st across; turn.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 20″ from beginning. Join seam with slip st and turn to long side to work in rounds.
Change to larger hook. Join each round with slip st. Pull tightly to hide join. Work all sts in sc blo.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc 48 sts evenly around ribbing (48 sts).
Rounds 2-: Change to MC and work chart, carrying unused color along round and crocheting over. When changing colors, work to lst 2 loops of the stitch before and complete the final yarn over in the new color.
**Chart can be found in our FREE resource library! Sign up in the box at the bottom of the post for free pattern downloads and exclusive charts!
Change to MC for rest of rounds.
Round 1: *Sc 6, sc2tog; repeat from * around (42 sts).
Round 2: *Sc 5, sc2tog; repeat from * around (36 sts).
Round 3: *Sc 4, sc2tog; repeat from * around (30 sts).
Round 4: *Sc 3, sc2tog; repeat from * around (24 sts).
Round 5: *Sc 2, sc2tog; repeat from * around (18 sts).
Round 6: *Sc, sc2tog; repeat from * around (12 sts).
Round 7: *Sc2tog; repeat from * around (6 sts).
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Weave tail end through remaining sts and pull tightly to close.
Weave in ends.
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Today, we’ve learned how to make the Snowflake Tapestry Crochet Beanie. It works up super fast and makes a great gift! I hope you’ll try out this pattern soon.
Where is the chart for the body?
Right now you can download the whole pattern (including the chart) via the blue button at the bottom. Once I take that down, the chart will be available in our resource library. 🙂