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Free Knitting Pattern: Snowman Hat

Lion Brand® Holiday Homespun® - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 90147AD
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 23 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: 18 mos, Child 3-7
Finished Circumference 16 (19 1/4) in. (40.5 (49) cm) Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 10, 2009)

Next (Dec) Row: *K2, k2tog; rep from * across ­ 30 (42 36) sts.

Next (Dec) Row: K2tog across ­ 15 (21 18) sts at end of row.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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Let it snow! This snowman hat will keep your child's head nice and warm all winter long.
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Color (A)
Holiday Homespun®

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Vanna's Choice®

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Toffee Taupe Chocolate Honey Brick Terracotta Rust Rose Shocking
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Holiday Homespun®
*Holiday Homespun (Article #791). 98% Acrylic, 2% Metallic Polyester; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (154yds/140m) pull skeins
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)

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Snowman Hat

Lion Brand® Holiday Homespun® - Vanna's Choice®


15 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with size 8 (5 mm) needles and A. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Embellishments are crocheted.

With A, cast on 60 (72) sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 4 1/2 (6) in. (11.5 (15) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Next (Dec) Row: *K10, k2tog; rep from * across – 55 (66) sts at end of row.
Work 3 rows in St st.
Next (Dec) Row: *K9, k2tog; rep from * across – 50 (60) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next (Dec) Row: *K8, k2tog; rep from * across – 45 (54) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next (Dec) Row: *K7, k2tog; rep from * across – 40 (48) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next (Dec) Row: *K2, k2tog; rep from * across – 30 (36) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next (Dec) Row: K2tog across – 15 (18) sts at end of row.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and gather tightly together.

With B, ch 12.
Row 1: Sc in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in each of next 3 ch, dc in each of next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch.
Fasten off.

COAL (make 7)
With C, ch 4; join with sl st in beg ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, work 7 sc in ring, join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Fasten off.

Sew Hat seam. Sew Nose onto Hat. Sew 2 Coal pieces above Nose for eyes. Sew 5 Coal pieces onto Hat for mouth. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet hdc = half double crochet
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl RS = right side
sc = single crochet sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 23 reviews)
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Reviewed by Michelle Yates on 2012-11-05 *****
Quick easy pattern. Simple to size differently too. I wanted to fit a 3-6 mth old so I reduced to a 40 stitch cast on then followed the decrease as the pattern was written. You will have to reduce the eyes and nose as well to fit the face. Only took me a couple of hours start to finish.

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