It may be early November, but I am ready for Christmas! Well, I am trying to get ready. For me it's all about the anticipation. With the temperatures having recently dropped, I've been thinking about snow. What fun to wear a Frosty the snowman hat. The brim is rolled up in the photo. My daughter tends to do her own styling when she models for me. She felt the 21" hat was a bit big on her and wanted a firmer fit. I should have made her the 19" hat.
I've written this pattern to fit many sizes. I was thinking of making one to her size request so we get a cute Christmas photo!
Infant (toddler, child/youth, adult)
Sizes are for 16” (18”, 19”, 21”) ( for a really custom fit, go to this pattern)
Gauge: 4 sts and 6 rows to the inch. Check your gauge to have a truly fitting hat.
HINT: If you have too many sts to the inch. Go down a needle size. If too few, go up a needle size.
This pattern is not written for straights.
You will need:
1 skein of white worsted yarn approximately 130-180 yds depending on size – I used Red Heart in the sample.
#8 16” circular knitting needles
#8 double point knitting needles
two large black buttons
1 smaller orange button
1 yard of red worsted yarn
For Pompom –
Pompom maker (large)
Black worsted yarn
2x2 rib – *K2,P2*, repeat around , end with a P2 at stitch marker. Repeat for the next round until you have knit 1 inch.
Cast on 64 (72, 80, 88) stitches onto the circular needles. Join circle. Add stitch marker. Knit in a 2x2 rib for one inch.
Now just knit each round until your crown from beginning to top measures 4”. On this last round add a stitch marker every 8, (9, 10, 11) stitches.
Round 1: *Knit to stitch marker. Slip the stitch marker. K2tog.* Repeat from * to * until you finish the round.
Round 2: Just knit this entire round.
Repeat round 1 and round 2 until just 8 stitches remain, switching to double points when it is too tight to work the decreases on the circular needles.
Cut yarn leaving a 6” tail. Thread tapestry needle with tail. Run tail through the remaining stitches. Cinch it tight. Sew in all ends.
Make a black pompom. Sew it onto the hat.
Using sewing needle and thread sew on the buttons.
Using red worsted yarn and the tapestry needle, carefully embroider on the mouth. Don’t pull stitches tight. Sew in tails.
If you try this, please post a family pic on my Facebook page. I'd love to see it! And as always, if you have a question, feel free to contact me.
To download and print this pattern, click here.