Free Crochet Pattern | Puff Stitch Snowman Hat | Preemie Through Toddler Sizing

free crochet pattern puff stitch snowman baby hat

I’m normally a total scrooge about the holidays… Especially when people start getting ready for Christmas before Advent! But The Preemie Project’s Holiday Drive got even my bah-humbug self excited about Christmas early.

We Iowans have enjoyed a mild autumn with no snow on the ground yet, but usually these snowman hats are very November appropriate! They are very nice to make out of a soft acrylic yarn. The little popcorn stitches give the hats a lovely texture to work with.

Puff Stitch Snowman Hat
Sized for 3-5 lb preemie, 6-8 lb preemie, Newborn, Baby, and Toddler

Materials:

  • Soft acrylic yarn in sport weight (I used I Love This Yarn): White, black, orange, and red
  • Size “G” crochet hook or size required for gauge

Gauge: 4 sc = 1”

Notes: Hats are worked back and forth, joining each row with slip stitch. The single-crochet popcorn stitches are worked from the wrong side and the stitches “puff out” to the right side.

Single Crochet Popcorn (Scpc): *Yo, insert hook in stitch, YO, pull up a loop* 4 times, YO, pull hook through 8 loops, YO, pull hook through remaining loops.

crochet graph for puff stitch snowman smileSmile: Follow the image or the instructions below to work the scpc in different colors to create a smile for the snowman. The single crochet stitches between all of the scpc should be white, except for the three scpc in a row on round 4.
Round 1: Work 1 black scpc, 3 white scpc, 1 black scpc.
Round 2: Work 2 white scpc, 1 orange scpc, 2 white scpc.
Round 3: Work 1 black scpc, 3 white scpc, 1 black scpc.
Round 4: Work 1 scpc, 3 black scpc (with black sc in between), 1 white scpc.

3-5 lb Preemie

Make magic loop. Ch 2 (counts as first hdc). Work 7 hdc into loop. Pull loop tight. Join w sl st to top of first hdc.

Round 1: Turn. (WS facing.) Ch 1. Work sc, scpc in each stitch around. Join w sl st to first sc. (8 sc & 8 scpc)

Round 2: Turn. (RS facing.) Ch 1. 2 sc in each st around. Join w sl st to first sc. (32 sc)

Round 3: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (16 sc & 16 scpc)

Round 4: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (40 sc)

Round 5: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (20 sc & 20 scpc)

Round 6: Turn. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join w sl st to first sc. (40 sc)

Repeat rnds 5 & 6 – 4 times, repeat round 5 once. Begin working round 1 of smile on first repeat of round 5. Work 7 scpc before beginning smile.

Red Band: Turn. *Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in each st around. Join w sl st to top of ch-2* two times. Tie off. Weave in all ends.

 

6-8 lb Preemie

Make magic loop. Ch 2 (counts as first hdc). Work 7 hdc into loop. Pull loop tight. Join w sl st to top of first hdc.

Round 1: Turn. (WS facing.) Ch 1. Work sc, scpc in each stitch around. Join w sl st to first sc. (8 sc & 8 scpc)

Round 2: Turn. (RS facing.) Ch 1. 2 sc in each st around. Join w sl st to first sc. (32 sc)

Round 3: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (16 sc & 16 scpc)

Round 4: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (40 sc)

Round 5: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (20 sc & 20 scpc)

Round 6: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next 9 st, 2 sc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (44 sc)

Round 7: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (22 sc & 22 scpc)

Round 8: Turn. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join w sl st to first sc. (44 sc)

Repeat rounds 7 & 8 – 4 times, repeat round 7 once. Begin working round 1 of smile on first repeat of round 7. Work 8 scpc before beginning smile.

Red Band: Turn. *Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in each st around. Join w sl st to top of ch-2* two times.

 

Newborn

Make magic loop. Ch 2 (counts as first hdc). Work 7 hdc into loop. Pull loop tight. Join w sl st to top of first hdc.

Round 1: Turn. (WS facing.) Ch 1. Work sc, scpc in each stitch around. Join w sl st to first sc. (8 sc & 8 scpc)

Round 2: Turn. (RS facing.) Ch 1. 2 sc in each st around. Join w sl st to first sc. (32 sc)

Round 3: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (16 sc & 16 scpc)

Round 4: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (40 sc)

Round 5: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (20 sc & 20 scpc)

Round 6: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (48 sc)

Round 7: . Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (24 sc & 24 scpc)

Round 8: Turn. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join w sl st to first sc. (48 sc)

Repeat rounds 7 & 8 – 5 times, repeat round 7 once. Begin working round 1 of smile on first repeat of round 7. Work 9 scpc before beginning smile.

Red Band: Turn. *Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in each st around. Join w sl st to top of ch-2* two times.

 

Baby

Make magic loop. Ch 2 (counts as first hdc). Work 7 hdc into loop. Pull loop tight. Join w sl st to top of first hdc.

Round 1: Turn. (WS facing.) Ch 1. Work sc, scpc in each stitch around. Join w sl st to first sc. (8 sc & 8 scpc)

Round 2: Turn. (RS facing.) Ch 1. 2 sc in each st around. Join w sl st to first sc. (32 sc)

Round 3: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (16 sc & 16 scpc)

Round 4: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (40 sc)

Round 5: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (20 sc & 20 scpc)

Round 6: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (48 sc)

Round 7: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (24 sc & 24 scpc)

Round 8: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next 11 st, 2 sc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (52 sc)

Round 9: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (26 sc & 26 scpc)

Round 10:Turn. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join w sl st to first sc. (52 sc)

Repeat rounds 9 & 10 – 5 times, repeat round 9 once. Begin working round 1 of smile on first repeat of round 9. Work 10 scpc before beginning smile.

Red Band: Turn. *Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in each st around. Join w sl st to top of ch-2* two times.

 

Toddler

Make magic loop. Ch 2 (counts as first hdc). Work 7 hdc into loop. Pull loop tight. Join w sl st to top of first hdc.

Round 1: Turn. (WS facing.) Ch 1. Work sc, scpc in each stitch around. Join w sl st to first sc. (8 sc & 8 scpc)

Round 2: Turn. (RS facing.) Ch 1. 2 sc in each st around. Join w sl st to first sc. (32 sc)

Round 3: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (16 sc & 16 scpc)

Round 4: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (40 sc)

Round 5: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (20 sc & 20 scpc)

Round 6: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (48 sc)

Round 7: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (24 sc & 24 scpc)

Round 8: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (56 sc)

Round 9: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (28 sc & 28 scpc)

Round 10: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next 13 st, 2 sc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (60 sc)

Round 11: Turn. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, scpc in next st* around. Join w sl st to first sc. (30 sc & 30 scpc)

Round 12: Turn. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join w sl st to first sc. (60 sc)

Repeat rounds 11 & 12 – 6 times, repeat round 11 once. Begin working round 1 of smile on third repeat of round 7. Work 12 scpc before beginning smile.

Red Band: Turn. *Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in each st around. Join w sl st to top of ch-2* two times.

free crochet pattern puff stitch snowman baby hat

Surely there is a little one in your life who would love one of these snowman hats. Please also consider making one for The Preemie Project or your favorite hospital. Merry Christmas! (Imagine I’m telling you that only in the four weeks before Christmas!) 🙂

2 thoughts on “Free Crochet Pattern | Puff Stitch Snowman Hat | Preemie Through Toddler Sizing

  1. Jodi

    Hi and thank you for the adorable patterns. I do enjoy your podcast very much and was excited to see that you posted a new one. In the snowman hat pattern, we are working from the top down… Then the instructions for the snowman’s face have us working from the bottom up? Am I missing something or reading it wrong? Any help would be appreciated .
    Jodi

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    1. pinssneedles Post author

      Thank you! The snowman’s face is also working from the top down. The “smile” is worked the same for each hat size and is worked while the hat is worked even. I’m sorry if that isn’t more clear. Perhaps a video tutorial would clear things up?

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