This beautiful crochet fair isle hat is a quintessential part of a winter wardrobe! The little crochet knit stitch hat is easier to make than you think and you will love the finished look. This post includes affiliate links which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
My Crochet Snowfall hat is one of my very favorite crochet hats! This one and of course, my buffalo plaid slouchy are so fun to make and super cute to wear. It’s fun doing that little bit of fair isle color work, and the finished crochet hat is so pretty. I hope you aren’t intimidated by the color work because it’s not difficult to do! When you watch the video tutorial, you will see it’s not as hard as it looks, and I think you will be totally hooked (pun intended)!Due to the popularity of this hat, I decided to write more sizes!
This free pattern includes the adult sizing, but I have included sizing for the whole family in the downloadable PDF! You can buy it in my shops:
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CROCHET SNOWFALL HAT – Free Crochet Pattern
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Note: I am changing how I am writing my crochet hat patterns with ribbed bands. First, I will not be giving a row count, you will need to measure your band to make sure it is the correct size.
Second, I am changing the way I measure. To get the measurement, you want to gently stretch the band outwards. If you are having to yank it to make it long enough, then it’s too small and you need to work a few additional rows. This will ensure than your hat is big enough for your head, but snug enough that it won’t loosen over time. If your band isn’t stretchy at all, then your yarn might be too stiff for this project!
What you need:
–Mighty Stitch in 2-3 colors (medium weight yarn)
–G-J hook (work a gauge swatch to determine which hook to use)
– Fur or Yarn pom-pom (make your own fur one) (Make your own yarn one)
– Tape measure
Gauge: 14 dc = 4″ (gauge pattern)
Special Stitch: Snowfall Stitch- Work this “half” sc by inserting hook, yarning over with second color, pulling it through. Drop second color, and finish the stitch with first color.
I have also included a video tutorial for the adult size snowfall hat. If you unfamiliar with how to work the “snowfall stitch”, the video demonstrates how to do it.
Teen/Adult Crochet Hat
(Approx. 9″ tall)
1. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc 7. Turn. (8 sts)
2. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 6 in back loops only. Hdc in last st, through both loops.
Repeat row 2 until the row reaches 19″ – 20″ long. (refer to the Note for measurement instructions)
Slip stitch the short ends of the band together. Turn the band so the seam is on the inside and the loop is at the top. Continue to the hat body.
1. Ch 1. Sc 72 around the top of the band. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
Join 2nd color.
2. Ch 2. Dc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
3. Ch 1. *Sc 3. work Snowfall Stitch in next st* repeat all around the hat. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
4. Ch 2. Dc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
5. Ch 1. Sc. *Work Snowfall stitch in next st. Sc 3.* work all around, leaving last st unworked. In last st, work a Snowfall Stitch. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
6. – 17. Repeat rows 2 – 5, respectively, until you reach row 18.
18. Ch 2. (work with 1st color only) Dc in same st. *Dc2tog. Dc* work all around the hat. Join with sl st. (48 sts).
19. Ch 2. Dc2tog 24 times. Join with sl st. (24 sts)
Tie off all the ends. Thread a length of yarn onto your darning needle. Turn your hat inside out and sew a running stitch, going in and out around the very top. Pull the ends and cinch shut. Tie the ends in a firm knot.
Turn right-side out and finish with a pom-pom!