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!

crochet hat with 3 different sizes, with yarn and fur pom-poms with heart and knit stitch patterns.


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: 

⭐️ Want more sizes? Baby Kids and Adult is available in the downloadable PDF!
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Burgundy crochet hat with yarn pom-pom with heart shaped knit stitch pattern.

 CROCHET SNOWFALL HAT – Free Crochet Pattern 

Please remember: You are free to use this free Snowfall crochet hat pattern to make and sell, but do not republish or distribute this pattern in any way. Please DO NOT use my photos in your listings. 
PLEASE read my Disclaimer before working my free patterns! 

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)
-Darning Needle
Fur or Yarn pom-pom (make your own fur one) (Make your own yarn one)
Tape measure

Gauge: 14 dc = 4″ (gauge pattern)

Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch


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)
 Ch 9. 
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. 

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. 


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!

You can make a pom-pom using this tutorial. Or try making a fur one!


Three crochet hats with 3 different sizes, with yarn and fur pom-poms with heart knit stitch patterns.


Child wearing navy blue crochet hat with fur pom-pom and a heart knit stitch pattern.


These crochet snowfall hats are so fun to make! And if you love the Snowfall technique, you must make matching Mittens or a Christmas stocking. 







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  1. I’m confused: On the Baby Hat row 11 the pattern calls for 16 decreases and a double crochet. You cannot possible get 17 stitches from the 37 in the prior row that way. I am assuming you meant 18 decreases and finish with a dc for a total of 19 stitches. I then followed up with Round 12: 9 dec, 1 dc (10 sts) and finished with Round 13: 5 dec. Does this sound right?

    1. Oh dear, you are right! I am not sure what happened there, but that is not correct. Your improv was great! I will try to get this fixed today, thank you for letting me know!

      1. Justo hago el mismo, sólo que por el grosor de la lana me dio justo para un tamaño adolescente/adulto. En la fila 10 me da 38 y no 37 puntos.

  2. HI, I’m Australian and have just made the snowfall hat. Managed to translate the pattern to Aus crochet speak ;-) I used wool, which is less stretchy so the hat not as slouchy and I had to add rows to make it big engouh but it still looks great. Thanks so much for the great and easy pom pom instructions and the You Tube tutorial.

  3. HI! I love the snowfall hats and am eager to make them. I have never used the snowfall stitch and want to learn how to do it but I do not see where your tutorial video is… could you please let me know where to find it? thank you.

  4. Hi!
    Just started crocheting in January and have made one of these hats already, they are awesome! Just wondering how to adjust the pattern to use a bulkier yarn (5)? There’s so much info out there and it can be overwhelming and confusing!

    1. Hi Jill! You can adjust the pattern by making the brim the length you would like (any length). Then the body of the hat would need to be in multiples of 4. Does that make sense?

  5. I want to make this hat but for a 0-3 mon baby. I’m still an amateur at crocheting and I am not sure what the starting number chains should be.. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

  6. I am so grateful for crochet bloggers like you! Simple and modern free crochet patterns in all sizes for someone like me who taught myself from YouTube! I’ve fallen in love with the unique and special gifts you can make by crocheting! Such a beautiful art that is being modernized by people like you so others can see how amazing it is and that it’s not just for your grandma! Thank you again!

  7. I like the pattern. I made the adult size. I noticed the pattern didn’t say to slip stitch the band close. I figured it out because the pattern stated to sc crochet 72 around. I liked it because it isn’t too tight. My husband hates hats, but liked this one. Thanks!

  8. Size 1 to 3 year old (toddler). Should row 12 be row 13 and total rows equal 15 or should there be total 16 rows with missing row 12?
    Thank you,

    1. Thank you for catching that! There is 14 total rows, so there is no missing rows, just a mistake with the row numbers. Thanks for letting me know!

    1. The video is so helpful to learn the knit stitch and how to carry that second color. I rewound the video 3 times to learn it and figured it out. My new favorite pattern!

  9. Love this pattern! I did notice a little error on the teen/adult size on the hat body, row 1, it says 64 sts but I think it should say 72. Anyway, I do love it! Thank you!!

  10. Thanks for the great pattern. Question-on the adult pattern if you start with 8 stitches on row 1, should it then be 6 hdc in the back loops for row 2? Otherwise you seem to come up short, correct? Thanks again!

  11. You are so kind and generous to give this pattern free. I ate and donate to an organization that distributes to cancer patients around the country. I will be making and donating many of these because I love them! Thank you.