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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: 

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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. Thank you so much for this beautiful hat pattern. My nieces and nephews all got these hats this winter and they love them!

  2. Hey there! I just found your site and am so smitten! I’m working on this hat for a newborn, and I see where I should make the brim 12 inches instead of 15, but should there be fewer SC in the initial row than in the 3-6 mos hat? I started a few rows with the 56, but it seemed like it wasn’t quite proportional. Maybe I’ll try with 48 or 52 instead.

    Thanks so much for this pattern. I love it!

  3. I’m not sure what I am doing wrong here, in order to get the gauge to 14dc = 4″ I had to go all the way up to a size K hook (10.5mm) which seemed way big, but I tried to make the toddler size hat anyway, I got the band to 15″ without stretching and 16″ when pulled gently, but after I finished the first 4 rows of the hat it looked huge still, and much holier than yours, so I tried it on and it fit my adult head. But with smaller hooks (I did the gauge swatch for g through j first) I had too many stitches for the 4″. Please help?

    1. A K hook should be 6.5 mm, are you really using a 10.5mm? That is very big! What yarn are you using? Did you click the gauge link to see what kind of gauge swatch I used to make my gauge?

      1. Oopsie, I did use a K hook, but yes, it was 6.5mm! Don’t know where that 10 came from haha! And the yarn is Caron simply soft. I did go to your link and that’s how I made my gauge swatches :D I’m still not sure what went wrong!

        1. Caron Simply Soft is actually a bit lighter than most Medium weights, it works up more like a #3, so I think yes your stitches will be a bit holey I am sorry! I might recommend Red Heart Soft or the yarn I used at the link.

          1. I was thinking it may be the yarn I was using. I’ve mostly made amigurumi with caron simply soft so gauge hasn’t really been an issue. Thank you for the advice! I just adore your patterns! Especially the plaid ones :D

  4. Thank you for posting this pattern! I made on this morning (baby) and it was a quick finish. The hat looks great, I wish I could share a photo! I will keep this as a go-to for gifts! Thank you, thank you!

  5. How many inches would the height for the body of the hat be? I, using a medium weight yarn and I gauged it first but the body of the hat seems to be coming out too tall.

    1. I’m worried I must be doing something wrong, to get the right gauge on my swatch I had to go all the way up to a K hook!

  6. What do you do with all the yarn from the snowfall on the inside, mine has strings of yarn, I don’t know what to do with then they look horrible

  7. I think you have a typo in the toddler pattern. You say rows 6-11. Then until you get to 13. But 13 is a decrease row.

  8. thank you for your lovely snowstitch pattern! I’m not sure if 72 sc around the top of the band are enough stitches; maybe there should be some more like 76? I’m just asking because I hope that there’s no mistake…

    1. 72 is correct, its a beautiful number that is a multiple of many other numbers to I use it with almost all my adult sized hats. If it’s not enough, it’s possible you may need to go up a hook size.

  9. Hi, your snowstitch pattern is beautiful! I’m just wondering why the pattern I’ve found first says: ch 7 for the ribbed band, after slip stitching it together work 72 sc around. I’m wondering because in the teen/adult size hat you say: ch 9 for the ribbed band (and I’m fine with it) but again I shall work 72 sc all around after joining? Excuse me, I’m just wondering if there might be a mistake…..
    thank you

  10. Hi Bethany!!!! In your original pattern, before you wrote all the other sizes, when you start the first row with the snow stitch, you start it as as ch1, Sc in same stitch, sc in next stitch, snow stitch (meaning Sc2, then snow stitch) and then you start the repeat of *sc3, snow stitch* all the way around. It’s like this in the video as well. However, in all your newly written sizes and even in the teen/adult on that page, you jump right into the repeat after the sc in that row, having it written as ch 1 *sc3, snow stitch*. So I was just wondering which was correct and if will throw off the look of the pattern of the snow stitch in the hat if I’m not doing the initial Sc, snowfall stitch and going into the repeat of *sc3, snow stitch* Thanks for the great pattern, btw helpful videos!

    1. They would both work, the updated version simply starts the pattern one stitch over for all rows, so it will be not be off at all, the other row is moved over a stitch as well to compensate. You can work it either way, I just made that small change for my own perfectionism.

      1. I can relate!!!! Thanks Bethany for responding so quickly. Have an awesome holiday and thank you so much for all your hard work that goes into pattern writing.

  11. Hi!!
    Fall is about to start here in Colorado like this weekend. I am getting ready and buying knitting supplies for the season <3 Your hat is my favorite pattern this year, so I have to make it! Just one doubt: how many balls of each color have you used for the adult size?

    Thaaaank you!

  12. j’ai fait ce patron pour ma petite fille en rose foncé et gris mais au tricot beaucoup aimé , merci à toi


    1. Hi i love the color red snowfall hat in the picture, i like to make the exact color one, can you please tell me the color combo name of each color used. Thank you for sharing this great tutorial. I totally love it!

      Thank you,

      1. Hi Sue! Sadly this gorgeous burgundy color in the Mighty Stitch yarn line has been discontinued. I am in mourning! It was one of my very favorites. The other color is Oyster for the small v stitches, and Silver for the brim. You might try Love Letter, it would be a bit brighter of a red, though.

  13. I’m so excited! I loved this stitch but it looked like it would be hard to make. I watched the video, tried it and it was so easy. I love it. Thank you so much for taking the time to do all this for us and especially for providing it free. That is so kind and generous!

    I just have one question though. I carried my second color along crocheting over it as I went and now that I look at my work I see that you can somewhat see that second color thru the tiny openings in the sc. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?

    1. Hi Ruth! Glad you like the pattern! Make sure you gently pull the carried yarn, as show in the video, it closes the gaps a bit. It may show a bit depending on your colors, though, so that is normal. If you hate it, you can drop the yarn and pick it up when you need it again (the fair isle technique).

  14. I am wondering if I am not doing this correctly. It looks right but when I tried it on, it was way too small with no stretch. What do you do with the second yarn color? I was weaving it in as I went, but now I am wondering if that’s not the way you are supposed to do it.

  15. Thank you for sharing your patterns with us. Dey are simply beautiful and easy to follow. I made this snowfall beanie for my nephew. It turned out super cute n neat.. he loved d tiny hearts of the pattern.. thank you. 😘😘

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