The Snow Drops Reversible Cowl... inspired a hat! And while it isn't reversible, the Snow Drops Hat is fun, fresh, and ready for any autumn or winter adventures on your horizon!
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The Snow Drops Hat is a slouchy beanie with an open brim - so popular right now, and it means the hat fits just about everyone! The lace portion is pretty and feminine, and the pom pom and tassels make it youthful and fun. Overall, it's the perfect hat to pair with the cowl - or wear on it's own!
Snow Drops Hat
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US-I, 5.5 mm hook (Furls Fiberarts recommended)
310 yds LB Collection Superwash Merino (DK/yarn symbol "3"/UK: 8ply; 306 yds/280 m; 100 g/3.53 oz)
Color A – Eggplant: 1 ball (155 yds)
Color B – Ivory: 1 ball (155 yds - includes 2.5" pompom and tassels)
Stitch markers (Clover Lock Ring Markers recommended)
Clover Large Pom Pom Maker (optional - used smaller/2.5" maker)
Clover Small Tassel Maker (optional - used medium setting)
Gauge: 16 sts x 12 rows = 4″ in main Color A st pattern (dc in 3rd loop row and hdc row alternating)
Finished Size: Fits most Teens/Adults
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BLO/FLO (back loop only/front loop only)
bpdc/fpdc (back post double crochet/front post double crochet)
Coordinating Pattern: Snow Drops Reversible Cowl
- This pattern is worked in rounds through Round 19, and then it switches to Rows.
- The pom pom and tassels are optional - but fun!
- See chart below for the Color B stitch pattern.
Round 1: With Color A, ch2 (does not count as a st, here and throughout), work 12 dc into the ring; join to 1st dc with a sl st and tighten ring. (12 sts)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around; join. (24 sts)
Round 3: Ch 1, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; repeat from * around, join. (36 sts)
Round 4: Ch 2, *working into the 3rd loop for each st of this round, dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st; repeat from * around, join. (48 sts)
Round 5: Ch 1, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 3 sts; repeat from * around, join. (60 sts)
Round 6: Ch 2, *working into the 3rd loop for each st of this round, dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st; repeat from * around, join. (72 sts)
Round 7: Ch 1, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 5 sts; repeat from * around, join. (84 sts)
Round 8: Ch 2, *working into the 3rd loop for each st of this round, dc in each st around; join. (84 sts)
Round 9: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join. (84 sts)
Round 10 - 17: Repeat Rounds 8 and 9.
Round 18: Ch 1, *sc in the next 4 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around, join. (70 sts)
Round 19: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join. (70 sts)
Row 20: Sl st in 1st 4 sts, ch 2, dc in BLO of next 61 sts (remaining sts unworked); turn. (61 dc)
Row 21 - 27: Ch 2, dc in each st across; turn. (61 sts) After Row 27, remove hook from active loop and place st marker in loop to secure.
ADDING THE LACE INSTRUCTIONS:
Row 1: With Color B, join to 1st unworked FLO of Round 19, ch 1, sc in each of the 61 front loops; turn. (61 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in 1st st, *ch 5, skip 4 sts, sc in next st, ch 5, skip 4 sts,** 5 dc in next st; repeat from * around, finishing last repeat at **, then 3 dc in last st, turn. (5 5-dc shells, 2 3-dc half shells)
Row 3: Ch 2, skip 1st st, dc in next st (counts as dc2tog), *ch 3, skip next st, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip next st, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip next st, ** dc3tog over next 3 sts; repeat from * around, finishing last repeat at **, dc2tog in last 2 sts, turn. (5 dc3tog sts, 2 dc2tog sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 5, skip ch-3 sp, skip next st, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5,** skip next st, skip ch-3 sp, sc in next st; repeat from * around, finishing last repeat at **, sc in last st, turn. (6 5-dc shells)
Row 5: Ch 6 (counts as 1st dc and ch 3), *sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip next st, dc3tog over next 3 sts, ch 3, skip next st, sc in next ch-5 sp,** ch 5, skip next st; repeat from * finishing last repeat at **, ch 3, dc in last st. (6 dc3tog sts)
Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in 1st st, *ch 5, skip next st, skip ch-3 sp, sc in next st, ch 5, skip ch-3 sp, skip next st, ** 5 dc in ch-5 sp; repeat from * finishing last repeat at **, then 3 dc in last st, turn. (5 5-dc shells, 2 3-dc half shells)
Row 7: Repeat Row 3, break Color B.
ASSEMBLY AND FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS:
Row 28: (see asterisks in chart above) Reinsert hook in active loop of Color A (remove stitch marker), ch 2, dc through 1st st of both layers (Color B Row 7 and Color A Row 27), *dc in next 4 Color A sts, dc through Color B ch-5 loop and next Color A st, dc in next 4 Color A sts, dc through Color B dc3tog st and next Color A st; repeat from * to end, turn. (61 sts)
Row 29: Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, *bpdc in next st, hdc in next st; repeat from * to end, turn. (61 sts)
Row 30: Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, *fpdc in next st, hdc in next st; repeat from * to end, do NOT turn. (61 sts)
Edging and Strings: *Ch to desired string length (shown: ch 41), skip 1st ch, sl st in each ch to end,** then sc along side of Rows, going through both Color A and Color B layers, sc across back of hat, sc along next side going through both layers again, then at corner repeat from * to **, then sc in each st of Row 30; join to 1st ch and break Color A.
OPTIONAL: Add pom pom (Color B) and tassels (Color B with Color A accents) if desired. Follow package directions, then sew to hat as shown.
And that's a hat! A Snow Drops Hat to be precise, the perfect accompaniment to the Snow Drops Reversible Cowl. The hat isn't reversible, but it does show off both patterns to great advantage - and makes a wonderful gift set! I hope you enjoy both of these free crochet patterns!
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That is an extremely cute hat!
Thank you so much! 😀
That is adorable! Like a prairie sunbonnet, only warm!
😀 Thank you!
In round 2 of the hat it says dc around then it says 24 sts. Did you mean 2dc around?
Yes! My apologies, typing too fast. 🙂 I'll update the pattern now!
Thanks for the explanation.
And thanks to the knitting diagram becomes simplified.
I'm so glad it helped! 🙂 I agree, charts are always easier to "read" - though a lot harder to make! 😛
I have made two of these now in the past few days... obsessed! Thank you for the awesome pattern!
😀 Thank you so much Gabby!
This would make the CUTEST EVER baby hat! I suppose if I download those templates (from another of your posts) I'd be able to figure out the sizing? Thank you for your inspired patterns!
Thank you so much! It would be tough to downsize too much without using thinner yarn, but it would be cute! 🙂
Hi, love all you do. Thanks. When we start the lace you say "row 19" that should be round 19?
Thank you so much, Becky! Yes, good catch! Sorry about that, thanks for letting me know!
My comment above was my first comment EVER on any blog. I just have to tell you these hats are a hit!! I have made 7 so far and have experimented with different lace patterns in the front. All the girls at my shop want one. This sure has kept me busy. Thanks again for all you do. You inspire so many. One quick question, do you have any links to charts that would work in place of the snowflake lace? TIA. BTW, I'd love to send you a pic of the hat I did with skulls.
I absolutely love this pattern. This hat looks so cool. Can't wait to make my own and wear it next winter. Will definitely give it a try.
😀 Thank you, I hope you enjoy it!
This is absolutely adorable and looks fairly easy. 😀 I'm going to try and make these for my aunts and grandmas since I know they'll love it. Thank so much for sharing!
😀 Thank you!
I love this hat! I've started it and my rounds do not look ribbed like your picture. I'm alternating a dc round, then a hdc round. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Laura
Hi Laura! I'm guessing you aren't working in the third loop when instructed? https://www.mooglyblog.com/third-loop-half-double-crochet/
Love ALL your crochet patterns, and thanks for your easy to follow tutorials; thanks for sharing so generously.
Thank you so much, Mary! ♥
I’ll say this hat fits anyone! I made this hat for my mom, I used 2 skeins of Teal Sparkle for I Love This Yarn and a bit of Fresh Haven Optic White from Yarn Bee for the Lace. IT’S HUGE! She loves it and I’m going to add holographic flower cup sequins with seed beads to the single crochets of the lace. I ran out of the teal sparkle working on the last two rows of the pattern and Hobby Lobby says this color is out of stock on their app, so I’m going to use white sparkle metallic from I Love This Yarn for the last two rows of the pattern.
Looks so nice! Would you have a suggestion for making a small child or toddler size? Would using a smaller hook work or would I have to also use a thinner yarn. Would either of these options be effective? Thanks for any ideas you can give! and also for the beautiful pattern.
Thank you, Dawn! I would recommend using a Sport or DK weight yarn and smaller hook. 🙂