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Snowflake

By Jennifer J. Cirka
Easy

Inspired by a fleece hat that was gifted to my daughter; I thought it would look beautiful done in crochet! The simple design reminds me of a gift that is just waiting to be opened and the snowflake accents make a wonderful finishing touch. Because of the ties and the attached snowflake, small children should not be left alone while wearing this hat.

Size

Baby [Toddler, Child]
Size shown: Child

Finished Measurements

To fit Head circumference: Baby (14-15 inches) [Toddler (16-17 inches), Child (18-19 inches)]

Materials

Cascade Yarns®, Sierra® [80% Pima Cotton/20% Wool; 191 yards/174 meters per 3.5 ounce/100 gram hank];

#434 Blue (MC); 1 skein
#01 White (CC); 1 skein (or small amount of any white yarn)

Recommended needle sizes

I-9 (5.5 MM) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions

Tapestry needle
2 Snowflakes (I used “Celebrate It” Christmas Glitter Snowflakes from Michael’s)

Gauge

15 hdc and 8 rows = 4 inches

Pattern Notes

When starting a new row, use a loosened/elongated chain. Do this by loosening the loop that is on the hook; work a loose chain, then again loosening the loop that is on the hook. This will make the stitch the proper height of an hdc and does not count as a stitch.

Hat is worked flat and then seamed to form a tube.

Skills Required

Basic Crochet Skills - chain stitch (ch), half double crochet (hdc), working in Back Loops (BL), slip stitch (sl st)


INSTRUCTIONS

With MC, loosely ch 43 [47, 51].
Row 1 (RS): Hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across: 41 [45, 49] hdc.
Rows 2-27 [31, 35]: Ch 1, turn Hdc in first st, hdc in BL of next 39 [43, 47] hdc, hdc in last st; ch 1, turn. At the end of Row 27 [31, 35], fold hat in half with RS together and loosely sl st last row to row 1. Finish off and weave in ends.

FINISHING

With CC, ch 60 [70, 80]. Finish off and securely tie off ends.

With RS facing, measure approximately 2 inches down from top of hat. Gather and tie with a bow using the CC chain just made.

Attach snowflakes to tie ends. (Can be hot glued, sewn, or tied on.)

Fold up bottom brim of hat to achieve desired look.

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Jennifer

Jennifer Cirka, the designer behind Jaybird Designs, is never without a hook and some yarn in her hands! This Crochet Guild of America recognized Professional Crochet Designer has a book of her girl’s sweater designs with Leisure Arts and has been featured in major crochet magazines such as Crochet Today and Crochet World with more publications coming out each year! She also independently sells her own crochet patterns at various online locations including her website.

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