Free Pattern: Crochet Snowman Hat

Crochet Snowman Hat Pattern

Time for another variation on my free Versatile Earflap Hat Pattern! My youngest son just loves to wear these earflap hats – so much that anytime I start a project, he is always there at my side saying, “Is this for me?” Here’s how to make his current favorite, the snowman.

Start by downloading the instructions for the Versatile Earflap Hat Pattern (if you haven’t already), and follow the instructions below to customize the hat into a snowman. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn for this hat in Cranberry (color A), Dusty Blue (color B), White (color C) and Terracotta (for the carrot nose).

0-3 Months

  • Work rounds 1 through 6 in color A
  • Switch to color B for round 7
  • Switch color C for rounds 8 through 11, both earflaps and both edgings (to better define the snowman’s hat, work round 8 in back loops only)

3-6 Months

  • Work rounds 1 through 7 in color A
  • Switch to color B for round 8
  • Switch color C for rounds 9 through 12, both earflaps and both edgings (to better define the snowman’s hat, work round 9 in back loops only)

6-12 Months

  • Work rounds 1 through 7 in color A
  • Switch to color B for round 8
  • Switch color C for rounds 9 through 13, both earflaps and both edgings (to better define the snowman’s hat, work round 9 in back loops only)

Toddler

  • Work rounds 1 through 8 in color A
  • Switch to color B for round 9 & 10
  • Switch color C for rounds 11 through 15, both earflaps and both edgings (to better define the snowman’s hat, work round 11 in back loops only)

Child

  • Work rounds 1 through 10 in color A
  • Switch to color B for round 11 & 12
  • Switch color C for rounds 13 through 18, both earflaps and both edgings (to better define the snowman’s hat, work round 13 in back loops only)

Teen/Adult

  • Work rounds 1 through 11 in color A
  • Switch to color B for round 12 & 13
  • Switch color C for rounds 14 through 20, both earflaps and both edgings (to better define the snowman’s hat, work round 14 in back loops only)
Free Crochet Pattern Snowman Hat

Finish all sizes by adding a carrot nose and any combination of buttons or felt shapes to make the eyes and mouth. For the child size hat pictured I used 1″ buttons for the eyes and 1/2″ buttons for the mouth. I also topped my snowman hat off with a pom pom made in color B and braids on the earflaps in colors A, B and C.

Carrot Nose

0-3 Months, 3-6 Months & 6-12 Months

  • With orange yarn and a H (5.0mm) hook, ch 6. Sl st in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, 2 hdc in last ch. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the nose to the hat.

Toddler, Child & Teen/Adult

  • With orange yarn and a H (5.0mm) hook, ch 8. Sl st in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next ch, 2 dc in last ch. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the nose to the hat.

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New Pattern Release and Giveaway (CLOSED): Endless Entwine Scarf

Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern by Micah Makes

I’m so excited to finally have a new pattern for my shop – the Endless Entwine Scarf. After spending many hours making Christmas gifts over the past few months, I was ready to make something for myself. This scarf turned out exactly as I envisioned. My favorite way to wear it is doubled up as a chunky cowl.

Furthermore, the best part about this pattern is that it is very easy to follow – suitable for the beginner or the advanced crocheter – and perfect for someone who likes to binge watch television while crocheting. Since I think all of us crafters deserve to make something lovely for ourselves now that the holiday season is over, I’m going to give a copy of this PDF pattern to five lucky readers.

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Simply leave a comment below. No hoops to jump through, no strings attached. Just be sure to leave your email address on the comment form so that I can contact you if you win (only one entry per person please). The five winners will be chosen at random at noon EST on Sunday, January 5th, 2014. Additionally, if you would share the pattern on Facebook and/or pin it on Pinterest, I would be ever so grateful. It is not required, nor will it increase your odds of winning, but I would consider it a personal favor. Thanks so much for your support!  (Giveaway Now Closed)

Free Pattern: Crochet Santa Hat

Crochet Santa Hats

It’s beginning to look like Christmas around here and, of course, that means time for some fun new crocheted hats. Using my free Versatile Earflap Hat Pattern, I made Santa hats for my boys to celebrate the season. This hat is very much like my Lucky Leprechaun Hat, with the addition of some fuzzy trim. To make one of your own, simply download the Versatile Earflap Hat Pattern here and follow the instructions for changing colors below.

0-3 Months

  • Work rounds 1 through 7 in red
  • Switch to black for rounds 8 through 10
  • Switch back to red for round 11, both earflaps and first edging

3-6 Months

  • Work rounds 1 through 8 in red
  • Switch to black for rounds 9 through 11
  • Switch back to red for round 12, both earflaps and first edging

6-12 Months

  • Work rounds 1 through 9 in red
  • Switch to black for rounds 10 through 12
  • Switch back to red for round 13, both earflaps and first edging

Toddler

  • Work rounds 1 through 10 in red
  • Switch to black for rounds 11 through 14
  • Switch back to red for round 15, both earflaps and first edging

Child

  • Work rounds 1 through 13 in red
  • Switch to black for rounds 14 through 17
  • Switch back to red for round 18, both earflaps and first edging

Teen/Adult

  • Work rounds 1 through 15 in red
  • Switch to black for rounds 16 through 19
  • Switch back to red for round 20, both earflaps and first edging

Finish all sizes by completing the 2nd edging in a bulky, fluffy white yarn. I used Bernat Pipsqueak in Whitey White for my hats. Finally, make a belt buckle for your hat.

Belt Buckle

0-3 Months, 3-6 Months & 6-12 Months

  • With yellow or gold yarn and an I (5.5mm) hook, ch 19. (Sc, ch 2, sc) in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch, sc in next 3 ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch, sc in next 4 ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch, sc in last 3 ch. Sew the beginning and end of the buckle together and sew it to the hat.

Toddler, Child & Teen/Adult

  • With yellow or gold yarn and an I (5.5mm) hook, ch 23. (Sc, ch 2, sc) in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch, sc in next 4 ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch, sc in next 5 ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch, sc in last 4 ch. Sew the beginning and end of the buckle together and sew it to the hat.
Wishing you cheerful holidays and happy new yarn!

Free Pattern: Crochet Pumpkin Hat

Free Crochet Pumpkin Hat Pattern from Micah Makes

Temperatures are starting to drop here in Pennsylvania and I can’t wait to bust out the hats! Here is another fun free pattern to keep your autumn festive. Follow the directions in my Versatile Earflap Hat Pattern available for download here to make this pumpkin hat.

Start by crocheting the entire hat and both edgings in your favorite shade of orange. The instructions for the stem, leaf and vine are listed below. The leaf is a little tricky, but take your time following the directions and you can do it!

Crochet Pumpkin Leaf and Stem
Leaf
  • Round 1: Work in continuous rounds – do not join unless stated. Using green yarn and an H hook, 8 hdc  in a magic circle. (8)
  • Round 2: 2 Hdc in ea st around. (16) Skip next st and sl st in the next st.
  • Round 3: * (Sc, hdc, dc) in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, sl st in ch, ch 3, sl st in same st * repeat one more time; (sc,hdc) in next st, (2 htr, tr) in next st, ch 1, sl st in ch, (tr, 2 htr) in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st; * sl st in next st, ch 4, sl st in 1st ch from hook, dc in same st, (dc, hdc, sc) in next st * repeat one more time; sl st in next 2 sts, ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 6 chains, sl st in next st; fasten off and weave in ends.
Vine
  • With another shade of green and a H hook, ch 15. 3 Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (42) Fasten off and use the loose ends to attach the vine to the top of the hat.
Stem
  • Row 1: Using brown yarn and an H hook, ch 8 leaving a long tail for sewing. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; ch 1 and turn. (7)
  • Row 2-9: Sc in BLO (back loop only) of each st across; ch 1 and turn. (7)
  • Row 10: Line up row 1 and row 9 forming a tube. Work sc through both row 1 and 9 across. (7) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
  • Use the first tail to sew the top of the stem closed. Weave in that end. Next, stretch out the base of the stem and sew it to top of the hat using the other yarn end. As you are sewing the stem in place, make sure to sew it over the vine and leaf stem to hold those in place. When you stretch and sew the stem on, the ribs on the stem have a tendency to swirl, giving it a more authentic look. Finish your hat with braids on the earflaps or whatever you like.

I hope you love this pattern as much as I do! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at email hidden; JavaScript is required. Looking for other free and fun fall patterns? Check out my Candy Corn Colorblock Hat, Apple Hat, Football Hat and Football Applique Hat.

Free Pattern: Crochet Owl Hat

Whoooo’s ready for back-to-school?

Crochet Owl Hat - Free Pattern by Micah Makes

We are! This summer has been fun but it is quickly drawing to a close as school will be starting here in Pennsylvania later this month. My boys are super excited so we made a wise owl hat to get ready.
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