It’s Never Too Late for Snowflakes

Dancing Snowflakes Beanie, a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Snowflakes Beanie, a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Happy January everyone! Can’t you believe it’s a new decade? And a new design, the Dancing Snowflakes Beanie. Isn’t it exciting? Are you feeling a renewed sense of wonder and hope? Are you seeing all the opportunities to make new things?

Now if you’ve been following along with my activities on Instagram, you may have seen this hat before. I got the idea for this hat back in December and I was worried it would be too late to release it in January. Luckily, my followers told me that the Dancing Snowflakes Beanie would be completely at home being released in January. So I moved forward in the designing process… and here we are. Not to mention, this tweed yarn is the best and I love working with it.

This design is a variation of other snowflake designs I’ve made because it’s a classic. And really, how could I not make more snowflake designs? And actually, this design is a bit of an update on the Snowflake Stocking Hat, just this one is a little more versatile and works up faster.

And this won’t even be my last beanie this month. I have been in such a beanie zone! I want to make all the beanies. Do you ever get like that? In the mood to make the same thing over but get wild with it? Anyway… I’m rambling. I hope you love this design as much as I do and give it a try. There are some notes below on how to customize the length a big. You could also for-go the sc/dc slouch portion & just do scs or whatever. I hope you like it!

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Dancing Snowflakes Beanie, a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Snowflakes Beanie, a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Materials

  • US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
  • US G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Size #4/ Worsted weight yarn
    • 2 colors
  • Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, tape measure

Gauge

  • H: 17 sc x 14 rows = 4”
  • G: 15 dc/sc repeat x 15 rows = 4”
    Ravelry link

Terms/ Stitches used

  • RS: right side
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Rnd: round
  • BLO: back loop only
  • Join: join with a slip st into the first st
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Sc2tog: single crochet 2 sts together
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Dc: double crochet

Notes

  • This pattern is worked in 3 sections: the Graphing, Slouch, and Brim and all are worked in the round with a slip st into the first st of the rnd.
  • Every stitch in rnds 2 – 17 is a single crochet. The directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many scs to make.
  • You will need to know how to work into the Back Third Loop (BTL) for this pattern. When looking at the you will have the 2 loops on top of the hdc (the V on top), lean the stitch towards you and will see the third loop that runs along the back of the stitch. This is the loop you will work into. This stitch is also known as the Camel Stitch.
  • The ch-1 at the beginning of the rnds does not count as a stitch.
  • In the photos: Color A is blue (1 skein of Wool of the Andes in Prussian Heather) and Color B is tan (1 – 2 skeins of Wool of the Andes in Down Heather, depending upon the size).

Finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)

20″22″
Yarn: A: 1.5 oz| 94 yds, B: 1.5 oz| 94 yds
Height: 7.5” – 8”
Diameter: 10”
Yarn: A: 1.76 oz| 110 yds, B: 2oz| 125 yds
Height: 8.5” – 9”
Diameter: 11”
Learn how to make the Dancing Snowflakes Beanie, a mixture of tapestry and textured crochet, from a free crochet pattern by Divine Debris

Pattern instructions

Dancing Snowflakes Beanie, a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Snowflakes Beanie, a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Graphing
Sizing as follows 20″ (22″)
With H hook:
Rnd 1: A: Ch 85 (95) to and slip st to form a ring *DO NOT TWIST THIS RING*
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc into the next 85 (95) chs, join – 85 (95) sc
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc into the BLO of the same st as join and into the BLO of the next 84 (94) sts, join – 85 (95) sc

Note:

  • The following directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many stitches to make.
  • The rnds 2 – 18 are worked into the BLO. Slip st into both loops on the join to help keep your seam straight.
  • The first st is always worked into the same st as the join.

Rnd 4: A: Ch 1, 5 (6), *B: 1 (1), A: 5 (5), B: 1 (1), A: 10 (12),* repeat from * to * 3 more times, B: 1 (1), A: 5 (5), B: 1 (1), A: 5 (6), join – 85 (95) sc
Rnd 5: A: Ch 1, 5 (6), *B: 2 (2), A: 3 (3), B: 2 (2), A: 10 (12),* repeat from * to * 3 more times, B: 2 (2), A: 3 (3), B: 2 (2), A: 5 (6), join – 85 (95) sc
Rnd 6: A: Ch 1, 5 (6), *B: 3 (3), A: 1 (1), B: 3 (3), A: 10 (12),* repeat from * to * 3 more times, B: 3 (3), A: 1 (1), B: 3 (3), A: 5 (6), join – 85 (95) sc
Rnd 7: A: Ch 1, 2 (3), *B: 3 (3), A: 1 (1), B: 2 (2), A: 1 (1), B: 2 (2), A: 1 (1), B: 3 (3), A: 4 (6),* repeat from * to * 3 more times, B: 3 (3), A: 1 (1), B: 2 (2), A: 1 (1), B: 2 (2), A: 1 (1), B: 3 (3), A: 2 (3), join – 85 (95) sc
Rnd 8: A: Ch 1, 3 (4), *B: 3 (3), A: 1 (1), B: 1 (1), A: 1 (1), B: 1 (1), A: 1 (1), B: 3 (3), A: 6 (8),* repeat from * to * 3 more times, B: 3 (3), A: 1 (1), B: 1 (1), A: 1 (1), B: 1 (1), A: 1 (1), B: 3 (3), A: 3 (4), join – 85 (95) sc
Rnd 9: A: Ch 1, 4 (5), *B: 3 (3), A: 3 (3), B: 3 (3), A: 8 (10),* repeat from * to * 3 more times, B: 3 (3), A: 3 (3), B: 3 (3), A: 4 (5), join – 85 (95) sc
Rnd 10: A: Ch 1, 8 (9), *B: 1 (1), A: 16 (18),* repeat from * to * 3 more times, B: 1 (1), A: 8 (9), join – 85 (95) sc

Rnd 11: A: Ch 1, 4 (5), *B: 3 (3), A: 3 (3), B: 3 (3), A: 8 (10),* repeat from * to * 3 more times, B: 3 (3), A: 3 (3), B: 3 (3), A: 4 (5), join – 85 (95) sc
Rnd 12: A: Ch 1, 3 (4), *B: 3 (3), A: 1 (1), B: 1 (1), A: 1 (1), B: 1 (1), A: 1 (1), B: 3 (3), A: 6 (8),* repeat from * to * 3 more times, B: 3 (3), A: 1 (1), B: 1 (1), A: 1 (1), B: 1 (1), A: 1 (1), B: 3 (3), A: 3 (4), join – 85 (95) sc
Rnd 13: A: Ch 1, 2 (3), *B: 3 (3), A: 1 (1), B: 2 (2), A: 1 (1), B: 2 (2), A: 1 (1), B: 3 (3), A: 4 (6),* repeat from * to * 3 more times, B: 3 (3), A: 1 (1), B: 2 (2), A: 1 (1), B: 2 (2), A: 1 (1), B: 3 (3), A: 2 (3), join – 85 (95) sc
Rnd 14: A: Ch 1, 5 (6), *B: 3 (3), A: 1 (1), B: 3 (3), A: 10 (12),* repeat from * to * 3 more times, B: 3 (3), A: 1 (1), B: 3 (3), A: 5 (6), join – 85 (95) sc
Rnd 15: A: Ch 1, 5 (6), *B: 2 (2), A: 3 (3), B: 2 (2), A: 10 (12),* repeat from * to * 3 more times, B: 2 (2), A: 3 (3), B: 2 (2), A: 5 (6), join – 85 (95) sc
Rnd 16: A: Ch 1, 5 (6), *B: 1 (1), A: 5 (5), B: 1 (1), A: 10 (12),* repeat from * to * 3 more times, B: 1 (1), A: 5 (5), B: 1 (1), A: 5 (6), join – 85 (95) sc
Fasten off color B.
Rnds 17 – 18: A: Ch 1, sc into the BLO of the same st as join and into the BLO of the next 84 (94) sts, join – 85 (95) sc
Fasten off color A.
Move onto Slouch.

Dancing Snowflakes Beanie, a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Snowflakes Beanie, a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Slouch

With G hook:
Rnd 19: B: Ch 1, sc2tog the first 2 sts, *dc into the BLO of the next st, sc into the BLO of the next st,* repeat from * to * 40 (45) more times, dc into the BLO of the next st, join – 42 (47) sc, 42 (47) dc

Note: If you’d like your beanie to be less slouchy, do fewer rnds 20 – 25 (30) before moving onto decrease rnds.


Rnds 20 – 25 (30): Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next st, dc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 41 (46) more times, join – 42 (47) sc, 42 (47) dc
Note: the decreases in the next couple rows might throw off the texture but it’s at the top so it won’t be noticeable.
Rnd 26 (31): Ch 1, turn, sc2tog the first 2 sts, *sc into the next st, dc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 19 (21) more times, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next st, dc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 19 (22) more times, join – 42 (47) sc, 40 (45) dc
Rnd 27 (32): Ch 1, turn, sc2tog the first 2 sts, *sc into the next st, dc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 18 (21) more times, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next st, dc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 19 (21) more times, join – 41 (46) sc, 39 (44) dc
Rnd 28 (33): Ch 1, turn, [*sc into the next st, dc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 3 (3) more times, sc2tog the next 2 sts,] repeat from [ to ] 7 (8), more times, join – 40 (45) sc, 32 (36) dc
Rnd 29 (34): Ch 1, turn, [*sc into the next st, dc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 2 (2) more times, sc into the next st, sc2tog the next 2 sts,] repeat from [ to ] 7 (8), more times, join – 40 (45) sc, 24 (27) dc
Rnd 28 (33): Ch 1, turn, [*sc into the next st, dc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 2 (2) more time, sc2tog the next 2 sts,] repeat from [ to ] 7 (8), more times, join – 32 (36) sc, 24 (27) dc
Fasten off color B leaving a long tail, which you will use to close the top of your hat.

Dancing Snowflakes Beanie, a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Snowflakes Beanie, a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Closing
Using your yarn needle and tail, weave the yarn back and forth through all the dcs on rnd 28 (33) until you get back to the beginning. Pull your yarn tight to close the hole. If it doesn’t close the first time, weave the yarn through again to sew it closed. Add a pom pom to the outside (optional).

Dancing Snowflakes Beanie, a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Snowflakes Beanie, a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Band
With G hook:
Rnd 1: B: Create a slipknot on your hook and start in the first st to the left of your seam from the Graphing potion on the other side of Rnd 1, hdc into the first st and into the next 84 (94) sts, join – 85 (95) hdc
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc into the back third loop only of the same st as join and into the BTL of the next 84 (94) sts, join – 85 (95) sc
Fasten off, weave in your ends.


Tada! There it is, the Dancing Snowflakes Beanie! I hope you love it and use the hashtag #DivineDebris on Instagram and I’ll share it in my stories!

5 thoughts on “It’s Never Too Late for Snowflakes

  1. I found 95 to be too large and my head circumference is 22. My gauge swatch was perfect though. I’m on row 4 and will wait to see if you say it supposed to be very large at this point and will cinch up later. Thank you.

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