Crochet Snowman Ear Muff Hat and Cocoon

One of my best friends delivered her rainbow baby last week and I asked her if she had any crochet requests. She is a collector of snowmen so of course she wanted a little snowman hat for her baby girl :) I thought I would come up with a new twist on my old snowman hat pattern and add a little crochet cocoon to keep her newborn snug and cozy.

Disclaimer: This pattern is meant to be used as a photo prop. Always keep an eye on your child/baby if you are using buttons and long yarn strands. You could also choose crochet the button parts.


Materials:

– White Chunky Yarn: I used Loops & Threads Charisma yarn in white. It is a 100% Acrylic Yarn, Bulky 5 weight, 3.5 oz. skein/ 109 yds. I purchased it at Michaels. This pattern will only work correctly if you use chunky yarn.

– Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Black, Terracotta Orange, and Magenta.

– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry needle
– Black buttons in 3 different sizes: 1″, 1/2″, and 1/4″
– Poly-fil fiber stuffing

Abbreviations: 

Ch = chain 
Sl St = slip stitch 
SC = Single Crochet 
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet (This is the American English Double Crochet Stitch! Which is different than the British English Double Crochet Stitch. Please make sure you are using the correct stitch.) 


Snowman Hat Pattern:
Size: 0-3 Months
Magic ring, chain 2, DC 10 in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2

Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next four, join, ch 1 (36 DC)
Round 5-8: DC in each stitch around (36 DC)
optional: loosely slip stitch around the bottom to create a finished edge.


Size: 3-6 Months
Magic ring, chain 2, DC 10 in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (40 DC)
Round 5-9: DC in each stitch around, join, ch 2 (40 DC)
optional: loosely slip stitch around the bottom to create a finished edge.


Size: 6-12 Months
Magic ring, chain 2, DC 10 in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2

Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (40 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next seven, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 6-10: DC around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
optional: loosely slip stitch around the bottom to create a finished edge.


Size: Preschooler
Magic ring, chain 2, DC 10 in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2

Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (40 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next three, join, ch 2 (50 DC)
Round 6-11: DC around, join, ch 2 (50 DC)
optional: loosely slip stitch around the bottom to create a finished edge.
Size: Child
Magic ring, chain 2, DC 10 in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (40 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next three, join, ch 2 (50 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 9, join, ch 2 (55 DC)
Round 7-12: DC around (55 DC)
optional: loosely slip stitch around the bottom to create a finished edge.

Size: Teen/Adult
Magic ring, chain 2, DC 10 in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (40 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next three, join, ch 2 (50 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next four, join, ch 2 (60 DC)
Round 7-13: DC around (60 DC)
optional: loosely slip stitch around the bottom to create a finished edge.

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Ear Muff Pattern (make 2):
With worsted weight yarn…
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (30 SC)
Round 4: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (30 SC)
Round 5: In back loops only, SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (30 SC)
Round 6: Now working in both loops, SC in each stitch around, join, fasten off leaving long tail
Ear Muff Headband:
Chain as long as you need to get it to reach under both earmuffs. I chained 40 for the 0-3month size hat.  
Row 2: Turn and SC down the chain, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC in each stitch across. Fasten off or feel free to continue and addition 1-2 rows for a thicker headband.
Sew headband along top crease of hat (when laid flat).
THEN sew the ear muffs onto each side of hat, centered over the headband. 
Before you sew earmuffs completely shut you will want to lightly stuff with polyfil.

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Carrot Nose: 

Chain 6, Slip Stitch in second chain from hook, SC, HDC, DC, DC, continue to SC around the back and slip stitch across bottom of the triangle, when you get to the tip, chain 2, slip stitch in second chain from hook and slip stitch to your first SC.
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Newborn Cocoon Pattern:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 11 DC in ring, join, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, chain 2 (55 DC)
Round 6-21: DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (55 DC)
fasten off weave in ends.
Now with worsted weight yarn…
Chain 30, attach to cocoon and SC around edge, when you get back to where you started, do not join, chain 30 (again), turn
Row 2-5: SC in each stitch (down the chain 30, around the rim, and down the other chain 30), turn
fasten off and weave in ends. You have now made the scarf.

Tie 3 groups of 3 yarn strands to each edge of your scarf. This is the same method you would use to attach strands to earflap hats.

Now you can tie the scarf in a little knot or bow!

Add three 1″ black buttons to the front of your cocoon.

My finished cocoon measures about 16 inches in length. You could absolutely make yours longer and wider by increasing the stitch count and adding more rows. Remember that most newborns are between 18-22 inches long when born.

If you like this pattern, I think you will also like my original Snowman Hat Pattern!
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Comments

  1. says

    Gorgeous hat. Nice and warm for the baby. I think that toddlers, childeren and adults would love to wear a hat like this. Thank you for sharing the pattern.
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    Dear greetings, Margaret

  2. Misty Thurman says

    This has been very simple to make this coocoon. I have a question though. I am using a 4 weighted yarn not super chunky and I used a size G hook and I wanted to know if it will work up the same or do I need to in large my rows?

  3. Diane H says

    Can you tell me how many skeins of the chunky yarn you used, does not really say ? It surely can’t only be one. Thanks

    • Stacia B says

      Not sure if you got started with this, but I bought 2 and still have some left over of the Loops & Threads Charisma yarn.

  4. Stacia B says

    This was a wonderfully fun pattern to make for an incoming nephew. Thank you for an easy pattern & beautiful project. I am a Charisma yarn convert now. It’s so soft for a baby’s skin

  5. Heather says

    Thank you so much for all of your patterns! Our first grandchild was recently born and while I am a self taught ( not very good) crochet addict, I’ve managed to make her a dozen hat/cocoons. So fun! This pattern turned out especially well and a picture taken with her in it in front of Christmas tree turned out adorable! Thank you again!

  6. Cheryl says

    I could only find a 6 which is super chunky yarn. There is no way that will work with a size H hook. I think I’m going to use the Red Heart with Love which tends to be a little thicker anyway and either a G or H hook. I’m wanting mine for a newborn so I want it a little smaller.
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Debra Smith says

    Can you help me with more specific instructions for the carrot nose? Where do you start the HDC, DC, DC, . Confused?

  8. Belinda says

    Great instructions, great project,. My granddaughter looks so cute! I chose peach and brown and it was perfect. Thanks for the instructions. Belinda

    (Wish I could post a photo)

  9. says

    Love this pattern. Made this for a newborn baby and she’s going to look gorgeous in it. I used Red Heart, Chunky, 5 oz. used an H hook and it only took 1 skein. Thanks for the great pattern.

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