With ski season officially getting underway this week in my neck of the woods, I thought it was time to rework one of my older ski hat patterns, and in the process came up with this cute unisex beanie that will look just as good on men as it does on women! The diamond stitch adds extra warmth to this piece, and will keep
you warm and stylish on the slopes this year. I’ve included instructions for making your own faux fur pom-pom, or you can leave the hat plain.
If you’re wanting to make a set, the Snow Country Super Scarf is available over here.
It started snowing when I was doing the shoot for this beanie and those white spots you see are actually snow flakes! I’m such a snow lover (provided I don’t have to drive in it when it gets real deep, or icy), and the prospect of getting additional accumulation so I can wear this ski hat more, is exciting.
Once you get done with round 10, you’ll come back here for the ending. The pattern calls for a 4mm (G) hook, but many people have written to tell me they ended up with a child size beanie using this hook, so please, feel free to begin with a 5mm (H) hook, or 6 mm (J) hook if needed. I have very relaxed tension, and have included gauge instructions to help you out. Please do a test swatch first! You’ll thank me later. 😉
Ok, lets begin!
(Optional) pom-pom maker
FPtr = front post treble crochet
FPtr2tog = front post treble crochet 2 together
reverse sc = reverse single crochet (crab stitch)
14 dc stitches in 4″
8.5” tall and 10.5″ wide. It should fit an adult.
-tc2tog counts as a stitch. Don’t forget to skip that spot in your round when making the stitch
Rounds 6-10: 12 shells (the hat should measure at least 10” from side to side, after you finish this top part of the hat. From the crown of the hat to where the shells end, should measure at least 5”)
Choose which ending you want:
Crab Stitch edging:
Rounds 21-23: ch 1, sc in each stitch around. Join with sl st to first sc. (72)
Round 24: crab stitch or reverse sc in each stitch around.Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Ribbed band edging:
Rounds 21-22: ch 1, FPhdc around first st, BPhdc around next st, join with sl st to first FPhdc. (72)
Round 23: ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc. (72)
A small piece of faux fur fabric. The longer the fur “pile” the better!
Scissors or an X-ACTO knife
3 ft Button Thread/crochet thread
Polyester stuffing (fiber fill)
2. Cut out the circle. Only cut the fabric backing–not the fur itself!
3. With your needle and thread, sew a loose running stitch near the edge of the circle
4. Take a small amount of polyester stuffing and put it in the middle of the circle.
5. Tug on the ends of the thread to cinch the circle into a ball. It should be snug so the fiber fill doesn’t come out.
Use yarn and a large pom-pom maker instead.
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