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October 22, 2011

Hi friends,

The chilly weather inspired me to make a quick hat that is luxuriously soft. You can purchase the yarn at and there are plenty of colors to make the hat uniquely yours. A special thanks to my husband, Michael Snow for taking these wonderful pictures.
To view the yarn for this project, please visit this direct link:


Download the pattern pdf here!


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  1. cheri says:

    What a beautiful hat! I can’t wait to make one!!
    How many cast on stitches for smaller sizes?
    Thank you so very much for this pattern!

    • nicole says:

      So my head is a 23″ circumference(half the hat needs to be about 11 inches(I round down on hats b/c they stretch) and I cast on 30 stitches. So, normally what I do to figure out a pretty good estimate for CO is just make a ratio.
      So say you have a kid (like 3 years old) with a 18″ circumferential, here’s my math:
      11 = 9
      30 x

      x=11.7 so I CO 11 sts

  2. jony says:

    danke. where did u find the great model?
    i know what i will be doing this coming week!

  3. Lorerz says:

    Hi!! Thanks so much . I was wondering if you had a size for babies?Thanks agian. Lorerz

  4. Lynda Brechtbill says:

    I want to make the Arctic Snowball Hat. I looked at the directions, but all it said was to cast on 30 stitches. Then what do I do??? It looks like maybe it’s just the knit stitch, but I’m not sure.
    Please help!

    Lynda Brechtbill

  5. Martha says:

    Wow! It couldn’t be easier. At first I was trying to use too small of a needle. I’m using 8′s and you recommend 9′s but it’s perfect! thank you!

  6. Andrea says:

    I wanted to make this for a 1-year-old girl, and from my research, they have average head circumferences of 17.5 to 18.5″. So let’s say 18. I noticed that one of the comments above mentioned that if you wanted an 18 inch circumference, cast on 11 stitches. However, when I did the ratio, I got a different number. If 11x=30, then x=30/11=2.7272…, multiply this by 9 and you get 24.55, if you round down that’s 24 stitches. Am I correct on this or was there something I was missing in the original calculation? 11 stitches seems very small.

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