Mommy and Me Winter Hat Crochet Pattern: 30 Days of Cozy

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You know that feeling you get when the wind is howling, the snow is driving sideways, and you HAVE to leave the house? It’s the worst feeling to freeze your face and breathe in the painful air. That’s why I designed this winter hood with a removable mask – to protect precious faces on even the harshest of days.

It’s Day 12 of 30 Days of Cozy and when you make this winter hood with its removable mask you’ll have no more unbearable breaths when you’re out shoveling snow or even just going from the car to the house. Simply button the mask to the hood and you and your loved ones are protected.

It’s a perfect gift to make for family and friends in harsh northern climates and is quick and easy to make with size 5, bulky yarn.

The pattern includes instructions for creating braids or tassels as embellishments.

 


A mother and carrying her child both wearing the Snow Day Hood winter hat with a stuffed elephant at the back

 

 

Are you ready to make your own?

 

 

PATTERN DOWNLOADS

There are two ways you can access the pattern for this warm and cozy winter hood:

  1. Follow along with the free pattern, below, for sizes 9-12 mos and women.
  2. Purchase the premium Snow Day Hood pattern which includes six size options (9-12 mos, toddler, child, teen, women, men) on Etsy or Ravelry.

 

A woman wearing the crocheted Snow Day Hood with mask A baby wearing the Snow Day Hood winter hat with its detachable mask

MATERIALS

(US size K/10.5) 6.50 mm crochet hook
50 – 150 yards Mary Maxim Marvelous Chunky (size 5) Yarn: 7 oz (198 g), 270 yds (246.9 m) per skein. I used Waterfront colorway. The amount you’ll need will vary by size. I was able to make the men’s, women’s, and 9-12 mos sizes with one skein.
40 – 80 yards Mary Maxim Titan (size 5) Yarn [30 oz (85 g), 80 yds (73.15 m)]. I used the light grey for the women’s hood, medium grey for the 9-12 mos, and dark grey for the men’s.
stitch marker
scissors
tapestry needle for tucking ends
measuring tape
1.5”– 2” toggle (2)

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STITCHES USED

  • CH:                 chain
  • SC:                  single crochet
  • SC2TOG:       single crochet two stitches together (decrease)
  • HDC:              half-double crochet
  • FPDC:             front-post double crochet
  • BPDC:           back-post double crochet
  • SLST:             slip stitch
  • ST(S):             stitch(es)
  • MC:               main color used
  • CC:                contrasting color

Photo of the Snow Day Hood winter hat with detachable mask with Mary Maxim Yarns

PATTERN DETAILS

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • US Terminology
  • Gauge: 10 stitches X 8 rows = 4” square working HDC
  • Includes instructions for ages 9-12 months and women’s (Premium pattern contains additional sizes and is available on Etsy, Ravelry and in the 30 Days of Cozy pattern bundle)
  • No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through the pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
  • You’ll be working the hood in rounds without joining. Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round.
  • Instructions are given for infant size with adjustments for women’s size in parentheses

A father and child photo while wearing the crocheted Snow Day Hood winter hats with detachable mask

SNOW DAY MOMMY and ME WINTER HAT CROCHET PATTERN

HOOD

With 6.50 mm (K) hook and MC

RND 1:           Working into a magic circle, CH2 (counts as HDC), work 7 HDC – do not join. 8 STS

RND 2:           2HDC in the top of beginning CH2 (add a stitch marker to first ST), 2HDC in each ST around. 16 STS

Move the stitch marker up to subsequent first stitches on each round.

RND 3:           *2HDC in the first ST, HDC in the next ST,* repeat from * to * 7 more times. 24 STS

RND 4:           *2HDC in the first ST, HDC in the next ST, HDC in the next ST,* repeat from * to * 7 more times. 32 STS

RND 5:           *2HDC in the first ST, HDC in the next ST, HDC in the next ST, HDC in the next ST,* repeat from * to * 7 more times. 40 STS

Continue this pattern of adding an additional HDC per pattern-repeat until your circle reaches 5.5 (7.5) inches across. For me, this was 5 (7) rounds. 40 (56) STS

SLST in next ST.

You’ll be working in rows now.

ROW 1:          CH1, turn, HDC in first ST, 2HDC in the next ST, HDC in each of the next 36 (52) STS, 2HDC in the second to last ST, HDC in last ST.   42 (58) STS

ROW 2:          CH1, turn, HDC in each ST across. 42 (58) STS

ROW 3:          CH1, turn, HDC in first ST, 2HDC in the next ST, HDC in each of the next 38 (54) STS, 2HDC in the second to last ST, HDC in last ST.   44 (60) STS

ROW 4:          CH1, turn, HDC in each ST across. 44 (60) STS

ROW 5:          CH1, turn, HDC in first ST, 2HDC in the next ST, HDC in each of the next 40 (56) STS, 2HDC in the second to last ST, HDC in last ST.   46 (62) STS

Follow instructions for the size you’re working on:

9-12 mos:     Finish off MC. Skip to BRIM section.

 

Toddler:   ROW 6: CH1, turn, HDC in each ST across. 54 STS

                        Finish off MC. Skip to BRIM section.

 

Women:      ROW 6: CH1, turn, HDC in each ST across. 62 STS

                        ROW 7: CH1, turn, HDC in first ST, 2HDC in the next ST, HDC in each of the next 58 STS, 2HDC in the second to last ST, HDC in last ST.   64 STS

                        ROW 8: CH1, turn, HDC in each ST across. 64 STS

                        ROW 9: CH1, turn, HDC in first ST, 2HDC in the next ST, HDC in each of the next 60 STS, 2HDC in the second to last ST, HDC in last ST.   66 STS

Finish off MC. Skip to BRIM section.

BRIM

With CC

ROW 1:          With right side facing you, attach CC with SLST to the last row worked. CH2 (counts as HDC), HDC in each ST across.  46 (66) STS

ROW 2:          CH2 (counts as HDC here and throughout the brim), turn, *FPDC in the next ST, BPDC in the next ST*, repeat from * to * across. HDC in the last ST. 46 (66) STS

ROW 3:          CH2, turn, *BPDC in the next ST, FPDC in the next ST,* repeat from * to * across. HDC in the last ST. 46 (66) STS

Infant:           Finish off.

Women:        ROW 4: Repeat Row 2.

ROW 5: Repeat Row 3.

ROW 6: Repeat Row 2. Finish off.

Tuck ends.

EMBELLISHMENT

To add braided ties:

Cut 12 strands of CC yarn at 36” each.

Separate into two sets of 6 strands each.

Fold one set of strands in half and pull the looped part through a lower corner of the brim – where the ties would go.

Do not pull all the way through. (I go from the outside>in. This leaves a nicer finish.)

Thread the ends of the strands through the folded loop and pull tight.

With the strands firmly attached to the hood, braid the strands (you’ll have three sets of 4 strands each for the braiding).

When you get toward the bottom, knot the end.

Work a braid on the other side of the hood, matching the length.

 

To add tassels:

Instructional collage of photos showing how to make a tassel great for beginners

Cut 2 12” pieces of yarn and set aside.

Using a book that is approximately 5.5” wide, wind yarn around the book 10 (20) times.

Slip one of the reserved pieces of yarn under the wound up yarn and to the top of the tassel.

Tie off securely.

Slip the tassel off the book and place the second reserved string about 1.5” down from the top of the tassel.

Cinch tight and tie knot securely.

Cut the loops at the bottom of the tassel.

Trim ends.

Add tassel to the hood by threading the ends into separate holes at the lower edge, front corner of the hood.

Tie the ends together and tuck the remaining ends. Trim.

 

Face Mask

Instructions given separately for each size.

9-12 MOS

With MC and size K hook,

CH5.

ROW 1:          SC in the first CH from the hook and each CH across. 4 STS

ROW 2:         CH1, turn, 2SC in the first ST, SC in each remaining ST across.

5 STS

ROW 3 – 5:   Repeat Row 2. You’ll end up with a row of 8 STS

STRAIGHT SECTION

ROW 6:          CH1, turn, SC in each stitch across.8 STS

ROW 7 – 12: Repeat Row 6 six times. 8 STS

END OF STRAIGHT SECTION

ROW 13:        CH1, turn, SC2TOG (decrease) across the first two STS, SC in each remaining ST across.7 STS

ROW 14-16: Repeat Row 13 three times, decreasing one ST each row until you end up with a row of 4 stitches.

Finish off and tuck ends. Go to section, below, to finish the edging.

Women

With MC and size K hook,

CH5.

ROW 1:          SC in the first CH from the hook and each CH across. 4 STS

ROW 2:         CH1, turn, 2SC in the first ST, SC in each remaining ST across. 5 STS

ROW 3 – 9:   Repeat Row 2. You’ll end up with a row of 12 STS

STRAIGHT SECTION

ROW 10:        CH1, turn, SC in each stitch across. 12 STS

ROW 11-20: Repeat Row 6 ten times. 12 STS

END OF STRAIGHT SECTION

ROW 21:        CH1, turn, SC2TOG (decrease) across the first two STS, SC in each remaining ST across. 11 STS

ROW 22:        Repeat Row 13 seven times, decreasing one ST each row until you end up with a row of 4 stitches.

Finish off and tuck ends. Proceed to section, below, to finish the edging.

To finish the edging (all sizes)

You’ll be working your way around the outside of the face mask.

With CC and size K hook.

Attach yarn with a SC to the right-hand corner of the mask, on the row with 4 SC.

Instructional photo on how to finish the edging

 

 

 

 

You’ll be working most of your stitches into the end stitches of each row. Each row is considered one stitch.

ROW 1:          SC in each of the STS going up to the straight section.

*SC2TOG (decrease) across the next 2 STS* repeat from * to * until the end of the straight section.

SC in each of the STS down toward the 4SC end.

2SC in the corner ST.

SC in each of the next 2 STS.

2SC in the corner ST.

SC in each of the STS going toward the straight section.

Repeat from * to * across the straight section.

SC in each of the STS down toward the 4SC end.

2SC in the corner ST. SC in each of the next 2 STS.

SC in the same stitch as beginning SC.

Instructional photo on how to finish the edging

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finish off.

Add a toggle to each 4SC end of the mask, on the right side.

Tuck ends.

To attach the mask:

Put the hood on.

Insert the toggle from the inside of the hood to hold the mask in place.

Sample photo for adding the mask on the crocheted winter hood

 

ONCE YOUR PROJECT IS FINISHED

I know you’re going to love making the Sirena’s Cowl and I so look forward to seeing your finished product.

  • Be sure to share photos on social media using the hashtag #30DaysofCozy and #snowdayhood so we can all see your project and give you all-the-hearts. 💖💖💖

I can’t wait to see your creations!

Until then, stay cozy and keep on yarning. ♥

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Photo of Pam Grice Pam the maker, designer, and blogger behind Made with a Twist and Crochetpreneur.com
Photo Credit: Hannah Tomlinson Studios

Pam Grice

Pam is the maker, designer, and blogger behind Made with a Twist and Crochetpreneur.com. She began crocheting at age 10 and published her first pattern in 2013 (39 years later, for those willing to do the math).  Her designs are modern and super soft. She gets her inspiration from the colors and textures of the world around her. When she’s not crocheting, you can find her caring for her grandson and camping with her husband, Kevin.

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Mommy and Me Winter Hat Crochet Pattern: 30 Days of Cozy

  1. Janet wood

    I am starting a non-profit organization for crochet patterns for hats, caps , bands,. Etc… I will be donating for cancer paints from infants, toodler, teens, to adults. Also trying to do in fabric as well.

    • That is so wonderful, Janet! I wish you much success in your endeavors to help others!

  2. Wow, these look super cozy. perfect for the really cold weather!

  3. Oh dear this is gorgeous! I love it! I don’t know which I want more one of these or one for a ponytail lol I know Both! Happy Holidays to All! P.S. congratulations for your recognition at EBA Activate <3

    • Happy Holidays to you and yours, too! Thank you so much!!

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