Snowman Hat Candy Dish or Candle Holder

snowman hat candy dish or candle holder

Christmas seems to be creeping up fast. Is it just me?

And there’s nothing wrong with getting a jump start on some holiday decorations or gifts for those special people in your life.

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snowman hat candy dish or candle holder

I really enjoyed making this little snowman hat! And since it has a solid bottom just like a bowl, the uses for it could be endless!

And, it can also hold any jar or candle with a 4″ diameter!

Disclaimer: I don’t recommend using a candle without glass protection. You don’t want to cause a fire.

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snowman hat candy dish or candle holder

The stitches aren’t complicated. The way I designed the base of the hat allows for a row of raised stitches to guide you when working upward. The holly and berries are crocheted separately and then stitched onto the hat using a tapestry needle and yarn.

You can easily work up one of these cuties in a day!

snowman hat candy dish or candle holder

Confession: I’ve actually had this pattern since January and it has been available to purchase in my Etsy shop since I opened. I was just saving the pattern to offer for free when the holiday rolled around again. And here we are!

There is a Leprechaun Hat available in my shop here, but, again, I’m waiting for the holiday to come around to release it for free.

I’m also not affiliated with Reese’s. Their candies are just awesome!

I didn’t starch or block this hat. The Red Heart yarn, when unwashed, is stiff enough to hold it’s shape. If you wash your finished product, it may not hold it’s shape well unless filled with a candle.

Add this project to your Ravelry queue!

Snowman Hat Candy Dish or Candle Holder

Materials Used:

Finished Size Approximately:

6 ½” brim width
4” opening for bowl
3 ¼” height

Gauge:

16 stitches and 16 rows in a 4” (10cm) square.

Special Stitches:

Back Loops Only

snowman hat candy dish or candle holder

Abbreviations:

FC – foundation chain
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
tc – triple crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st – stitch
BLO – black loops only

Notes:

  • This Snowman Hat will hold any jar or candle with a 4″ diameter.

*** American crochet terms used throughout.

Instructions:

With Black

H hook

FC: Ch 4; sl st in 1st ch to form a loop; ch 1.

Round 1: 6 sc in loop; sl st in the top of 1st sc; ch 1. (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st; sl st in top of 1st sc; ch 1. (12 sc)

Round 3: 2 sc in 1st st; *sc in next st; 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around; sl st in top of 1st sc; ch 1. (18 sc)

Round 4: 2 sc in 1st st; *sc in next 2 sts; 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around; sl st in top of 1st sc; ch 1. (24 sc)

Round 5: 2 sc in 1st st; *sc in next 3 sts; 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around; sl st in top of 1st sc: ch 1. (30 sc)

Round 6: 2 sc in 1st st; *sc in next 4 sts; 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around; sl st in top of 1st sc; ch 1. (36 sc)

Round 7: 2 sc in 1st st; *sc in next 5 sts; 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around; sl st in top of 1st sc; ch 1. (42 sc)

Round 8: 2 sc in 1st st; *sc in next 6 sts; 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around; sl st in top of 1st sc; ch 1. (48 sc)

Round 9: 2 sc in 1st st; *sc in next 7 sts; 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around; sl st in top of 1st sc; ch 1. (54 sc)

Round 10: Working in BLO, 2 sc in 1st st; *sc in next 8 sts; 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around; sl st in top of 1st sc; ch 1. (60 sc)

Note: You now have a ridge line for connecting the upper portion of the hat. Also, the increases will be different as we are rounding out the hard edges of the hexagon.

Round 11: (Working through both loops again, not BLO) Sc in next 4 sts; 2 sc in next st; *sc in next 9 sts; 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * 5 times. Sc in last 5 sts; sl st in top of 1st sc; ch 1. (66 sc)

Round 12: 2 sc in 1st st; *sc in next 10 sts; 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around; sl st in 1st sc; ch 1. (72 sc)

Round 13: Sc in next 6 sts; 2 sc in next st; *sc in next 11 sts; 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * 5 times. Sc in last 5 sts; sl st in top of 1st sc; ch 1. (78 sc)

Round 14: 2 sc in 1st st; *sc in next 12 sts; 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around; sl st in 1st sc; ch 1. Finish off. Weave in end. (84 sc)

With Cherry Red

H hook

Round 1: Attach yarn at any raised ridge from Round 10 (see photo below), inserting your hook from what would be the outside of the hat toward the inside. Sc in only the exposed loops all the way around. Sl st in top of the 1st sc made; ch 1.

{These photos were done in green just so you could easily see the ridge line I’m indicating}

snowman hat candy dish or candle holder

Round 2 – Round 3: Sc in every st around; sl st in top of 1st sc; ch 1. Finish off.

With Black

H hook

Round 4 – Round 12: Sc in every st around; sl st in top of 1st sc; ch 1.

After Round 12, finish off and weave in the end.

Holly Leaves

Make 2

With Paddy Green

F hook

FC: Ch 9

Row 1: *Sc in ch next to hook; hdc in 2nd ch; tc in 3rd ch; hdc in 4th ch; sc in 5th ch; hdc in 6th ch; tc in 7th ch; hdc in 8th ch; and sc in 9th ch;* ch 3. Working in the loops along the bottom of the FC, repeat from * to *. Ch 3; sl st in the top of 1st sc made of Row 1.

Row 2: *Sl st in next hdc and tc; ch 2; sl st back into the tc again. Sl st in the hdc, the sc, the next hdc and in the tc. Ch 2 and sl st in the tc again. Sl st in the hdc, the sc and ch-3 sp. Ch 2 and sl st in the ch-3 sp again.* Sl st into the next sc. Repeat from * to * continuing along opposite side of leaf.

Without finishing off. Repeat the FC and Rows 1 and 2. You will have 2 connected leaves. After the 2nd leaf is complete, finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Holly Berries

Make 2

With Burgundy

F hook

FC: Ch 4; sl st in 1st ch; ch 1.

Row 1: 4 sc in loop; sl st in 1st sc made of Row 1. Finish off. Leave long tail for sewing onto hat.

Finishing

Using a tapestry needle, stitch the pair of holly leaves on the cherry red band of the hat. Then one by one, stitch your holly berries where the two leaves meet each other.

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2 thoughts on “Snowman Hat Candy Dish or Candle Holder

  1. Thank you so much for this adorable pattern. My precious lady tyke granddaughter is autistic and she lovedloves Frosty the Dnowman! We watch all year long! She will be over the moon with this. May you be blessed for all you do to make others enriched. ❤️🙏

    1. Thank you so much, Kathy! And you’re welcome. I’m so glad that you’ll be making this for such a special person! 🙂

      Erica

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