5 Little Monsters: Crocheted Snowman Bauble Head Ornament

Crocheted Snowman Bauble Head Ornament

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Today I am joining up with Team Creative Crafts and a bunch of other craft bloggers for another crafty collaboration. It has been a couple of months since I have been able to participate because I have been busy with other projects, so I wanted to make sure to join in this month with a Snowman project.  


I debated whether or not I wanted to make a Christmasy snowman project, or make something that could last into January, but I am in full on Christmas crafting mode so I decided to make a little Christmas ornament for my snowman craft. A little snowman head that is also a Christmas bauble, so a Snowman "Bauble" Head.


These little snowman bauble head ornaments are super quick and easy to make. You just start with a white crocheted ball, add some safety eyes, a tiny crocheted nose, and then top it off with a little hat or earmuffs. 


I know Christmas is just around the corner and there isn't a lot of time left to squeeze in more projects, but these work up pretty fast and don't take a lot to make. Plus, they are a great stash busting project because you can make the little hats and muffs in any colors you want and they only use a tiny bit of yarn. I made the hat in bright, variegated yarn with a solid color trim. Variegated yarn, especially with short color changes like this kind, is something I usually buy for a very specific project, use a tiny bit, and then end up with a bunch left over and no idea how to use it up. I thought for something like this little hat the busy, colorful, bright yarn would be fun, but you could use any color you want for the hat. 


Whether you prefer a tiny beanie or itty-bitty earmuffs, these little snowman ornaments are a fun last minute project for your Christmas tree, or they would even be fun little gifts to give. 


Get the Snowman Bauble Head Ornament pattern below, and be sure to check out all of the other fun snowman projects being shared today!


Free Printable Snowman Soup Poem from Laura at Me and My INKlings

 

Dollar Tree Wooden Spoon Snowmen from Beth at Creatively Beth

 

“Up to Snow Good” Free SVG File from Lindsay at Artsy Fartsy Mama

 

How to Draw a Snowman from Smitha at Smiling Colors

 

Snowman Elementary School Worksheets from Justine at Little Dove

 

DIY Snowman D├ęcor from Katie at the Crafty Blog Stalker

 

Free Printable Snowman Coloring Page from Beth at Creatively Beth








How to Crochet a Snowman Bauble Head Ornament


You will need:


  • worsted weight yarn in white, orange, and any colors you want for hat and/or earmuffs (Sample made with Red Heart Super Saver in White, and Pumpkin, Loops & Threads Soft Classic in Fiesta, 
  • G Crochet Hook (4/4.25 mm)
  • Stuffing
  • 2-  11mm Safety Eyes
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions:



All of the pieces except the earmuff headband are made by starting with a magic ring and working in the round. Be sure to stuff the head firmly so that it keeps it shape well. 


Snowman Head

Make 1 with white yarn

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc)
Round 3: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 4: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 sts] repeat around (24 sc)
Round 5: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3 sts] repeat around (30 sc)
Round 6: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 4 sts] repeat around (36 sc)
Rounds 7-12: 1 sc in each st (36 sc)
Round 13: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4 sts] repeat around (30 sc)

Insert Safety Eyes between rounds 9 and 10 about 6-7 stitches apart

Begin stuffing and continue stuffing as you go, stuff firmly

Round 14: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3 sts] repeat around (24 sc)
Round 15: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 16: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 1 sts] repeat around (12 sc)
Round 17: sc2tog around (6 sc)

Finish off and cut yarn, weave around opening to close and weave in ends

Nose

Make 1 with orange yarn, starting with a magic ring

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 4 sc (4 sc)
Round 2: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st] repeat around (6 sc)
Round 3: 1 sc in each st (6 sc)
Round 4: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 sts] repeat around (8 sc)

Finish off and cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing

Sew the nose to the front of the face below the eyes

Hat 

Make 1 with colored yarn

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc)
Round 3: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 4: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 sts] repeat around (24 sc)
Round 5: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3 sts] repeat around (30 sc)
Round 6: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 4 sts] repeat around (36 sc)
Rounds 7-9: 1 sc in each st (36 sc)

Switch to contrasting color for hat band

Round 10: 1 sc in each st (36 sc)
Round 11: [fpsc in first st, bpsc in next st] repeat around 

Finish off and cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing

Make a small pompom using a pompom maker, or just wrap the yarn a bunch of times around 3 fingers or a similar size object, tie around the center, trim

Attach the pompom to the top of the hat (I just pulled the ends of the tie through and tied them securely on the inside

Pull the hat over the snowman's head (the band will have scrunched in but it should stretch out the fit over the head) and stitch in place

Earmuffs 

Make 2 with colored yarn

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc)
Round 3: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 4: 1 sc in each st (18 sc)
Round 5: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next (12 sc)

Finish off and cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing

Make 1 band with same or contrasting color

ch 22
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each st to the end

Finish off and cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing

Sew the band over the top of the head ending on each side

Sew one of the circles to each side over the end of the band




2 comments :

  1. These are really cute! What size safety eyes did you use? The materials list isn't specific on that. Thank you for the pattern!

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  2. Sorry about that, I just went in and added it. They are 11 mm. When I was typing up the pattern I wanted to double check the size before putting it in, and apparently I forgot to go back and add it.

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