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Last Updated on October 18, 2023 by Chris Butler
One of the best things about Winter is Snowmen! I love doing Snowman crafts, they are so stinking cute. And if you are making a snowman craft (like this adorable yarn snowman) you’re going to need to make a snowman hat!
So today I’m going to show you how to make a snowman hat for your snowman crafts.
Plus I have a free pattern you can use. The snowman hat pattern is available as an SVG file for cutting machines like Cricut, or as a PDF document if you want to cut it by hand.
Let’s get to it!
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DIY Snowman Hat Instructions
First things first, grab your free pattern and cut it out on 65# Black Cardstock. I use a Cricut Explore for all of my cutting. And the SVG for this snowman hat is included if you also have a cutting machine.
The SVG will cut on one 12×12 sheet of cardstock. However when you upload it somewhere like Cricut design space, be sure to click the attach button. Otherwise Cricut will put it on two different sheets.
If you’re cutting the snowman hat by hand, no worries, there is a PDF pattern available too. The PDF can be printed on two standard size sheets.
There are three pieces to the snowman hat pattern.
So after your pattern is cut take the long rectangle piece and use hot glue or tacky glue along one of the short edges. Glue the other end to it making a cylinder.
Once the glue has stuck you can set the cylinder piece to the side for a second.
Next, grab the top piece of the hat and fold down the tabs.
Apply glue to one of the tabs and stick it inside the cylinder piece.
Work your way around the top applying a dot of glue on each tab and adhering it to the inside of the cylinder. When you’re done gluing it should look something like this.
Now we are going to do the same thing with the bottom pattern piece. First fold up all of the tabs and then glue the tabs to the inside bottom of the snowman hat.
Decorating your Snowman Hat
Now that you have your snowman hat assembled it’s time to make it look good!
Start with taking a black marker and going over all of those white edges where the paper was cut. This really helps clean it up and gives it a finished look.
Next glue your ribbon around the bottom base of the snowman hat. And then glue on the flower or any other embellishments you want to add.
I used red and white striped ribbon and a burlap poinsettia for my flower.
And I wanted to add a little extra decoration to my snowman hat so I added some fake snow.
To add fake snow use a paintbrush and randomly paint on mod podge everywhere you want snow. I put some on the bottom rim and the top of the hat. And then I just picked a few random places.
Next sprinkle on the fake snow everywhere you added mod podge.
I think it turned out great don’t you?
I placed this hat on a globe snowman I made. The tutorial for that is coming soon.
You can get the snowman faces SVG file here if you are interested.
Get the Snowman Hat Template
I made the snowman hat pattern in an SVG file for cutting machines and a PDF file if you want to cut it by hand.
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Chris Butler has helped thousands of crafters learn how to use their Cricut machine without feeling overwhelmed. She is a best selling author and an up and coming designer. For fun Chris enjoys designing SVG Files, hanging out with her family (preferably at the lake), traveling, and volunteering at her church. She is a wife and mom of two crazy fun kids.