Sweet Candy Corn Hat Knitting Pattern

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Knit up a sweet and delicious Candy Corn Hat for your little one this fall!

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I feel like candy corn is one of those candies that I think upon fondly 11 months out of the year, I see some around Halloween, get excited, and then eat about 5 pieces before I’ve had enough. You won’t get sick of this sweet Candy Corn Hat though! This pattern falls firmly in the camp of my-husband-thinks-it’s-not-going-to-work-out which actually means that it usually turns out awesome. I was weaving in the ends on this one, having just finished when Aa, walked by and said, “Are you sure about that? It looks kind of tall and weird…” Apparently he hadn’t looked at any candy corn lately because it IS this shape (ish)! And of course, once I put it on Baby V’s head he said, “Ohhh, you’re right!” and then started laughing because she looked so sweet/silly. I mean, this is just not a serious hat. So there you go, I fully realize this makes a very long hat, and that’s ok, that’s what I was going for. Enjoy your cute candy corn hat, I promise it won’t give you a stomach ache!  Scroll on down for the free pattern!

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Sweet Candy Corn Hat Knitting Pattern (6 mo. size, see PDF for other sizes)

Gauge: 22 st. = 4 inches, 8 rows = 1 inch

Light worsted or DK weight yarn in yellow, orange and white

US 7 16″ circular knitting needles

US 7 double pointed needles

Yarn needle

(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)

Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with the yellow yarn color. Join to knit in the round and k2, p2 in a rib stitch for 5 rounds.

Knit all stitches for 17 more rounds with yellow yarn. Then switch to orange yarn and knit all stitches for 18 rounds.

Decrease (switch to white yarn):

Round 1: (k6, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 2-4: Knit all stitches

Round 5: (k5, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 6-8: Knit all stitches

Round 9: Knit directly onto 3 of the double pointed needles:

  • Needle 1: (k4, k2tog) repeat two times.
  • Needle 2: (k4, k2tog) repeat two times.
  • Needle 3: (k4, k2tog) repeat one time.

Round 10-12: Use the fourth double pointed needle to knit all stitches to the end of the round.

Round 13: (k3, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 14-16: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 17: (k2, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 18: (k1, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 19: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round.

Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.

And that’s it! Enjoy your sweet little candy corn!

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