This adorable candy corn bow hat knitting pattern has a cute knit bow that looks like it’s made of candy corn, it’s the perfect Halloween knitting pattern for your baby or toddler!
Well, friends, I had my yearly candy corn panic. Have I ever written a more ridiculous sentence? But seriously, I think everyone has one of those things that they just cannot remember. Like a word you spell wrong every time or a neighbor you want to call Susan and her name is really Sarah.
For me, that thing is the color order of candy corn. I usually work a few months ahead and it isn’t unusual for me to be working on Halloween content during the summer. So by the time my blogging friends start sharing their Halloween projects it’s been a while since I made mine.
And the minute someone posts a candy corn themed project, I totally panic that the candy corn themed thing I made a few months previously was made with the colors in the wrong order. I always always always think orange is on the bottom.
And now I’ve gotten to the point where I think to myself, wait, the way you always think it is wrong, but maybe my brain already knew that and self-corrected so NOW the way you’re thinking it is wrong and then I get even more mixed up.
This is such a ridiculous problem to have. I end up just eventually googling pictures of candy corn and feeling like a moron.
BUT ANYWAY, this year I knit a hat with cute all-over candy corn pattern AND I knit up this adorable candy cane bow hat knitting pattern. I’m in love with both of them. Whether you think the candy is delicious or you hate it, it’s still super cute for Halloween!
This cute baby hat knitting pattern has a sold color hat with a bow band stripe knit in and then the bow is knit flat and attached at the end. This is a great one for beginners!
Candy Corn Bow Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
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Candy Corn Bow Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions (size 12 months)
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with the gray yarn. Join to knit in the round and knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch in a rib stitch for 4 rounds. Then knit all stitches for 6 rounds. Switch to the charcoal yarn and knit all stitches for 3 rounds. Switch back to the gray yarn and knit all rounds until the hat is about 5 inches long.
Decrease (divide your stitches between 3 double
pointed needles or use magic loop):
Round 1: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 2: knit all stitches
Round 3: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4: knit all stitches
Round 5: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 6: knit all stitches
Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8: knit all stitches
Round 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 10: knit all stitches
Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 12: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round
Cut yarn, thread through loops and pull to close. Weave in ends.
Using long-tail cast on and double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 12 stitches with yellow yarn.
Knit all stitches for 4 rows with yellow yarn.
Knit all stitches for 6 rows with orange yarn.
Knit all stitches for 16 rows with white yarn.
Knit all stitches for 6 rows with orange yarn.
Knit all stitches for 5 rows with yellow yarn.
Cast off and weave in ends on the back side.
To assemble the hat:
Pinch the bow in the middle, then take a long piece of charcoal yarn and tie it tightly around where you pinched.
Trim the short end and then wrap the long end of that yarn around and around the middle of the bow, neatly, until the center is as big as you want it.
Thread the remaining long end on a yarn needle, turn your bow to the back, insert it through the wound yarn and knot to secure the end.
Then, using that same long tail, use your yarn needle to securely stitch the bow to the front of the hat on the stripe. Because this bow is larger, you may want to tack the sides of the bow down to the hat with a small stitch on each side so they don’t flop forward. One stitch per side should be enough. Make sure you attach the bow securely since this is an item for babies.
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