This adorable Halloween creepy crawly bug hat knitting pattern is covered in spiders and bugs, it’s the perfect Fall knit for your baby or toddler!
When I think creepy Halloween, I immediately think of bugs and spiders and slimy things. I am not one for violent gross stuff. But creepy (fake) bugs, sign me up! Though you can leave the real bugs and spiders elsewhere. (And yes, I do know spiders aren’t bugs.)
This year I though a creepy crawly bug hat knitting pattern for Halloween would be fun and I paired some crawly bugs and spiders with a bright acid green knit hat that definitely stands out. With the added bonus of making your little one easy to spot while they Trick-or-Treat!
This fun Halloween baby hat is knit in the round with circular and double point knitting needles. The spiders and bugs are knit flat afterwards and sewn on with their legs. It’s an easy one-step attachment/leg process that makes this a super speedy and rewarding pattern.
Are you ready to knit some creepy crawly bugs and spiders for Halloween? Let’s do it!
Creepy Crawly Bug Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
- Worsted weight yarn in green and black
- US 7 16″ circular knitting needles
- US 7 double pointed needles
- Yarn needle
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Creepy Crawly Bug Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions (12 month size)
Using long-tail cast on and green yarn, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles. Join to knit in the round and k1, p1 in a rib stitch for 4 rounds. Knit all rounds until the hat is 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.
To knit the bugs and spiders (make as many as you want):
Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 3 stitches and leave a long cast on tail to stitch the body to the hat.
Row 1 (RS): k1, kfb, k1 (4 stitches)
Row 2-4: purl odd rows, knit even rows
Rows 5-8: for spiders skip these rows, for bugs, continue on purling odd rows and knitting even rows.
Row 5 (spider) or 9 (bug): k1, k2tog, k1 (3 stitches)
Bind off and weave in that end.
To attach the bugs and spiders, thread one long cast on tail on a yarn needle and use that to stitch the spider or bug to the hat with long leg stitches. Make sure these stitches aren’t too tight so they don’t pull when the hat stretches. Weave in ends inside the hat.
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