Get ready for Halloween with Dr. Frankenstein’s Stitched Hat knitting pattern, the perfect spooky baby hat knitting pattern for your little monster!
One of my very favorite and earliest knitting patterns for Halloween was the adorable Frankenstein Hat knitting pattern. I cannot overstate how cute this one is on a toddler who is still learning how to walk.
Along those lines, I think there are two distinct types of people in this world. Those that insist on correcting people when they call the green monster “Frankenstein” and simply MUST say, “actually, he’s Frankenstein’s MONSTER.” And those who do not care. The former group feels passionately about their point. And the latter….does not care.
Personally, I go back and forth as someone who generally cares about this sort of thing, I can also recognize that like Kleenex, we all know what you’re talking about when you say “Frankenstein” and it’s a lot shorter.
Anyway…because I love that pattern so much I thought I’d do another variation on that theme and think about what it would look like if Dr. Frankenstein knit a baby hat in spooky Halloween colors. The mental picture kind of cracks me up and I think that, of course, he would stitch the sections of the hat together with messy monster-y stitches, right?
No lightning bolt is required to finish this cute hat knitting pattern!
Are you ready to knit your own Dr. Frankenstein’s Stitched Hat? Let’s go!
Dr. Frankenstein’s Stitched Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
- Worsted weight yarn in purple, acid green, orange and black
- 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!)
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Dr. Frankenstein’s Stitched Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions (12 month size)
Using long-tail cast on and purple 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 for 13 more rounds. Switch to green yarn and knit all rounds for 17 rounds. Finally, switch to orange yarn and begin the decrease.
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 finish, thread your yarn needle with black yarn and use it to stitch the stitches along the color transitions as shown. Use a backstitch for the horizontal lines
and long single stitches for the verticals and x shapes
Be sure to keep your stitches loose so they don’t pull when the hat stretches. Weave in ends inside the hat.
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