This cute Halloween Mummy Hat knitting pattern is the perfect start to an easy Halloween costume. Just add some white pajamas and some torn strips of cloth and you’re all set!
Last week I knit you up a witch hat and this week I designed a Mummy Hat knitting pattern. This one has been on my list forever too, you guys! I don’t know what took me so long!
And honestly, this mummy hat knitting pattern could not be easier. There’s a bit of sewing involved but I think the results are worth it.
All you need to add to your mummy hat is a some white pajamas. You can wind some ripped strips of fabric around them (safely) if you want to really make your little one Mummy-licious.
But otherwise, this cute little mumy hat is sure to get a lot of chuckles while trick-or-treating, especially if you happen to have a new walker who kind of stumbles around just like a real mummy!Looking for the pattern? Here's how it works: This pattern is available for free in one size right here on my site (keep scrolling down). Or you can purchase an upgraded PDF pattern that is ad-free and easy to print in just one or two nicely formatted pages. The PDF printable also contains instructions for additional sizes including 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+! You can purchase the PDF patterns either via Etsy or Ravelry. There is a very small fee for the PDF version and this helps me keep Little Red Window running! Thank you so much for loving my patterns!
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Halloween Mummy Hat Knitting Pattern
(12 mo. size, see PDF for other sizes)This pattern is copyright Little Red Window Design 2017 and is intended for personal use. You may not not distribute, reproduce or sell this pattern either physically or digitally.
Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches
Halloween Mummy Hat Supply List:
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
Halloween Mummy Hat Instructions:
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with the white yarn. Join to knit in the round and (k1, p1) in a rib stitch for 4 rounds, .
Round 1: purl all stitches
Rounds 2-9: knit all stitches
Round 10: purl all stitches
Repeat rounds 2-10 until the hat is about 5 inches long.
Decrease (divide your stitches evenly 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: purl 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.
The mummy strips (make 2):
Note: I do not give exact measurements for the length of the mummy strips because that will depend on exactly where on the hat you stitch them. If it helps, I knit the 12 month size and mine were about 18 inches long each. I suggest reading through the entire instructions before starting and then holding your strips up to the hat as you go to determine length. Your strips may curl up, you can either block them or just straighten them as you stitch them down.
Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 9 stitches.
Row 1: knit all stitches
Row 2: k1, p7, k1
Repeat rows 1-2 until the strips are as long as you want them. Then bind off & weave in ends.
Lay out the strips on your hat, I had mine cross in the front, wrap around and then cross again in the back. Then thread a long length of yarn on your yarn needle and neatly stitch the strips to the hat.
Keep in mind that the hat will be 3D on baby’s head so make sure your strips lay flat in all directions as you stitch them. Also, do not stitch them too tightly or the stitches will be obvious and will pull when your little one wears the hat.
(Optional: If you want the ends of the strips to have a neater look where they meet the brim, you can fold one corner under and stitch in place before attaching the strips as shown here)
And that’s it, your adorable Halloween mummy hat is finished! Don’t forget to add some white pjs to finish your easy halloween costume!
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