This adorable little witch hat knitting pattern makes a perfect start to your spooky Halloween costume, and it’s a quick and easy pattern to knit!
Oh my gosh, you guys, how is it that I haven’t made a witch hat knitting pattern yet? It’s like a Halloween costume staple!
Shame on me! Well, today I’m making it right, my adorable little witch hat knitting pattern includes a cute little purple bow, but if you happen to have a little wizard or warlock who wants one, you’re totally welcome to leave that off!
I love easy Halloween knitting patterns like this because they make costumes SO easy. All you need to add to this is a black dress, or black pajamas. Baby V happens to have this little black dress with pumpkins on it. It would be super cute with some striped tights. And if you can get your little one to carry around a tiny broom, that would put it over the top!
If you love simple Halloween costumes like this, you might want to check out some of my other patterns, so many of my animal hats like, the Pretty Kitty Cat, Cuddly Koala, Little Pig, Silly Monkey, Tiny Elephant etc. work perfect as easy Halloween costumes when you just add some matching pajamas!
Plus I have quite a few ACTUAL Halloween knitting patterns, in addition to my witch hat knitting pattern, I think the Frankenstein Hat might be my fave, but I’ve also got a cute Pumpkin, a Bat, a Spider , I even have more than one Candy Corn Hat!!
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 for just a few dollars, you can choose to purchase an upgraded PDF pattern that is nicely formatted and easy to print. Besides being easy to print, the PDF pattern also contains MORE SIZES with instructions for additional sizing including 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+! Thank you for supporting Little Red Window!
Little Witch Hat Knitting Pattern
(12 mo. size, see PDF for other sizes)
Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches
Little Witch Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List:
- Worsted weight yarn in black and purple
- 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!)
Little Witch Hat Instructions:
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 108 stitches onto your circular needles with the black yarn. Join to knit in the round.
Round 1: knit all stitches
Round 2: purl all stitches
Round 3: (k10, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4: purl all stitches
Round 5: (k9, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 6: purl all stitches
Round 7: (k8, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8: purl all stitches
Round 9: (k7, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 10: purl all stitches
Knit all stitches for 1 more inch. Then switch to purple yarn and knit all stitches for 3 rounds. Switch back to black yarn and knit all stitches until the hat is about 5 inches long.
Decrease (divide your stitches evenly between 3 double pointed needles or use “magic” loop (witch-y pun intended):
Round 1: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 2-4: knit all stitches
Round 5: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 6-8: knit all stitches
Round 9: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 10-12: knit all stitches
Round 13: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 14-16: knit all stitches
Round 17: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 18-21: knit all stitches
Round 22: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 23-26: knit all stitches
Round 27: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round
Cut yarn, thread through loops and pull to close. Weave in ends.
To make the bow:
Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 16 stitches with the purple yarn. Knit all stitches for 11 rows.
Cast off and weave in loose ends.
Then, take a long piece of yarn and tie it tightly around the middle of the knit rectangle.
Trim the short end and then wrap the long end around and around the middle of the bow, neatly until the center is as big as you want it.
Thread the long end on a yarn needle, turn your bow to the back and 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.
Make sure you attach it really well since this is an item for babies.
And that’s it! Enjoy trick-or-treating in your little witch hat! Happy Halloween!
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