This adorable striped Halloween Witch Hat knitting pattern is the perfect Halloween knitting pattern for your baby or toddler with bright fun Halloween color stripes!
I have a lot of Halloween knitting patterns, but they’re all pretty specific and costume-y, so this year I wanted to knit up something that was a little more just generally Halloween. Does that make sense? Something you can wear for the entire month of October that has a Halloween vibe but isn’t actually a costume.
I decided to do a striped hat and dug around in my stash for some fun Halloween colors and I am so happy with how this cute baby hat turned out. Baby is a big fan and was trying to wear it before I was even finished. I have a feeling this one is going to be on repeat!
When you are knitting stripes on a hat like this, you can carry the unused colors up on the inside of the hat, if you don’t want a lot of ends to weave in at the end. It’s ok if the strands twist a little in between rounds, that will keep the nice and tidy, but keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t get super twisted, that will just be hard to work with! I just remember to occasionally turn my work in the opposite direction (counterclockwise) every couple rounds to un-twist.
If you knit a Striped Halloween Witch Hat, I’d love if you share it with me!
Striped Halloween Witch Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
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Striped Halloween Witch Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions
(0-3 month size)
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 84 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 (56 stitches)
Switch to orange yarn and knit all stitches for two rounds. Then knit all stitches with black for two rounds, knit all stitches with purple yarn for two rounds and knit all stitches with black yarn for two rounds. Continue on with this stripe pattern: two rounds each in orange, black, purple & black for the rest of the hat, including through the decease section. When the hat is about 4 inches long you can begin the decrease.
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 2-3: knit all stitches
Round 4: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 5-6: knit all stitches
Round 7: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8-10: knit all stitches
Round 11: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 12-15: knit all stitches
Round 16: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 17-21: knit all stitches
Round 22: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 23-29: knit all stitches
Round 30: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 31-37: knit all stitches
Cut yarn, thread through loops and pull to close. Weave in ends.
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