This adorable Candy Corn Hat knitting pattern can be knit in any of three sizes and looks just like your favorite Halloween candy!
I feel like candy corn is one of those candies that I think upon fondly 11 months out of the year, I see some around Halloween, get excited, and then eat about 5 pieces before I’ve had enough. You won’t get sick of this sweet Candy Corn Hat though!
This pattern falls firmly in the camp of my-husband-thinks-it’s-not-going-to-work-out which actually means that it usually turns out awesome. I was weaving in the ends on this one, having just finished when Aa, walked by and said, “Are you sure about that? It looks kind of tall and weird…”
Apparently he hadn’t looked at any candy corn lately because it IS this shape (ish)! And of course, once I put it on Baby V’s head he said, “Ohhh, you’re right!” and then started laughing because she looked so sweet/silly.
I mean, this is just not a serious hat. So there you go, I fully realize this makes a very long hat, and that’s ok, that’s what I was going for.
Enjoy your cute candy corn hat, I promise it won’t give you a stomach ache!
Sweet Candy Corn Hat Knitting Pattern
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
- Worsted weight yarn in yellow, orange and white
- US 7 16″ circular knitting needles
- US 7 double pointed needles
- Yarn needle
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Sweet Candy Corn Hat Knitting Pattern (6 mo. size, see PDF for other sizes)
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 64 stitches onto your circular needles with the yellow yarn color. Join to knit in the round and k2, p2 in a rib stitch for 5 rounds.
Knit all stitches for 17 more rounds with yellow yarn. Then switch to orange yarn and knit all stitches for 18 rounds.
Decrease (divide your stitches evenly between 3 double pointed needles or use magic loop):
Round 1: (k6, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 2-4: Knit all stitches
Round 5: (k5, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 6-8: Knit all stitches
Round 9: (k4, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 10-12: Use the fourth double pointed needle to knit all stitches to the end of the round.
Round 13: (k3, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 14-16: Knit all stitches to the end of the round
Round 17: (k2, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 18: (k1, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 19: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round.
Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.
And that’s it! Enjoy your sweet little candy corn!
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