Baby Candy Corn Hat

Baby Candy Corn Hat
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Step 1: Getting Started

Create an adorable candy corn shaped hat for your little one to wear on Halloween, or even for a fun photo shoot prop. This free crochet pattern is adorable for fall, and works up in 1 – 2 hours, depending on your speed. I created a matching pair for my girlfriend’s twin girls and the hats received a sweet response. Trick or treating with your baby, sporting this quirky hat will make for a memorable Halloween. The pattern is laid out for size 3 – 6 months. See my notes at the bottom for making a smaller or larger version.

Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate

Materials: Red Heart Yarn - White, Orange and Yellow; Hook size H/5.00mm

Key:
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
CC = change color
RND = round

 

candy corn hat

Step 2: Pattern Instructions

Instructions:
Yellow
Ch 60. Careful not to twist ch, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1. Sc in each ch around. At end of rnd DO NOT join. Work in continuous rnds. (Do not join at end of rounds throughout pattern.
Rnd 2 – 8: Sc in each st around. (Piece should measure about 2” wide.)

CC = Orange
Rnd 9: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog; repeat from* around (6 times), sc 6 to end. (54 sc)
Rnd 10 – 11: Sc in each sc around. (54 sc)
Rnd 12: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog: repeat from* around (6 times). (48 sc)
Rnd 13 – 14: Sc in each sc around. (48 sc)
Rnd 15: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog: repeat from* around (5 times), sc 3 to end. (43 sc)
Rnd 16 – 17: Sc in each sc around. (43 sc)
Rnd 18: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog: repeat from* around (4 times), sc 7 to end. (39 sc)
Rnd 19 – 20: Sc in each sc around. (39 sc)
Rnd 21: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog: repeat from* around (4 times), sc 3 to end. (35 sc)
Rnd 22 – 23: Sc in each sc around. (35 sc)
Rnd 24: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog: repeat from* around (3 times), sc 6, sc2tog. (31 sc)

CC = White
Rnd 25 – 26: Sc in each sc around. (31 sc)
Rnd 27 – 35: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog: repeat from* around. Continue this pattern of decrease until you have 8 more rounds.
Rnd 36: Sc 2, sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog, sc2. (8 sc)
Rnd 37: Sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog, sc 2. (6 sc) Finish, leave 6 – 8” tail.
Finish the hat point by flattening hat point between your fingers. With yarn needle, thread tail back and forth through last 6 sc (3 on each side when flattened).
Finish, weave ends. (See image)

 

hat

Step 3: Finishing Up

Optional Edge:
Find starting place on edge of hat. Sl st to join at first ch sp. Sk 1 sp, 5 dc in next sp, sk 1 sp, *sl st to next sp, sk 1 sp, 5 dc in next sp, sk 1 sp, sl st to next sp; repeat from * around 11 times (for a total of 12 shells). Finish, weave ends.

Notes:
To make a smaller hat (0 – 3 months), decrease starting chain to 50 and follow the decreasing pattern beginning with Rnd 9. Your rounds will decrease in scs according to how many times you repeat the decrease.  
To make a larger hat (6 – 12 months), increase starting chain to 70 and follow the decreasing pattern beginning with Rnd 9. Your rounds will decrease in scs according to how many times you repeat the decrease.
For example, in Rnd 9 the decrease pattern repeats 6 times. (60 – 6 = 54 scs) In Rnd 10, it also repeats 6 times, so you should have 6 fewer scs. (54 – 6 = 48 scs)

You are all done! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this pattern or any of my other patterns. Enjoy!

 

hat

 

About The Author

Tia Davis is a writer, wife and mother, living happily ever after with her handsome prince and two charming boys in Western Idaho. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and Creative Writing and works from home as a content manager. When she isn't chasing little boys she is blogging about them at Mistress of Madness & Mayhem.