Book Excerpt: How to Knit a Witch's Hat

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Learn how to knit this cute witchs hat with this free project excerpted from Holiday Hats for Babies: Caps, Berets & Beanies to Knit for Every Occasion.
This adorable witchs hat can be worn as part of a costume or on its own.
If you loved knitting this project and cant wait to try more, you can preview the book and buy your own copy by clicking here. 
Learn how to knit this cute witchs hat with this free project excerpted from Holiday Hats for Babies: Caps, Berets & Beanies to Knit for Every Occasion.

Learn how to knit this cute witch's hat with this free project excerpted from Holiday Hats for Babies: Caps, Berets & Beanies to Knit for Every Occasion.

Photo: Alexandra Grablewski

If you're looking of unique ways to celebrate holidays and special events, author Debby Ware has some creative hat suggestions in her new book Holiday Hats for Babies (The Taunton Press, 2014). The 25 projects in this book cover autumnal holidays such as Halloween and Thanksgiving, winter holidays, and just about every celebration of the year. With this book you'll be able to create a wardrobe of irresistible hats for newborns, babies, and toddlers that are both whimsical and functional.

This Halloween, we're sharing a free project directly from Holiday Hats for Babies. In this book excerpt, you'll learn how to knit an adorable witch's hat that can be worn as part of a costume or on its own.

If you loved knitting this project and can't wait to try more, you can preview the book and buy a copy by clicking here.

HOW TO KNIT A WITCH'S HAT

witch's hat  

Knit baby a hat that looks and feels like a real witch's hat, thanks to a stiff brim at the base and a long, wiggly tail on top.

 

 

Sizing

Small (16-in. circumference)

Large (18-in. circumference)

Figures for the larger size are given below in parentheses. Where only one set of figures appears, the directions apply to both sizes.

Yarn

DK Weight smooth yarn

The hat shown is made with Tahki Cotton Classic: 100% mercerized cotton, 1.75 oz. (50 g)/108 yd. (100 m).

Yardage

120 (160) yd. Cotton Classic #3002 Black

40 (50) yd. Cotton Classic #3541 Light Cantaloupe

30 yd. Cotton Classic #3533 Bright Yellow

10 yd. Cotton Classic #3997 Bright Red

Materials

16-in. U.S. size 4 circular needle

Four U.S. size 4 double-pointed needles

Stitch marker

Tapestry needle

Piece of thin cardboard for the brim

Small amount of polyester filling (optional)

Gauge

22 sts = 4 in.

Seed Stitch

Rnd 1: *K1, P1; rep from * to end of rnd.

All other rnds: K the P sts and P the K sts.

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Comments (3)

RobberStokery writes: Looks cool.
Posted: 1:23 am on August 24th
jesdezi writes: This is excellent! I always wanted to knit a witch hat for my daughter. She is a huge fan of Harry Potter series and she loves or loved Hermoine.

Thanks to you now I can surprise her on her upcoming birthday with a hat similar to this, I hope I succeed.
Posted: 5:34 am on December 1st
kingcole writes: Just saw the pumpkin hat on here and this makes a great version for girls (i suppose with a colour change it could be a warlocks hat) lol.
Posted: 9:46 am on March 19th
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