Book Excerpt: How to Knit a Witch's Hatcomments (2) September 24th, 2016
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
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.
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.
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).
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
16-in. U.S. size 4 circular needle
Four U.S. size 4 double-pointed needles
Piece of thin cardboard for the brim
Small amount of polyester filling (optional)
22 sts = 4 in.
Rnd 1: *K1, P1; rep from * to end of rnd.
All other rnds: K the P sts and P the K sts.
Whether you are creating a costume, designing decorations, or building your very own haunted house, find the inspiration for all of your Halloween needs here.
If you create your own costume, be sure to enter it in the Threads Halloween Costume Contest, before 11:59 p.m. EST, November 1, 2016 to win great prizes from OttLite and Threads.