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
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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.

Directions

Brim
With circ needle and Black, CO 160 (200) sts.

Place a st marker on right needle and, beginning Rnd 1, join CO sts together, making sure that sts do not become twisted on needle.

Rnd 1: P.
Work Seed st until piece measures 2 (21⁄2) in.

Ridge Rounds
K1 rnd. P1 rnd.

Continue with Seed st for another 2 (21⁄2) in.

Next rnd: K2tog entire rnd-80 (100) sts.

K2 rnds.

Striped Body
Note: Place sts on dpns when necessary.

Drop Black and attach Light Cantaloupe. K8 rnds.

Dec Rnd: With Black, *K8, K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.

K7 rnds.

With Light Cantaloupe, *K7, K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.

K7 rnds.

With Black, *K6, K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.

K7 rnds.

With Light Cantaloupe, *K5, K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.

K7 rnds.

With Black, *K4, K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.

K3 rnds.

>With Light Cantaloupe, K4 rnds.

With Black, *K3, K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.

K3 rnds.

With Light Cantaloupe, *K2, K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.

K3 rnds.

With Black, K4 rnds.

With Light Cantaloupe, *K1, K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.

K3 rnds.

With Black, K2tog until you have 5 sts on needle.

 

Work I-Cord on these 5 sts until cord measures approx 16 in. or desired length. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread needle and pass yarn through sts on needle, fastening off tightly. Carefully thread needle down the center of the I-Cord, bringing the needle into the WS of the crown of the hat. Pull tightly and gather to make your I-Cord squiggle. Secure and weave in all loose ends.

Giant Bobbles (Make 4 in Bright Yellow and 1 in Bright Red)

With straight needles, CO 10 sts. Work Seed st for approx 10 rows or until the piece is the shape of a square. Cut yarn, leaving an 8- to 10-in. tail. Thread a tapestry needle with the tail and pass through the sts on the needle, then pass through sts on side of square, on the bottom of the square and, finally, on the 3rd side. Pull until the entire square turns into a small round bobble.

Finishing

Fasten the yellow bobbles around the brim using the tails to secure on the WS of the brim. Fasten the Bright Red bobble to the tip of the I-Cord.

Brim

With cardboard, cut a circle that is 1 (2) in. deep and 10 in. in circumference. Line up the Seed st brim with the cardboard. Turn brim at Ridge Rnd and sew together with cardboard liner in place. This will help keep your witch's hat brim sitting upright.

Optional: Fill the crown of the hat with polyester filling to help keep the hat upright and gorgeous.

 

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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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