Candy Corn Hat- Free Pattern


Last November, my aunt put in a request for candy corn hats for herself and her two kids.  Now that it’s late September, I figured it was time to get stitching!

It always amazes me that our heads only grow a few more inches once we get past our infant/toddler years, so a lot of adults and kids can wear the same hat size.  Just to be sure, I had my aunt send me her family’s head measurements.  Sure enough, her daughter (almost 7) is 20 inches, her son (almost 9) is 21, and my aunt is 22.   That means they can all wear the same size of hat, which made it much easier for me to come up with the pattern.  It took a few trial and errors to get the top right, but once I made it through the first five rounds, it was smooth stitching.

This hat will is cone-shaped and is designed to have a small rounded point to mimic the shape of the famous fall candy.  I personally don’t like candy corn, but it’s an American Halloween staple. Hopefully my aunt and cousins will enjoy these hats!

Pattern:

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Supplies:

Yarn: worsted weight I used Red Heart Super Saver (acrilyc) in white, yellow, and pumpkin (orange).  You will need less than one skein each per hat.

Hook: Size I for most crocheters. Note: I crochet very tight stitches and hook up 1-2 sizes for most patterns.  I used a K for this hat.

Gauge: 12 DC + 9 Rounds = 4 inches (see notes below)
Finished hat measures approximately 9 inches in height with a 20 inch circumference.

Notes:  I do not count the 2 chains at the beginning of each round as the first stitch. Because I crochet tightly, I frequently need to add a few rows onto hat patterns. If you need to subtract rows, be sure to subtract from the orange section or evenly from all of the sections to maintain a balance of color.  You can also switch colors at different rows of you prefer a different ratio of colors.

Starting with white.

Round 1: Crochet 6 DC in a magic circle.  Join with slip stitch to first DC. (6 DC)

Round 2: Chain 2, 2 DC in same stitch and in each stitch around.  Join with slip stitch to first DC. (12 DC)

Round 3: Chain 2, DC in same stitch, 2 DC in next stitch, (DC in next stitch, 2 DC in following stitch) around. Join with slip stitch to first DC. (18 DC)

Round 4: Chain 2, DC in same stitch, DC in next stitch, 2 DC in following stitch (DC in each of in next 2 stitches, 2 DC in following stitch) around. Join with slip stitch to first DC. (24 DC)

Round 5:  Chain 2, DC in same stitch and each of the next 2 stitches, 2 DC in the following stitch, (DC in each of next 3 stitches, 2 DC in following stitch) around. Join with slip stitch to first DC. (30 DC)

Finish off.  Switch to orange.

Round 6:  Chain 2, DC in same stitch and each of the next 3 stitches, 2 DC in the following stitch, (DC in each of next 4 stitches, 2 DC in following stitch) around. Join with slip stitch to first DC. (36 DC)

Round 7: Chain 2, DC in same stitch and each of the next 4 stitches, 2 DC in the following stitch, (DC in each of next 5 stitches, 2 DC in following stitch) around. Join with slip stitch to first DC. (42 DC)

Round 8: Chain 2, DC in same stitch and each of the next 5 stitches, 2 DC in the following stitch, (DC in each of next 6 stitches, 2 DC in following stitch) around. Join with slip stitch to first DC. (48 DC)

Round 9: Chain 2, DC in same stitch and each of the next 6 stitches, 2 DC in the following stitch, (DC in each of next 7 stitches, 2 DC in following stitch) around. Join with slip stitch to first DC. (54 DC)

Round 10: Chain 2, DC in same stitch and each of the next 7 stitches, 2 DC in the following stitch, (DC in each of next 8 stitches, 2 DC in following stitch) around. Join with slip stitch to first DC. (60 DC)

Round 11: Chain 2, DC in same stitch and in each stitch around. Join with slip stitch to first DC (60 stitches)

Rounds 12-16: Repeat round 11.

Finish off, switch to yellow.

Rounds 17-21: Repeat round 11.

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