Halloween Witch Hats
How To Make Hats

Learn how to knit funky Halloween witch hats. Free knitting patterns for sock monkey size and people size witch hats. Fun homemade wool knit hats to wear or to use as decorations.

These are unique patterns I created one Halloween to decorate my crazy Halloween sock monkey dolls. There is nothing scary about these Halloween witch hats, they are more amusing than anything.

After making my first sock doll size wool knit hat, one of my boys wanted a hat too, and so, the larger pattern was happily created. Lets get onto how to make a witch hat...

Sock Monkey Doll Size Halloween Witch Hats


halloween witch hats black sock monkey

Things you need:
Worsted yarn (double knit wool)
Black yarn (blk)
Brown yarn (brn)
Gold or Yellow yarn
Size 8 knitting needles
Wool Needle
Scissors


Cast on 40 stitches in black yarn.
Stocking stitch 8 rows (knit a row, purl a row.......)
Row 9: k17 (blk), add gold - yarn k6, k17 (blk)
Row 10: p17 (blk), p6 (gold), p17 (blk)
Row 11: Add brown - k17, k2 (gold), k2 (brn), k2 (gold), k17 (brn)
Row 12: p17(brn), p2 (gold), p2 (brn), p2 (gold), p17 (brn)
Row 13: k17 (blk), k6 (gold), k17 (blk)
Row 14: p17 (blk), p6 (gold), p17 (blk)

Stocking stitch next 4 rows in black
Row 19: k2tog, k8, k2tog, k8, k2tog, k8, k2tog, k8 (36 stitches)
Stocking stitch next 3 rows
Row 23: k2tog, k7, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k7 (32 stitches)
Stocking stitch next 3 rows
Row 27: k2tog, k6, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k6 (28 stitches)
Stocking stitch next 3 rows
Row 31: k2tog, k5, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k5 (24 stitches)
Stocking stitch next 3 rows
Row 35: k2tog, k4, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k4 (20 stitches)
Stocking stitch next 3 rows
Row 39: k2tog, k3, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k3 (16 stitches)
Stocking stitch next 3 rows
Row 43: k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2 (12 stitches)
Stocking stitch next 3 rows
Row 47: k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1 (8 stitches)
Stocking stitch next 3 rows
Row 51: k2tog x 4 (4 stitches)
Stocking stitch next 3 rows (yes, with just the 4 stitches on the needle)
Row 55: k2tog x 2 (2 stitches)
Stocking stitch next 3 rows (you are creating the point on the hat right now)
Row 59: k2tog x 1 ( 1 stitch)
Stocking stitch next 3 rows (yeah, with just 1 stitch in the needle)

Tie off, leaving a long thread of black yarn which you will use to stitch the hat together.

halloween witch hats red sock monkey

Now, instead of turning the witch hat right side in to sew it together you need to have the hat right side out. This is because of the point at the top of the hat, if the hat is sewn together right side in, you may have a super hard time trying to pop the point of the hat out. I find it is much easier to have the hat right side out and thread the end of my yarn down through the top of the point (pull the thread right through but don't pull it tight or you will lose the point of your hat), weave the thread back and forth through the rows, then start sewing the sides of the hat together.

That's it you're done.

You can alter this pattern to get different looks. You can move the belt and buckle up the hat. Make the belt wider and of course knit it in any color you'd like. I have made white Halloween witch hats, black and purple witch hats.


Child Size Halloween Witch Hat

This is an original knitting pattern for kid size Halloween witch hats that is based on the mini sock monkey pattern above.

Things you need:
Worsted yarn (double knit wool)
Black yarn (blk)
Red yarn (red)
White yarn
Size 8 knitting needles
Wool Needle
Scissors

You can use any color yarn you would like.

Cast on 80 stitches in black yarn
Stocking stitch 24 rows (knit a row, purl a row.......)

Now we start to make the belt and buckle.

Row 25: k34 (blk), k12 (white), k34 (blk)
Row 26: p34 (blk), p12 (white), p34 (blk)
Row 27: k34 (blk), k12 (white), k34 (blk)
Row 28: p34 (blk), p12 (white), p34 (blk)

Row 29: k34 (red), k4 (white), k4 (red), k4 (white), k34 (red)
Row 30: p34 (red), p4 (white), p4 (red), p4 (white), p34 (red)
Repeat rows 29 and 30 two more times.

halloween witch hats knitting needles



Row 35: With red yarn: k2tog, k6, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k7
k4 (white), k4 (red), k4 (white)
With red yarn: k7, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k6, k2tog

Row 36: p30 (red), p4 (white), p4 (red), p4 (white), p30 (red)
Row 37: k30 (red), k4 (white), k4 (red), k4 (white), k30 (red)
Row 38: p30 (red), p4 (white), p4 (red), p4 (white), p30 (red)
Row 39: k30 (blk), k12 (white), k30 (blk)
Row 40: p30 (blk), p12 (white), p30 (blk)

Row 41: With black yarn: k2tog, k5, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k7
k12 (white)
With black yarn: k2tog, k5, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k7

Row 42: p30 (blk), p12 (white), p30 (blk) (72 stitches)

The belt and buckle are finished, the rest of the hat is made with black yarn.

Stocking stitch 4 rows
Row 47: k2tog, k7, k2tog, k7 continue to end. (64 stitches)
Stocking stitch 5 rows
Row 53: k2tog, k6, k2tog, k6 continue to end. (56 stitches)
Stocking stitch 5 rows
Row 59: k2tog, k5, k2tog, k5 continue to end. (48 stitches)
Stocking stitch 5 rows
Row 65: k2tog, k4, k2tog, k4 continue to end. (40 stitches)
Stocking stitch 5 rows
Row 71: k2tog, k3, k2tog, k3 continue to end (32 stitches)
Stocking stitch 5 rows
Row 77: k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2 continue to end (24 stitches)
Stocking stitch 5 rows
Row 83: k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1 continue to end (16 stitches)
Stocking stitch 5 rows
Row 89: k2tog x 8 (8 stitches)
Stocking stitch 5 rows
Row 95: k2tog x 4 (4 stitches)
Stocking stitch 5 rows
Row 101: k2tog x 2 (2 stitches)
Stocking stitch 5 rows
Cast off leaving a very long thread to sew the witches hat together

As above for the sock monkey Halloween witch hats, instead of turning the hats right side in to sew it together you need to have the hats right side out. This is because of the point at the top of the hat, if the hat is sewn together right side in, you may have a super hard time trying to pop the point of the hat out. I find it is much easier to have the hat right side out and thread the end of my yarn down through the top of the point (pull the thread right through but don't pull it tight or you will lose the point of your hat), weave the thread back and forth through the rows, then start sewing the sides of the hat together.

You can make a large adult size witches hat by simply casting on more stitches and adjusting the pattern accordingly.

sock monkey white halloween witch hats


Cool Ideas:

Other than making a sock witch doll and add a mini Halloween witch hat to the costume.

Another idea is to stuff the hats slightly before putting them on someones head, this would add some substance the top half of the Halloween witch hats and they would stand up more erect.

Accessories can be added such as spiders and cobwebs.

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