Witch Hat Knitting Pattern

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In this post, you will see a witch hat knitting pattern.

This easy project uses only one skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn.

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Witch hat knitting pattern

Knit Your Own Modern Witch Hat

This witch hat can be made in three sizes, adult, teen, and child (4-12 years).

Make one in an afternoon using one skein of super bulky yarn.

The hat is knit flat (not in the round) and seamed using the mattress stitch.

halloween witch hat

Black Witch Hat The Yarn I Used

I knit the hat in black super bulky yarn but there are many colors to choose from in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn.

A thin wire (for jewelry making) is threaded through the brim to hold the shape.

For safety reasons, you will use your own judgment on adding the wire when finishing the hat in the child’s size.

black witch hat

Halloween Witch Hat Skill Level

This witch hat project is for you if you are looking for an easy knitting project with minimal shaping.

The needle sizes you need are large (10mm/US 15 and 15/US 19) making this a fairly fast hat to make. 

So if you are an advanced beginner who is looking to make something for Halloween this is a pretty quick-knit beginner-friendly pattern.

witch hat knitting pattern

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for beginner or advanced knitters…

witches hat

Witch Hat Knitting Pattern

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You can view the free Hellebore circle shawl pattern here or grab the PDF here.

Notes

  • This hat is knit flat (back and forth) using either straight needles or circular needles.
  • The hat is then seamed using the mattress stitch when complete.
  • The brim is knit with two strands together.
  • A thin wire is threaded through the edge of the brim to help to shape it.
  • Please noteyou may want to NOT add the wire in the brim for the child’s hat, as this could be a safety issue.

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Skill Level – Easy

Sizes

  • Adult.
  • Teen.
  • Child / 4-12 yrs.

Gauge – 9 sts/13 rows in 10×10 cm/4×4 inches of stockinette stitch.

adult witch hat

The Supplies You Need…

Yarn

Needles

Notions

Other Materials

Thin wire (0.5/or 1 meter for making jewelry etc) to thread through the edge of the brim of the hat to give it shape.

witch hat

Abbreviations

You can grab a free list of US and UK knitting terms here.

  • CO – cast on
  • Cont – continue
  • K – knit
  • K2tog – Knit the next two stitches together (decrease)
  • Garter stitch – every row knit
  • P – purl
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • St, st – stockinette stitch (RS row knit, WS row purl)
  • Rep – repeat
  • RS – right side
  • WS – wrong side
witch hat super bulky yarn

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Witch Hat Adult Size

The brim

  • With 15mm (US 19) knitting needles and two strands together of the super bulky yarn CO 52 sts.
  • Work in garter stitch for 6 rows ending on a WS row.

The main body of the hat

Change to 10mm (US 15) needles.

You will continue to work the hat using one strand of yarn only…

  • Row 1 (RS): *K2, K2tog* – rep from * to * to the end of the row. (39 sts)
  • Row 2 (WS): Purl
  • Cont to work in st, st until the piece measures 7 inches from the start of the stocking stitch section, ending on a WS row.

Decreasing the hat

Row 1 (RS): *K1, K2tog – rep from * to end. (26 sts)

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Row 3: *K1, K2tog – rep from * to last 2 sts, K2. (18 sts)

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: *K1, K2tog – rep from * to end. (12 sts)

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: *K1, K2tog – rep from * to end. (8 sts)

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: *K1, K2tog – rep from * to last 2 sts, K2. (6 sts)

Row 10: Purl.

Row 11: *K1, K2tog – rep from * to end. (4 sts)

Row 12: Purl.

Row 13: K2tog, K2tog (2 sts)

Thread the rem yarn through the last 2 sts and close, then start to seam the sides together using the mattress stitch.

You may need an extra length of black yarn to seam.

The mattress stitch is an invisible seam and will make the closing of the hat look neat.

Weave in all loose ends.

modern witch hat

Finishing the brim

The brim is quite floppy, so to finish and make it lie better when worn, I threaded thin wire (for jewelry making) through the very edge of the hat.

You will need 0.5 or 1 meter of wire, thread through the stitches at the edge of the brim all the way around, then fasten off and hide the ends in the yarn.

When worn you can shape the brim better if the wire is in there.

Brim Tip – Adding thin wire around the edge of the brim can help to shape and keep it lying flat instead of flopping down.

witch hat wire brim

Witch Hat Teen Size

The brim

  • With 15mm (US 19) knitting needles and two strands together of the super bulky yarn CO 49 sts.
  • Work in garter stitch for 6 rows ending on a WS row.

The main body of the hat

Change to 10mm (US 15) needles.

You will continue to work the hat using one strand of yarn only…

  • Row 1 (RS): *K2, K2tog* – rep from * to * to the last st, K1. (37 sts)
  • Row 2 (WS): Purl
  • Cont to work in st, st until the piece measures 6 inches from the start of the stocking stitch section, ending on a WS row.

Decreasing the hat

Row 1 (RS): *K1, K2tog – rep from * to last st, K1. (25 sts)

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Row 3: *K1, K2tog – rep from * to last st, K1. (17 sts)

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: *K1, K2tog – rep from * to last 2 sts, K2. (12 sts)

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: *K1, K2tog – rep from * to end. (8 sts)

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: *K1, K2tog – rep from * to last 2 sts, K2. (6 sts)

Row 10: Purl.

Row 11: *K1, K2tog – rep from * to end. (4 sts)

Row 12: Purl.

Row 13: K2tog, K2tog (2 sts)

Thread the rem yarn through the last 2 sts and close, then start to seam the sides together using the mattress stitch.

The mattress stitch is an invisible seam and will make the closing of the hat look neat.

Weave in all loose ends.

Finishing the brim

The brim is quite floppy, so to finish and make it lie better when worn, I threaded thin wire (for jewelry making) through the very edge of the hat.

You will need 0.5 or 1 meter of wire, thread through the stitches at the edge of the brim all the way around, then fasten off and hide the ends in the yarn.

When worn you can shape the brim better if the wire is in there.

knitted witch hat

Witch Hat Child Size

The brim

  • With 15mm (US 19) knitting needles and two strands together of the super bulky yarn CO 47 sts.
  • Work in garter stitch for 4 rows ending on a WS row.

The main body of the hat

Change to 10mm (US 15) needles.

You will continue to work the hat using one strand of yarn only…

  • Row 1 (RS): *K2, K2tog* – rep from * to * to end. (35 sts)
  • Row 2 (WS): Purl
  • Cont to work in st, st until the piece measures 5 inches from the start of the stocking stitch section, ending on a WS row.

Decreasing the hat

Row 1 (RS): *K1, K2tog – rep from * to last 2 sts, K2. (24 sts)

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Row 3: *K1, K2tog – rep from * to end. (16 sts)

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: *K1, K2tog – rep from * to last st, K1. (11 sts)

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: *K1, K2tog – rep from * to last 2 sts, K2. (8 sts)

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: *K1, K2tog – rep from * to last 2 sts, K2. (6 sts)

Row 10: Purl.

Row 11: *K1, K2tog – rep from * to end. (4 sts)

Row 12: Purl.

Row 13: K2tog, K2tog (2 sts)

Thread the rem yarn through the last 2 sts and close, then start to seam the sides together using the mattress stitch.

The mattress stitch is an invisible seam and will make the closing of the hat look neat.

Weave in all loose ends.

Finishing the brim

(FOR THE CHILD’S SIZE ADDING WIRE IN THE BRIM MAY BE A SAFETY HAZARD, SO PLEASE USE YOUR OWN JUDGEMENT WHEN FINISHING THE HAT)

The brim is quite floppy, so to finish and make it lie better when worn, I threaded thin wire (for jewelry making) through the very edge of the hat.

You will need 0.5 or 1 meter of wire, thread through the stitches at the edge of the brim all the way around, then fasten off and hide the ends in the yarn.

When worn you can shape the brim better if the wire is in there.

witch hat and circle shawl

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Happy Knitting!

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4 Comments

        1. Hello Julie, the gauge is worked out using the 10mm (US 15) needles.
          This is the stockinette (stocking) stitch part of the pattern.
          I hope that helps!
          Louise