Thursday, September 24, 2009

Candy Corn Crochet Hat Pattern

I've been so blessed by the kindness of friends and family, my heart is full.  In a show of gratitude, and as a way to remember the little life that never made it (I miscarried on Wednesday), I have a quick pattern that I worked up last week.  It's really simple and a bit corny, but my kids love it.  It fits my 5 yr old as well as myself and my husband.  If you want it smaller, just decrease the rows of each color by few rows.

Candy Corn Hat Pattern
I used Peaches n Cream cotton yarn on this hat in white, orange and yellow.  Size G crochet hook (or hook needed to obtain correct gauge.)  Gauge: 5 sc x 6 rows = 1 1/2 inch square

Begin with white yarn.
Row 1:  Ch 2, 4 sc in 1st ch, sl st to 1st sc to join.  Ch 1.

Row2:  Sc in each sc around increasing 2 sc (this means you will do 2 sc in 2 of the sc of the previous round, just spread them out as you go).

Row 3 - 15: Continue pattern increasing 2 sc on each row.  When finishing row 15, switch to orange yarn when pulling through the last 2 lps of the row, or you may finish out the row with white and fasten it off and weave in the ends and just start the new rows with the new color.

Row 16 - 34: With Orange yarn, repeat established pattern increasing 2 sc each row.  At end of row 34, switch to yellow yarn.

Row 35 - 36:  Repeat established pattern increasing 2 sc each row.

Row 37 - 46: Sc in each sc on previous rows with no more increases, keeping it even each row.

Row 47 - 48:  Sc in each sc of previous row decreasing 4 stitches on each row.  (I decrease by doing a sc2together 4 times, spreading it out evenly)  Fasten off and weave in ends.


  1. Super cute! :) Welcome to the blogging world! I love what's on your blog so far, look for to many more posts!

    1. I am having a hard time with this. Can Taralee send me a note on and I'd like to share something with her. Lea

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  3. I love this hat! My kids would have so much fun wearing it! It would also make a great elf hat for christmas ;o)

  4. I am so sorry for your loss

  5. I'm very sorry about your loss

  6. Saw your photo on the Halloween group on Flickr. Love your pattern. Very cute. Not so fond of the actual candy corn, but love the colors!

    So sorry for your loss.

  7. Thank you for the very cute hat pattern.

  8. I am very sorry for your loss. I have lost 2 babies.It's o.k. to cry. Somedays I still have to cry.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I also lost two babies - many years ago - but I still think about them. Do you have other children? May God bless you. I don't like being called "Anonymous," but none of the other profiles fit!

  10. I have 3 wonderful children that I am so grateful for. We've had 3 miscarriages, one after each child. I figure I must have 3 angel babies waiting.

    Thank you for your comments! I am continuously amazed by the kindness of others!

  11. I am so sorry for your loss, I have been very blessed not to experience that. I am due any day with our third, hearing stories like this humbles me and it also really scares me.
    god bless

  12. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. know that your baby is with god and waiting for your time to join her or him. I know the pain you feel I have been there I will keep you in my prayers

  13. I just looked at your bearded hats on etsy....those are soooo cute. I have oodles of grandsons and I think they'd love them except they all live in the deep south where they wouldn't be able to wear them but for a couple of weeks each year....darn!

  14. Printed out this pattern over a year ago. So precious! I am blessed with a grandson now and have been thinking about making this hat for him ever since. I'm not an experienced crocheter, but I don't think he'd mind. In revisiting this sweet pattern, I re-read your poignant introduction about the loss of your child and it is still both so sad and yet seeing all the responses above renews my faith that, whether we share experiences or not, we have the capacity both to be deeply courageous and to feel for our fellow human beings. Thank you for being so honest and sharing this difficult part of your life. It may not be possible to count how many people to whom you have given healing words.

  15. I love this pattern. I'm going to make it all lilac for a Dopey Halloween costume! :D

  16. Great post! Keep it up the good work and also keep posting.

  17. So far I'm liking the way it looks. I'm using RHSS from my stash and an H hook to get gauge. I'm on the orange stripe and I still haven't decided whether to make the bottom yellow or brown (since some candy corns do have a brown bottom.)

    I know it's been a couple of years, but you still have my condolences on your loss.

    I'll post a picture on my blog as soon as I finish it (I have a couple of willing models in the form of my grandchildren ;))

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