Monday, October 20, 2014

Crochet Preemie Candy Corn Hat - FREE Pattern - Plus Notes to Make in Any Size!

After working up the Candy Corn Colored Newborn Making Waves Legwarmers, I decided to make a matching candy corn colored hat to go with it. 

Use my FREE All Sizes Basic Beanie Pattern to make a candy corn colored hat in any size!

*This was previously titled "Crochet Newborn Candy Corn Hat..."
Please see pattern notes regarding title change.

   - Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Yellow, Orange and White
   - H8/5mm Hook
   - Tapestry Needle - I like to use a #18 or #20.

Time Spent:
   While a basic beanie using this pattern takes me less than 30 minutes, weaving in the yarn for the color changes bumps this hat up to roughly 45 minutes or less.

   Crown measures 3.75" in diameter to fit a head circumference of about 13.75", and is 4.25" long.

   Using 5mm Hook - 4" x 4"
     CH 16, DC in 3rd ST from hook and ea ST across. (14 DC)
     R2 - 8: CH 2, turn. DC in ea ST across.
     Fasten Off.

   CH - Chain
   DC - Double Crochet
   ea - each
   ST - stitch
   SC - Single Crochet

Pattern Notes:
   If making this hat in a different size, think of the color sections on an actual candy corn. You will want your orange section to be larger than your white section, and your yellow section bigger than your orange section.

Beginning chain 2 does not count as a stitch.

Join to the first double crochet, not the beginning chain 2.

I wrote this pattern with a candy corn in mind to match the legwarmers, but feel free to substitute with any color combination.

10.24.14 UPDATE: My sister-in-law, Bree, is a family photographer who does LOTS of newborn photo shoots. Following the posting of my All Sizes Beanie pattern, I whipped out quite a few newborn sized hats (including this one) based on the chart provided by Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet. According to her, the newborn head circumference is 13-14" and the length should be 4" - 4.5". Upon completing my hats, I made a trip to her house to deliver them and she turned all of them away. She said they were sure not to fit any of the newborns that she photographs and that they would be better suited for preemie's. SO - my suggestion for a newborn size would be to make the 3-6 Month Size as that one is exactly what she liked and requested for future hats.

          **Starting with White
CH 4. Join to form a ring. CH 2. Make 8 DC into the ring. Join. (8 DC)
R2: CH 2. Make 2 DC in ea ST around. Join. (16 DC)
R3: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC) around. Join. (24 DC)
         **Change Colors to Orange
R4: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in ea of next 2 DC's, (2 DC in next DC, DC in ea of next 2 DC's) around. Join. (32 DC)
R5 - 6: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join. 
          **Change Color to Yellow
R7 - 8: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join. 
R9: CH 1. SC in ea DC around. Join.
R10: CH 1. SC in ea SC around. Join.
Fasten Off and Weave in Ends.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Candy Corn Inspired Beanie (or any TriColor Combination), but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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  1. Oh, what a cute little babyhat, you have made!

  2. I'm visiting from the Yarn Fanatic Party...I'm glad you included links for all sizes, because I want one for myself! These are so cute. Thanks for the pattern!


    1. Thanks for visiting! Share your photo with us when you are finished - I would love to see!

  3. Such a cute set of crocheted items - love the candy corn theme. Thanks for sharing at Make It Monday.

  4. So cute! I personally think candy corn is one of the yuckiest candies out there, but I just want to eat this hat up! Ok, bad pun, but it's true. :-)

    I've noticed a lot of baby hat patterns out there run small. My kiddos have larger than average heads, but still! I rarely make anything smaller than a 12 month size.

    Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see what you have this week! :-)

    1. I think over time, babies are just getting bigger and the average sizing charts haven't caught up yet. But, trial and error is one of our best tools.

      Thanks for visiting.

  5. This pattern turned out cute. But I thought I would let you know in your pattern you listed the colors as white, yellow, then orange. An actual candy corn is white, orange then yellow. I didn't realise this until I finished the hat then scrolled down to see your picture. Still looks cute though and I think people will get the idea.