Behold a tale of two hats. Two Crochet Candy Corn Hats.
Whether you’re a traditional color candy corn fan or you’d rather rock an alternative color way, this Candy Corn Crochet Hat is so, so fun to crochet!
Anyone else out there get a little candy corn color confused? I’m talking about.. do we put ORANGE yarn in the center? Or YELLOW yarn?
But in a hat? Well I just don’t love the color yellow right up against my face. Maybe it’s because I’m drawn to the rusty orange of fall. Whether it’s a delicious crochet pumpkin or a crochet pumpkin coaster, I’m totally down for it.
So the first rendition of this cute crochet candy corn hat has a gold center and a rusty orange brim. It’s perfect for my fall walks with Winston pup and my hubs. That rust color reminds me of Winston’s puppy coat back when his Irish Setter lineage overshadowed his Poodle side:
And then as this cute little hat was waiting its photo op, in walks my son and daughter in law and my son is completely smitten with my candy corn hat.
And, of course, he needs one.. but in a traditional color way. We are going to Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village and we can wear the hats, we think.
So the day comes and the hats are perfect because even though our Michigan weather was in the sunny 80’s the week before, by the time event day rolls around it’s chilly and in the 50’s. The perfect fall day for a beautiful Candy Corn Crochet Hat.
And then halfway through the event, I realize I’m wearing the WRONG hat!
Yeah.. I can’t even make this up.
But no worries. An acrylic hat washes up very nicely in the washing machine and in a few days we’re all swapped out for the rest of the fall season!
This is the perfect hat for fall. Go with one of my candy corn variations or enjoy a color block variation of your choice. This adorable crochet project doesn’t take much yarn for each section making it a great use of scrap yarn. This twist on the Salt of the Earth Beanie is the perfect fall hat pattern!
It uses a Magic Ring to get started. Then it’s some easy half double crochet continuous rounds for the body of the hat. We’re using a jogless join technique. But if that’s not your style and you don’t mind the color jog, you can just change colors and keep going.
Any way you go, this is a fun and fast hat you’ll love making!
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Let’s dive into this fun Crochet Candy Corn Hat
Candy Corn Crochet Hat Pattern
- US H/5.0 mm for crochet hook (these are my absolute favorite crochet hooks I recommend to everyone!).
- Worsted weight yarn:
- 1 oz Color A, sample used Hobby Lobby I love this Yarn in Linen
- 1 oz Color B, sample used Hobby Lobby I love this Yarn in Sungold
- 1 oz Color C, sample used Hobby Lobby I love this Yarn in Terra Cotta
- Stitch Marker to keep track of rows, if desired
- Tapestry needle and scissors
Gauge: 11 stitches per 3 inches
Resources and crochet tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches and basic crochet skills on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches such as the slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet stitch and chain stitch used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
- ch = chain
- hdc = half double crochet
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- st = stitch(es)
Finished Candy Corn Hat Size
Fits an average size adult head. The hat is 20” around and 8.5” long.
Crochet Candy Corn Hat
With Color A, make a magic ring
R1: 8 hdc into ring (8 sts). Work in rounds through row 11.
R2: 2 hdc in ea st around (16 st)
R3: *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st)
R4: *hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (32 st)
R5: *hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (40 st)
R6: *hdc in next 4 st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (48 st)
R7: *hdc in next 5 st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (56 st)
R8: *hdc in next 6 st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (64 st)
R9: *hdc in next 7 st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (72 st)
R10: hdc around (72 st)
R11: hdc around, at end of round, work a sc in the next st, changing to Color B in the last st. Slip stitch in the next stitch (with Color B) and mark this as the last stich in the round with a stitch marker. This minimizes the jog when changing colors.(72 st)
R12-16: hdc around (72 st)
R17: hdc around at end of round, work a sc in the next st, changing to Color C in the last st. Slip stitch in the next stitch (with Color C) and mark this as the last stich in the round with a stitch marker. (72 st)
R18: hdc around. (72 st)
R19: Slip stitch in next stitch and chain 2 (counts as 1st hdc). Hdc around, join. (72 st)
R20-24: ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), *front post hdc in next st, back post hdc in next st* repeat * to * around. Join to top of ch 2(72 st).
R25: ch 1, sc around, join to 1st st. (72 st)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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