With it’s red and white swirled stripes, this crocheted candy cane hat is perfect for little heads this holiday season! Change the colors and you just have a fun swirly patterned beanie! This could pass for a lollipop hat as well 🙂 And the best part is that you don’t have to weave in any ends until the end. The pattern works up in continuous rounds. I will try to explain with pictures and a video tutorial.
– Worsted weight yarn in red and white.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Stitch Marker (if you feel more comfortable using one)
– Tapestry needle
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
Note: because of the large jumps in increases between sizes, you may need to try the hat on to make sure it’s a good fit. You can also check these standard beanie measurements to make sure your hat measures up. If it were me, and I needed an “in-between” size, I would make the larger size with a smaller hook. You can also make the hat longer or shorter…so for a 3 month old I might only make 11 rows and for a 6 month old I would make 12. You will see that listed in the pattern.
Now here is how to start your hat:
Sorry for the poor video quality. One day I will have a more professional set up and better equipment.
Candy Cane Hat Pattern
(with white) Magic Ring, ch 1, make 2 SC, 2 HDC, DC in ring, don’t fasten off, don’t pull tight
(with red) Make a slip knot, chain 1 onto magic ring loop, make 2 SC, 2 HDC, DC in ring, now pull tight.
Round 2: (with white) 2 DC in next 5 stitches. (now switch to red) 2 DC in next 5 stitches. You should have 10 white DC’s and 10 red DC’s for a total of 20 DC’s for this round.
Round 3: (with white) 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat until you have a total of 15 stitches. (with red) 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat until you have a total of 15 stitches. (30 DC)
Round 4: (with white) 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two stitches, repeat around until you have a total of 20 stitches. (with red) 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two stitches, repeat around until you have a total of 20 stitches. (40 DC)
Round 5-10: (with white) DC in next 20 stitches. (with red) DC in next 20 stitches. (40 DC)
To end, make a HDC, SC and slip stitch with each color and fasten off, weave in ends.