Knit Bat Hat

Show your festive side this Halloween and learn how to knit with two colors at once.

Skill Level | Intermediate
Available Sizes | 6-12 mos, Toddler, Child, Teen, Women’s, Men’s

introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re looking for a Halloween knitting project you’ll actually wear, you’re in the right place. Our knit bat hat is fun and quick to knit.

With this project you can try your hand at colorwork knitting and make a fun, festive Halloween hat in the process. Our knit bat hat will teach you how to knit with two colors at once and help you learn how to follow a color diagram. The colorwork techniques used in our knit bat hat can be used for all sorts of projects.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our knit bat hat step-by-step.

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Recommended Supplies


  • Sugar Bush Shanty Yarn; (Colorway pictured: Chimney Smoke & Morning Frost)
  • 6-12 mos: Color A – 60 yds; Color B – 20 yds
  • Toddler: Color A – 67 yds; Color B – 30 yds
  • Child: Color A – 77 yds; Color B – 35 yds
  • Teen: Color A – 86 yds; Color B – 38 yds
  • Women’s: Color A – 95 yds; Color B – 40 yds
  • Men’s: Color A – 108 yds; Color B – 45 yds
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular needles (all sizes except preemie. Use magic loop or double point needles.)
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles OR
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) 24”or longer circular needles (for magic loop crown decreases)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Marker
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
3 Things You Must Do to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details

Abbreviations


  • K Knit
  • K2tog Knit Two Together
  • P Purl
  • Rep Repeat
  • St(s) Stitches

pattern notes

Additional Notes


Finished Size
  • 6-12 mos: 16″-16.5″ circumference; 6.75″ length
  • Toddler: 17″-17.5″ circumference; 7.25″ length
  • Child: 18″-18.5″ circumference; 7.75″ length
  • Tween: 19″-20″ circumference; 8.25″ length
  • Women’s: 20.5″-21″ circumference; 8.75″ length
  • Men’s: 22″-22.5″ circumference; 9.25″ length
Gauge

26 sts x 27.5 rows = 4″
worked in stockinette stitch

If you’re new to color work knitting and catching long floats, you’ll need to be very careful with your gauge. If your floats are too tight, the hat will be too tight and may not fit properly. Work a few test swatches until you’re comfortable with the technique.

Switch to magic loop method or double pointed needles when stitches no longer fit around the 16″ circulars when you decrease for the crown.

Additional Notes: Instructions for sizes are given as follows:

6-12 mos (Toddler, Child, Teen, Women’s, Mens)

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Written Instructions


Hat Band

Round 1: CO 88 (96, 104, 112, 120, 128). *K2, P2. Rep from * to end of round.

Round 2: *K2, P2. Rep from * to end of round.

Repeat: Rep last round, 6( 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) more times.

Hat Sides

Next 2 Rounds: K all sts.

Repeat: Rep last round 23( 23, 23, 24, 24, 25) more times using the color diagram to work the bat pattern.

Color Diagram
Hat Crown – All Sizes

Round 1: *K next 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) sts. K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. {80 (88, 96, 104, 112, 120) sts}

Round 2: K all sts.

Round 3: *K next 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) sts. K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. {72 (80, 88, 96, 104, 112) sts}

Round 4: K all sts.

Round 5: *K next 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) sts. K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. {64 (72, 80, 88, 96, 104) sts}

Round 6: K all sts.

Round 7: *K next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) sts. K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. {56 (64, 72, 80, 88, 96) sts}

Round 8: K all sts.

Round 9: *K next 4 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) sts. K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. {48 (56, 64, 72, 80, 88) sts}

Round 10: K all sts.

Round 11: *K next 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts. K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. {40 (48, 56, 64, 72, 80) sts}

Round 12: K all sts.

Round 13: *K next 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts. K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. {32 (40, 48, 56, 64, 72) sts}

Round 14: K all sts.

Round 15: *K next 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7) sts. K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. {24 (32, 40, 48, 56, 64) sts}

Round 16: K all sts.

6-12 mos size continue to finishing instructions.

Round 17: *K next (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) sts. K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. {(24, 32, 40, 48, 56) sts}

Round 18: K all sts.

Toddler size continue to finishing instructions.

Round 19: *K next (2, 3, 4, 5) sts. K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. {( 24, 32, 40, 48) sts}

Round 20: K all sts.

Child size continue to finishing instructions.

Round 21: *K next (2, 3, 4) sts. K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. {(24, 32, 40) sts}

Round 22: K all sts.

Teen size continue to finishing instructions.

Round 23: *K next (2, 3) sts. K2tog. Rep from * to end of round.  (24, 32  sts)

Round 26: K all sts.

Women’s size continue to finishing instructions.

Round 23: *K next (2) sts. K2tog. Rep from * to end of round.  (24  sts)

Round 26: K all sts.

Finishing

Fasten off leaving an 8″ tail. Use a yarn needle to thread the tail through the remaining stitches. Secure the opening and weave in the ends.


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