Halloween is kind of a mixed bag weather wise around the United States. Some places it’s already cold, while in others it still almost feels like summer. Where I live it can be either extreme, and it seems like lately it always rains, or at least threatens to rain, for trick or treating.
If you’re somewhere that’s cool for spooky season, you might want to knit a hat with a Halloween theme. This collection of Halloween hat knitting patterns (and one ear warmer!) is sure to have something to help keep you cozy and seasonally appropriate.
Boo! by Anu Vehkomäki features ghosts and the word boo around the bottom of the hat in stranded colorwork. It’s worked in aran weight yarn and is one size to fit an adult. It’s found on Ravelry.
The Poison Apple Knit Beanie from Clickety Sticks depicts a wicked looking fruit in purple and black — though of course you can use any colors you like. It’s worked flat from the bottom up in worsted weight yarn and is adult sized.
Cassandra May’s Striped Halloween Witch Hat, available on Ravelry, is sized for newborns up to 2T and is the perfect stash busting hat with a Halloween twist. It uses worsted weight yarn.
The kids black cat hat knitting pattern from Gina Michelle is worked in the round with stranded knitting and is just too cute for a cat-loving kiddo. It’s worked in worsted weight yarn and sized for a 2-3 year old.
Tara Marie’s Little Ghost Hat is sized from baby to adult and features a Pac-Man style ghost added to a simple hat with duplicate stitch. It uses worsted weight yarn and is worked in the round. You can check it out and Fox and Pine Stitches.
The Spooky Night Beanie Pattern from Lizzy Knits Shop features a long foldover brim and fun colorwork with ghosts and other stranded colorwork designs. The pattern includes charts and written instructions and is worked with worsted weight yarn. You can get the pattern on Etsy.
And since I did promise an earwarmer, check out the Little Skulls Headband from Sara Rosado on Ravelry. This is a great beginner stranded knitting project and is sized for kids and adults. It uses worsted weight yarn.