16 Free Halloween Knitting Patterns- fun, festive, and free knitting patterns for Halloween-themed hats and decor!
16 Free Halloween Knitting Patterns
These pumpkins are easy and fun to make. They’re also a great scrap-busting project! They’re knit on single point needles using knit and purl rows. This knitting pattern includes both step-by-step instructions and a video tutorial. Ideal for beginners!
The ghost is added to the hat by a technique known as stranded knitting. Stranded knitting involves using two colors of yarn to create a pattern. The yarn that isn’t being used is carried across the back of the work. It may seem awkward at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s really fun!
Nothing says “Halloween” like candy corn! This rolled brim hat is really easy to knit and the candy corn colors are perfect for Fall. There’s even a little point at the top of the hat to mimic the shape of the candy. This tri-color hat is knit on circular needles using Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn.
This pumpkin knitting pattern is ideal for beginners. This knitting patters includes instructions for both circular and single-point needles. These are a quick knit and they’re fun to make. Unlike real pumpins, you can decorate with them year after year!
Get your little one harvest-ready with this festive hat! This Pumpkin Hat Knitting Pattern uses a wide rib knit to mimic the ridges on a pumpkin. The stem is created by using double point needles on the last handful of stitches. The vines are crocheted separately and knotted on.
Get your little one in the Halloween spirit with this festive Jack-O-Lantern Hat. This hat is knit in the round on circular needles using a simple ribbed pattern. The stem is created by knitting the last handful of stitches with double point needles. The eyes and nose are knitted separately and then stitched on, along with the mouth.
You can’t have Halloween without ghosts! These little guys are more cute than scary which makes them ideal for kids. They are knit on single point needles with some increases and decreases, making this pattern beginner-friendly. You can leave these ghosts as-is or add a loop to the top for hanging.
If you have a child, chances are they love the Despicable Me/Minions movies! This hat (paired with overalls and a yellow t-shirt) would make a cute and comfortable Halloween costume that’s wearable all day.
This Minion Hat is easy to knit. It’s knit in the round with a few color changes. The eyes are crocheted separately and then attached. If you don’t know how to crochet, you could also make the eyes out of felt and hand sew them on.
A basic hat is given a Halloween upgrade with the addition of festive black cats. The hat features a ribbed brim and a row (4 total) of festive black cats. This pattern is knit in the round and it features a simple, 2 color chart.
This basic beanie gets festive for fall with the addition of a row of pumpkins. The hat features a ribbed brim and a row (4 total) of pumpkins. This pattern is knit in the round and it features a simple, 2 color chart.
These little pumpkins are not only a great way to make use of leftover yarn, but they’re also addictive to knit! This Scrap Yarn Pumpkin Knitting Pattern uses double point needles to knit a ribbed tube. Once you are finished knitting, both ends are gathered. The pumpkin is stuffed with Poly fill and the ends and closed. Running the yarn on the inside of the pumpkin, from one end to another creates the shape. Insert some twigs as the stem and you’re finished!
This Frankenstein Hat Knitting Pattern can be completed in an evening so it’s perfect for last-minute costumes. All you need is a thrifted jacket and pants to complete the look. This hat is knit in the round with a simple color swap at the crown. The bolts are knitted separately and stitched on. Finally, the stitches added.
This pattern is inspired by these Seed Stitch Pumpkins at Pottery Barn. As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to re-create them! I loved the Seed Stitch texture and I thought the braided stem was a fun twist. These pumpkins are knit flat on single-point needles, so they’re ideal for beginners.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles make an easy, comfortable costume that little boys love! Instead of the traditional face mask, I created this knit hat with an attached mask. This hat is knit in the round. It features ties in the back and the mask is a simple Garter Stitch.
The quintessential Halloween candy in hat form! This hat features a ribbed brim. The rest of the pattern is knit in the round with some very simple color switches. There is some basic decreasing at the crown. This pattern is beginner-friendly as long as you’re comfortable working with circular and double point needles.
These jumbo pumpkins are perfect for fall decorating. They will look great arranged on a mantle or even as substitute throw pillows on the sofa. This pattern is knit using two strands of yarn at the same time. The double strands help the pumpkin to maintain its shape. This jumbo pumpkin can be knit using either single point or circular knitting needles.
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