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Kids Spider Hat Knitting Pattern

Kids Spider Hat Knitting Pattern- a fun, Halloween-themed topper for kids, featuring a round of spiders.

Kids Spider Hat Knitting Pattern

This hat features a wide brim and a spider motif. The spiders are created using a technique called colorwork (or stranded) knitting. Stranded knitting involves using two colors of yarn to create a pattern. The strands that aren’t being used are carried across the back of the work (called “floats”). Since the spider design is simple, this is an ideal pattern for knitters who are new to colorwork.

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Kids Spider Hat Knitting Pattern

Kids Spider Hat Knitting Pattern

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Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Black and in Linen (acrylic worsted yarn, 1 skein of #4 weight yarn needed in each color)

Knitting needles:  Size US size 7 circular, 16-inchSize US size 8 circular, 16-inch, size US 8 double point knitting needles

Gauge: 2 inches= 8 sts

Size: kids 6-10 years old

Pattern instructions:

With the smaller circular needles and the main color yarn, cast on 80 stitches. Join ends together and place a stitch marker. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for approximately 1 1/2 inches.

Kids Spider Hat Knitting Pattern

Switch to the larger circular needles. Beginning in the lower right corner of the knitting chart, knit every round and change yarn color following Chart until all 30 rounds of the chart have been completed.

After completing the chart, knit 1 round decreasing 3 stitches evenly (77 sts).

Shape crown:

Switch to dpn needles when needed.
Round 1: K3, *k2tog, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 (66 sts)
Round 2: K2, *k2tog, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 (55 sts)
Round 3: K2, *k2tog, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (44 sts)
Round 4: K1, *k2tog, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (33 sts)
Round 5: K1, *k2tog, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog (22 sts)

Round 6: Knit 2 together to the end of the round.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through remaining stitches and pull to tighten. Secure and weave in the ends. Make and attach pom pom.

Kids Spider Hat Knitting Pattern
Kids Spider Hat Knitting Pattern

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I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making this Kids Spider Hat Knitting Pattern or any of my other beginner free patterns, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, just tag me @ginamicheleblog. Happy knitting!

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