Whether you’re looking for Halloween ideas, or a cute costume, this crochet hat pattern uses really basic stitches to create the perfect candy corn shape!

This Candy Corn Hat is worked in joined rounds from the top down, using simple stitch increases that are really easy to follow along (even if you’re a beginner). 

Follow the color change sequence suggested to get the candy corn look in five different sizes: 12”, 14”, 16”, 18” and 20”.

This is a great pattern because:

  • This Candy Corn Hat is a quick and easy crochet hat to work up (even if you’re new to crochet)!
  • This makes a great photography prop and halloween costume!
  • This project was designed for worsted weight yarn, which is one of the most common and accessible yarns in crochet!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: joined rounds, stitch tension, gauge & size, increasing, color changes, finishing techniques & more!
Candy Corn Crochet Hat Pattern

Before you get started…

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Not sure what size hat to make? Check out our size guide and cheat sheet, here: 

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Want to learn more about working in joined rounds of crochet? Watch this tutorial:

Looking for the best way to change colors in rounds of crochet? Here you go: 

Let’s get started! 

Pattern Designed By: Salena Baca Crochet. This pattern is copyright protected; it is unlawful to distribute this pattern in any form (free, sale or trade).

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Yarn: Bernat Super Value Solids, Medium #4 yarn (100% acrylic; 425 yds / 389 m): 

Materials: 

  • US H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Gauge: 

  • 12 Dc Sts = 4”, 10 Dc rows = 5”

Sizes: 

  • 12” around x 6” long
  • 14” around x 6.5” long
  • 16” around x 7” long
  • 18” around x 7.5” long
  • 20” around x 8” long

Stitch Key: 

Specialty Stitches & Techniques:

Notes:

  • Hat is worked from the top down in joined rounds.
  • Use Color Change Sequence below for Candy Corn style, or alter colors (and placement) as desired.

Color Change Sequence

12” Size

  • White = rounds 1-3
  • Terracotta = rounds 4-6
  • Deep Straw = rounds 7-12

14” Size

  • White = rounds 1-3
  • Terracotta = rounds 4-7
  • Deep Straw = rounds 8-13

16” Size

  • White = rounds 1-4
  • Terracotta = rounds 5-8
  • Deep Straw = rounds 9-14

18” Size

  • White = rounds 1-4
  • Terracotta = rounds 5-9
  • Deep Straw = rounds 10-15

20” Size

  • White = rounds 1-5
  • Terracotta = rounds 6-10
  • Deep Straw = rounds 11-16
Candy Corn Crochet Hat Pattern

Instructions: All Sizes

Round 1 (Right Side): Form adjustable loop, Ch 1 (not a St, here and throughout), work 12 Dc into loop, Sl St to join – 12 Dc

Round 2: Ch 1, work 1 Dc into each St around, Sl St to join – 12 Dc

Round 3: Ch 1, [Dc, work 2 Dc into next St] around, Sl St to join – 18 Dc

Round 4: Ch 1, [Dc into each of next 2 Sts, work 2 Dc into next] around, Sl St to join – 24 Dc

Round 5: Ch 1, [Dc into each of next 3 Sts, work 2 Dc into next] around, Sl St to join – 30 Dc 

Round 6: Ch 1, [Dc into each of next 4 Sts, work 2 Dc into next] around, Sl St to join – 36 Dc

Continue to instructions for preferred size.

12” Size

Rounds 7-10: Ch 1, work 1 Dc into each St around, Sl St to join – 36 Dc 

Rounds 11-12: Ch 1, work 1 Sc into each St around, Sl St to join – 36 Sc

Fasten off after last round is complete. 

14” Size

Round 7: Ch 1, [Dc into each of next 5 Sts, work 2 Dc into next] around, Sl St to join – 42 Dc

Rounds 8-11: Ch 1, work 1 Dc into each St around, Sl St to join – 42 Dc 

Rounds 12-13: Ch 1, work 1 Sc into each St around, Sl St to join – b

Fasten off after last round complete. 

16” Size

Round 7: Ch 1, [Dc into each of next 5 Sts, work 2 Dc into next] around, Sl St to join – 42 Dc

Round 8: Ch 1, [Dc into each of next 6 Sts, work 2 Dc into next] around, Sl St to join – 48 Dc

Rounds 9-12: Ch 1, work 1 Dc into each St around, Sl St to join – 48 Dc 

Rounds 13-14: Ch 1, work 1 Sc into each St around, Sl St to join – 48 Sc

Fasten off after last round is complete. 

18” Size

Round 7: Ch 1, [Dc into each of next 5 Sts, work 2 Dc into next] around, Sl St to join – 42 Dc

Round 8: Ch 1, [Dc into each of next 6 Sts, work 2 Dc into next] around, Sl St to join – 48 Dc

Round 9: Ch 1, [Dc into each of next 7 Sts, work 2 Dc into next] around, Sl St to join – 54 Dc

Rounds 10-13: Ch 1, work 1 Dc into each St around, Sl St to join – 54 Dc 

Rounds 14-15: Ch 1, work 1 Sc into each St around, Sl St to join – 54 Sc

Fasten off after last round is complete. 

20” Size

Round 7: Ch 1, [Dc into each of next 5 Sts, work 2 Dc into next] around, Sl St to join – 42 Dc

Round 8: Ch 1, [Dc into each of next 6 Sts, work 2 Dc into next] around, Sl St to join – 48 Dc

Round 9: Ch 1, [Dc into each of next 7 Sts, work 2 Dc into next] around, Sl St to join – 54 Dc

Round 10: Ch 1, [Dc into each of next 8 Sts, work 2 Dc into next] around, Sl St to join – 60 Dc

Rounds 11-14: Ch 1, work 1 Dc into each St around, Sl St to join – 60 Dc 

Rounds 15-16: Ch 1, work 1 Sc into each St around, Sl St to join – 60 Sc

Fasten off after last round is complete

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Salena

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