Candy Corn Go - To Basic Beanie - Free Knitting Pattern

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Today I thought it would be a fun idea to take my original Go-To Knit Beanie pattern that I recently released and add some Halloween flare to it, a candy corn beanie! This design is exactly the same as the Go-To Beanie pattern, but we will be changing the colors 3 times throughout this beanie pattern.

I also have to add it would be SUCH cute idea to make this beanie for the entire family this Halloween! Talk about adorable family photos!

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I do have a few notes to point out before we go into the written pattern.

  1. I tend to knit with tight tension. ALWAYS check your gauge before starting any pattern, especially mine. Lol! Lion Brand has a great blog post explaining everything you need to know about gauge and how to measure your gauge for a pattern. - http://www.lionbrand.com/how-to-knit-making-a-gauge-swatch

  2. Interchangeable circular knitting needles are a lifesaver for this particular pattern. I just love to use my Clover Takumi Interchangeable Bamboo circular knitting needle set for most of my knitting patterns. The main reason I recommend Interchangeable needles is because you will need to change needle sizes part way through the pattern, as well as a cord if you will be working the magic loop method towards the end. Interchangeable needles make this process super easy and painless.

Materials

(10, 20, 30, 34, 40, 46, 54) yards medium (4) weight yarn for each color.

US 6/4.00mm needle circular knitting needle

US 7/4.50mm needle circular knitting needle

24” circular cord or larger OR DPN’s (for decreasing)

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Gauge

US 6/4.00mm Needle in Stockinette in the round.

21.32sts & 32r  = 4”

Abbreviations

CO - Cast On

K - Knit

P - Purl

K2Tog - Knit Two Stitches Together (Decrease) 

Sts - Stitches

Notes

Beanie is worked from the band up. 

The crown decreasing does become tight toward the end, magic loop method or DPN’s are recommended. 

Needle size changes halfway through the pattern, interchangeable needles are recommended. Takumi Clover Combo set is what is use (affiliate link) - https://amzn.to/31FF3Pe

Pattern

Using yellow and the US 6/4.00mm needles cast on using the long tail cast on method, CO (48, 72, 88, 96, 104, 112, 120)sts

 Place marker on right hand needle and join in the round, being careful not to twist any stitches.

R1 - *K2, P2, repeat around (48, 72, 88, 96, 104, 112, 120)

Repeat R1 for a total of (6, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 12) rounds. 


Body

Using US 7/4.50mm

R(7, 9, 9, 11, 11, 11, 13) - K around (48, 72, 88, 96, 104, 112, 120)

Repeat R(7, 9, 9, 11, 11, 11, 13) for a total of (27, 36, 42, 45, 48, 52, 58) rounds, make sure to follow color changes.

Note - Colors are only counted from the that colors round.

Continue Yellow for (12, 15, 18, 20, 20, 23, 24) round.

Change to Orange for (10, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24) more rounds. 

Change to White for (10, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24)

Continue on to decreasing the crown for your size. 

Decreasing Crown

Preemie

R28 - *K4, K2Tog, repeat from * around (40)

R29 - *K3, K2Tog, repeat from * around (32)

R30 - *K2, K2Tog, repeat from * around (24)

R31 -*K1, K2Tog, repeat from * around (16)

R32 -*K2Tog, repeat from * around (8)

Baby

R37 -*K7, K2Tog, repeat from * around (64)

R38 -*K6, K2Tog, repeat from * around (56)

R39 -*K5, K2Tog, repeat from * around (48)

R40 -*K4, K2Tog, repeat from * around (40)

R41 -*K3, K2Tog, repeat from * around (32)

R42 -*K2, K2Tog, repeat from * around (24)

R43 -*K1, K2Tog, repeat from * around (16)

R44 -*K2Tog, repeat from * around (8)

Toddler

R43 -*K9, K2Tog, repeat from * around (80)

R44 -*K8, K2Tog, repeat from * around (72)

R45 -*K7, K2Tog, repeat from * around (64)

R46 -*K6, K2Tog, repeat from * around (56)

R47 -*K5, K2Tog, repeat from * around (48)

R48 -*K4, K2Tog, repeat from * around (40)

R49 -*K3, K2Tog, repeat from * around (32)

R50 -*K2, K2Tog, repeat from * around (24)

R51 -*K1, K2Tog, repeat from * around (16)

R52 -*K2Tog, repeat from * around (8)

Child

R46 -*K10, K2Tog, repeat from * around (88)

R47 -*K9, K2Tog, repeat from * around (80)

R48 -*K8, K2Tog, repeat from * around (72)

R49 -*K7, K2Tog, repeat from * around (64)

R50 -*K6, K2Tog, repeat from * around (56)

R51 -*K5, K2Tog, repeat from * around (48)

R52 -*K4, K2Tog, repeat from * around (40)

R53 -*K3, K2Tog, repeat from * around (32)

R54 -*K2, K2Tog, repeat from * around (24)

R55 -*K1, K2Tog, repeat from * around (16)

R56 -*K2Tog, repeat from * around (8)

Tween

R49 -*K11, K2Tog, repeat from * around (96)

R50 -*K10, K2Tog, repeat from * around (88)

R51 -*K9, K2Tog, repeat from * around (80)

R52 -*K8, K2Tog, repeat from * around (72)

R53 -*K7, K2Tog, repeat from * around (64)

R54 -*K6, K2Tog, repeat from * around (56)

R55 -*K5, K2Tog, repeat from * around (48)

R56 -*K4, K2Tog, repeat from * around (40)

R57 -*K3, K2Tog, repeat from * around (32)

R58 -*K2, K2Tog, repeat from * around (24)

R59 -*K1, K2Tog, repeat from * around (16)

R60 -*K2Tog, repeat from * around (8)

Women

R53 -*K12, K2Tog, repeat from * around (104)

R54 -*K11, K2Tog, repeat from * around (96)

R55 -*K10, K2Tog, repeat from * around (88)

R56 -*K9, K2Tog, repeat from * around (80)

R57 -*K8, K2Tog, repeat from * around (72)

R58 -*K7, K2Tog, repeat from * around (64)

R59 -*K6, K2Tog, repeat from * around (56)

R60 -*K5, K2Tog, repeat from * around (48)

R61 -*K4, K2Tog, repeat from * around (40)

R62 -*K3, K2Tog, repeat from * around (32)

R63 -*K2, K2Tog, repeat from * around (24)

R64 -*K1, K2Tog, repeat from * around (16)

R65 -*K2Tog, repeat from * around (8)

Men

R59 -*K12, K2Tog, repeat from * around (112)

R60 -*K12, K2Tog, repeat from * around (104)

R61 -*K11, K2Tog, repeat from * around (96)

R62 -*K10, K2Tog, repeat from * around (88)

R63 -*K9, K2Tog, repeat from * around (80)

R64 -*K8, K2Tog, repeat from * around (72)

R65 -*K7, K2Tog, repeat from * around (64)

R66 -*K6, K2Tog, repeat from * around (56)

R67 -*K5, K2Tog, repeat from * around (48)

R68 -*K4, K2Tog, repeat from * around (40)

R69 -*K3, K2Tog, repeat from * around (32)

R70 -*K2, K2Tog, repeat from * around (24)

R71 -*K1, K2Tog, repeat from * around (16)

R72 -*K2Tog, repeat from * around (8)

Closing Beanie

Cut a tail 6-7” long. Thread the tail with your tapestry needle, weave the needle through the remaining 8sts on your needles. Remove the needles, pull tight to cinch the hole closed. Insert the needle through the center of the hole into the inside of the beanie, thread it through a few stitches, tie a knot. Fasten off, weave in ends. 

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