Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Candy Corn Hat & Booties

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Candy Corn Hat & Booties

Even newborns can get into the fun of Halloween!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 16 sts (about 4 inch) with larger needles in St st to knit a hat that has a finished circumference of about 15 inch and booties that are about 3 inch. Save time, check your gauge. If the hook or needle listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download the template for abbreviations and stitches not explained elsewhere.
    Special stitches and abbreviations:
    M1 (make 1) = an increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
    Pattern Stitch = K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd (multiple of 4 sts). Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd. Rep Row 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd.
    Notes:
    Hat is worked in the round on double pointed needles.
    When knitting in the round on double pointed needles (dpns), your sts need to be divided fairly evenly onto the needles. If you are working with a set of 5 dpn, your sts should be divided among 4 needles. The total number of sts will not always be evenly divisible by the number of dpns that you are using - this is not a problem! Simply divide your sts as evenly as possible, you will still create a symmetrical 'tube' of knitting.
    Booties are worked in rows on straight needles. The cast-on edge, when folded in half, forms the center of the sole of the Bootie.
  • 2
    Hat:
    With double pointed needles and Mustard, cast on 60 sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles - 15 sts on each needle. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
    Rnds 1-5: Work in K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd.
    Rnds 6-14: Work in St st worked in the round (k every rnd). Change to Terracotta.
    Rnd 15: With Terracotta, knit.
    Rnd 16: *K to last 2 sts on needle, k2tog; rep from * around - 56 sts at the end of this rnd.
    Rep Rnds 15 and 16 until 32 sts rem. Change to White.
    With White, rep Rnds 15 and 16 until 4 sts rem. Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.
    Finishing:
    Weave in ends.
  • 3
    Booties (make 2):
    With smaller needles and Mustard, cast on 23 sts.
    Row 1: P11, place maker (pm), p1, pm, p to end.
    Row 2: K1, M1, k to last st before marker, M1, k1, M1, slip marker (sm), k1, sm, M1, k1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1 - 29 sts at the end of this row.
    Rows 3, 5 and 7: Purl.
    Row 4: Rep Row 2, removing markers as you go - 35 sts.
    Row 6: Knit.
    Row 8: Change to Terracotta. With Terracotta, k14, k2tog, pm, k3, pm, k2tog, k14 - 33 sts.
    Row 9: P to 2 sts before marker, p2tog, sm, p to next marker, sm, p2tog, p to end - 31 sts.
    Row 10: K to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm, k to next marker, sm, k2tog, k to end - 29 sts.
    Rows 11 and 12: Rep Rows 9 and 10 - 25 sts at the end of Rows 12.
    Row 12: Rep Row 9 - 23 sts. Change to White.
    Row 13: Knit.
    Row 14: Purl.
    Rows 15-16: Rep Rows 13 and 14.
    Bind off loosely. Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.
    Finishing:
    Thread yarn tail into blunt needle and seam sides. With same yarn tail, continue to seam across open end to close toe.
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn Mustard 104213520
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn Terracotta 100367370
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn White 104213502
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles Double-Pointed U.S. 9/5.5 mm 5 pc. 104239393
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles U.S. 8/5.0 mm 104239381
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
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