A Candy Corn Hat for William

This is just one of the cutest hats I have seen in a long time. It was so easy to knit up and the were pretty clear. I used a size 7 needle and worsted, acrylic yarn (for ease of washing). The pattern has directions for small (baby), medium (child), and adult (Large). Since William just turned two I went with the medium size. I wish I had gone with the large instead. Regardless, it is a one or two night knit and very fun to watch the candy corn grow to the white tip.


I am going to take this opportunity to coin a term, “Pass A Long” or PAL. Since I won’t be knitting this hat again in the foreseeable future, and therefore have no use for the yarn or pattern anymore, I would like to “Pass A Long” the three skeins of yarn and the pattern to the first person to comment on this post who would like to make this hat. Unlike a KAL, all you need to do to participate in this PAL is comment on this post and let me know you would like to have the yarn and pattern and I will “Pass” is along to you. What I would request of you is that you make the hat, and then “Pass A Long” the remaining yarn and pattern to the next person who would like to make the hat. This way the yarn gets used and several of you get to have fun with this pattern. You can PAL the yarn and pattern using whatever format you like. A blog entry would probably be best so others could see your hat too.

The next quick knit I am doing will be a hat with the same pattern in a silver/gray color to look like a Hershey’s Kiss. When I am done with that one I will PAL the yarn and pattern for it likewise. Who knows, perhaps we will start a trend.

On another note, Mr. K and I went out this morning to the park and shot some photos of the Secret of the Stole for the cover shot of the pattern and the web image. I wish so badly that I could show you all how beautiful it looks finished. Oh well, only 4 more weeks to go and then, if you are a member of the group, you will have one of your own.

12 thoughts on “A Candy Corn Hat for William

  1. My middle school age son wasn’t sure he wanted to go to his church youth group when they made broom scarecrows. I told him about the hat (he takes the most interest in my knitting of my four sons) and said I would get one made before the meeting that evening. Knit it up during the Redskin game and sent him on his way. It looks so cute on the scarecrow out in front of the house. The amazing thing about stash is that I actually had all three of the necessary colors to make the hat at the last minute!

  2. The PAL idea is a great one!

    You are such a tease! I am almost finished with hint 4 and love the way it looks so far- I can’t wait to see what the rest of the stole looks like!

  3. Amanda,
    I can’t tell you how excited I was when we laid it out on the wooden swing in the woods at the park and began taking photos. People were walking by and looking and I just felt like I was the proud mama of a new born baby. LOL I have seen everyone elses photos, I can’t wait to show you all mine!

  4. if you haven’t had any takers………I LOVE the idea of a PAL
    I have no grandbabies, sigh. But the couple next door have adopted a 1yr old! So i’ve been knitting for her.


  5. Sue and Sharon,

    Thanks for the comments, I just don’t want to see this yarn sit here when it could become a really cute hat for some little ones. Thanks for commenting. Every time I come in the room where the Snoopy is sitting with the hat on it makes me giggle.

  6. Well….being the privileged person that I am….I HAVE seen the pictures (and the real thing!) and they are BEAUTIFUL!!!! I guess if you are the proud Momma then I am the proud God Momma? And I still think that Snoopy looks like a Harry Potter of the doggy world, LOL! Maybe you need to knit a hat (ohhhh…a scarf to go with the hat!!) the colors of Gryffindor!

  7. i saw your snoopy pic on ravelry and giggled, too! every time i knit one i think “man, am i really going to knit another candy corn hat??? but then i get to the color change and giggle like the first time all over again. glad you enjoyed it. and your PAL idea is wonderful! can’t wait to see the hershey kiss hat!

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