Candy Cane Hat by Penney Kolb
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Candy Cane Hat

October 2005
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
170 - 340 yards (155 - 311 m)
Baby (Child, Woman, Man)
Errata available:

Pattern description from Handknit Holidays: “Knitting these hats, striped in swirls as colorful as old fashioned candy, is a unique way to get into the holiday spirit. Designer Penny Kolb remembers her mother making similar hats every Christmas for just about everyone: her children, her nephew, the neighborhood kids, and eventually her grandchildren and great-nephews.”

Finished Measurements: To fit Baby (Child, Woman, Man) Finished hat circumference 16.5 (18.5, 21, 23)“


  • Mission Falls 1824 Wool (100% wool; 85 yards / 50 grams); 1 (1, 2, 2) skeins each in 2 colors: A and B
  • Shown in book in #028 pistachio (green) and #008 earth (brown); #025 mallow (pink) and #008 earth (brown); and #021 denim and #004 charcoal


  • One 16” circular (circ) needle size US 6 (4 mm)
  • One set of five double-pointed needles (dpn) size US 6 (4 mm)
  • Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch marker, yarn needle

Under Crown Shaping, Round 1 should read: K1, * skp, k4; repeat from * to last 5 sts, skp, k3.