Spooky Costumes to Knit for Halloween!

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Knit ahead for Halloween! You’ve got a few weeks before the witching hour strikes – get knitting before you get spooked!

All Hallow’s Eve, or Hallowe’en, is the spookiest night of the year when the veils between worlds are lifted to let us travel between them! What this means in practical terms for knitters, is that it’s a great opportunity to knit some fun costumes and eat a lot of sugar, and who could possibly object to that?! What was once a spooky, scary date in the calendar has become a fun holiday – so let’s get knitting ahead for our costumes!

1. Halloween Neck Warmer by Edie Eckman

halloween neckwarmer

Keep cosy in this fun-to-knit cowl with clever knit and purl stitch patterns! Knit in the round, there are three motifs (a pumpkin, skull and ghost) with charts, written instructions and stitchmaps to follow.

2. Halloween Spider Beanie by MadMonkeyKnits

Halloween Spider Beanie

Bonkers! This hilariously scary spider beanie is a must – if you dare to wear it! Use your favourite chunky yarn with a fur yarn to create the fuzzy finish!

3. Spooky Spider Fingerless Mitts for Halloween by Sleake Knits

Spider mitts

If you love a little bit of colour work, these spider mitts are great fun, and you can use whatever DK yarn you have in your stash! There are written instructions and charts for adding the spider – and, if you’re not a fan of working intarsia, you can duplicate stitch the spiders on after you’ve knitted the mitts, that are knitted flat with a side seam.

4. Pumpkin Hat by Rebecca’s Room

Pumpkin hat

A cosy pumpkin hat is fun to knit, especially when it works up this fast! Knit in super chunky yarn, this pumpkin will be ready in time for Halloween, and you can use it again for Thanksgiving afterwards!

5. Ahoy Hat by Elizabeth Mautz-Redmann

Ahoy hat

Ahoy there me hearties! Knit a hat for your little pirates for Halloween, with a built-in eyepatch and stripes in your chosen colour scheme!

6. Trick or Treat Shawl by acasalena_crafted

trick or treat shawl

For grown-up trick or treaters, this shawl is a fun challenge in truly spooky shades! Throw it around your shoulders to keep the chill off whilst you chase the children for their goodies!

7. Pumpkin Patch by OneHandKnits

Pumpkin Patch shawl

Don’t be scared of double and treble yarn overs, this pumpkin-vine inspired shawl is moderately easy thanks to its stocking stitch sections! You’ll need to focus on the lace sections, but most of the lace stitches are worked on the right side row, so the wrong side knitting is easy.

 

8. Heads and Tails Raccoon Set by Sunshine Stewart

Raccoon set

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary – raccoons are naughty little creatures full of mischief, and this little heads and tails set is so sweet for dressing a little one up! Use Stylecraft Special DK or your favourite DK yarn to make this sweet combo costume!

9 Masked Superhero Hat by Sunshine Stewart

super hero hat

The most ingenious knit costume ever! Team with a cape, and you have a super easy costume! In four sizes from baby to adult, this easy-to-knit hat comes with charts to add lightning flashes and the letter A and is knitted from the bottom up.

What will you be dressing up as this Halloween?

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