Pattern: Bat Hat

The year my youngest was seven, she said that she wanted to go as a bat for Hallowe'en. What could be easier? Black pants, fake vampire teeth, cut a black shawl into the shape of bat wings and glue them to the underside of the sleeves of a black shirt! The crowning touch: a "pussy hat", but made with black yarn instead of pink. Accordingly, I whipped this pattern up to fit my kid, and - voilĂ  - one candy-hungry bat!


  • 19" finished circumference
  • 6.25" finished height

Skills required

  • Knitting
  • Purling
  • Long-tail cast-on
  • Working in the round
  • Three-needle bind-off

Materials needed

  • Yarn: P.I.C. "Yarn Collection", 100% acrylic, 50g, colour Black - model used 34g
  • Needles: 
    • 5mm, either a 12" circular or a set of DPNs, or two circular needles, or one long circular for the magic loop technique
    • Extra 5mm needle for the three-needle bind-off
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends


  • 16 sts and 22 rows = 4" in stocking stitch on 5mm needles (or size needed to get gauge)

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