free halloween crochet pattern: mini witch hat

For Halloween 2011, I wanted something I could wear to work and answer our door with that didn't require a whole lot of effort.  I went all out last year with an Alice in Wonderland costume, but we just didn't have time to throw together a party this year.  Simple is always a good option when you've got a lot on your plate!

I've always loved those mini top-hats you see floating around now and then, and I thought it would be super cute to make a Halloween version.  So I came up with this quick and easy witch hat.

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Supplies: 

Hook: H8/5.00mm
Yarn: DK-weight novelty

The Pattern: 
Begin by making a magic loop.
Row 1: ch1, 6 dc into magic loop. Pull loop tight and join with sl st in first dc
Row 2: ch2, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st across, join with sl st in first dc
Rows 3 & 4: dc around; join with sl st in first dc
Row 5: ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, (3 dc, 2 dc in next st)around, join with sl st in first dc
Row 6: ch 2, dc in each st around.
Row 7: ch 2, dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st, (4 dc, 2 dc in next st)around, join with sl st in first dc
Row 8: ch 2, dc around, join to first dc with sl st.
Row 9: ch 2, dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st, (5 dc, 2 dc in next st)around, join with sl st in first dc
Row 10: ch 2, dc in each st around, join with sl st in first dc
Row 11: ch 2, dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in next st (6 dc, 2 dc in next st )around, join with sl st in first dc
Row 12: ch 2, dc around, join with sl st in first dc
Row 13: ch 1, fpsc around, join with sl st to first sc
Row 14: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in first dc
Row 15: ch 2, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st (1 dc, 2 dc in next st)around

Fasten off

Decorate as you'd like! I added some lace underneath and orange grosgrain ribbon. I think this hat would look really cute with some spiderwebs and maybe a spider hanging down from the point, as well!

To wear, simply secure with bobby pins wherever you'd like.

I'd love to see what everyone does with this pattern, so let me know if you use it :)