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The Pumpkin Beanie – Free Crochet Pumpkin Hat Pattern

Who doesn’t need a crochet pumpkin hat complete with stalk and leaf? It’s an absolute must have whatever age you are. Easy to make, the perfect gift and a great little project for post stitch practise.

This cute little number comes in four sizes from baby to adult and is super simple to add rounds to so that it’s the perfect fit. It’s made from the top down and uses front post stitches to add texture.

I made this for my little boy last year and have the next size on my hook ready for him this year too. What else do you need for an October halloween treat?!

Pumpkin beanie hat free crochet pattern by HanJan Crochet

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The Yarn

I used Caron Simply Soft for it’s fabulous colours, it’s price and the fact it washes so well (pumpkin hats get mucky in our house I’m afraid!)

You will need:

Caron Simply Soft – Worsted Weight – 100% Acrylic, 170g/288m

1 ball each of Mango and Green

Materials

Along with the yarn you will also need:

A 4mm/G crochet hook

Needle

Scissors

pumpkin beanie hat free crochet pattern


Tension

16st and 10 rounds = 10cm by 10cm

Sizes

Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult – the sizes are shown in parentheses throughout the pattern. It is really easy to adapt the pattern to suit your needs, just add or subtract a round to the crown to make it bigger or smaller and similarly the body of the hat can be as many or few rounds as you’d like.

Glossary/Abbreviations: Standard UK terms (Standard US terms)

ch(s) – chain(s)

sk – skip

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

FP – front post

BP – back post

rep – repeat

st(s) – stitches

ss – slip stitch

dc – double crochet (sc – single crochet)

htr – half treble (hdc – half double crochet)

tr – treble (dc – double crochet)

Notes

The ch3 or ch2 at the beginning of each round counts as a stitch throughout.

 

Pumpkin beanie hat free crochet pattern

The Pattern

Hat Crown:

Foundation chain: Using Mango, ch2

Round 1: 12tr in 2nd ch from hook, ss in 1st to join [12]

Round 2: ch3, FPtr in same, *(tr, FPtr) in next, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join [24]

Round 3: ch3, tr in same, FPtr, *2tr in next, FPtr, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join [36]

Round 4: ch3, tr in same, tr, FPtr, *2tr in next, tr, FPtr, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join [48]

Round 5: ch3, tr in same, tr in 2, FPtr, *2tr in next, tr in 2, FPtr, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join [60] move to Round 1 of hat body for baby size now.

Round 6: ch3, tr in same, tr in 3, FPtr, *2tr in next, tr in 3, FPtr, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join [72] move to Round 1 of hat body for toddler size now.

Round 7: ch3, tr in same, tr in 4, FPtr, *2tr in next, tr in 4, FPtr, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join [84] move to Round 1 of hat body for child size now.

Round 8: ch3, tr in same, tr in 5, FPtr, *2tr in next, tr in 5, FPtr, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join [96] move to Round 1 of hat body for adult size now.

Hat Body:

Round 1: ch3, tr in [3,4,5,6], FPtr, *tr in [4,5,6,7], FPtr, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join [60,72,84,96]

Repeat Round 1 as follows: [7,7,8,11] more times.

Hat Cuff:

Round 1:ch2, FPhtr, *BPhtr, FPhtr, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [60,72,84,96] Repeat Round 1 as follows: [1,1,2,2] more times.

Final round: ch1, reverse dc in each around, ss in 1st to join [60,72,84,96]

free crochet pattern pumpkin hat

Stalk and Leaf:

Foundation ch: using Green, ch2

Round 1: 6dc into 2nd ch from hook, continue in spirals now [6]

Round 2: *dc in 2, 2dc, rep from * once[8] Rounds 3-5: dc in each [8]

Twirls: continue with yarn, *ch24, ss in 2nd and each ch, ss in same st of stalk, ss in 3st of stalk, rep from * once more

Leaf: continue with yarn, ch10, dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in 2, htr in 3, tr in 3, rotate to work in unworked side of ch10, tr in 3, htr in 3, dc in 3.

Break yarn with enough length to sew through leaf and secure to the top of the hat.

pumpkin crochet hat free pattern

That’s all there is to it – Halloween and Autumn ready! 
Learn to crochet a baby pumpkin hat for Halloween and Fall with this free crochet pattern by HanJan Crochet. In sizes newborn baby to child, it even has a stalk and leaf on top! Perfect for beginners or anyone wanting a quick crochet project.

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MaryAnne

Saturday 10th of October 2020

Hi Denise! Such a cute hat. But I’m having trouble getting started from the top of hat down. I could get the Correct increase of stitches going around, but the FPtr(dc) are not lining up at all. Would a short video on this be possible? I’ve done quite a bit of crocheting but this one stumps me! So disappointed I can’t get it! Thank you!

Denise

Thursday 1st of October 2020

I am not clear on the glossary terms for this little pumpkin hat. Is the dc really a single crochet and the half treble a hdc? I have heard that some have different terminology of these stitches. Wanting to make this for my grandson for Halloween and looks like something I could do, but I am no expert!!!

hanjancrafts@gmail.com

Thursday 1st of October 2020

Hi Denise, Yes that's right - if you're working in US terms then your sc is a UK dc and a hdc is a UK htr. It would be so much easier if we only had one set of terminology wouldn't it?! Have a lovely day Hannah

Rebecca Landis

Sunday 28th of October 2018

I am really confused on the cuff. No matter how I do it my fphtc are off. I have the correct number of stitches. If I do my first fphtc around the previous row ch 3 the first fptc from previous row does line up, but is off for the next.

Mary Anne

Thursday 15th of October 2020

Yes, I have the same problem. I used the smallest size for “baby” and that leaves a repeat of 5 stitches which means every other FPtr(dc) is not lining up with the previous row FPtr(dc). Doesn’t make a very nice edging. 😕

Jennie

Friday 19th of October 2018

Lovely pattern! Is the pattern above the baby size? How would I increase it for a toddler? Thanks!

Cindy Kinney

Friday 5th of October 2018

I found your link on Facebook and I just had to tell you that although the hat is adorable, it was the model that stole my heart. Just absolutely adorable baby.