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?!
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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
Along with the yarn you will also need:
A 4mm/G crochet hook
16st and 10 rounds = 10cm by 10cm
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)
The ch3 or ch2 at the beginning of each round counts as a stitch throughout.
Foundation chain: Using Mango, ch2
Round 1: 12tr in 2nd ch from hook, ss in 1st to join 
Round 2: ch3, FPtr in same, *(tr, FPtr) in next, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join 
Round 3: ch3, tr in same, FPtr, *2tr in next, FPtr, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join 
Round 4: ch3, tr in same, tr, FPtr, *2tr in next, tr, FPtr, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join 
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  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  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  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  move to Round 1 of hat body for adult size now.
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.
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]
Stalk and Leaf:
Foundation ch: using Green, ch2
Round 1: 6dc into 2nd ch from hook, continue in spirals now 
Round 2: *dc in 2, 2dc, rep from * once Rounds 3-5: dc in each 
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.
That’s all there is to it – Halloween and Autumn ready!
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