How to knit a Baby Pumpkin Hat for Halloween
In this tutorial you will learn how to knit a baby pumpkin hat for beginners, step by step (please watch the video tutorial where every part of the process is explained).
The pumpkin hat is really easy and fast to knit: If you know how to cast on, how to knit and purl, definitely, this pattern is for you!
It’s knitted flat and it comes in 2 sizes (0-3 months and 6 months).
You will also learn how to knit an I-Cord, for the stalk of the pumpkin.
I would love it, if this one becomes your first Halloween knitting project of the year!
30 gr / 1.06 oz orange wool Worsted, Afghan, Aran (Medium or number 4)
2 gr / 0.07 oz brown wool Worsted, Afghan, Aran (Medium or number 4)
2 x 6 mm – US 10 knitting needles (This beautiful wooden set has everything you need: The most used sizes, soft and smooth finishing, plus packaging) #ad
2 x 6 mm – US 10 Double Pointed Needles (to knit the I-cord for the stalk) I love these… #ad
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1 x Tapestry needle This set is very handful: from socks yarn weight up to bulky yarn, you can sew up every project you knit!) #ad
18 stitches and 17 rows in Stockinette stitch = 10 cm / 4 in.
Please knit a swatch and check your gauge before starting: If you get more stitches to the inch, you need to go up a needle size. If you get fewer stitches, go down a needle size.
S: 0 – 3 months
M: 6 months
CO: Cast on
K2tog: Knit two stitches together
K2togtbl: Knit two stitches together through the back loop
P2tog: Purl two stitches together
P2togtbl: Purl two stitches together through the back loop
SSK: Slip 1 stitch knitwise, slip the next one, put them both back onto the left hand needle, and knit them together.
BO: Bind off
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Baby Pumpkin Hat Knitting pattern for Halloween
The pattern is written for size S (size M instructions in parenthesis, highlighted in orange).
Bottom edge (it curls on purpose)
With orange and 6 mm / US 10 knitting needles CO 54 (72) stitches.
Knit 6 rows in Stockinette stitch (Rows 1, 3 and 5: Knit. Rows 2, 4 and 6: Purl).
Row 7, : *K8, P1*. Repeat from the * across.
Row 8: *K1, P8*. Repeat from the * across.
Repeat rows 7 and 8 until the hat measures 10 cm / 4 in (12 cm / 4.72 in) from the bottom edge, without stretching it.
It will be 20 (28) rows approximately.
Row 1: * K2tog, K4, K2togtbl, P1*. Repeat from the * across.
Row 2: *K1, P2tog, P2, P2togtbl*. Repeat from the * across.
Row 3: *K2tog, ssk, P1*. Repeat from the * across.
Row 4: *K1, P2tog*. Repeat from the * across.
Row 5: *K2tog*. Repeat from the * across.
Pass the remaining stitches on the knitting needle onto the double pointed or circular needle, cut the yarn leaving a
10 cm / 4 in. tale.
Row 1: Add the brown yarn, purl across and make a knot with both colors.
Row 2: K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog.
Row 3 (starting the I-Cord): Slide the stitches to the other tip of the needle and knit across.
Row 4: Slide the stitches to the other tip of the needle, K1, K2tog, K1.
Row 5: Slide the stitches to the other tip of the needle, K3.
Row 6: Slide the stitches to the other tip of the needle and BO knitwise.
And you are ready!
Cut the brown yarn leaving a 15 cm / 5.90 in. tale.
Thread your tapestry needle, hide the yarn behind the stalk down to the base.
Make a knot with both ends, and cut the rest.
Sew up both sides of the hat, and… congrats!
Enjoy the video tutorial:
Pumpkin Baby Hat – Halloween Knitting Pattern
Happy Halloween and happy knitting,
PS: If you are looking for another Baby Hat knitting pattern for beginners, the Bunny Ears Hat is what you need (several sizes).
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