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).
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).
Or 1 x 6 mm – US 10 circular needle To me, the best circular needles ever!
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!).
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:
Happy Halloween and happy knitting,