Baby Pumpkin Hat Knitting Pattern- this cute little hat is perfect for autumn and a must-have for family photos at the pumpkin patch!
Happy first day of fall everyone! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. The weather has cooled off, the leaves are falling from the trees and all the local farms have turned into pumpkin patches and play areas for the kids. One of our favorite after-school destinations is Hank's Pumpkintown in Water Mill, NY. In addition to having huge fields of pumpkins, Hank's has a large playground area with wooden toys. It's also the ideal (and judging by the number of people with cameras- the most popular!) spot in the Hamptons for taking family pics.
FYI- autumn pics aren't complete without a pumpkin hat for the little one!
This Baby Pumpkin Hat Knitting Pattern is knit using a wide rib pattern which mimics the ridges on a pumpkin. The color is changed to green near the crown and the remaining few stitches are knit upwards to create a stem. This pattern is beginner-friendly as long as you're comfortable working with circular and double point needles.
I knit this pattern using Lion Brand's Feels Like Butta yarn. If you haven't tried Feels Like Butta yarn yet, you definitely should! It feels like an expensive yarn, but it's only around $5 per skein. Feels like Butta has the velvety touch of chenille except it really easy to work with. It's polyester and it comes in a wide array of colors- everything from pastels to rich jewel tones. You'll be seeing more Feels Like Butta yarn in my future knitting patterns!
Baby Pumpkin Hat Knitting Pattern
Gauge: 2 inches= 10 sts.
Size: 12 months to 18 months
Starting with the orange yarn, cast on 72 sts with the circular needles. Join together and place a marker.
Work in Knit 7, Purl 1 until piece measures 5 inches from the beginning.
To shape the crown:
(switch to double point needles when necessary)
Round 1: Knit 6, Purl 2 together across round.
Round 2: Knit 6, Purl 1 across round.
Round 3: Knit 5, Purl 2 together across round.
Round 4: Knit 5, Purl 1 across round.
Round 5: Knit 4, Purl 2 together across round.
Round 6: Knit 4, Purl 1 across round.
Switch to green yarn
Round 7: Knit 3, Purl 2 together across round.
Round 8: Knit 3, Purl 1 across round.
Round 9: Knit 2, Purl 2 together across round.
Switch to brown yarn
Knit the remaining stitch for 1 inch to form a stem.
Break yarn, pull through remaining stitches and pull to tighten. Weave in ends.
Looking for more Fall Knitting Patterns that are beginner-friendly?
This time of year always makes me feel so inspired! I just ordered the fabric for my family Halloween costumes and I'm so excited to get started! I've been sewing my own costumes since I was a teenager and it's even more fun now that I have the boys to dress up.
Be sure to check back here at the blog in the upcoming weeks. I have tons of autumn and Halloween themed knitting patterns, costume DIYs and fun recipes for sweets to share with you!
Here's to a great fall!