Kids Colorwork Pumpkin Hat Knitting Pattern- a basic hat gets a Halloween upgrade with this jack-o-lantern motif.
This basic beanie gets festive for fall with the addition of a row of pumpkins. The hat features a ribbed brim and a row (4 total) of pumpkins. This pattern is knit in the round and it features a simple, 2 color chart.
The pumpkins are added to the hat by a technique known as stranded knitting. Stranded knitting involves using two colors of yarn to create a pattern. The yarn that isn't being used is carried across the back of the work. It may seem awkward at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's really fun!
Kids Colorwork Pumpkin Hat Knitting Pattern
Guage: 2 inches= 8 sts.
Size: Kids age 3-5
With the smaller needles, cast on 78 stitches. Join ends together and place a marker. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 8 rows. Switch to larger needles.
Next row: knit in the round, increasing 2 stitches evenly. (80 sts)
Beginning in the lower right corner of the chart, work in Stockinette stitch, and change yarn color following Chart until all 18 rounds of the chart have been completed.
After completing the chart, work in stockinette stitch until the piece measures 6 inches from the cast-on edge.
Place a marker on the needle after the 7th st, then after every 8 sts – 9 markers placed, 3 sts left after the final marker.
*Knit to marker, slip marker, k2tog; repeat from * to last st, k1 – 65 sts.
Repeat the last 2 rows 5 more times – 20 sts.
Next row: k2tog; repeat from * to last st removing all markers, k1 – 10 sts.
Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches. Pull to close the opening and weave in ends.
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