This cute freshly picked apple hat knitting pattern has a ring of red apples with little green leaves around the brim, it’s a perfect knit for fall or a trip to the orchard!
Do you take your kids apple picking in the fall? The freshly picked apple hat knitting pattern would be the perfect for a chilly day at the orchard! We try to go every year to a tiny little orchard that just has apples. No petting zoo, no games, no bouncy house. It’s wonderful. I like an activity like this that’s really unique but also doesn’t take forever.
And usually when we go there, it’s almost completely empty…because it’s just apples. I guess there’s a reason so many orchards have all that other stuff, because it attracts crowds! But this year, we got up early, like we usually do. We drove to the orchard. We got out…and it was already busy. At 8 am on a Sunday.
Let me tell you that as a family of early risers, NOTHING is normally busy at 8 am on a Sunday. In normal times you can go to any park, any restaurant, any attraction (if it’s even open) and be pretty much alone. But this year? Three times as many people as normal.
I guess everyone is desperate to find outdoor things to do this year? I only hope our secret quiet apple orchard goes back to being secret next year!
This cute little hat is knit in the round using more than one color of yarn per round (stranded knitting). It’s a little more intermediate than some of my other fair isle patterns because there are two rounds that use three colors instead of just two. But I promise, it’s really manageable!
If you REALLY don’t want to do three color rounds, you could leave off the brown stem, just knit the apple and leaf and them embroider the stems on at the end. That would work too! Let’s get started!
Freshly Picked Apple Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
This cute pattern is available for sale only. When you purchase this pattern, you’ll get an instant download PDF pattern in a few nicely formatted easy-to-print pages that includes written instructions and step by step photos. This pattern is available in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry where it will also be permanently stored in your Ravelry pattern library.
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