Lil’ Pumpkin Hat Knitting Pattern

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This adorable Lil’ Pumpkin Hat knitting pattern turns your little one into a cute little jack-o’-lantern, perfect for Halloween!

Cute Lil' Pumpkin Hat Knitting pattern, make the perfect Jack-o'Lantern hat for newborns, babies and toddlers!

If you’ve been here any length of time, it’s not news to you that I prefer cute Halloween over super scary Halloween. Give me smiling jack-o’-lanterns and adorable ghosts over blood and gore any day! So when I knit up my cute Lil’ Pumpkin Hat I gave him (her?) a shy little half smile. No one wants a spooky baby pumpkin, do they? Cute Lil' Pumpkin Hat Knitting pattern, make the perfect Jack-o'Lantern hat for newborns, babies and toddlers! This pumpkin hat is a great easy knit and will get lots of smiles at the pumpkin patch! Plus for really tiny babies, put them in an orange onesie and boom! Halloween costume done! Cute Lil' Pumpkin Hat Knitting pattern, make the perfect Jack-o'Lantern hat for newborns, babies and toddlers!

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Lil’  Pumpkin Hat Knitting Pattern (12 mo. size, see PDF for other sizes)

This pattern is copyright Little Red Window Design 2017 and is intended for personal use. You may not not distribute, reproduce or sell this pattern either physically or digitally.

Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches

Worsted weight yarn in orange, green and black

US 7 16″ circular knitting needles

US 7 double pointed needles

Yarn needle

(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)

Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with the orange yarn color. Join to knit in the round and k1, p1 in a rib stitch for 5 rounds.

(k7, p1) and repeat to the end of the round for all rounds until the hat is about 5 inches long.

Decrease:

Round 1: (k6, p2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 2: (k6, p1) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 3: (k5, p2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 4: (k5, p1) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 5: Knit directly onto 3 of the double pointed needles:

  • Needle 1: (k4, p2tog) repeat two times.
  • Needle 2: (k4, p2tog) repeat two times.
  • Needle 3: (k4, p2tog) repeat two time.

Round 6: Use the fourth double pointed needle to (k4, p1) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 7: (k3, p2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 8: (k3, p1) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 9: (k2, p2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 10: (k2, p1) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 11: (k1, p2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 12: (k1, p1) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 13: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round.

Switch to green yarn and knit all stitches for 1 inch to make the stem.  Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.Cute Lil' Pumpkin Hat Knitting pattern, make the perfect Jack-o'Lantern hat for newborns, babies and toddlers!

To make the pumpkin vine:

The vine is knit as an icord, using double pointed needles, after each row, instead of turning your work, slide the stitches back down to the other end of the needle and continue knitting.  Using a long-tail cast on, cast on 2 stitches with green yarn.

Row 1: k2

Row 2: k1, sl1

Row 3: k1, sl1

Row 4: k1, sl1

Repeat rows 1-4 at least 5 times. Cut your yarn and thread through loops to close, Weave in that end.  Use the long cast-on tail to stitch the vine tendril securely to the top of the hat at the base of the stem.Cute Lil' Pumpkin Hat Knitting pattern, make the perfect Jack-o'Lantern hat for newborns, babies and toddlers!

To make the eyes (make 2):

Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 6 stitches with black yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the eyes to the hat.

Row 1: knit all stitches

Row 2: purl all stitches

Row 3: k2tog, k2, ssk

Row 4: purl all stitches

Row 5: k2tog, ssk

Row 6: p2tog

Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitch to close.  Weave in that end.

To make the nose: 

Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 4 stitches with black yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the eyes to the hat.

Row 1: knit all stitches

Row 2: purl all stitches

 

Row 3: k2tog, ssk

Row 4: p2tog

Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitch to close.  Weave in that end.

To assemble the hat, use their long cast-on tails to stitch the eyes and nose to the front of the hat.Cute Lil' Pumpkin Hat Knitting pattern, make the perfect Jack-o'Lantern hat for newborns, babies and toddlers!

Then thread a length of black yarn on your yarn needles and use a backstitch to make a cute little smile for your jack-o’-lantern’s face!Cute Lil' Pumpkin Hat Knitting pattern, make the perfect Jack-o'Lantern hat for newborns, babies and toddlers! Make sure these stitches are fairly loose so they don’t pull when the hat stretches.  Happy Halloween, enjoy your pumpkin hat!

printable_button_littleredwindow2-01The PDF printable also contains instructions for sizes 0-3, 12 months and 2T+!Cute Lil' Pumpkin Hat Knitting pattern, make the perfect Jack-o'Lantern hat for newborns, babies and toddlers! Cute Lil' Pumpkin Hat Knitting pattern, make the perfect Jack-o'Lantern hat for newborns, babies and toddlers!

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