Knit up an adorable scarecrow hat knitting pattern with a sweet smile for your baby or toddler this fall!
Sometimes I think I’ve knit all the baby hats I can come up with. And then other times, I get an idea and I honestly can’t believe I have never designed it before. HOW in the world have I never knit a scarecrow hat?!
I blame my lack of enthusiasm for Thanksgiving decor. I looooove the holiday, don’t get me wrong. And I like fall. But for some reason I never get into decorating for it. And also, are scarecrows for Halloween? Thanksgiving? Just generally Fall?
I guess it doesn’t really matter because this scarecrow hat knitting pattern is so stinkin’ cute. How adorable is his or her little shy smile? I just love it!
There’s a scarecrow lawn decoration that we see on our morning walk that is a cute friendly scarecrow sort of like this one and Baby V gets so excited to see it each day. She even had me take her picture with it which was the cutest thing ever.
So scarecrow hats it is this year! I think we could all use a cute friend, right? And hey, you can wear this cutie all fall! Let’s knit one!
Scarecrow Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
Scarecrow Hat Supply List
- Worsted weight yarn in tan, brown and orange
- US 7 16″ circular knitting needles
- US 7 double pointed needles
- Yarn needle
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Scarecrow Hat Instructions (size 12 months)
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches on your circular needles with tan yarn. Join to knit in the round and knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch in a rib stitch for 5 rounds. Then knit all stitches until the hat is about 4 1/2 inches long. Switch to brown yarn and knit all stitches for one round. Then purl all stitches for 4 rounds.
Decrease (divide your stitches evenly between 3 double pointed needles or use magic loop):
Round 1: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 2-3: knit all stitches
Round 4: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 5-6: knit all stitches
Round 7: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 8-9: knit all stitches
Round 10: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 11-12: knit all stitches
Round 13: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 14-15: knit all stitches
Round 16: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 17-18: knit all stitches
Round 19: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round
Round 20: knit all stitches
Cut yarn, thread through loops and pull to close. Weave in ends.
To knit the nose:
Using double pointed needles as straight needes., cast on 8 stitches with orange yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the nose to the hat.
Row 1 (WS): purl all stitches
Row 2 (RS): ssk, k4, k2tog
Row 3: purl all stitches
Row 4: ssk, k2, k2tog
Row 5: purl all stitches
Row 6: ssk, k2tog
Row 7: p2tog
Cut yarn and pull through the last stitch to end. Weave in this end on the wrong side.
To assemble the hat:
Thread the long cast on tail from the nose on your yarn needle and use it to stitch the nose to the center of the hat as shown. Weave in ends inside.
Then thread a length of brown yarn on a yarn needle to stitch the face. To make the eyes, make one loose horizontal stitch and pull it gently upwards to look like an upside down ‘U’ as shown. Then make another tiny stitch right in the middle of that ‘U’ shape to help it hold its shape as shown Repeat with the other eye.
To make the mouth, stitch a small smile using a backstitch.
Then make short vertical stitches perpendicular to the smile to make the mouth look like stitches.
Make sure your stitches aren’t too tight or they will pull when the hat stretches. Weave in ends inside the hat.
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