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Pumpkin Hat Knitting Pattern

Designed by Susan Esser

pumpkin hat knitting pattern

There is also a pattern for the leaf that attaches to the top of the hat.

Materials:
Size 9 US (5.5 mm) 16 inch circular needles
Size 9 US (5.5 mm) double points
1 ball heavy worsted (or 2 strands of lighter weight yarn held together)

Gauge:
16 sts = 4 inches

Size
Babies through toddlers

Instructions
CO 63 stitches or a multiple of 9.
Join, mark beg of round.
*k8, p1; rep from * around.
Work until about 5 inches for a baby, or 6 for a toddler size. If a larger size is wanted, go up a needle size, and work until 6½ or 7 inches before you begin the decreasing. Or add another multiple of 9 stitches (8 knits and 1 purl).

Then begin decreasing:

Row 1: *K6, k2tog, p1; rep from * around.
Row 2: Work even in pattern, knit the knit sts, and purl the purls.
Row 3: *K2tog tbl, k5, p1; rep from * around.
Row 4: Rep Row 2
Row 5: *K4, k2tog, p1; rep from * around.
Row 6: Rep Row 2
Row 7: *K2tog tbl, k3, p1; rep from * around.
Row 8: *K2, k2tog, p1; rep from * around.
Row 9: *K2tog tbl, k1, p1; rep from * around.

Now use green or brown yarn for the stem:

Row 10: *K2tog, p1; rep from * around.
Row 11: *K2tog tbl around.

Work for 3 rows on these few stitches, then decrease 1 st every row until 3 remain.
Work I-cord until 3 to 4 inches in length, k2tog, k1 and BO.
Cut yarn and thread a tapestry needle. Put needle down through stem, and attach to the inside. Fasten off the end of orange yarn also.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.