Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pumpkin Hat Tutorial

*This is my own pattern. I'm sharing this with you for FREE, I've changed my mind, so if you'd like to sell the finished product, please feel free! But also give credit where credit is due and please do not republish my pattern as your own. Feel free to link back to here so others may use this for their own pleasure as well.
*If something doesn't make sense, please let me know! I wrote the pattern, then did a test run but I still could have missed something. Enjoy!

(My new nephew in his pumpkin hat.)

(Little A in her hat last year.)

Pumpkin Hat Tutorial

Red Heart in Pumpkin and green (I don't know the exact color of green because
I lost the label long ago)

Single Crochet-Sc
Half Double Crochet-Hdc
Single stitch 2 together-Sc2tog

How to Half double crochet- Yarn over insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through. You should have three loops on your hook (as you would in a double crochet), yarn over and pull yarn through all three loops. Hdc made.

How to single stitch 2 together- Insert hook into stitch, yarn over pull through, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull through. At this point you should have 3 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all three loops. Sc2tog made, also known as a decrease.

Sizes are as follows;
Baby (toddler, child, teen, adult)

Ch. 31 (36, 36, 41, 46)
Row 1- Hdc in second ch from hook and to end. Ch. 1, turn. 30 Hdc (35, 35, 40, 45)
Row 2- Hdc in back loops only starting at the very first Hdc of previous row. (do not skip any stitches). Ch. 1, turn. 30 (35, 35, 40, 45)
Row 3-38- Repeat Row 2. Baby size.
Row 3-45- Repeat Row 2 for Toddler size.
Row 3-50- Repeat Row 2 for Child size.
Row 3-60- Repeat Row 2 for Teen and Adult size.

Once all rows are completed for size, ch. 1, turn, and place foundation row back to back with last row. Sc through both loops on last row and through foundation ch. This will create a seam, you are closing up the rows and making a tube. Turn inside out to where the seam will now be on the inside. Ch. 1, turn the tube so that you will be working counter clockwise on the top of the tube.

Last row and foundation row back to back with hook through both.

Sc through both the foundation and last row to create your seam.

Tube created. Turn inside out so seam is on inside. Ch. 1 and work counter clockwise.

Top of Hat
Round 1- Sc around as eveningly as you can around top of hat. Place a stitch marker in the first stitch made.
Round 2- Sc in next stitch and to the end. Move marker.
Round 3- Sc2tog to the end, as evenly as possible, add a Sc if necessary. Move marker.
Round 4- Sc2tog as evenly as possible, repeat to end. Move marker.
Continue to Sc2tog until you get as close to 12 stitches as possible. In the round that you reach 12 stitches (or close to it) switch to green color for steam with your last stitch.

The top of your hat will be wavy and "misshapen" unlike a regular beanie. This gives the hat a more of a pumpkin look.

Round 1- Sc2tog to make 6 stitches (or closest to it).
Round 2-7- Sc in next sc. Repeat to end. At the end of Round 7, fasten off yarn and leave a long tail. Sew the top of the stem closed and weave in all ends.

With Green ch. 14 loosely. Make a long tail with the slip knot for attaching later.

Row 1- Work 4 Dc in second ch from hook. 4 Dc in each remaining ch until end. Fasten off, leave a tail. Attach vine anywhere around the stem. Pull both tails around a stitch and tie together on the inside with a double knot.

Weave in ends and enjoy your hat!

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