A couple of days ago, I shared with you my Puffy Pinwheel Hat pattern. One Friday evening, I was working on that pattern at my LYS, and my friend Annie said “that looks like a pumpkin!” Well of course she was right (she usually is), and of course I had to make a pumpkin version. How could I not?

Please note this pattern is for the stem, leaves, and vines only. To make the complete hat, you will need the free Puffy Pinwheel Hat pattern as well.

Li'l Pumpkin hat

 


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Li’l Pumpkin Hat

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Materials:

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Difficulty:

Intermediate – Vine, leaves, and stem are intermediate difficulty. The hat itself though involves more techniques and is labeled as “Experienced”.

Sizes:

The stem, leaves, and vines are the same for all 3 sizes of the hat.

Gauge:

15 sc x 18 rows = 4″ square (same gauge as for hat)

Abbreviations used:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • fphdc = front post half double crochet
  • bphdc = back post half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sp(s) = space(s)
  • rnd = round
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side

Hat:

  • Make Puffy Pinwheel Hat pattern, using only orange for all parts except the top button (ignore all color changes).
  • Make button in brown for the two smaller sizes. For the larger (toddler) size, make the first two rounds of the button in brown, then switch to orange for the third round.
  • Assemble as normal. For a slightly different look, you can try sewing the sections together with brown instead of with orange. This will create a thin brown line between each section.

Stem:

Rnd 1 [RS]: With brown, work 8 hdc inside a magic circle and pull circle closed. Join with sl st to first st.  OR  Ch 2, work 8 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st to first st. [8 hdc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in each st, join with sl st to first st. [16 hdc]

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, bphdc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, do NOT turn, fphdc in next 2 sts, bphdc in next st, fphdc in next st, bphdc in next st, fphdc in next 2 sts, bphdc in next st, fphdc in next 2 sts, bphdc in next st, fphdc in next 3 sts, bphdc in last st, join with sl st to first st.

Note: The somewhat random front and back post stitches are just there to give the stem texture – it is not important to get them all in the right place. If you were to write an “f” for each front post stitch and a “b” for each back post stitch, rnd 4 would read: f, f, b, f, b, f, f, f, b, f, f, b, f, f, f, b.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, do NOT turn, work a fphdc in each front post stitch and a bphdc in each back post stitch around, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Note: If you want a longer stem, you can repeat Rnd 5 to desired length before fastening off. 

Li'l pumpkin hat with no leaves or vines

Leaves:

Make 3

Row 1 [WS]: With green, work 8 hdc inside a magic circle and pull circle closed. OR  Ch 2, work 8 hdc in 2nd ch from hook.  Do NOT join. [8 hdc]

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 3 dc in first st, (dc, sl st, dc) in next st, (2 dc, sl st) in next st, (sc, hdc, dc) in next st, (dc, hdc, sc) in next st, (sl st, 2 dc) in next st, (dc, sl st, dc) in next st, (3 dc, sl st) in last st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Vines:

Make 2

Row 1: With green, ch 31. Work 2 sc in each stitch across, allowing work to curl as you go. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. 

leaves and vines for the Li'l Pumpkin Hat

Finishing:

  • Stuff stem lightly and sew into place on top of button.
  • Sew vines and leaves into place as desired.
  • Sew in any remaining ends.

Li'l Pumpkin Hat


I hope you enjoy the pattern! Thank you, Annie, for the idea! A downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available in my Craftsy store for a $1 fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online. The pdf includes both the original Puffy Pinwheel Hat, and this pumpkin variation.

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