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The Knit Pumpkin Hat: Celebrate Halloween in Cozy Style

29 September, 2016

The Knit Pumpkin Hat: Celebrate Halloween in Cozy Style

This pattern for a knit pumpkin hat has serious Halloween appeal. It’s a nod to a holiday that celebrates all things creative, so there’s no better time to put your needlework skills to use. Made with soft DMC Woolly yarn, we love this knit hat because it’s suitable for all ages. It’s also the perfect accessory for the parent or grandparent looking for a more subtle costume to wear while taking the kids trick or treating. Better yet, knit a few of them and you can create your very own pumpkin posse. There’s also no rule that says you can’t wear this cutie accessory all winter long (that stem would put a smile on anyone’s face), so pull out your knitting needles and get your pumpkin on!

The Knit Pumpkin Beanie Get ready for Halloween with the knit pumpkin beanie hat.

Instructions for Making the Knit Pumpkin Beanie

Materials

1 - 50g ball each of DMC Woolly, colors 010 and 082
US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” circular knitting needle
US 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed knitting needles

Abbreviations

Rnd - Round
K – Knit
P – Purl
St/s – stitch/es
SKP – Slip one stitch knitwise, knit one, pass the slipped stitch over.
K2tog – Knit two stitches together.
Dpn/s – Double pointed needle/s

Beanie Instructions

With DMC Woolly color 010 and the circular needle, cast on 110 sts.
Place a marker at the beginning of the rnd.  Join without twisting the sts.
Rnds 1 – 5:  Knit all sts.
Rnd 6:  *K20, P2.* Repeat from * to * to end of the round.
Repeat Row 6 until hat measures about 6 ¾” from the cast on edge.
Decrease for crown
Rnd 1 - 8:  *SKP, knit to 2 sts before the purls, k2tog, p2.* Repeat from * to * to end of the rnd.
Slip the remaining 30 sts onto dpns, with 10 sts per dpn.

Stem

Rnd 9 - 11:  Change to DMC Woolly color 082 and K30.
Rnd 12:  *K8, k2tog.* Repeat from * to * to end of the rnd.  (27 sts)
Rnd 13:  *K7, k2tog.* Repeat from * to * to end of the rnd.  (24 sts)
Rnd 14:  *K6, k2tog.* Repeat from * to * to end of the rnd.  (21 sts)
Rnd 15:  *K5, k2tog.* Repeat from * to * to end of the rnd.  (18 sts)
Rnd 16:  *K4, k2tog.* Repeat from * to * to end of the rnd.  (15 sts)
Rnds 17 – 22:  K15
Rnd 23:  *K3, k2tog.* Repeat from * to * to end of the rnd.  (12 sts)
Rnd 23:  *K2, k2tog.* Repeat from * to * to end of the rnd.  (9 sts)
Rnd 23:  *K1, k2tog.* Repeat from * to * to end of the rnd.  (6 sts)
Rnds 24 – 26:  K6
Rnd 27:  *K2tog.* Repeat from * to * to end of the rnd.  (3 sts)
Rnd 28:  K1, k2tog, pass the knit st over the k2tog.
Fasten off.
Weave up the ends.

 

Supplies to make the knit pumpkin hat Supplies to make the knit pumpkin beanie hat

Downloadable Pumpkin Beanie Pattern Instructions

 

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The Commonthread by DMC Team