Crochet Pumpkin Hat Free Pattern

This crochet pumpkin hat is sure to delight your little loves and big loves alike, available in baby to adult sizes you can make your whole family “matchy-matchy” as my little lady likes to say! She’s only 2 and is big on noticing colors and patterns, so when she sees a “match” she gets really excited. Gotta love this age, they are just full of wonder and awe at every little thing.

Did you notice the knit look of this hat? If you haven’t learned the 3rd loop hdc stitch yet, you’re gonna love it! I first used it in my Hygge Homebody Cardigan around the lapel. It’s a super stretchy stitch and I just love how the collar wraps around me. This is the cardigan I put on first thing in the morning when it’s just too chilly to get out of bed!

The pumpkin hat is crocheted in the 3rd loop of the hdc stitch, which I explain below and I have also included a video tutorial. To achieve the pumpkin effect, this hat is worked flat in rows. So we’re just crocheting a rectangle.

Once your rectangle is complete, you seam it up to form the tube. I have a video for that too, should you need it! And finally, you will close up one end of the tube to form the top of the hat, finishing with the stem. There are videos for the stitch I used to close the hat and how to make the stem too. So you’re all covered if any (or all) of these techniques are new to you!

It’s really a fast little project and so fun for fall! I can’t wait to make more squishy goodness with this stitch.




You can watch all the video tutorials for this little pumpkin hat on my YouTube channel, under the playlist: Pumpkin Hat Tutorials. Here’s a quick one on the 3rd loop hdc:

 

Materials

orange yarn-75-230 yds, I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton in Glowing* (Color A), any #4 worsted weight will work.

3-5 yds of green yarn-I used Sugar n’ Cream in Sage Green*(Color B)

5mm H hook*, or hook needed to meet gauge

4mm G hook for brim.

Yarn Needle*

Stitch Marker*

Measuring Tape

Scissors



Notes

  1. Ch 2 does NOT count as a st.
  2. This hat is worked as a rectangle-the chain length is the height of the hat, and the length of the rectangle will wrap around head, which is seamed to make a tube. Picture under Newborn Hat.
  3. To close the top of the hat, you will use a running stitch. The stem will cover any hole left. Picture under Newborn Hat.
  4. The stem is worked in continuous rounds.
  5. As you crochet your stem it will be wrong side out, be sure to flip it right side out before it’s too tall.

You can purchase the ad-free pdf of this pattern on my Etsy or Ravelry shops!




Stitches

Mc-magic circle

ch-chain

ss-slip stitch

sc-single crochet 

hdc-half double crochet

inv join-invisible join

3rd loop-on the back side of the hdc st, the vertical loop below the top loops you normally crochet into (pictures below). Note that the back side of the hdc stitches will be facing you for rows 2 and on.  

3rd loop3rd loop

Gauge

hdc swatch:

2″ x 2″ = 7 hdc x 5 rows

in the pattern:

2″ x 2″ = 3rd Loop hdc=6 rows x 9 3rd loop hdcs




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Here my 4 yr old and 2 yr old are both wearing the same size Preschool 2-4yr hat. You can see the 2 yr old has a little room to grow and it’s just right for the 4 yr old!

pumpkin hat





pumpkin hat

I’ve included rectangle measurements under each size, so this one is even easier to customize since not two heads are the same!



Hat Pattern

Newborn Size

In Color A

5.25”x 12″

Ch 23

  1. In the 3rd chain from your hook hdc and in each ch across, turn. (21)
  2. Ch 2, hdc in the 3rd loop of the same st and in each hdc across, turn. (21) 5.25″ (hat height)
  3. – 36. Rep row 2. Or until you’ve reached 12.”

Leave a long tail to sew together. Match the first row with your last row and sew together, forming the tube.

 pumpkin hat pumpkin hat

Leave this long tail and use a running stitch to sew the top closed-there will be a small hole left, which will be covered by the stem. 

Switch to 4mm G Hook.

Join yarn with ss to opposite end of hat (brim side), ch 1 and sc around, finish off with an invisible join. Go to Stem Pattern at the bottom.



3-6 mos

6.5″x13.5″

In Color A

Ch 28

  1. In the 3rd chain from your hook hdc and in each ch across, turn. (26)
  2. Ch 2, hdc in the 3rd loop of the same st and in each hdc across, turn. (26)
  3. – 40. Rep row 2. Or until you’ve reached 13.5″

Leave a long tail to sew together. Match the first row with your last row and sew together, forming the tube. Leave this long tail and use a running stitch to sew the top closed-there will be a small hole left, which will be covered by the stem.

Switch to 4mm G Hook.

Join yarn with ss to opposite end of hat (brim side), ch 1 and sc around, finish off with an invisible join. Go to Stem Pattern at the bottom.



6-12 mos

7”x 15″

In Color A

Ch 30

  1. In the 3rd chain from your hook hdc and in each ch across, turn. (28)
  2. Ch 2, hdc in the 3rd loop of the same st and in each hdc across, turn. (28)
  3. – 45. Rep row 2. Or until you’ve reached 15.”

Leave a long tail to sew together. Match the first row with your last row and sew together, forming the tube. Leave this long tail and use a running stitch to sew the top closed-there will be a small hole left, which will be covered by the stem.

Switch to 4mm G Hook.

Join yarn with ss to opposite end of hat (brim side), ch 1 and sc around, finish off with an invisible join. Go to Stem Pattern at the bottom.



12-24 mos

7”x 16″

In Color A

Ch 30

  1. In the 3rd chain from your hook hdc and in each ch across, turn. (28)
  2. Ch 2, hdc in the 3rd loop of the same st and in each hdc across, turn. (28)
  3. – 48. Rep row 2. Or until you’ve reached 16.”

Leave a long tail to sew together. Match the first row with your last row and sew together, forming the tube. Leave this long tail and use a running stitch to sew the top closed-there will be a small hole left, which will be covered by the stem.

Switch to 4mm G Hook.

Join yarn with ss to opposite end of hat (brim side), ch 1 and sc around, finish off with an invisible join. Go to Stem Pattern at the bottom.



Preschool 2-4 yrs

7.5”x 17″

In Color A

Ch 32

  1. In the 3rd chain from your hook hdc and in each ch across, turn. (30)
  2. Ch 2, hdc in the 3rd loop of the same st and in each hdc across, turn. (30)
  3. – 52. Rep row 2. Or until you’ve reached 17.”

Leave a long tail to sew together. Match the first row with your last row and sew together, forming the tube. Leave this long tail and use a running stitch to sew the top closed-there will be a small hole left, which will be covered by the stem.

Switch to 4mm G Hook.

Join yarn with ss to opposite end of hat (brim side), ch 1 and sc around, finish off with an invisible join. Go to Stem Pattern at the bottom.



Child

8″x18″

In Color A

Ch 34

  1. In the 3rd chain from your hook hdc and in each ch across, turn. (32)
  2. Ch 2, hdc in the 3rd loop of the same st and in each hdc across, turn. (32)
  3. – 54. Rep row 2. Or until you’ve reached 18.”

Leave a long tail to sew together. Match the first row with your last row and sew together, forming the tube. Leave this long tail and use a running stitch to sew the top closed-there will be a small hole left, which will be covered by the stem.

Switch to 4mm G Hook.

Join yarn with ss to opposite end of hat (brim side), ch 1 and sc around, finish off with an invisible join. Go to Stem Pattern at the bottom.



Teen/Sm Adult

8.5”x 20″

In Color A

Ch 36

  1. In the 3rd chain from your hook hdc and in each ch across, turn. (34)
  2. Ch 2, hdc in the 3rd loop of the same st and in each hdc across, turn. (34)
  3. – 60. Rep row 2. Or until you’ve reached 20.”

Leave a long tail to sew together. Match the first row with your last row and sew together, forming the tube. Leave this long tail and use a running stitch to sew the top closed-there will be a small hole left, which will be covered by the stem.

Switch to 4mm G Hook.

Join yarn with ss to opposite end of hat (brim side), ch 1 and sc around, finish off with an invisible join. Go to Stem Pattern at the bottom.



Med Adult

9”x 21″

In Color A

Ch 38

  1. In the 3rd chain from your hook hdc and in each ch across, turn. (36)
  2. Ch 2, hdc in the 3rd loop of the same st and in each hdc across, turn. (36)
  3. – 63. Rep row 2. Or until you’ve reached 21.”

Leave a long tail to sew together. Match the first row with your last row and sew together, forming the tube. Leave this long tail and use a running stitch to sew the top closed-there will be a small hole left, which will be covered by the stem.

Switch to 4mm G Hook.

Join yarn with ss to opposite end of hat (brim side), ch 1 and sc around, finish off with an invisible join. Go to Stem Pattern at the bottom.



Lg Adult

9.5”x 22″

In Color A

Ch 40

  1. In the 3rd chain from your hook hdc and in each ch across, turn. (38)
  2. Ch 2, hdc in the 3rd loop of the same st and in each hdc across, turn. (38)
  3. – 67. Rep row 2. Or until you’ve reached 22.”

Leave a long tail to sew together. Match the first row with your last row and sew together, forming the tube. Leave this long tail and use a running stitch to sew the top closed-there will be a small hole left, which will be covered by the stem.

Switch to 4mm G Hook.

Join yarn with ss to opposite end of hat (brim side), ch 1 and sc around, finish off with an invisible join. Go to Stem Pattern at the bottom.



Stem

Watch the video:

*I added an extra row for the smaller stem size after I created this video.



NB-Toddler

In Color B

Start with a mc.

1. 6 sc into the mc. (6)Don’t join, mark first st of each round.

2.-5. Sc into each stitch around. (6)

6. 2sc in each sc around. (12)

7. 2sc in the first st, sc in the next, *{2sc in the next st, sc in the next st} rep from * around. (18)

8. Sc in each sc around, ss twice.

Leave a long tail. Sew stem to top of pumpkin hat, over the hole. Finish off.




  

Child-Adult

In Color B

Start with a mc.

1. 6 sc into the mc. (6)Don’t join, mark first st of each round.

2.-7. Sc into each stitch around. (6)

8. 2sc in each sc around. (12)

9. 2sc in the first st, sc in the next, *{2sc in the next st, sc in the next st} rep from * around. (18)

10. 2sc in the first st, sc in each of the next 2 st, *{2sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 st} rep from * around. (24) 

11. Sc in each sc around, ss twice. 

Leave a long tail. Sew stem to top of pumpkin hat, over the hole. Finish off.

pumpkin hat




 

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3 thoughts on “Crochet Pumpkin Hat Free Pattern”

  1. I love your pumpkin hat. It’s so cute and it comes in so many sizes. I could make one for everyone in the family.

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