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Ribbed Crochet Pumpkin Hat Pattern for Baby through Adult Sizes!

This crochet pumpkin hat pattern is sure to delight your little loves and big loves alike. The free crochet pumpkin hat pattern is available in baby to adult sizes so you can make pumpkin hats for your whole family.

When we’re wearing the same things my little lady likes to say we’re “matchy-matchy.” 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.

Crochet pumpkin hat pattern in orange on preschooler.
The same hat fits my preschooler and my toddler.

Did you notice the knit look of this crochet pumpkin hat? It’s the 3rd loop half double crochet stitch that gives the crochet pumpkin hat it’s ribbed texture. If you haven’t learned the 3rd loop hdc stitch yet, you’re gonna love it.

I’ve used the 3rd loop hdc stitch in a few crochet patterns now. It’s even easier than single crochet ribbing. And works up faster too. 3rd loop hdc video is included to help you crochet your own pumpkin hat.

I first used the 3rd loop hdc in my Hygge Homebody Cardigan which is a crochet cardigan pattern with the coziest neckline. 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!

Toddler in free crochet pumpkin hat pattern looking to the side.
Not only does the ribbing look pumpkinesq it’s also nice and stretchy!

It’s really a fast little pumpkin hat and so fun for fall! The kids love wearing their mama made crochet pumpkin hats to festivals and gatherings. I can’t wait to make more of them!

Orange ribbed crochet pumpkin hat pattern with green stem, leaf and vine.
Add a crochet leaf and vine to the top too!

Construction

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 to make this crochet pumpkin hat.

Once your rectangle is complete, you seam it up to form the tube. I have a video for that too, should you need it!

picture of folding and seaming orange crochet rectangle for pumpkin hat

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!

picture of how to close top of pumpkin hat

You might also like these crochet pumpkins. This free crochet pattern includes 3 sizes. It’s a great way to accent your fall decor.

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More Free Crochet Hat Patterns

You can watch the full, step by step Pumpkin Hat Video Tutorial on YouTube.

You can also watch the individual video tutorials for each step of this little pumpkin hat on my YouTube channel, under the playlist: Pumpkin Hat Tutorials.

Scroll down for the pumpkin hat pattern in each size.

Materials

  • 75yd/69m-230yd/210m I Love This Cotton! Yarn (100% cotton, 3.5 oz/100g, 180yd/165m); color: glowing (Color A), or comparable #4 medium worsted weight yarn. Any fiber works for this pattern.
  • 23yd/21m-25yd/23m Sugar n’ Cream (100% cotton, 2.5oz/71g, 120yd/109m); color: green (Color B) Vine and Leaf shown in Red Heart Super Saver in spring green.
  • 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.
  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/Abbreviations

Here are the abbreviations for the stitches in this pattern. You can click any of these links for an in depth tutorial on the stitch.

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

Gauge

Using larger hook.

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

Close up of crochet hat topped with green stem, leaf and vine.
Add a crochet leaf and pumpkin vine for even more cuteness!

More about this pumpkin hat pattern

This crochet pumpkin hat is for adults, teen, children sizes and all the baby sizes too.

I’ve included measurements under each size, so this one is even easier to customize, since no two heads are the same!

The target measurement of the rectangle is under each size. Remember the length goes around the head, and the width is the height of the hat for this pattern.

The crochet leaf, stem and pumpkin vine patterns are included at the bottom of the pattern instructions.

Crochet pumpkin hat for baby in orange on wood backdrop.
The newborn pumpkin size hat is so sweet!

Pumpkin Palooza Blog Hop

This pattern was featured in the Pumpkin Palooza Blog Hop on September 17th! There’s a free pumpkin themed pattern daily through September 30th.

Thanks to Pineapple & Pine for hosting this Pumpkin Palooza! Be sure to check back on A Plush Pineapple through the end of September for new free pumpkin pattern!

Scroll down for the free pumpkin hat crochet pattern!

Crochet pumpkin hat pattern in orange on preschooler.

Crochet Pumpkin Hat a Free Pattern In All Sizes

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

This crochet pumpkin hat is sure to delight your little loves and big loves alike. The free crochet pumpkin hat pattern is available in baby to adult sizes so you can make pumpkin hats for your whole family.

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)

Tools

  • 5mm H hook or hook needed to meet gauge
  • 4mm G hook for brim.
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Marker
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors

Instructions

    Newborn Size
    In Color A 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. 12″ x 5.25”
      Go to Seaming.

    3-6 mos
    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. 13.5” x 6.5”
      Go to Seaming.

    6-12 mos
    
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. 15” x 7”
      Go to Seaming.

    12-24 mos
    
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. 16” x 7”
      Go to Seaming.

    Preschool 2-4 yrs
    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. 17” x 7.5”
      Go to Seaming.

    Child
    
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. 18” x 8”
      Go to Seaming.

    Teen/Sm Adult
    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. 20” x 8.5”
      Go to Seaming.

    Med Adult
    
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. 21” x 9”
      Go to Seaming.

    Lg Adult
    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. 22” x 9.5”
      Go to Seaming.


Seaming Your Hat

    1. Match the first row with your last row.Fabric folding and seaming orange crochet rectangle for pumpkin hat.
    2. Use the long tail to sew together, forming the tube.
    3. 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.How to close top of pumpkin hat crochet pattern.
    4. Switch to 4mm G Hook.

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


Crochet Stem

Check out the Video Tutorial of the Stem here. *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. 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
7. 2 sc in the first st, sc in the next, *{2 sc 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. 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
9. 2 sc in the first st, sc in the next, *{2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st} rep from * around. (18)


10. 2 sc in the first st, sc in each of the next 2 st, *{2 sc 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. Green stem for pumpkin hat crochet pattern.

Crochet Leaf

Find the full step by step crochet leaf pattern with photo tutorial here.

  1. Chain 11-the first 6 will be the stem and leaf is worked over the last 4 sts, so add more here for a longer leaf or stem.
  2. SC in the 2nd ch and in each ch across,
  3. On the last ch add 2 more sc (3 total in this st),
  4. Continue around on to the other side of the chain and place 1 sc in each of next 3 sc (you're working into the opposite side, so there will be sts in both sides as you work), turn.
  5. Place 1 dc in each of next 3 sc,
  6. Place 2 dc in each of next 3 sc. (again you're working around the end back on to the other side),
  7. Place 1 dc in each of next 3 sc. Cut yarn, leave a long tail for sewing. Sew on to a stem base. Cut yarn and weave in ends.Bright green crochet leaf on blue background.

Crochet Pumpkin Vine

  1. You can vary your starting chain to increase or decrease your finished lengths.
  2. Ch 15,
  3. Place 3 sc in the 2nd ch from your hook,
  4. Continue to place 3 sc in each ch, until you have 3 ch left,
  5. Place 1 sc in each of the last 3 ch.
  6. Sl st on to your stem base. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
  7. This gave me about 1.5" in length of curl, and about an inch for it to dangle.Close up of crochet hat topped with green stem, leaf and vine.

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Theresa Tabone

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

Love this pumpkin hat and that it is in all sizes

Tonia Deakin

Monday 22nd of October 2018

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.

Theresa Tabone

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Would love to try this yarn. Thank you for the giveaway

Joey Lea Baird

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

I LOVED how easy this hat worked up! I learned a couple of tricks from testing this pattern, too! As Always, Thank you for another GREAT design.

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