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Crochet Pumpkin Hat a Free Pattern In All Sizes

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.

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.

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.

picture of crochet pumpkin hat in orange on preschooler

I first used the 3rd loop hdc 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!

picture of toddler in crochet pumpkin hat free pattern

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!

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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Video Tutorial

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

  • 4mm G hook for brim.
  • 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

  • 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.  

How to Crochet in the 3rd Loop of a HDC

picture of where to find 3rd loop on back of hdc

After you crochet your first row of hdc and turn your work you will see the “3rd loop” of the hdc. It’s marked in the above picture with blue lines.

picture of where to insert crochet hook on back hdc ribbing

To work into the 3rd loop of the hdc, yarn over, insert your hook into the loop from the bottom, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through to finish the hdc normally.

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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Pumpkin Hat Pattern

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

picture of crochet pumpkin hat for baby

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.

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.

Crochet Pumpkin Stem Pattern

Watch the Pumpkin Stem Video or follow the written instructions below.Ω

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

picture of green stem for pumpkin hat crochet pattern

Small sizes will have a smaller stem bottom. Larger sizes will crochet more rounds to create a larger bottom.

picture of crochet pumpkin stem in green yarn

Crochet stem is about 2″ tall.

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.

 

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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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