A Pumpkin Hat


While visiting my parents last year, my Mom gave me some skeins of Blue Sky organic cotton yarn in pumpkin (#622) and fern (#620) along with a pattern for making a pumpkin hat for my granddaughter. So cute! Yet, at the time, I thought it was perhaps a little too advanced for my knitting skills. Well, as you can see from the photo above – SUCCESS! Just in time for her to wear this fall.


This yarn has a beautiful feel to it and comes in a wide range of yummy colors like honeydew, flamingo and circus peanut.


If you are interested in knitting a pumpkin hat for a special little one in your life, I found aย  free online pattern here. Or, you can purchase the original pattern I made here.

Work is love made visible.

~Kahlil Gibran


15 comments on “A Pumpkin Hat

  1. Snap says:

    How adorable! I want one! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    It must be in the air. I ordered/downloaded at epatterns (I think that’s the name of the place) several halloween crochet patterns — afghan, kitty with a pumpkin, bear dress as a pumpkin. Too cute! Now I have to order the yarn.

    Love the Gibran quote.

  2. nina says:


  3. Maryanne says:

    I love it, Karen. Your knitting is beautiful. I’m sure you’re granddaughter is going to look adorable in it.

  4. Jason Witt says:

    This is totally cute. I could see it being a cool party hat for young people who are a little older than that, too. Even teens or twenty-somethings. And I’m older than that but I’d consider wearing it. The colors would go with my complexion. –Spirituality of Tea

  5. artandtea says:

    Thanks everyone, I totally looooved making this hat and am now looking at the pattern saying hmmmmm, how can I adapt it to another fruit or vegetable?!!

    You’re absolutely right, Jason – why should little ones have all the fun of wearing a hat that looks like a veggie or fruit? Haha It would be fun to wear, especially to a Halloween party. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Nancy Travers says:

    I love that hat — do you know the pattern name of the one you made — it is so much nicer than the others you pointed to. Especially love the leaves at the bottom and the realistic bumps of the pumpkin! thanks, nt

  7. Ruth Ann says:

    Karen, I really appreciate the links to the free patterns, but I want to order the pattern for the one you made. Of course, I’m willing to pay. You see, I have this adorable great niece who was named after me……….

  8. artandtea says:

    Thanks ladies! I’ll e-mail anyone privately regarding the original pattern. Just let me know.

  9. That is just too cute! Take lots of pictures of her in it.

  10. Sue siler says:

    I would love the pattern for this pumpkin hat. thanks

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  12. Barb says:

    I too would love your pattern for my granddaughter to be. Thank you!

  13. artandtea says:

    The link to the original pattern I used is at the end of my post. ๐Ÿ™‚

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