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Halloween: How to make a simple pumpkin hat

pumpkin%20hat.jpgIf you're stuck for something to wear to a Halloween party, you can't go too far wrong with disguising your head as a pumpkin. This simple knitting pattern makes an adult-sized hat (there are absolutely loads of patterns online for child-sized ones).

You'll need:

Yarn: pingouin super cable 100% cotton, orange and green (or brown), or any worsted weight yarn to suit

US size 6 circular needle, dp needles

Follow the jump for instructions.

To fit 22"-24" head circumference.
Note: If you want a size 22" hat with a snug fit, you can either use a yarn that knits to a gauge of 22sts per 4 inches or cast on 100 stitches instead of 110.

On size six needles, 5 st/inch

Cast on 110 st. on circular needle and join.

Knit 1 inch st st.

*Knit 9, purl 1*, repeat between *s all the way around.
Continue the knit/purl pattern in the round until the hat reaches the crown of your head. About 6-8 inches. 6 inches will probably sit just above the ears and 8 will cover them slightly. To be absolutely sure, try it on when you think it's long enough. It will curl up at the bottom.

Decrease for crown:
*K2tog, knit 8*, repeat all the way around one row.

*K2tog, knit 7*, repeat around.

Continue to decrease the same way, fewer knits each row, until you have 22 st. Switch to green (or brown). Knit around as many rows as you like until the stem is long enough for you. k2tog all the way around. Run the yarn through remaining stitches and finish.

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Posted by Abi on September 28, 2007 in Knitting | Permalink


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o what a lovely hat, I am going to make it for my granddaughter,thanks,

marijke, from holland

Posted by: | September 28, 2007 4:36 PM

The original of this pattern is posted at:

It contains attribution to:
This pattern is © Maggie Burns 2000, all rights reserved. Used with permission.
Image copyright Sarah Bradberry 2003.
why was this information not included in your post?
Also, the image of a hat used at your site is different from the pattern instructions -- the creation of the brown stitches which dip down into the orange at the base of the stem is not described in the pattern instructions. Please give copyright and designer name when you post patterns. Visiting your site for the first time, I am very disappointed. Kabira

Posted by: Kabira | October 22, 2007 2:48 AM

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