October 5th, 2023
I couldn’t help it, my lil girl is 4 weeks old today so I celebrated by adding her to our growing pumpkin patch! Then her little brother saw it and wanted one for himself… just with a “happy face!” to wear for Halloween. Easy peasy! This pattern is beginner friendly and works up in a snap for any/all fall festivities.
This pattern is written for a newborn but you can easily modify both the length and the width in the following instructions. Be sure to refer to the sizing chart below to adjust to the exact size you are looking to make.
Beginner: For crocheters with understanding of basic crochet stitches.
Newborn – 3 Months: 7in high (with brim folded 5.5in), 13 in circumference (as noted above). Be sure to check your gauge, the following adjustments will only work if you are using similar yarn weight.
Add 4 sts for every inch in height you want to increase.
Add 4 rows for every inch in circumference you want to increase.
- Any #4 DK yarn in a festive pumpkin colour + green for the stem
- Black #5 bulky yarn for face (optional)
- 5.0mm Crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
Crochet Gauge: 13 sc and 14 rows with a 5 mm (U.S. H/8) crochet hook
SC: Single Crochet
SLST: Slip Stitch
HDC: Half double crochet
DC: Double crochet
TR: Treble crochet
BLO: Back loop only
To start, ch 24
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Row 1: Slst in BLO in 2nd ch, slst in BLO over next 3 ch, HDC in BLO to end, ch 1, turn (23)
Row 2: HDC in BLO in each st to last 4 sts, sc in BLO to end (23)
Row 3: SLST in BLO in first 4 sts, HDC in BLO to end (23)
Repeat Row 2 & 3 until you have achieved the correct circumference to match the size you are making. For my newborn sizing, that was approx. 38 rows.
Join: live edge to beginning ch row with SLST in each st.
The top of the beanie is the tapered end. With Green, join to seam sts at the top of the pumpkin. Evenly space 20 sc around edge.
Rnd 1: sc2tog around (10 sts)
Rnd 2: sc2tog around (5 sts)
Rnd 3-7: sc in each st around. Bind off, weave in end
With Green, Ch 5:
Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 2 hdc in ch, ch 2, continue along other side of ch, 2 hdc in same final ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in first ch, join with slst. Bind off, leaving a long tail to attach to top of hat.
With Green, ch 21 sts.
Row 1: 2 sc in each st to end. Bind off, leaving a long tail to attach to top of hat.
Pumpkin Face (Optional):
Eyes & Nose: Make 3
With Black, ch 4,
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in final. Bind off.
With Black, ch 8.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC, TR, DC, HDC, SC, bind off.
Attach curly vine and leaf to the base of the stem. If making pumpkin face, sew on eyes, nose, and mouth.