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. 

Baby Pumpkin Crochet Beanie

Pattern Notes:

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.

Baby Pumpkin Crochet Beanie

Skill Level:

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.

Baby Pumpkin Crochet Beanie


  • 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


Ch: Chain

St: Stitch

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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Baby Pumpkin Crochet Beanie

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. 

Work stem:

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.

Curly Vine:

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):

Baby Pumpkin Crochet Beanie

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. 


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Baby Pumpkin Crochet Beanie