It’s Friday the 13th, which means it must be time to start thinking about Halloween. Especially if you want to knit something for your Halloween or fall decor, it’s high time you got started. Here are a bunch of great pumpkin hat knitting patterns for kids and adults that you’re sure to love. Break out the orange yarn and get to stitching!
Over at About Knitting we have two cute little pumpkin hats. My ribbed pumpkin hat was actually my daughter’s first Halloween costume (she was an eight-week-old preemie at the time), and Eileen Casey designed a cute one as well with a stockinette base.
Hannah NeCamp’s cute Cable Me a Pumpkin Hat has a cute rustic look thanks to tweedy yarn. It’s free during the month of September.
A wee orange hat and booties for babies come from Lion Brand Yarn, and Jessamyn Faith has another pumpkin hat for newborns. If you happen to know someone in the 2T range or are up for a bit of alteration, check out the Pumpkin Spice Hat from Alyssa McCain.
Those are both Ravelry downloads, as is the Pumpkin Hat from Dorte Lyager, which is different from the others in that it’s a beret and its sized for 2 years up to adult men. I can see the cute family photos now.
And Billi-Jean’s Pumpkin Hat would serve as a great first hat pattern because it has a rolled brim and is all stockinette. Leave off the stem topper for a really cute baby hat suitable for any time of year.
Want a jack ‘o lantern instead of a pumpkin? Try Michelle Ruby’s Pumkinhead for Grownups pattern, another free Ravelry download.
And speaking of pumpkinheads, though this one isn’t really a hat, you’ve got to check out the Pumpkin Heads pattern from tangle. These are lined and stuffed, so not exactly for people to wear long-term, but they’re pretty creepy and cool nonetheless (and perfect for some Halloween yarn bombing of statues!).
By Sarah White