Pumpkin Hat Crochet Pattern

Crochet Pumpkin Hat Pattern

This free crochet pumpkin hat pattern is an easy to follow pattern with step by step instructions and lots of diagrams to help you make this adorable crochet pumpkin hat for the little pumpkin in your life!

The crochet pumpkin hat pattern (free) creates a hat that is fitted at the bottom but bulges out a bit at the top to create a realistic pumpkin look. The hat stays securely on a head with a lovely textured ribbing, which has lots of stretch to it.

The pattern includes instructions for the crochet pumpkin stem with leaves, which gets attached to the top of the hat.

My girls absolutely love their pumpkin hats but it can be made for boys or girls and is a great Halloween or Fall hat!

Crochet Pumpkin Hat

How to Crochet a Pumpkin Beanie

Wondering how to crochet a pumpkin beanie? You have come to the right place! This crochet pumpkin beanie pattern will show you step by step how to make a crochet pumpkin beanie. Start by following the crochet pumpkin hat instructions to complete the hat / beanie and then make and attach the stem and leaves to create a wonderful crochet pumpkin beanie!


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Pumpkin Hat Crochet Pattern Details

Skill Level

Easy to Intermediate – the lines on the pumpkin are made using front post stitches, which may be a new technique for beginners but the pattern includes instructions and pictures to help you

Size

The pattern comes in two sizes: Toddler (2-4 years), which measures: w: 9” x h: 7  and Child (4+ years), which measures w: 9.5” x h: 8” (when pressed flat and not including the stem)

Crochet Pumpkin Hat Pattern

Gauge

 4” x 4” = 12 dc and 7 rows (as a flat swatch, not in the round) 

Materials

Yarn: Any worsted weight (4), 100% acrylic yarn (it’s best if it has some stretch to it). I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn, Solid. The size is 4.5 oz / 127.5 g. A skein is 285 yds / 260 m. I used the colors “Pumpkin” for the hat (approx. 145 yds), “Forest” for the leaves (approx. 5 yds) and “Soft Taupe” for the stem (approx. 5 yds). 

Crochet Hook Size: H/8 (5.00mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Other Materials: yarn needle, scissors and measuring tape. 

Terminology

This crochet pumpkin hat pattern is written for right-handed crochet using standard US terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terms, here’s my US to UK Conversion Chart

Abbreviations

st = stitch
sts = stitches
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
YO = yarn over
BLO = back loop only
fpdc = front post double crochet 
fpsc = front post single crochet 
sk = skip 
tr = triple/treble crochet 
hdc = half double crochet 

Special Stitches

Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc) = YO, insert your hook from the front around the stem of the st in the row below from right to left, then complete dc st in the usual way.

Front Post Single Crochet (fpsc) = insert your hook from the front around the stem of the st in the row below from right to left, then complete the sc st in the usual way. 

Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together (dc2tog) = YO, insert your hook into the next st. YO, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook). YO, insert your hook into next st. YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook. 

Triple/Treble Crochet Stitch (tr) = YO twice, insert hook into next st. YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through last 2 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

  • The hat is worked from the top down in the round. Do not turn your work after each round. 
  • The chain (either ch 1 or ch 2) at the beginning of the round always counts as one stitch. 
  • Always work into the first st of the round, unless the pattern says to skip the first stitch (sk 1st st). If the instructions for the first st of the round say “next st,” work into the first st (the st attached to the chain). 
Crochet Pumpkin Hat Pattern

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Crochet Pumpkin Hat Pattern Instructions

(All Sizes)

Start: With orange yarn, make a Magic Ring/Circle. 

Round 1: Ch 1. Make 10 dc into the Magic Ring. Pull end of Magic Ring tight to close. (10 dc sts made). Sl st into top of 1st dc to join. (Reminder: never turn after a round).

Round 2: Ch 2. Dc in 1st st. 2 dc in each st around. (20 sts – reminder that the ch 2 always counts as a stitch). Sl st into top of 1st dc to join.

Round 3: Ch 2. Fpdc around the ch 2 from the previous round. *Dc in next 2 sts. Fpdc around the dc below from the previous round (the dc directly below your last st).* Repeat from * to * around until there is 1 st left. Dc in last st. (30 sts). Sl st into top of 1st dc to join.

Round 3

Measurements after Round 3: approx. 3.5” across

Round 4: Ch 2. Dc in 1st st. *Fpdc around fpdc below (from the previous round). *Dc in next 3 sts.* Repeat from * to * around until there is 1 st left. Fpdc around fpdc below. Dc in last st. (40 sts).  Sl st into top of 1st dc to join.

Round 4

Round 5: Ch 2. Dc in next 2 sts. *Fpdc around fpdc below. Dc in next 4 sts.* Repeat from * to * around until there is 1 st left. Fpdc around fpdc below. Dc in last st. (50 sts). Sl st into top of 1st dc to join.

Measurements after Round 5: approx. 5.5” across

Round 6: Ch 2. Dc in next 3 sts. *Fpdc around fpdc below. Dc in next 5 sts.* Repeat from * to * around until there is 1 st left. Fpdc around fpdc below. Dc in last st. (60 sts). Sl st into top of 1st dc to join.

Round 7: Ch 2. Dc in next 4 sts. *Fpdc around fpdc below. Dc in next 6 sts.* Repeat from * to * around until there is 1 st left. Fpdc around fpdc below. Dc in last st. (70 sts). Sl st into top of 1st dc to join.

Round 8: Ch 2. Dc in next 5 sts. *Fpdc around fpdc below. Sk the next st (the st attached to the fpdc just made). Dc in next 6 sts.* Repeat from * to * around until there is 1 st left. Fpdc around fpdc below. (From this point forward, do not dc in the last st). (70 sts). Sl st into top of 1st dc to join.

Round 8

Round 9: Ch 2. Dc in next 5 sts. *Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Fpdc around fpdc below. Dc in next 6 sts.* Repeat from * to * around until there is 1 st left. Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Fpdc around fpdc below. (70 sts). Sl st into top of 1st dc to join.

Round 9

Round 10: Ch 2. Dc in 1st st. Dc2tog (meaning to dc the next 2 sts together). Dc in next 2 sts. 

*Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Fpdc around fpdc below. Dc in next 2 sts. Dc2tog. Dc in next 2 sts.* Repeat from * to * around until there is 1 st left. Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Fpdc around fpdc below. (60 sts). Sl st into top of 1st dc to join.

Measurements after Round 10: w: 10.5” x h: 5.5” (from now on, measure the width from the furthest ends closest to the bottom and height from the tip of the top of the hat down to lowest part of the bottom).

h and w

At this point, the pattern has specific instructions for each size. Follow the instructions starting at Round 11 for the size you’d like to make. 

Crochet Pumpkin Hat

TODDLER SIZE (ROUNDS 11 – 13) 

TODDLER SIZE (ROUNDS 11 – 13) 

Round 11: Ch 2. Dc in 1st st. Dc2tog. Dc in next st. *Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Fpdc around fpdc below. Dc in next st. Dc2tog. Dc in next 2 sts.* Repeat from * to * around until there is 1 st left. Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Fpdc around fpdc below. (50 sts). Sl st into top of 1st dc to join.

Round 12: Ch 2. Sk 1st st. Dc in next 3 sts. *Fpdc around fpdc below. Sk the next st (the st attached to the fpdc just made). Dc in next 4 sts.* Repeat from * to * around. Fpdc around fpdc below. (50 sts). Sl st into top of 1st dc to join.

Round 13: Ch 1. Sc in next 3 sts. *Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Front Post Single Crochet (fpsc) around fpdc below. Sc in next 4 sts.* Repeat from * to * around until there is 1 st left. Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Fpsc around fpdc below. (50 sts). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join.

Measurements after Round 13: w: 9” x h: 6.5”

Do not fasten off – begin hat ribbing. 

Pumpkin Hat Crochet Pattern

CHILD SIZE (ROUNDS 11 – 15) 

Round 11: Ch 2. Sk 1st st. Dc in next 4 sts. *Fpdc around fpdc below. Sk the next st (the st attached to the fpdc just made). Dc in next 5 sts.* Repeat from * to * around. Fpdc around fpdc below. (60 sts). Sl st into top of 1st dc to join.

Measurements after Round 11: w: 10.5” x h: 5.75”

Round 12: Ch 2. Dc in next 4 sts. *Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Fpdc around fpdc below. Dc in next 5 sts.* Repeat from * to * around until there is 1 st left. Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Fpdc around fpdc below. (60 sts). Sl st into top of 1st dc to join.

Round 13: (For this round, you will be decreasing in every other section). Ch 2. Dc in next 4 sts. *Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Fpdc around fpdc below. Dc in next st. Dc2tog. Dc in next 2 sts. Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Fpdc around fpdc below. Dc in next 5 sts.* Repeat from * to * around until there are 7 sts left. Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Fpdc around fpdc below. Dc in next st. Dc2tog. Dc in next 2 sts. Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Fpdc around fpdc below. (55 sts). Sl st into top of 1st dc to join.

Measurements after Round 13: w: 10.25” x 6.5” 

Crochet Pumpkin Hat Pattern

Round 14: Ch 2. Sk 1st st. Dc in next 4 sts. *Fpdc around fpdc below. Sk the next st (the st attached to the fpdc just made). Dc in next 4 sts. Fpdc around fpdc below. Sk the next st (the st attached to the fpdc just made). Dc in next 5 sts.* Repeat from * to * around until there are 5 sts left. Fpdc around fpdc below. Sk the next st (the st attached to the fpdc just made). Dc in next 4 sts. Fpdc around fpdc below. (55 sts). Sl st into top of 1st dc to join. 

Round 15: Ch 1. Sc in next 4 sts. *Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Front Post Single Crochet (fpsc) around fpdc below. Sc in next 4 sts. Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Fpsc around fpdc below. Sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * to * around until there are 6 sts left. Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Fpsc around fpdc below. Sc in next 4 sts. Sk the next st (the top of the fpdc from below). Fpsc around fpdc below. (55 sts). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join.

Measurements after Round 15: w: 9.5” x 7” 

Do not fasten off – begin hat ribbing. 

Pumpkin Hat Crochet

Crochet Pumpkin Hat Ribbing (All Sizes)

The ribbing is 1.25” from the edge of the hat. To make the ribbing smaller or larger, decrease or increase the number of chains on Step 1.

Step 1: Ch 5 (or your desired number of chains). Do not turn. In the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the top loop of the chain. Sc into each remaining chain (into the top loop). You will have created 4 sc sts in total. Sl st into the 1st st on the hat (the st attached to the chain). Sl st into the next st on the hat. (2 sl sts made).

Hat Ribbing Step 1

Ribbing Up: Ch 1 and turn. Sk the ch 1 and the 2 slip stitches. In the 1st st, sc into the back loops only (BLO) which are the loops furthest away from you. Sc into the BLO of each st up. (4 sc sts in total).

Ribbing Up

Ribbing Down: Ch 1 and turn. Sk the ch 1. Sc into the BLO of each st down. (The last st can be tricky to see as it can get quite tight. Always count your sts). (4 sts in total). Sl st into the next st on the hat – ensure it’s the next st, not the st attached to the ribbing. Sl st into the next st on the hat (2 sl sts made).

Ribbing Down

Work Ribbing Around: Repeat Ribbing Up and Ribbing Down all the way around. You will finish by slip stitching into the last 1 or 2 sts (whether you have 1 or 2 sts left at the end of the round doesn’t matter). 

Assembling The Beginning and End of Ribbing:

After your last sl st, move your yarn and hook to the back of your work and pull the beginning and end sides together (like you are closing a book). From the back, line up the 4 sc on each side so they are even with each other. 

Starting with the 1st of 4 scs and working up, insert your hook into the back loop only of side closest to you and into the front loop only on the side furthest away and sl st. Repeat all the way up (4 sl sts). 

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends. 

Assembling Sides Together

Crochet Stem for Pumpkin Hat

How to crochet a pumpkin stem on a hat

The stem for a crochet pumpkin hat is really easy to make. The stem is made by making a circle, then a round of working into the back loops only followed by several rounds of making single crochet stitches around. Follow the instructions below to learn how to crochet a pumpkin stem on a hat.

Stem Instructions (All Sizes)

(Note: for the rest of the pattern, the chain does not count as a st. Also, I did not use stuffing for the stem.) 

Start: With brown yarn, make a Magic Ring/Circle. 

Round 1: Make 10 sc into the Magic Ring. Pull end of Magic Ring tight to close. (10 sc). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join. (Reminder: never turn after a round).

Round 2: Ch 1. Working into the back loop only (BLO), which is the loop furthest away from you, sc into each BLO around. (10 sc). Sl st into both loops of the top of 1st sc to join. 

Work into both loops from now on. 

Round 3: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. (10 sc). Sl st into top of 1st sc to join

Rounds 4 – 7: Repeat Round 3. 

Do not fasten off.

Crochet Pumpkin Hat Pattern

Leaves Instructions (All Sizes)

Attach green yarn by placing a strand of green on your hook and pulling it through the loop of brown that is currently on your hook. Fasten off brown yarn.

Round 1: 

With green, ch 11. In 2nd ch from hook, sc. Sc in next 9 chains. (10 sc). Sl st into next st on the Stem. 

Sl st into next 3 sts. Ch 6. In the 2nd ch from hook, sc. Sc in next 4 chains. (5 sc). Sl st into next st on the Stem. 

Sl st into next 2 sts. Ch 8. In 2nd ch from hook, sc. Sc in next 6 chains. (7 sc). Sl st into next st on the Stem. Sl st into next 2 sts. Sl st into the 1st ch (the bottom of the ch 11 that started the round) to join.

Step 1

Round 2:

Ch 3. (Do not turn). Tr in the same ch. (Work up, into each ch). Tr in the next ch. Dc in next 2 chains. Hdc in next 2 chains. Sc in next 2 chains. Sl st in next 2 chains. Ch 1. (Work down the other side, into each sc). Sl st in next 2 sts. Sc in next 2 sts. Hdc in next 2 sts. Dc in next 2 sts. Tr in next 2 sts. Ch 3. Sl st into same st. 

Sl st into next 3 sts. Sl st into the bottom ch (the 1st of the ch 6 from the previous round). Ch 3. Tr in same ch. (Work up, into each ch). Dc in next ch. Hdc in next ch. Sc in next ch. Sl st in next ch. Ch 1. (Work down the other side, into each sc). Sl st in next st. Sc in next st. Hdc in next st. Dc in next st. Tr in next st. Ch 3. Sl st into same st.

Sl st into next 2 sts. Sl st into the bottom ch (the 1st of the ch 8 made from previous round). Ch 3. Tr in same ch. (Work up, into each ch). Dc in next 2 chains. Hdc in next ch. Sc in next 2 chains. Sl st in next ch. Ch 1. (Work down the other side, into each sc). Sl st in next st. Sc in next 2 sts. Hdc in next st. Dc in next 2 sts. Tr in next st. Ch 3. Sl st into same st. Sl st into next st. 

Fasten off leaving a 24” in tail. Weave in all other ends except for the 24” tail. 

Stem and leaves

Using a yarn needle and the 24” tail, attach the Stem and Leaves to the top of the hat by weaving the yarn in and out around the slip stitches made in green around the stem. Weave in loose ends.

Pumpkin Hat Crochet

And now you have a new pumpkin hat!