Crochet Pattern: Pumpkinhead Hat by J Crochet

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!I’m introducing a new guest contributor to Underground Crafter today. Let’s give a warm welcome to Julie from J Crochet. She’s sharing the adorable crochet pattern for the Pumpkinhead hat in two infant sizes. It’s the perfect fall accessory for your favorite little one. Julie’s signature style for her patterns is to include both written and charted instructions for each line, so this pattern includes both international stitch symbols and U.S. pattern abbreviations.

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About Julie Muenstser

Julie Muenster from J Crochet is a guest contributor on Underground Crafter

Julie is the designer and maker behind J Crochet. Julie learned to crochet as a child. Her mother taught her the basics, and her grandmother taught her how to read a pattern. She can be found crocheting in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, before school band concerts, at the Fire Museum, and during boring meetings.

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Pumpkinhead

Crochet Pattern by J Crochet

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, ’tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

Sizes:

  • Baby: 3-6 months (G/4.25 mm hook)
  • Baby: 6-9 months (H/5 mm hook)

Gauge:

  • G (4.25) hook: 14 dc stitches = 4 in (10 cm)
    • 5 rows = 3 in (7.5 cm)
  • H (5) hook: 13 dc stitches = 4 in (10 cm)
    • 6 rows = 3.75 in (9.5 cm)
  • Sizing hats can be tricky! Four factors come into play:
    • Yarn. I used Caron Simply Soft in this pattern, a weight 4 yarn. If using a different brand, know that yarns differ in thickness even in the same weight category. Your final result will be affected if you use a different yarn than the pattern (not that it won’t turn out–you may just have to change your hook).
    • Tension. Don’t try to adapt your tension to match mine–do what’s comfortable for you and adjust the hook size, if necessary.
    • Hook size. If you find your results vary from mine, you can change the hook size (go to the next largest size if you find your work is smaller and vice versa).
    • Hook type. For example, I find that Bates hooks work up larger than Boye (for me).

Finished measurements:

  • 3-6 months (6-9 months): 14″ (15″)/35 cm (38 cm) in diameter

Level of difficulty:

  • Easy

Materials:

  • Crochet hook: 3-6 months (6-9 monts): G/4.25 mm (H/5 mm)
  • Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (100% acrylic)
    • Pumpkin – about 150 yards (137 m)
    • Dark Sage – about 16 yards (15 m)
  • Tapestry needle optional (for weaving in ends)

Abbreviations used:

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • fpdc – front post double crochet – Note from Underground Crafter: A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • fphdc – front post half double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 stitches together – Yo, insert hook in first hdc, yo and pull through, insert in next hdc, yo and pull through, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st – stitch
  • tog – together
  • x times (as in 2x = two times)
  • yo – yarn over

Pattern Notes:

The hat!

  • Color: Dark Pumpkin
  • Round 1: Start with magic circle, ch 1, 12 hdc in circle, sl st in first hdc. (12 st) Note from Underground Crafter: A video tutorial for the magic ring is available here.

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 2: Ch 1, [2 hdc in same st, 2 fpdc in next st] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (24 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 3: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, 2 fpdc in ea fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (36 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 4: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, 2 fpdc in ea fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (60 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 5: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, 2 fpdc in next fpdc, fpdc in next 6 fpdc, 2 fpdc in next fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (72 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 6: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in next 4 fpdc, 2 fpdc in next fpdc, fpdc in next 5 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (78 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 7: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in next 5 fpdc, 2 fpdc in next fpdc, fpdc in next 5 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (84 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 8: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in next 6 fpdc, 2 fpdc in next fpdc, fpdc in next 5 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (90 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Rounds 9-12: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in ea fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (90 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 13: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in next 6 fpdc, fpdc2tog, fpdc in next 5 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (84 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 14: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in next 5 fpdc, fpdc2tog, fpdc in next 5 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (78 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 15: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in next 4 fpdc, fpdc2tog, fpdc in next 5 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (72 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 16: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in next 4 fpdc, fpdc2tog, fpdc in next 4 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (66 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 17: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in next 3 fpdc, fpdc2tog, fpdc in next 4 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (60 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 18: Ch 1, [hdc2tog in next 2 hdc, fpdc in next 8 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (54 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 19: Ch 1, [hdc in hdc, fphdc in next 8 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (54 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 20: Ch 1, [hdc in next st, ch 1] around.

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Fasten off.
  • Weave in ends.

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

Stem and vines!

  • Color: Dark Sage

Stem:

  • Make a pompom using your favorite method.

Vines:

  • Ch 25. Beginning with second ch from hook, sl st tightly in each chain (or use smaller hook). When you get back to the beginning, ch 25 and sl st back to beginning twice. Fasten off, leaving length of yarn for attaching.
  • Attach vines and stem to top of hat.

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

© 2017 by Julie Muenster (J Crochet) and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Julie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2017/10/10/crochet-pattern-pumpkinhead-hat-by-j-crochet. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat! With charted and written instructions.

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