Pumpkin hat time is here. It seems everywhere I look traces of Autumn are finally arriving in my neck of the woods. OK, so I live in San Diego, California and there aren’t many signs of the seasons changing. However, stores are now decorated with items that remind us it’s Autumn. Pumpkins are making an appearance in windows and advertisements. Halloween is just around the corner. Pumpkin spice lattes are brewing and I am crocheting pumpkin hats.
I decided to design a pumpkin hat that can be worn by babies to adults. I used medium weight acrylic yarn for my hat. The hat in the photo I used an H hook however by adjusting the hook size the hat can be made for various sizes. Here is a suggestion for hook sizes. Please remember that everyone crochets with a different tension and these are just suggestions. I used a fpdc (front post double crochet) stitch to simulate the ridges on a pumpkin. You can choose any shade of orange and green for your hat. You could even choose a ten or brown color as pumpkins come in a variety of colors.