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This easy Halloween knitting pattern will add some spooky spirit to your outfits. Knit this Perfect Pumpkin Hat for some extra Halloween fun. This adorable knit hat will keep ears warm while looking for that perfect jack-o-lantern specimen in the pumpkin patch. Stay cozy and warm in this Halloween knit. Use this hat to top off a homemade pumpkin costume or wear it for festive fun. Knit this hat in kid and adult sizes to turn your family into a pumpkin patch.


Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Red Heart® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 254 Pumpkin A and 672 Spring Green B
  • Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9]
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers



Gauge: 22 sts = 4”; 22 rows = 4” in pattern



Measurements: Directions are for Baby hat; changes for child, adult, and large adult hats are in parentheses. To Fit Head: 14 (16, 20, 22)”.




  • ssk (slip, slip, knit) = slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time, to right needle, insert tip of left needle into these 2 sts from the front and knit together
  • A, B = color A, B
  • K = knit
  • mm = millimeters
  • P = purl
  • psso = pass the slipped st over
  • St st = Stockinette stitch (Knit on right side rows; Purl on wrong side rows.)
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • tog = together
  • yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated
  • [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified




With A, cast on 49 (57, 65, 73) sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K1, [P4 (5, 6, 7), K2] 8 times.
Row 5: [P2, K4 (5, 6, 7)] 8 times, P1. Repeat Rows 4 and 5 until 5 (6, 7, 9)” from beginning, end  Row 4.

Shape Top
Row 1 (Right Side):
[K2tog, K8 (10, 12, 14), slip 1, K1, psso, place marker] 4 times, K1 – 41 (49, 57, 65) sts.
Row 2 and all even Rows: Purl.
Row 3: [K2tog, Knit to 2 sts before marker, slip 1 K1, psso] 4 times, K1 – 33 (41, 49, 57) sts.

Join B and repeat Rows 2 and 3 until 17 sts remain, end Row 2.
Next Row (Right Side): [K2tog] 8 times, K1 – 9 sts.
Next Row: P1, [P2tog] 4 times – 5 sts. Cut yarn leaving 10” tail. Weave yarn through remaining sts and draw up firmly; fasten securely.

Sew back seam. Weave in ends.
Leaves (Make 3)
With B, cast on 5 sts.
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11: Purl.
Row 2: K2, yo, K1, yo, K2 – 7 sts.
Row 4: K3, yo, K1, yo, K3 – 9 sts.
Row 6: SSK, K5, K2tog – 7 sts.
Row 8: SSK, K3, K2tog – 5 sts.
Row 10: SSK, K1, K2tog – 3 sts.
Row 12: Slip 1, K2tog, psso. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Sew leaves around stem as desired.

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Not using circular needles or double points? Just a back seam? Hmmm. Never knitted a hat that way but I'll give it a try.

Row 1 on the decrease. How does one K1-41 at the end of the row?

Hi LCCoon, 41 Just denotes how man stitches you should have when you finish that row. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting


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