This Crochet Pumpkin Hat uses specialty stitches to create raised texture, with curly vines and leaves can be added for even more decoration!

This pattern is worked in joined rounds using basic and complex crochet stitches. It’s a great pattern because:

  • This Pumpkin Hat is a quick and decorative crochet project to work up!
  • This makes a great photography prop and halloween costume!
  • This project was designed for worsted weight yarn, which is one of the most common and accessible yarns in crochet!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: joined rounds, stitch tension, gauge & size, increasing, post stitches, color changes, spike stitches, applique embellishments, finishing techniques & more!

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Let’s get started! 

Pattern Designed By: Salena Baca Crochet. This pattern is copyright protected; it is unlawful to distribute this pattern in any form (free, sale or trade).

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Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Medium #4 yarn (100% acrylic; 3.5oz / 100g, 171yd / 156m): 1 Skein Color B, 50 yards Color A, C (All Sizes).

Materials: 

  • US H/8 (5 mm) hook (Leaves, Vines)
  • US I/9 (5.5mm) hook (Hat)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Gauge: 

  • 12 Dc Sts = 4”, 11 Dc rows = 5”

Sizes: 

  • 13.25” around x 5.5” tall
  • 16.5” around x 6.25” tall
  • 20” around x 7.25” tall

Stitch Key: 

Specialty Stitches & Techniques:

  • Adjustable Loop
  • FPDC (Front Post Dc)
  • SDc (Spike Dc) = Work 1 Dc into top of St 1 round below current St.
  • Dc2Tog (Dc 2 Sts Together) = [Yarn over, insert hook into next St, yarn over, pull through St, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.

Notes:

  • Hat worked in joined rounds, from the top down.
  • Embellishments (Leaf, Vine) can be created in two sizes (Small, Large) as desired. These are worked and attached last.

INSTRUCTIONS: All Sizes

Round 1 (Right Side): With Color A, form adjustable loop, Ch 2 (not a St, here and throughout),  work 10 HDc into ring, Sl St to join – 10 Hdc

Round 2-3: Ch 2, work 1 HDc into each St around, Sl St to join – 10 Hdc

Round 4: Ch 2, work 2 Dc into each St around, Sl St to join, fasten off color A – 20 Dc

Round 5: With Color B, Ch 2,  [Dc, (Dc, SDc) into next St] 10 times, Sl St to join – 30 Sts; 20 Dc + 10 SDc

Round 6: Ch 2, [Dc into each of next 2 Sts, (Dc, FPdc) around SDc from previous round] 10 times, Sl St to join – 40 Sts; 30 Dc + 10 FPdc

Continue to instructions for preferred size.

13.25” Size

Rounds 7-11: Ch 2, [Dc, Dc2Tog, (Dc, FPdc) into next St] 10 times, Sl St to join – 40 Sts; 20 Dc + + 10 Dc2Tog + 10 FPdc

Rounds 12-13: Ch 1 (first Sc), Sc into each St around, Sl St to join – 40 Sc

Fasten off after last round complete.

16.5” Size 

Round 7: Ch 2, [Dc into each of next 3 Sts, (Dc, FPdc) around SDc from previous round] 10 times, Sl St to join – 50 Sts; 40 Dc + 10 FPdc

Rounds 8-13: Ch 2, [Dc into each of next 2 Sts, Dc2Tog, (Dc, FPdc) into next St] 10 times, Sl St to join – 50 Sts; 30 Dc + 10 Dc2Tog + 10 FPdc

Rounds 14-15: Ch 1 (first Sc), Sc into each St around, Sl St to join, fasten after last round – 50 Sc

Fasten off after last round complete.

20” Size

Round 7: Ch 2, [Dc into each of next 3 Sts, (Dc, FPdc) around FPdc from previous round] 10 times, Sl St to join – 50 Sts; 40 Dc + 10 FPdc

Round 8: Ch 2, [Dc into each of next 4 Sts, (Dc, FPdc) around FPdc from previous round] 10 times, Sl St to join – 60 Sts; 50 Dc + 10 FPdc

Rounds 9-15: Ch 2, [Dc into each of next 2 Sts, Dc2Tog, Dc into next St, (Dc, FPdc) into next St] 10 times, Sl St to join – 60 Sts; 40 Dc + 10 Dc2Tog + 10 FPdc

Round 16-17: Ch 1 (first Sc), Sc into each St around, Sl St to join, fasten after last round – 60 Sc

Fasten off after last round complete.

Embellishments: Make 1 leaf (large or small) and 1 vine (large or small) per hat.

Small Leaf

Row 1 (Right Side): (With Color C and H Hook) Leave 6” tail, Ch 8, skip 1 Ch (not a St), Sc, HDc into next two Ch, Dc into next, work 2 Dc into each of next two Ch, (Dc, Ch 2, Sl St) into last Ch – 10 Sts; Sc + 2 Hdc + 6 Dc + Ch-2

Do not fasten off, turn to work into opposite side of Ch base.

Row 2: (Ch 2, Dc) into first Ch, work 2 Dc into next two Ch, Dc into next Ch, HDc into next two Ch, Sc into last Ch – 10 Sts; Sc + 2 Hdc + 6 Dc + Ch-2

Do not fasten off, continue working across top of Row 1. Sl St into each of next 10 Sts and 2 Ch, fasten off 6” tail end.

Large Leaf

Row 1 (Right Side): (With Color C and H Hook) Leave 6” tail, Ch 10, Skip 1 Ch (not a ST), Sc, HDc into next 2 Ch, Dc into next 3 Ch, work 2 Tc into each of next two Ch, (Tc, Ch 3, Sl St) into last Ch – 10 Sts; Sc + 2 Hdc + 3 Dc + 3 Tc + Ch-3

Do not fasten off, turn to work into opposite side of Ch base.

Row 2: (Ch 3, Tc) into first Ch, work 2 Tc into next two Ch, Dc into next 3 Ch, HDc into next two Ch, Sc into last Ch – 12 Sts; Sc + 2 Hdc + 3 Dc + 5 Tc + Ch-3

Do not fasten off, continue working across top of Row 1. Sl St into each of next 12 Sts and 3 Ch, fasten off 6” tail end.

Vine: Small (Large)

Row 1: (With Color C and H Hook) Leave 6” tail, Ch 16 (21), work 2 Sc into second Ch from hook and each Ch across, fasten off 4” tail end – 30 (40) Sc

Finishing: All Sizes

Position Leaves & Vines on Round 4, where desired. Use tail ends to fasten Leaves & Vines to hat, knotting 6” tail ends together on wrong side. Sew in all ends, trim excess.

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Salena

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