Pumpkin Beanie Kits
Our local knitting guild, The Needlework Guild of Canada, very graciously invited me to attend their first Knit in the Park, so I whipped up a little kit for them, a Pumpkin Beanie. I figured it’s timely, what with harvest season approaching. Plus, there is no child ever who isn’t ADORABLE in a pumpkin hat. Since our guild knits for charity I wanted it to be something that was gender neutral, and makes a great gift for anyone. I sized the hat from preemie to kids of all ages, and you should be able to get 2 pumpkin hats out of one kit (and probably a third green hat too). The yarn is the ever soft and Berroco Vintage, but if you want to upgrade go for the combo I assembled with Malabrigo Rios.
You can purchase the pattern separately HERE.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
We wanted the skill level to be accessible to knitters in the beginner spectrum, so there isn’t any colourwork or charts, you just need the following skills:
- Read a knitting pattern
- Cast on & Bind off
- Knit & Purl in the same row
- Work in the round on circular & double pointed needles
- Weave in ends
Not sure how to make the fancy knot at the top? No problemo, there’s a link in the pattern to a little video that shows how it’s done!
- preemie (0-6 mos, 6-18mos, 18mos-4yrs, 4yrs-adult S)
- To fit head circumference: 14.5(16.75, 18, 20.5, 21.5)” or 36(42, 45, 51, 54) cm
- Note: Fabric is stretchy. If you want a tighter fit go down a needle size
- Photo is size 0-6mos: after blocking it measures 7.75″ wide
- 20 sts & 26 rounds = 4”/10cm with 4.5mm/US7 circular needles after blocking
- Berroco Vintage (or Malabrigo Rios): 1 skein in each of 2 colours. Our sample is made with Vintage (MC) 5176 Pumpkin & (CC) 51174 Spruce.
- Pattern (PDF & printed)
- one kit is enough yarn to make at least 2 pumpkin hats, with lots of green leftover to make another hat.
Kit Does Not Include