I have knit so many pumpkins over the years that it is no suprise that I needed to create a little pumpkin hat for Chirphead. (Shouldn't our baby boy be a member of Keith's pumpkin possee?) The Punkin Head knitting pattern was so adorable and I loved that the brim can be rolled up. This will make it much more likely the hat can fit for Chirphead's first Halloween!
I already had some orange yarn (KnitPicks Wool of the Andes - 25 g) but I'm not sure if it would be enough for the hat. I decided to start the project early to knit as much as possible before placing my order. Thankfully I ended up with enough yarn.
|See how little yarn I had left over?|
Notes from Construction
- Cast on 60 sts
- I knit 5" before starting the decreases, 31 rounds total.
- 2.5" icord before starting the leaf.
In the end, this little baby hat was knit on size 6 knitting needles with Wool of the Andes in Orange (25 g, 55 yards) and Jalapeno (4 g, 9 yards). The leaf is "Just a Leaf" - a free pattern downloaded via ravelry and linked to in the Punkin Head pattern.
I love this little hat so much. Now I just need to wait for my little Chirphead to join us so he can wear it!