Friday, October 4, 2013

Pumpkin Head for Chirphead

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!