Adult Pumpkin Hat

Can't forget mom and dad's crochet Pumpkin Hat for this coming fall.Hello GOURD-GEOUS!

Let’s talk cheesy matching family outfits.  Many parents shake their head and run at the thought of dressing their kids and themselves in coordinating outfits … me?  I live for it.  There are honestly not enough reasons throughout the year for me to dress us all up and snap an embarrassing picture.

If you are anything like me, you have already gotten the Toddler Pumpkin Hat completed, but need to finish off the family ensemble with Adult Pumpkin Hats for mom, dad and maybe even grandma.  Have no fear, I got you covered with plenty of time to complete the whole look before you hit the hayrides at the pumpkin patch this year.

Have you made all the sizes available of the free crochet pattern pumpkin hat?

This is a free pattern, but please do not share this pattern as your own. You may make items to sell with this pattern. In exchange, please link back to this post. Do not use my photos as your own sales photos. Please feel free to tag CoffeeandCrochetGoals to share your projects.

SIZE: Adult

Toddler Pumpkin Hat
More sizes coming soon!

SUPPLIES:
I have used many combos of orange and green while making these hats over the last few years, but in these photos and tutorial I have used Red Heart Yarns:

Yarn color combos for the crochet toddler pumpkin hatSize I (5.5mm) crochet hook for the hat portion
Size G (4.25mm) crochet hook for the leaf detail
scissors
tapestry needle

ABBREVIATIONS:
HDC – half double crochet
DC- double crochet
SDC – spiked double crochet
TR – Treble crochet
DC behind the post
SC2TOG – single crochet 2 together
SL ST- slip stitch

This adorable crochet Pumpkin hat comes in a size for everyone in the family

PUMPKIN HAT

Round 1: magic ring and CH 3, counts as first HDC. 9HDC into the magic ring. SL ST to the top of CH3. (10HDC)

Round 2 and 3: CH2, counts as first HDC. 1HDC in each stitch around. SL ST into the top of CH2. (10HDC)

Round 4: CH2, counts as first DC. (I like to work my rounds starting in the stitch following my CH2) 2DC into each stitch around and end with 1DC into the stitch holding your CH2. SL ST to join and tie off brown yarn. (20DC)

Round 5: With orange CH2. *Work 1DC + 1SDC. 1DC in the next stitch. Repeat from *9 more times. SL ST to the beginning CH2. (30)

This photo shows 1DC and the 1DC + SDC.

Round 6: TURN YOUR WORK so that you are working on the outside of your hat. CH2, counts as first DC. 1DC into the next stitch. In the following stitch 1DC into the top (normal space) and 1DC behind the post of the SDC. *1DC into the next two stitches. 1DC into the top of the next stitch and also 1DC behind the post of SDC. SL ST to beginning CH. Repeat from *8 times. (40)

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Round 7: CH2, counts as first DC. 1DC into the next two stitches. 1DC behind the post, this round does not include an increase so we will not put a DC into the top of the stitch, but skip to the next stitch. *3DC, and 1DC behind the post. Repeat from *8 more times. SL ST to beginning CH. (40)

Round 8: CH2, counts as first DC. 1DC into the next two stitches. This is an increase round so 1DC into the top of the stitch and 1DC behind the post. *1DC in the next 4 stitches and 1DC behind the post. Repeat from *8 more times. SL ST to the beginning. (50)

Round 9: CH2, counts as first DC. 1DC into the next three stitches.  This is an increase round so 1DC into the top of the stitch and 1DC behind the post. *5DC and 1DC behind the post. Repeat from *8 more times. SL ST to the beginning CH. (60)

Round 10: CH2, counts as first DC.  1DC into the next four stitches.  This will be the last increase round so 1DC into the top of the stitch and 1DC behind the post. *1DC into the next 6 stitches and 1DC behind the post. Repeat from *8 more times. SL ST to the beginning. (70)

Rounds 11-19: CH2, counts as first DC. 1DC into the next 6 stitches. No more increases so only 1DC behind the post. *1DC into the next 7 stitches and 1DC behind the post. Repeat from *8more times. SL ST to the beginning. (80)

EARFLAPS

Row 1: Without tying off the orange yarn. CH1 and 1SC into the next 13 stitches. (14)

Row 2: 1SC in each stitch across. (14)

Row 3: SC2TOG, 1SC in the next 10 stitches and SC2TOG. (12)

Row 4: 1SC in each stitch across. (12)

Row 5: SC2TOG, 1SC in the next 8 stitches and SC2TOG. (10)

Row 6: 1SC in each stitch across. (10)

Row 7: SC2TOG, 1SC in the next 6 stitches and SC2TOG. (8)

Row 8: 1SC in each stitch across. (8)

Row 9: SC2TOG, 1SC in the next 4 stitches and SC2TOG. (6)

Row 10: 1SC in each stitch across. (6)

Row 11: SC2TOG, 1SC in the next 2 stitches and SC2TOG (4)

Row 12: 1SC in each stitch across (4)

Row 13: SC2TOG, 1SC in the next 2 stitches and SC2TOG (4)

Row 14: 1SC in each stitch across (4)

Row 15: SC2TOG and SC2TOG. (2)

Row 16: 1SC in each stitch. (2)

Showing the ear flaps for the crochet pumpkin hat

Tie off orange yarn. From the base of the earflap count over 14 stitches and attach the orange in the 15th stitch and repeat rows 1-16 to complete the second earflap. Tie off orange yarn. Attach the green yarn and complete 1SC around the entire hat making a nice edging.

Showing the addition of the green crochet edging for the pumpkin hat

LEAF PATTERN and CURL

Crochet leaf detail for the pumpkin hat

I have to share this video tutorial  with you by Natali Korneeva, I think her crochet leaves are just perfect to top off this fun pumpkin hat. The video is in Russian, and I unfortunately do not speak the language, but she moves at the perfect speed to crochet along and I was able to replicate these wonderful accents.

I used a bigger crochet hook (size I; 4.25mm) and thicker yarn (Red Heart Super Savor 4), but it makes these leaves the perfect size for this project. I have included written instructions in English, but encourage you again to watch the video tutorial.

Round 1: CH6 and SL ST to first CH to make a circle.

Round 2: CH5, 6TR, CH3, 6TR, CH5 and SL ST into circle to close.

Round 3: 5SC on the CH5 from the previous round. 1HDC into the first stitch. 1DC into the next 5 stitches. In the CH3 space 2DC, 1TR, CH3, 1TR, 2DC. 1DC in the next 5 stitches. 1HDC into the last stitch. 5SC onto the CH5 from the previous round. SL ST to the beginning.

Round 4: 1SC into the first 6 stitches. 2SC into each of the next 6 stitches. 1SC into the next two stitches. In the CH3 space 1HDC, CH3, 1HDC. 1SC into the next two stitches. 2SC in each of the next 6 stitches, 1SC in the last 6 stitches. SL ST to beginning.

To complete the curl CH25. In the 3rd CH from the hook 2DC. 3DC in every stitch down the chain, SL ST into leaf. Tie off green yarn and leave a long tail to sew into hat. I like to place my leaf just under the stem of my hat and it doesn’t take many stitches to secure in place. I put my first few stitches where the leaf and the curl attach. I have also found that I can sew down the leaf with a few extra stitches to make it sit the way I want. Play around with it, you can’t do this step wrong!

Showing the stitch placement for the crochet pumpkin hat

BRAID FOR EARFLAPS

Cut 3 lengths of each color (orange, green and brown) at approximately 24in. With your hook pull all 9 lengths through the center of the earflap point. Separate by color and braid. Make sure to tie your knots at the same length (my braids are about 10 inches long) and trim your strands of yarn for a clean look.

Adult sized crochet pumpkin hat

I hope you have enjoyed this free Pumpkin Hat crochet pattern. This one defiantly has a special spot in my heart and I can’t wait to see how many heads we cover come fall with this special project. If nothing else, I encourage you to squash some crochet goals today. Happy hooking!


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