How To Make Your First Cute Crochet Pumpkin Hat


June 15, 2017 by Robin @ Imperial Crochet

Are you looking for a cute pattern for making your first crochet pumpkin hat?  So was I!  Read on as I share my experience and the free pattern I found for making my very first super cute pumpkin hat for a teeny tiny head.  After reading this, you’ll be able to make your first cute crochet pumpkin hat too!

handmade crochet pumpkin hat

Top view of my handmade crochet pumpkin hat.

Lately, I’ve been on a mission to find fun crochet patterns for things I’d like to create and stock at my Etsy shop.  With Halloween the next BIG holiday for crocheted items, I thought cute pumpkin hats would be perfect.  They can be used as props for babies born in autumn, as quick Halloween costumes, to create ohs and ahs when worn on thanksgiving, or for keeping heads warm and toasty anytime during the fall.

I’m pretty picky about my projects so I wanted a hat that really looks like a pumpkin, not just an orange hat.  I was thrilled when I found this one at Hopeful Honey.

I love that there are stripes built into the pattern by way of the single and half double crochet stitches used.  The stem, leaf, and adorable twisty vine are all ridiculously easy to create once you get the hang of it. As a newbie, I think the hardest stitch you’ll need to know is the decrease.

The pattern creator who is also the blog author, generously allows you to sell the items you’ve made using her patterns as long as you provide a link back to her site.

Here’s a link to the pattern:  Newborn Pumpkin Hat Crochet Pattern

printed version of crochet pumpkin hat

I printed the pattern.

I like to print out the free patterns I find online so that I can use them when I’m away from the computer.

This adorable hat is created using the rectangle-style crochet hat method where you make a rectangle and then stitch it together up the side to complete the base of the hat.  I think as a beginner, this is the easiest way.  It was for me, anyway.

orange and green yarn

I didn’t need to buy any yarn for this project.

This project is a great stash buster for me because I have a couple of orange Baby Hugs skeins leftover from another project that I did and miscalculated for.  I also have leftover lime green yarn which, although it isn’t the moss green that the pattern calls for, I think it goes well with the orange yarn I have on hand.  And best of all, I have enough of each to complete several hats!  Don’t you love when that happens?

crochet pumpkin hat

Completed newborn size crochet pumpkin hat.

I loved making the newborn size hat but I really want to make these same hats in a larger size.  Unfortunately the blog post only shares the pattern for the tiny size hat.

So, I’m currently playing around with the beginning chain length and number of rows needed to alter the pattern to make an adult and child size crochet pumpkin hat.

Wish me luck!

Crocheting a pumpkin hat

I’m now working on my second crochet pumpkin hat in a larger size.

If you’re interested in learning how to make your first crochet pumpkin hat, I highly recommend this free pattern.  I love the way mine turned out!

tiny newborn size crochet pumpin hat

I’m in love with this itty bitty hat!


Have you ever made a crochet pumpkin hat?  Want to?  Share your thoughts in the comments.  I love hearing from my readers.

Until next time, keep those crochet hooks moving and thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you all the best,


17 thoughts on “How To Make Your First Cute Crochet Pumpkin Hat

  1. Sarah says:

    Really cute. 🙂 The colours are great.

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  2. Oh it’s so cute, and it really does look like a pumpkin! Crafty people are so clever

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kelleysdiy says:

    Congratulations Robin!! You have been nominated for the Bloggers Recognition Award. You can see it here again…congrats!


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