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Baby Pumpkin Crochet Beanie



Dress your little one up this Halloween by crocheting a pumpkin beanie. This is for the newborns zero to three months old. Danyel Pink sent us this project. It makes for a great gift if you know someone who is expecting around Halloween. This free crochet pattern is a breeze to make and will protect your little goblin's head from the autumn chill. Every baby deserves to look its best this Halloween, and even if he or she is too young to be in costume, this pumpkin beanie will be an adorable topper to any orange outfit.


Both cotton and acrylic yarn will work well for this project.

  • Size I-9 (5.5 mm) hook
  • 1 oz green worsted weight yarn
  • 2 oz orange worsted weight yarn
  • Yarn needle


  • Newborn (0-3 months)


  • BL – back loop
  • CH – chain
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • SC – single crochet
  • SC2TOG – single crochet 2 together (decrease)
  • SL ST – slip stitch,
  • ST – stitch



  1. Using orange, ch 25.
  2. Row 1: hdc in BL of 3rd ch from hook, and in each st across, ch 2, turn. (23 hdc)
  3. Row 2 – 23: hdc in BL of each st across, ch 2, turn.
  4. Row 24: hdc in BL of each st across, ch 1, turn.
  5. Joining both ends, sl st down entire length of hat through both sides, fasten off and weave in ends.


  1. Using green yarn, join with sc at top of hat near back seam.
  2. Sc evenly around (about 24 sc), do not join. When you arrive back at your 1st sc, begin sc2tog continuously around, until 4-5 stitches remain.
  3. Now, sc in each st around for about 6 rounds so that you create a 1-1 ½” stem. Fasten off, tuck tail inside hat, and weave in ends.


  1. Using green, ch 20.
  2. Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ST to end. Fasten off.
  3. Using starting and ending tails, tie the vine between any 2 stitches on stem. See photo for suggested placement.



  • Crochet leaf instead of vine.
  • Use red yarn to make an apple, blue yarn for a blueberry, etc.



Check out this project and more ideas in 17 Pumpkin Patterns: Free Projects for Halloween!





Read Danyel's inspiration for making this beanie!


If you think this free crochet pattern is adorable, check out our collection of 15 Cute Crochet Patterns for Babies.

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I just made three of these hats for my granddaughters aged 2 months, 7 months and three years. It only took me a few hours to make each one. I made adjustments to the pattern to make the larger sizes. I measured around their heads and made the orange rectangle the exact size if their heads. I made the chain longer for the 7 month and 3 year old. I love this pattern. The hats are adorable.

lindabroedel 0862995

I seem to be the only one who is having a problem with this pattern. I chained 25 and followed the above directions. Once I get to row 24 I essentially have a square. Using the slip stitch to join both ends just folds it in half. Either way a 25 chain isn't large enough to fit a childs head. What am I missing?? Help


Do you have any larger versions of this pattern? I was asked to make a pumpkin head hat for an adult. I can try to manipulate this one, but if you or anyone already has, I'm not afraid to ask for help! Thanks

heatherljensen 1235529

I would love to have instructions for an adult version of this hat! If there is one, could you please post it? Thank You!

gkantanabe 2868850

i am going to give this to my fathers partners preemie daughter soooo cute

heygirl4 9683956

For some reason I am having problems making the stem. I get to the last 4 stitches and I'm not sure where to go from there to make the stem. In which stitches do I SC?

nrohlfing 4963369

So cute ! My friends baby due in two weeks.

deborahwells46 1560098

I loved this pattern and used it as the inspiration for my own pumpkin hats. If you would like to see a visual step-by-step of how to construct this hat, you can check out my blog post: http://whowantstobemarthawhenicanbeme.blogspot.ca/2013/09/two-years-ago-i-had-some-fun-making.html

Member 2693477

Maybe its just me but I followed the pattern to the T and it just looks to small even for a newborn... Maybe my babies just had big heads I don't know

fiveofhearts 5385203

To make this same beanie for an older baby, I suggest using a bigger hook but using the same directions. That should work to make it bigger for an older baby or child, J, K or bigger depending on the size of the child's head!


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