Smooth and Shiny Pumpkin Beanie

This beanie is made with Lion Brand Basic Stitch yarn in Cayenne, Lion Brand Heartland yarn in Cuyahoga Valley, and Caron Simply Soft yarn in White Sage

This beanie is made with the Puffed V stitch in the body of the hat, with embellishments of a stalk and leaves to make a pumpkin!

Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

Puffed stitch –

ch 2, yarn over and insert hook to the same stitch, pull yarn through, yarn over and insert hook into the same stitch, pull yarn through, yarn over and interest hook into the same stitch, pull yarn through, and then pull yarn through all 7 loops

Puffed V-stitch – Puff stitch, ch 1, Puff stitch into the same space

Picot st – sc, ch 1, sc into the same space

sk st – skip stitch 

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

Using size 4 yarn (worsted or medium weight yarn) with a K-10.5 (6.5 mm) needle.  

For the BEANIE:

Follow sizing by color – x-small, small, medium, large

Using BROWN yarn, Ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring.

Using BROWN yarn, Ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring.

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), 5 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to the first dc.  (6 dc)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), and then dc into each st.  (6 dc)  these two rows are your stalk.  CHANGE to ORANGE yarn.

Row 3 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row) and then 11 (12,13,14)  dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to first dc (12,13,14,15 dc)

Row 4 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in the same st as joining, and then 2 dc in each stitch all the way around to end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (24, 26, 28, 30 dc) 

Row 5 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (36, 39, 42, 45 dc)

Row 6 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next 2 st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc (48, 52, 56, 60 dc)

Row 7 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (48, 52, 56, 60 dc)

Row 8 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), sk next st, Puffed V stitch in next st, then repeat {sk next 2 stitches, Puffed V stitch in the next st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc.  (48, 52, 56, 60 stitches)

Row 9 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), sk next st, Puffed V stitch into the ch 1 space of the Puffed V stitch below, and repeat {Puffed V stitch into the ch 1 space of the Puffed V stitch below} all the way around (48, 52, 56, 60 stitches)

Row 10-13 (for XS and S) or Row 10-14 (for M and L) – repeat row 9  (48, 52, 56, 60 stitches)

Row 14 (for XS and S) or Row 15 (for M and L)ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (48, 52, 56, 60 dc)

Row 15 (for XS and S) or Row 16 (for M and L) – ch 1 (this counts as your first sc of the row), sc in each stitch all the way around to the end.  Join with sl st to first sc and fasten off (48, 52, 56, 60 sc)

TIP:  Have extra spaces due to sizing?  Fill them with dc in each space.  Just make sure you keep the total number of stitches consistent for each round to maintain sizing.

FLAT LEAF (make 1)

Using LIGHT GREEN yarn, ch 6

Row 1 – counting the first 2 ch as the first dc of this row, 2 dc in the second ch from the hook, hdc in the next 2 ch, 6 dc in the last ch, and now working on the opposite side of the chain, hdc in the next 2 ch, 3 dc in the last ch.  Join with sl st to the first dc.  (16 st)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as the first sc of this row), sc in the next st, picot in the next st, and then repeat {sc in the next st, picot in the next st} all the way around.  Join with sl st to the first sc, fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.  (32 st)

CURLY LEAF (make 1)

Using DARK GREEN yarn, ch 12

Row 1 – counting the first 2 ch as the first dc of this row, 2 dc in the second ch from the hook, then 3 dc into each ch space to the end.  Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Putting it together:

  • Sew both leaves in between Rows 2-3

Happy Crocheting! Wear with HOPE and be warmed by LOVE.

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