How to make a festive crochet pumpkin hat for all ages

Follow this simple free crochet pattern to learn how to make an adorable crochet pumpkin hat just in time for fall.

It’s officially beanie season!!!

I don’t know about you but when I think of October I immediately think of PUMPKINS, and what could be cuter than a little baby wearing a pumpkin hat?!

These crochet pumpkin hats would be perfect for fall-themed pregnancy announcements, (adding another pumpkin to our patch anyone), photo props, or really cute matching accessories for a trip to the pumpkin patch!

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There isn’t a specific PDF version of this pattern since its a simple modification to a couple of patterns that are already in my shop. I will link it here for you.

You can watch the full video tutorial below if you are more of a visual learner.

Here’s what you will need to make your own crochet child-size pumpkin hat.

H (5.0mm) size hook.
This pattern is for a child-size but if you want to make an adult-size go up to an I 5.0mm crochet hook.
G (4.0mm) crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn in orange, brown and green
– Tapestry Needle
Polyfill (just a tiny bit)

Stitch Key (US Terms)

SC = Single Crochet
DC= Double Crochet
CH = Chain
PS = Puff Stitch (explained below)
PSDEC = Puff Stitch Decrease (explained below) BLO = Back Loop Only (explained below)
YO = Yarn Over
INC= Increase (explained below)
SL ST= Slip Stitch

Puff Stitch
YO, insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop. Now you have 3 loops on your hook. YO insert hook into the same space and pull up another loop ( 5 loops) repeat two more times (for a total of 4 times) until you have 9 loops on your hook, YO then pull through all loops. Secure with a CH stitch.

Puff Stitch Decrease
YO, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop. Repeat two more times until you have 7 loops on your hook. YO, Insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop. Repeat two more times until you have 13 loops total on your hook. YO and pull through all 13 loops. Secure with a CH stitch.

Back Loop Only
When you are looking on top of your work you will see a SC stitch makes a V shape. Put your hook under only the loop furthest away from you, and make your SC there. Instead of under both loops with a normal SC. If you are still having trouble with this stitch you can search Youtube for “single crochet back loop only” and you will see lots of tutorials.

Put two stitches in the same space. In this case, it will be two SC stitches.


I have full instructions on this hat from every size ranging from 0-3 months all the way up to adults! You will just need to modify a tiny bit to turn it into a pumpkin. Each size also comes with a video tutorial as well to make it as easy as possible to follow.

Please excuse the funky colors used in the pattern photos 😘

Crochet Pumpkin Hat baby sizes

Crochet Pumpkin Hat Pattern

Using your pumpkin color yarn, make a slip knot and CH 10

Row 1: skip the chain closest to your hook and SC in the next 9 stitches. CH 1 and turn work. Row 2-50: SCBLO in next 9 stitches. CH 1, turn.

TIP: Be careful not to make your “CH 1’s” too tight. If you do your brim will not stretch enough to fit an adult head. When you finish your 50 rows and join the brim closed, you should be able to stretch it without being restricted from anything other than that’s as far as the yarn its self will stretch

This will create the brim of your beanie. Now its time to join to the beginning of the brim so your work creates a circle.

After finishing row 50 still do your CH and turn as normal. Fold the band in half, with the RS facing together.

Working through both loops on each end of the band, SL ST to join. CH 1, turn band right side out and turn your work 90 degrees to start working on the hat body. (9 SL STs, ch 1)

Now flip your brim inside out so that your join you just completed in on the inside of the beanie. This is the “good side” of your work. You never turn your work from here on out.

Hat Body

Row 1: SC 55 stitches around the brim by evenly spacing them out.

Since you are working along the side of your brim you will need to make your own places to put your stitches.

Join back into your first SC, then CH up 1.

Row 2: PS in the same space as the CH 1 (Don’t forget the CH for securing your puff stitch after you complete each one)

Skip the next stitch, PS in the next stitch.

Continue around until you have 28 PS total. Join into the top of your first PS and CH 1. (28)

Row 3: PS in the first CH 1 space that was created after securing your PS in Row 2. Continue putting a PS in CH 1 space from Row 2 until you have 28 PS. Join into the top of your first PS. CH 1.

Row 4: PS around starting in the space RIGHT next to your CH 1. Join back into your first PS, CH 1. (28)

Rows 5-8: Alternate Row 3 and Row 4 until you have 7 total rows of PS. (28)

Row 9: PS in the gap created by your CH 1 in Row 8. PSDEC over the next two CH 1 spaces. *PS in the next 3 CH 1 gaps then another PSDEC.* Repeat from * around ending with a final PSDEC. Join into your first PS, CH 1 (22)

All of these steps are shown in detail in the video that goes with this pattern.

Row 10: PS in the next 3 CH 1 gaps. PSDEC. *PS in the next two CH 1 gaps, PSDEC* Repeat from * around, omitting the last PS. (so will end with PSDEC, PS and join) (17)

Row 11: PS in the gap created by your CH 1 in Row 10. PSDEC over the next 2 gaps. Repeat around, for the very last stitch do a PS instead of a PSDEC. Join back into your first PS, CH 1. (12)

Row 12: PSDEC over the next two CH spaces, starting in the one closes to your CH 1. *PS, PSDEC* around, ending with a PSDEC. Join back into your first PS, CH 1. (11)

After this row, you will want to switch to your brown yarn as we start making the stem portion of our crochet pumpkin hat.

Row 13: PSDEC over the next two CH spaces, starting in the CH 1 space that was created after securing you PSDEC in row 12. PSDEC around 5 more times, PS in the last CH 1 space. Join back into your first PSDEC, CH 1. (6)

Row 14: SC in the same stitch as your CH 1. SC in each stitch around. Be sure to SC into the actual stitch and not into the spaces. Join back into your first SC. (12)

Cut yarn leaving a long tail and sew closed using your preferred technique. I like using the Magic Fasten Off method which I showed in the video that goes with this pattern.

Crochet Pumpkin Hat Stem

The stem is made in the round. This means we will not be joining and chaining up one after each round. You can use a stitch marker for this part if you need to .

Round 1: Start by placing 6 sc into a magic circle. (6)

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

sew in your first tail from round 1.

Rounds 3- 7: SC in each stitch all the way around (12)

Slip stitch into the next space and tie off leaving a long tail for attaching your pumpkin stem to your crochet pumpkin hat.


These are the instructions for a stem that’s about 4.5″ long. If you want a longer stem just add more stitches to your starting chain.

If you want your stem to be less “fat”, use half double crochets instead of double crochets.

Using your green yarn chain 20.

Skip the first 2 chains and DC 3 in the next space.

Continue to DC 3 times in each stitch back down your chain. (54)

Tie off leaving a long tail for attaching to your beanie.


Stuff your pumpkin stem with a little polyfill (cotton balls will work if you don’t have any polyfill).

Thread your tail onto a tapestry needle.

Place your stem in the top center of your pumpkin hat and begin whip stitching it in place with a tapestry needle.

Tie off and sew your tail on the inside of the beanie.

Line your vine at the base of your stem and pull both tails into the middle of the beanie. Tie the two tails together then sew them in.

You can make a few stitches with your tails and tapestry needle to hold your vine in place if you want, but this is optional.

Now you have an adorable little pumpkin hat.

You can make this beanie in any size from 0 months to toddler by following the pattern linked here, crochet the body with orange yarn, and changing the last 2-3 rows to brown yarn. Add your stem and your vine and BOOM pumpkin hat!

If you want to make your crochet pumpkin hat extra cute check out these adorable Leaf Tags by Kathys Kozies on Etsy

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I hope you like this pattern and can’t wait to start seeing all your little pumpkin hats all over my Instagram feed. You can tag me @ACraftyConcept and I will do my best to “like”, comment on share!!

Happy Crocheting
🧡 Ashley

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