Learn how to make an adorable machine knit pumpkin bow in under 10 minutes from start to finish! Includes full video tutorial.
Recently, I posted a fun pattern showing you how to take a Baby Claire Beanie and turn it into a pumpkin hat. You can find that free tutorial below.
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But babies are finicky! Sometimes they’ll wear cute hats, and sometimes they will immediately throw them on the ground as soon as you put it on there.
But don’t worry, because I have a festive fall-tastic fix for my hat-hating babies. Introducing the Knit Pumpkin Bow!
This tiny thing is so cute and perfect for fall. Clip it into your baby’s hair or on her favorite headband and you have a pumpkin-pickin-ready accessory perfect for the autumn season.
These would be so adorable for fall family photos or even as an accessory to your little ones Thanksgiving outfit this year! It’s also good for my friends who live in warmer climates (lucky) and hats in October are just too hot!
I have a full video tutorial showing you start to finish how to make this machine knit pumpkin bow. I will link it below for you.
Here’s what you need to make yourself a little knit pumpkin topper
– Addi Express knitting machine
– Orange worsted weight yarn
– Brown worsted weight yarn
– G (4.0mm) crochet hook
– Pumpkin Leaf Tag
– Tapestry needle
– A tiny bit of polyfill
– Alligator Clip or Headband
*I have linked most of the supplies I used in the materials section above.
STITCH KEY (US TERMS)
SC- Single Crochet
INC- Increase (in this case- 2 SC in the same stitch)
SLST- Slip Stitch
* To be repeated
Magic Circle –We will be using the Magic Circle method for this crochet pattern. If you are unfamiliar with this technique I will link a good YouTube video for you here.
Start by knitting 16 rows, with your orange yarn, on your Addie Express.
Cast off by picking up each stitch one at a time and pulling your tail through. (I show this step in the video if you need more help)
Pull the opening closed on both ends of your little tube.
Squish the two openings together so they are now touching.
Using one of the tails and a tapestry needle, sew the two ends together in the center where they are touching.
Just a few stitches around the clinches will be fine.
Do not sew in your orange tails yet.
Pumpkin Bow 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 .
Using your G crochet hook
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 bow.
Sew in your first tail
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 bow and begin whip stitching it in place with a tapestry needle.
Tie off and sew your tail on the bottom of the pumpkin body.
Line your leaf tag up where you want it and attach it with a few stitches. I like to use one of the 2 tails I had when making the pumpkin body.
After your pumpkin is all ready, it’s time to attach it to your bow clip or headband.
Using your pumpkin body tails still, hold your alligator clip open and wrap your yarn around the clip and back into the pumpkin bow 5-6 times or until your pumpkin is secure.
You can do this same method with a headband if you choose.
Tada! Now you have a super cute machine knit pumpkin topper bow!
I hope you guys loved this little quick make! If you post any pics I’d love to see them! You can tag me @acraftyconcept on Instagram if you’d like to share!
Thanks so much for hanging out with me.. have fun making!