Poppin’ Pumpkin Hat
As with most of my hat patterns, this one can be adjusted to any size that you like. It features the front post post stitch, including the front post popcorn, to give you lots of textures to keep you warm in the cool fall weather.
And in orange it can be a fall pumpkin, but why not choose any color that you like for an any-season hat. The stem can easily be omitted and replaced with a pom pom, making it easy to crochet for anyone.
Another beauty of this pattern is that you can basically use any hook and yarn size that you have on hand. It’s an easy multiple of 4, and rounds can be repeated as many times as needed to obtain the desired height.
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Poppin’ Pumpkin Hat
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (Worsted Weight (#4) 100% acrylic, 7 oz/198g – 364 yds/333m) – Carrot and small amount of Brown.
Crochet Hook: I 5.50mm and K 6.50mm
Gauge: Approximately 2.5″ over 8 sts.
Finished Size: 16″ circumference by 7″ long. However, it can be crocheted to any size as desired.
Special Stitch Instructions:
Front Post Popcorn (fppc): Work 3 fphdc around post of stitch indicated. Drop loop from hook and insert hook into first of the 3 fphdc made. Pick up the dropped loop and pull through.
Bphdc = Back Post Half Double Crochet
Bpsc = Back Post Single Crochet
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Fphdc = Front Post Half Double Crochet
Fppc = Front Post Popcorn
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Crochet Pattern Instructions:
With I hook and Carrot yarn, Ch 52, or any multiple of 4 to get the desired circumference. Join with a sl st in first ch being careful not to twist.
Rnd 1: Working into back bumps, hdc in same ch as join and into each ch around; join with sl st in first hdc. [52 sts]
Rnds 2-7: Ch 1, fphdc in same st as join, bphdc in next st, *fphdc in next st, bphdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first fphdc. [52 sts]
Rnd 8: Ch 1, bphdc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first bphdc. [52 sts]
Rnd 9: With K hook, Ch 1, fphdc in same st as join, *hdc in next st, fppc in next st, hdc in next st**, fphdc in next st; rep from * around ending last rep at **; join with sl st in first fphdc. [52 sts]
Rnd 10: Ch 1, fphdc in same st as join, hdc in next st, *fphdc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first fphdc. [52 sts]
Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 10. [52 sts]
Rnds 12-18: Rep Rnds 9-11 consecutively ending with Rnd 9 at Rnd 18. [52 sts]
Rnd 19: Ch 1, bpsc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first bpsc. [52 sts]
Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 8. [52 sts]
Rnd 21: Ch 1, sc2tog around; join with sl st in first sc2tog. [26 sts]
Rnd 22: Rep Rnd 21. [13 sts]
FO leaving a 10″ tail. Weave tail end in through last Rnd and pull tight. Weave end in to secure.
Rnd 1: With I hook and Brown yarn, ch 2, work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first sc. [4 sts]
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. [8 sts]
Rnds 3-7: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. [8 sts]
Rnd 8: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. [8 sts and 8 ch-1’s]
FO leaving a 10″ tail for sewing stem onto top of hat. I sewed my stitches along the sc and ch-1’s made in last Rnd.
Optional: Stuff the stem with a bit of stuffing.
More patterns to come in the Poppin’ Popcorn series, so stay tuned.
And don’t forget to check out the hat pattern collection happening at CPB.
Super cute little hat! Love the fun alternating pattern of the ribbing and the bobbles. Creates such a fun texture, and look.
Thank you :)