Knit Pumpkin Hat Pattern LW2829

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Kids will love their bright knit pumpkin hat for the way it looks. Mom will love it for the way it keeps ears warm and easy washability. Pattern includes baby and adult sizes too, so everyone can be part of the fun.

Skill Level: EASY

Designed by Kathleen Sams.

Directions are for Baby hat; changes for child, adult, and large adult hats are in parentheses.

To Fit Head: 14 (16, 20, 22)".

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 254 Pumpkin A and 672 Spring Green B.

Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9].
Yarn needle, stitch markers.

GAUGE: 22 sts = 4"; 22 rows = 4" in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Special Abbreviation
ssk (slip, slip, knit) = slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time, to right needle, insert tip of left needle into these 2 sts from the front and knit together.

HAT
With A, cast on 49 (57, 65, 73) sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K1, [P4 (5, 6, 7), K2] 8 times.
Row 5: [P2, K4 (5, 6, 7)] 8 times, P1.
Repeat Rows 4 and 5 until 5 (6, 7, 9)" from beginning, end Row 4.

Shape Top
Row 1 (Right Side): [K2tog, K8 (10, 12, 14), slip 1, K1, psso, place marker] 4 times, K1 - 41 (49, 57, 65) sts.
Row 2 and all even Rows: Purl.
Row 3: [K2tog, Knit to 2 sts before marker, slip 1 K1, psso] 4 times, K1 - 33 (41, 49, 57) sts.

Stem
Join B and repeat Rows 2 and 3 until 17 sts remain, end Row 2.
Next Row (Right Side): [K2tog] 8 times, K1 - 9 sts.
Next Row: P1, [P2tog] 4 times - 5 sts. Cut yarn leaving 10" tail. Weave yarn through remaining sts and draw up firmly; fasten securely.

FINISHING
Sew back seam. Weave in ends.

Leaves (Make 3)
With B, cast on 5 sts.
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11: Purl.
Row 2: K2, yo, K1, yo, K2 - 7 sts.
Row 4: K3, yo, K1, yo, K3 - 9 sts.
Row 6: SSK, K5, K2tog - 7 sts.
Row 8: SSK, K3, K2tog - 5 sts.
Row 10: SSK, K1, K2tog - 3 sts.
Row 12: Slip 1, K2tog, psso.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Sew leaves around stem as desired.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B = color A, B; K = knit; mm = millimeters; P = purl; psso = pass the slipped st over; St st = Stockinette stitch (Knit on right side rows; Purl on wrong side rows.); st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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