The Halloweenie Beanie is the perfect little hat for October! Made with a wide variety of babies and children in mind, this is the perfect hat to make for hospital donations, the kids in your child’s play group, or all the littles in your family!
YARNOne skein Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! in burnt pumpkin (100% acrylic; 355 yards / 325 meters per 198 grams)
Less than 25 yards of brown acrylic (for the stem)
NEEDLESOne set size US 8 / 5.0 mm DPNs
One size 10 / 6.0 mm needle (for stem)
GAUGE16 sts x 24 rows = 4" in pattern
SIZESpreemie (baby, toddler/child) = 11 (15, 18)” (with hat un-stretched)
ABBREVIATIONSBO = bind off
CO = cast on
DRnd = decrease round
K = knit
K2Tog = knit two sts together
P = purl
RND = round
STS = stitches
SPECIAL STITCHESKFBF = knit into the front, back, and then front of stitch
DIRECTIONSUsing MC and long tail method, CO 48 (56, 60, 64) sts. Join for working in the round.
Rnd 1: (K4, P1) around.
Repeat Rnd 1 until hat measures 4 (5, 5.5, 6) inches from CO edge.
DECREASESDRnd 1: (K1, K2tog, P1). Repeat around.
DRnd 2-3: (K2, P1). Repeat around.
DRnd 4: (K2tog, P1). Repeat around.
DRnd 5-6: (K1, P1). Repeat around.
DRnd 7: K2tog around.
DRnd 8-9: K around.
DRnd 10: K2tog around.
FINISHINGBreak yarn, leaving a long tail.
Using darning needle, transfer all sts from knitting needle to yarn.
Pull tight, closing top of hat.
Turn hat inside out, weave yarn through sts one more time, knot (if desired) and weave in ends.
Turn hat right side out, and wear happily!
PUMPKIN STALK DIRECTIONSUsing CC and long tail method, CO 7 sts.
Rnd 1: KFBF each stitch.
Row 2: P across.
BO all sts.