I went to a first birthday party yesterday. It wasn’t a gifting party, but I wanted to make something to mark the occasion. My gift wasn’t quite ready at party time, but I finished it last night and delivered it this morning:


An October birthday requires a pumpkin hat! It was just a drop-off delivery, so I didn’t get to see him model it. It may be a bit short, but I can lengthen it, if need be. Sounds like it’s being worn beanie-style today.

I made it out of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece from my stash, US size 6 needles. It’s an improvisation, 80 stitches at 4.5 stitches per inch, knit 6 purl 2 ribbing. I think if I get it back to make it longer, I may change the decreases at the top; they’re all on the left side of the rib, and paired decreases might be a bit nicer. They just didn’t look right when I was alternating them, so I pulled them back and did it this way. It was a one-day knit! All done yesterday.

6 responses to “Punkin-head

  1. The hat is darling and children love bright colors and handmade gifts are so appreciated.

  2. That is adorable.

  3. You’re right! Every October birthday baby should have a pumpkin hat!

  4. Love it! Isn’t it fun to make something so quickly?

  5. I’ve seen so many cute pumpkin knits lately! I really should make one myself!

  6. Pumpkin hat are now required for all the fall babies in my life šŸ™‚