Li’l Punkinhead…

has not yet arrived. But we had a baby shower for his mom last night, and I knit this little hat for him. He’s due the day before Halloween. Even if he’s late, the hat should be good all season.


I don’t really have a pattern for this; it’s a K7P1 rib, mirrored decreases at the top of each rib, Tahki Cotton Classic, size 6 needles. I’ve made pumpkin hats before; they’re all a little different because I just do them on the fly.

At the knit nite baby shower, we gave Helen our group project gift, too. Lorajean dyed the yarn and coordinated the effort. Thanks, LJ!


It’s quite the baby boom around here; I’ve knit five baby gifts since August. I think this is the last one…until spring!

16 responses to “Li’l Punkinhead…

  1. That hat is absolutely adorable!

  2. Cute hat! I love baby things, they’re so quick. Is that the barn raising blanket?

  3. Lucky babies!!!

  4. oooh! i see my square!! πŸ™‚ wish i could have joined the fun. thanks for posting a pic!!

  5. that’s a great pic. I might have to steel it! Thanks for posting

  6. So cute! My friend is also due the day before Halloween! πŸ™‚

  7. That hat is adorable!!! I may have to knit one for my li’l Punkinhead.

  8. What a cute hat! Perfect for an October baby…

  9. Adorable! I should try something like this for my new niece! Thanks again for your instructions in the hat class, I look forward to learning from you again πŸ™‚

  10. Cute cute cute projects!

  11. The hat is darling and the blanket will serve the baby well into their childhood and beyond. I love the kindness of knitters – so generous in their nature.

  12. Cute baby hat and blankie.

  13. How does a non-knitter get her hands on a pumpkin hat for an adorable niece in time for Halloween?

  14. Love the hat! And the blanket, so so so thoughtful!! Love it!

  15. Babies do seem to come in bunches, don’t they? Darling hat. I used to knit little baby hats with knots on top like that when my boys were little, and it’s fun to see them again. πŸ™‚ It has me thinking about knitting for grandbabies someday…