Free Knitting Pattern: Baby Pumpkin Beanie

by Shehla Ahmed

Tomorrow is the first of October and already my neighborhood has been decorated with plastic pumpkins for weeks. These last few months of the year go by really quickly and I wanted to get some Fall/Halloween themed patterns up for you guys as soon as possible. The other day, I was sitting at my desk and I just felt like knitting something quick and cute, so I whipped up this adorable baby pumpkin beanie in a couple of hours! The pattern is super simple and I think it’d be a great beginner’s project since it doesn’t require any fancy skills.

baby pumpkin beanie

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Baby Pumpkin Beanie Pattern

Finished Measurements:

12 inches circumference x 6.25 inches in height


baby pumpkin beanie 1


1. With the 5.00mm needles and orange yarn, cast on 52 stitches using any cast on method. I used the knitted cast on because it makes for a stretchier edge.

2. Being careful not to twist the work, join to work in the round. K2, P2 for 8 rounds.

baby pumpkin beanie 2

3. Switch to the 6.00mm needles. M1, k26, M1, k26. You should have a total of 54 stitches now.

4. *k8, p1*. Repeat from * to * all the way around. Continue working in this pattern until the piece measures 4.5 inches from the cast on edge. For me, that was 19 rounds.

baby pumpkin beanie 3

5. *k7, p2tog* all the way around (48 stitches)

6. *k6, p2tog* all the way around (42 stitches)

7. *k5, p2tog* all the way around (36 stitches)

8. *k4, p2tog* all the way around (30 stitches)

9. *k3, p2tog* all the way around (24 stitches)

10. *k2, p2tog* all the way around (18 stitches)

11. *k1, p2tog* all the way around (12 stitches)

Cut the orange yarn, leaving a long tail, and attach the green yarn.

12. Knit for 7 rounds.

13. *p2tog* all the way around (6 stitches).

14. *p2tog* all the way around (3 stitches). BO and weave in all loose ends.

baby pumpkin beanie

And that’s all there is to it! The beanie itself is super simple and follows just a basic pattern of a few rows of ribbing, several rows of the body of the beanie, and then a couple rows to shape the crown. Once you know how to do that, any beanie can be customized and designed to look like anything you want, just by changing colors and textures.

I love this baby pumpkin beanie, and I cannot wait to give it to someone tiny enough to wear it!

More Fall/Winter Patterns

This season, I’m working on few more Fall/Winter patterns to share with you guys, including TWO blankets that I just finished, but there is more already on the site! It’s a mix of knitting and crochet, so there should be a little something for everyone. Just check out the links below šŸ™‚

FREE Patterns: Crochet Boot Cuffs (2 Versions)


Free Knitting Pattern: Chevron Baby Blanket

Chevron Knitted baby Blanket

Top 10 Free Patterns for Adult Slippers

3-in-1 Infinity Scarf FREE Crochet Pattern

FREE Knitting Pattern: Crossover Baby Booties

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Thanks for reading! Stay warm and I will see you soon šŸ™‚

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twochicksandamom/Donna October 15, 2016 - 5:39 pm

Hi. Just letting you know that we Featured your cute pattern at Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party this week! Stop by and grab a button!

Shehla Ahmed October 15, 2016 - 6:07 pm

Thank you! I love visiting the party every week, so glad to be a feature now!

fabiola October 12, 2016 - 11:37 pm

I had choose your free knitting pattern to be one of the features for next week Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to see you again next Sunday.

Shehla Ahmed October 13, 2016 - 1:20 pm

Thanks! I’m so glad you liked my pattern and featured it!

Roseann Hampton October 9, 2016 - 3:49 pm

Very cute – pinning!

Shehla Ahmed October 10, 2016 - 11:38 am


[email protected] October 6, 2016 - 8:30 pm

Absolutely adorable. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party.

Shehla Ahmed October 7, 2016 - 11:34 am


Rachel October 4, 2016 - 7:54 pm

What a sweet little hat! I’d crocheted a pumpkin hat, but I haven’t knit one yet. I might just have to now. šŸ˜‰

I’d love to have you link up at my weekly Yarn Fanatic Party! (This week’s is here:

Shehla Ahmed October 4, 2016 - 8:59 pm

Thank you! I thought about crocheting this one, but I hadn’t knit something in a while so I chose to knit this time. And that party sounds perfect for me šŸ˜›

LISA RUSSO October 4, 2016 - 6:50 pm

That’s so very cute! I love it.

Shehla Ahmed October 4, 2016 - 7:06 pm

Thank you!

Bibi (@simplesummit) October 2, 2016 - 3:07 pm

I so have to learn how to knit! What a beautiful beanie, I love it! You create beautiful things!
Visiting from Money Saving Link up.

Shehla Ahmed October 3, 2016 - 9:01 am

Thanks, Bibi! So glad you like it šŸ™‚


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