It’s officially the start of Fall and with that comes beanies, hot chocolate, crispy leaves and all things pumpkin spice. I actually don’t like the taste of pumpkin but I do love the colors and the changing seasons. Last year, I had all these great ideas for beanies I wanted to make, but I underestimate how busy I would be running a craft blog. I ran out of time and was just bad at organizing things, so this year, I’m getting a head start. My first beanie of the season is this bright, textured Pumpkin Spice Beanie.
Pumpkin Spice Beanie Pattern
I love the color of this beanie and when I saw this yarn in the shop, I knew at once what it was going to become. Not only is it just the right pumpkin color, the colorway is actually called Burnt Pumpkin. It the perfect beanie for the very start of Fall when the chill is just starting to set in. Here’s how to make it.
- 1 skein each of worsted weight yarn in orange and white – I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love this Yarn in Burnt Pumpkin
- 5.00mm crochet hook
- medium pompom maker
- tapestry needle
- stitch marker
This pattern makes a beanie in a women’s small (20-inch circumference). The PDF also includes sizing for medium/large.
1. Using the white yarn, chain 4. Work 60 foundation double crochet, and do not count the original chain as a DC. To work a FDC, yarn over and insert your hook into the first chain you made. YO and pull through just one loop. This creates a chain. Then, yarn over and complete the DC as normal. Once you have 60 FDC, slip stitch to the top of the chain to begin working in the round and place a stitch marker.
First, make the ribbing
2. Chain 3. *FPDC, BPDC* around. Slip stitch to the top of the chain 3.
3-5. Repeat row 2 for another 3 rounds to create the ribbing.
6. Switch to the orange yarn, chain 1 and work 1 round of SC (60). Sl st to the chain 1 to finish the round.
7. Chain 1, SC in the first space. *Ch 1, skip one space, and SC into the next*, repeat this around and sl st to the chain 1. You have 30 chain-1 spaces now.
8. Chain 3. *Into the chain-1 space of the previous round, DC4tog, chain 1*, repeat this around and sl st to the chain 3 at the start of the round. You now have 30 puffs.
9. Chain 1, SC in each space around (60).
10-21. Repeat rows 7-9 another 4 times for a total of 5 puff rows.
22. Chain 1, SC in the first space. *Ch 1, skip one space, and SC into the next*, repeat this around and sl st to the chain 1.
23. Chain 3. DC4tog into next chain-1 space. *DC4tog into next space, chain 1, [DC4tog across the next 2 chain spaces – so two of the DC should be in one space and the other 2 in the next to make a decrease puff], ch 1*. Repeat everything from * to * all the way around. (20 puffs)
24. SC 1 round (40).
Now, work in continuous rounds so don’t slip stitch to join each round.
25. *SC 6, decrease* around. (35)
26. *SC 5, decrease* around. (30)
27. *SC 4, decrease* around. (25)
28. *SC 3, decrease* around. (20)
29. *SC 2, decrease* around. (15)
30. *SC 1, decrease* around. (10)
31. Decrease around and bind off (5). Trim the yarn and thread the tail through a tapestry needle. Run the needle through the front loops of the remaining stitches and pull to close the top of the pumpkin spice beanie. Secure the yarn, weave in the ends and trim any excess yarn.
Now, just flip your Pumpkin Spice Beanie inside out so you get the textured puffs on the outside and you’re done. You can leave it the way it is but I much the inside of the beanie where the texture was more pronounced. This beanie is reversible like this so you can wear it any way you like, but if you add a pom, pick which side you want to show. The first image below is before flipping and the second is after.
I used a medium pompom maker and white yarn for my pom pom. You can find out all about how to use the makers and get the perfect pom in a tutorial I did a few weeks ago.
This is the small size, so don’t forget there is a medium/large size available in the PDF.
I love the way this beanie turned out and I’m so excited for all the other beanies that will be released over the next few months. I hope you are too! If you want to be the first to be notified of new patterns, shop updates and get freebies delivered right to your inbox, subscribe to the email list! Just fill out the box below and you’re done.
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