Punkin' Hat by Maria Folsom

Punkin' Hat

October 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Ribbing pattern, gently blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
160 - 165 yards (146 - 151 m)
Baby(Toddler, Child) 16 (17.5, 19)”/ 40.6(44.4,48.2 cm)
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It has a curly leaf on top modeled after a genuine pumpkin patch leaf!

Brisk winds, shorter days and leaves changing colors bring about an undeniable urge to dress babies up as food. At least for me anyway… Introducing a simple ribbed beanie with garter stitch ruffled leaves, curling i-cord decorations and a stem on top for your own little punkin’ to wear this Autumn.

This pattern has been tech-edited and test knit.

Worsted-weight yarn and a simple pattern means this hat works up very quickly. The decorative garter stitch leaf and curly i-cord work up with just a little bit of spare yarn. You can also mix up stem and leaf colors!

Curly Icord Tutorial


  • Full schematic is provided.
  • 5(6,7)“/12.7(15.2, 17.7)cm length from cast on edge


  • 110 yards/(100m) per 50g worsted weight wool yarn. Sample used one half skein Berroco Ultra Wool in “Nasturtium”.

  • 55 yards/(50m) 25 g worsted weight wool yarn. Sample used one quarter skein Berroco Ultra Wool in “Basil”.


  • Sizes 7 (US)/4.5mm 16 inch/40cm cable circular needles or size needed for gauge

  • Size 7 (US)/4.5 mm double pointed needles or your preferred method of working in the round in small circumference.

(measured in pattern with larger needles after gentle blocking)
20 st /27 rows = 4 in. (10.1cm)


  • Stitch markers, tapestry needle

Skills Used

  • Knitting, purling, knit 2 together, purl 2 together, knitting in the round