View Full Version : Little Alex's Pumpkin Hat!

10-14-2007, 01:33 PM
This is the first thing I've posted! I hope it works....

This would be my little grandson, Alex. He is 2 months old and he is wearing his new pumpkin hat that I made him yesterday.
I'm gonna make another one for my other grand son, who is 3 months old.


10-14-2007, 01:35 PM
Absolutely positively adorable adorable adorable!

10-14-2007, 01:48 PM
Thank you Nonny.

I forgot : I used Wool-Ease Think & Quick yarn and circular needles size 11.

I still am a bit confused on the decrease part. I see some knitted hats and the decrease looks so nice! On mine, there are definatley some strange looking things going on!


10-14-2007, 01:52 PM
:heart: Very nice hat! What a beautiful baby too. :thumbsup:

10-14-2007, 01:56 PM
Wow he looks lovely and the hat looks kinda cute too !

10-14-2007, 05:19 PM
Awe...what a cutie pie:inlove: I love the hat too!

10-14-2007, 05:27 PM
Adorable hat and more adorable grandson.

10-15-2007, 11:38 AM
aww how cute is Alex!! I love the hat :thumbsup:

10-15-2007, 05:26 PM
I'm sort of on a pumpkin hat kick myself. Lots of little ones born into the family and to friends in the last year.

I love this hat!!!!! It probably knits up quickly with the thicker yarn. Do you have a pattern that you can share?

That picture of the baby in the hat is about the cutest thing I've seen (well, except for my brand new niece born last month!)

You must post a picture of the little pumpkin cousins in their hats together.

10-15-2007, 08:47 PM
Absolutly beautiful baby!!! And he looks very happy in his new knitted hat:)

10-15-2007, 09:51 PM
That is too precious! And the hat is cute, too! :mrgreen:

10-15-2007, 11:04 PM
aww he is adorable and what a fun hat!

10-16-2007, 12:24 AM
I second the idea of a picture of the baby cousins in their pumpkin hats. Your GS is precious.

Your hat looks good. Decreasing in ribbing is harder than in regular ole stockinette so you did fine. I like your stem and leaf in the colors you used for them better than the green leaves I've seen on some of these kinds of hats (no offense green users, green is fine too), it looks more fall.

10-16-2007, 12:31 AM
thats such a sweet gift for the cute baby.:inlove:

10-16-2007, 11:28 AM
The pattern I used was a rib, knit 1 purl 1. The whole thing.
Then I found this other k 1 p 1 rib hat pattern on the internet but for an adult, and tried to follow the decrease.

It was fun to knit these hats. Fast too! A break from a pair of socks I'm knitting right now for my mother, using yarn that is SO SO skinny! I posted a pic of the sock yarn a while back....it's pretty, but very hard to knit with because it's so skinny.

I finished Alexs' cousin's pumpkin hat and he looks so cute too! I promise to get a pic of them together, wearing thier new hats.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY for all the nice compliments!

10-16-2007, 10:15 PM
Can you share what size needles you used and how many stitches you cast on and how long you made the hat before you decreased?


10-17-2007, 11:19 AM

I used size 11 US needles (circulars, then dp later) and I cast on 36 stitches and k1 p1 for about 5" (I think....depends on how big you want the cuff etc).

Then I googled the following decrease pattern for p1, k1 but this pattern was for an adult hat where you cast on 56 stitches, but I did it anyway (probably why my baby hats looked so wierd):

1: Knit 1, purl 1, [slip 1-k2tog-psso], *purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, [slip 1-k2tog-psso]; rep to last 2 stitches, purl one 1, knit 1.
Next Round: Knit 1, Purl 1 ribbing around
Decrease Round #2: Knit 1, purl 1, [slip 1-k2tog-psso], *purl 1, [slip 1-k2tog-psso]; rep to last 2 stitches, purl one 1, knit 1.
Next Round: Knit 1, purl 1 around
Decrease Round #3: *[Slip 1-k2tog-psso], [slip 1-p2tog-psso]* Across Round

This was the only instructions I could find on how to decrease k1 p1.

Thank you and I hope this helps,

10-17-2007, 01:19 PM
Oh, my gosh, how very very cute!

10-18-2007, 12:27 AM
I went and got my wookease thick and quick today. the color is actually called Pumpkin! How perfect is that?

It was even on sale at Michael's.

10-18-2007, 10:54 AM
Hey Speattle,
Thats great! :cheering:
Be sure to post a picture when you're done.

10-18-2007, 11:33 AM
What a sweetie in his little pumpkin hat:muah::muah::muah: Give him lots of :muah: from us! Great job on the hat, Grandma!

10-18-2007, 01:16 PM
That's so cute!

10-18-2007, 07:41 PM

Let me tell you, there is NOTHING like being a gramma! I just LOVE it! cloud9